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Mariah’s “Christmas” Song Not Such a Big Hit This Year: Have We Finally Reached Saturation Point?


Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” may have finally reached saturation point.

After a long run of an annual zoom to the top of the charts, the Phil Spector styled hit, written by Walter Afanasieff, is not having a powerhouse season.

On both Spotify and iTunes, “All I Want” is hovering around number 10 or 11. On the iTunes album chart, the “All I Want” album is lodged at 35,

On Spotify, Brenda Lee’s chestnut, “Rockin Around the Christmas,” is doing way better at number 3,

Is it possible people have finally tired of “All I Want’? Is all anyone wants this Christmas is a break from this song? Let’s hope not. Mariah doesn’t have big selling records anymore. She counts on this one to get her through the year. She’s dubbed herself the Queen of Christmas because of it. But you know, the real Queen has passed on, and maybe this went with her!

Stay tuned…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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