Mariah Carey


A great song even if Mariah sings it.*

All I Want for Christmas is You

I don’t want a lot for Christmas 
There’s just one thing I need 
I don’t care about the presents 
Underneath the Christmas tree 
I just want you for my own 
More than you could ever know 
Make my wish come true 
All I want for Christmas is… 
You 

I don’t want a lot for Christmas 
There’s just one thing I need 
I don’t care about the presents 
Underneath the Christmas tree 
I don’t need to hang my stocking 
There upon the fireplace 
Santa Claus won’t make me happy 
With a toy on Christmas day 
I just want you for my own 
More than you could ever know 
Make my wish come true 
All I want for Christmas is you 
You baby 

I won’t ask for much this Christmas 
I don’t even wish for snow 
I’m just gonna keep on waiting 
Underneath the mistletoe 
I won’t make a list and send it 
To the North Pole for Saint Nick 
I won’t even stay awake to 
Hear those magic reindeers click 
‘Cause I just want you here tonight 
Holding on to me so tight 
What more can I do 
Baby all I want for Christmas is you 
Ooh baby 
All the lights are shining 
So brightly everywhere 
And the sound of children’s 
Laughter fills the air 
And everyone is singing 
I hear those sleigh bells ringing 
Santa won’t you bring me the one I really need 
Won’t you please bring my baby to me… 

Oh I don’t want a lot for Christmas 
This is all I’m asking for 
I just want to see my baby 
Standing right outside my door 
Oh I just want you for my own 
More than you could ever know 
Make my wish come true 
Baby all I want for Christmas is… 
You 

All I want for Christmas is you… baby (repeat and fade) 

 

*At least she doesn’t squeak like a mouse throughout, but you’ll have to follow the link. Damn YouTube won’t allow the embedding for this one.


Not exactly a sign of the coming Apocalypse but a disturbing portent that the universe is out of balance none the less, Mariah Carey has surpassed Elvis on the Billboard Charts for most #1’s with 18 to her credit. This puts her behind only the Beatles. The song that put her over the top is Touch My Body.  A melody sure to go down in pop/rock history. The thing that puts this over the top, for me, is her humility concerning this great feat of hers. “Carey said being in such company was gratifying not only because of her personal success, but what it meant for women and minorities.” And what would that be? Exactly? That songs about sex sung while wearing little but underwear will earn them a place in music history too? I am not going to say that the Beatles wrote only memorable tunes that survived the test of time. They didn’t. Or that Elvis didn’t degenerate into a parody of himself in the Vegas years. He did. But why is that women who write and perform – in any genre – have to be naked or nearly so in order to do what men do (worse a lot of the time) with their clothes on? Not ironically the same article also mentions that Madonna had also recently surpassed Elvis for the most top ten hits with her tune, 4 Minutes. It’s about saving the world, I think. Perhaps I was wrong about the Apocalypse thing.