Another post about how Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” is annoying people

That bloody Christmas song from Mariah Carey is everywhere. As of Sunday night, it was played 6,507 times on North American radio, an increase of about 2,000 spins over the previous week. And it’s only going to get worse as we get closer to Christmas. Damn those radio stations that flip to an all-Xmas format every year.

Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications company, conducted a survey in the UK to find the most annoying Christmas song ever. Guess what finished at the top?

  1. All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
  2. Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid
  3. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
  4. Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
  5. Last Christmas – Wham!
  6. Fairytale of New York – The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl
  7. Baby It’s Cold Outside – Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews
  8. Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Jackson 5
  9. Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
  10. Jingle Bells – Andrews Sisters

Odd that “Fairytale of New York,” one of the most beloved Christmas season songs of all time, is also on this list.

Strange, too, that The Guardian’s list of most annoying Christmas songs is quite a bit different.

(Via Variety)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Another post about how Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” is annoying people

  • December 3, 2019 at 1:06 am
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    The only ones i can handle are ELP …i believe in father christmas and fairytale of new york by the Pogues.

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