Wait, how is this possible? Mariah Carey’s beloved ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ song has been knocked to the second spot… and the song that replaced it in the #1 spot will totally shock you!
Mariah Carey, 45, is responsible for one of the greatest holiday songs of all time, but sadly it appears that the track has been replaced. A new report reveals that Mariah’s iconic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has been bumped down to the number two most played song of the holiday season in 2015. Ouch!
Since when has Mariah ever been considered “number two”? Well, since right now, unfortunately. Even though “All I Want For Christmas” can be heard playing over and over again in stores and on the radio, it is no longer the most beloved holiday song of the season. The Shins have stolen that title from her!
Yes, The Shins cover of Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” from 2012 is now everyone’s favorite new holiday tune. Even though Mariah hasn’t fallen too far behind in just the second spot, it’s still shocking that her song, originally released in 1994, has fallen at all.
What’s even more surprising is that “Wonderful Christmastime” was originally written and recorded in 1979 — 15 years before Mariah’s. Also, one look at YouTube shows that The Shins video views for their song don’t hold a candle to Mariah’s. Their audio-only track stands at just over 57,000 as of the time and date this article was published, while Mariah’s is at over 142 million. MILLION!
Check out The Shins’ holiday song below, and decide for yourself which one you prefer.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Which song do YOU prefer to listen to each holiday season? Comment below with your thoughts!