Advent Calendar Day 16- Mariah Carey ‘All I Want For Christmas’

If you’re a dinosaur and you still go into real shop to do your Christmas shopping, you will hear this song in every shop you go in. This song opens with the same twinkling riff that every Christmas song seems to open with and then in comes Mariah Carey’s grand vocals. This song encapsulates everything that made the Christmas hits of the year before, even to the point of emulating Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound production style. It is the classic Christmas hit of the modern era, simultaneously traditional and fresh. Here Carey’s vocals are immortalised at its absolute best. You could only dream of recreating her vocal performance on this track, unfortunately so can she.

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