Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want’ Voted Most Annoying Christmas Song In U.K. Poll
Mariah Carey’s hit christmas song, “All I Want for Christmas is You”, maybe be popular in the US, but it isn’t across the pond. In fact, according to a U.K. poll, the 1994 track is the most annoying holiday song ever.
The mobile phone company Huawei conducted the survey and it topped the poll. Other annoying tracks that made U.K.’s most annoying list includes the Band-Aid charity song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” which placed No. 2. British rock stars of the 1970s, Wizzard’s “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” and Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody” are in the Nos. 3-4 positions. Wham!’s “Last Christmas” lands at No. 5, while “Fairytale of New York” by the Pogues with Kirsty MacColl, comes in at No. 6.
“All I Want for Christmas Is You” was released by Columbia Records on October 29, 1994. The track was the lead single from her fourth studio album and first holiday album, Merry Christmas (1994). The track is an uptempo love song that includes bell chimes, heavy back-up vocals, and synthesizers. It is the best-selling modern day Christmas song and solidified in popular culture and music.
In the years since its original release, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has been critically acclaimed; it was once called “one of the few worthy modern additions to the holiday canon” in The New Yorker. It has become established as a Christmas standard and continues to surge in popularity each holiday season. With global sales of over 16 million copies, the song remains Carey’s biggest international success and is the 12th best-selling single of all time, and the best selling Christmas single by a female artist overall. As of 2017, the song was reported to have earned $60 million in royalties.
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