Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Cher Releases the Song that Could Knock Mariah Carey Off the Christmas Chart


Can Mariah Carey be knocked off the Christmas chart? For years she’s dominated it with “All I Want for Christmas is You,” a Phil Spector-ish single that recalls the famous Wall of Sound.

But now Cher may have the weapon to knock off Mariah. Sixty years ago Phil Spector recorded Darlene Love singing “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home”). Cher sang back up on what has become the real Christmas anthem.

Today, Cher has released a new version, singing a duet with Darlene as if time has stopped cold.

Mariah could be in real trouble.

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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