Classic Christmas Coundown. #3 ~ ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU

. Tuesday, 22 December 2009
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This song is undoubtedly one of the best things MiMi ever produced, if not the best. All I Want For Christmas Is You has become a modern classic, and is widely regarded as one of the better songs during the festive period. Despite common misconception, this track is actually an original written by Carey herself- of course she had help!
I love the whole jazzy feel to it, and her vocals are chilling- she can really hit those high notes! I found myself swaying along to it very quickly, because of the festive bells and excellent backing track. Mariah makes this song her own, and it isn't hard to think why this song is as popular as it is.

Again this song has been covered many times... Shania adds her own twang, but doesn't pull it off and it sounds truly awful. John Mayer's version is definitely original, but his voice is too husky for my liking. Samantha Mumba sounds heavily intoxicated in her version, and it sounds to harsh. My Chemical Romance's is dire. 'Nuff said. The ever-so-annoying Miley Cyrus's version should be on one of the adverts for a bad cold- she could be the 'before' and Mariah would be the 'after'. My favourite version (apart from Mariah's) would be Olivia Olsen's from the film Love Actually. It's far from original, but it's sweet which is just what the song needs. I couldn't find a good video from the film so here is Olivia Olsen singing Halo by Beyonce.