Christmas Karaoke: “All I Want for Christmas is You”

Elizabeth Hong and Emalyn Yantis

Released in 1994, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” finally hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list for the first time ever this week. Here are some other interesting facts about the catchy song, according to CNN Business:

  • It’s Spotify’s most-streamed Christmas song of all time, with more than 602 million plays
  • Since being uploaded in 2009, it has 605 million views on YouTube
  • According to an estimate from 2016, Mariah Carey has earned more than $60 million in royalties from the song
  • Amazon is making a mini-documentary about the song and how it became such a big hit; “Mariah Carey is Christmas” is expected to premiere on Amazon later this month

To celebrate the end of the semester, we asked teachers and students to sing along to “All I want for Christmas is You.” Merry Christmas!