“All I Want for Christmas Is You” is written and song by American singer and songwriter: her name is Mariah Carey. It is a Christmas song. The song is written and produced alongside Walter Afanasieff by her. It is released by Columbia Records on November 1, 1994. And it is also the lead single from her fourth studio album- first-holiday album, Merry Christmas (1994). Bell chimes, heavy backup vocals, and synthesizers are types of an uptempo love song.
The song’s primary music video is one of two music videos were commissioned for the song. It features family and her dogs in the holiday season, also as grainy home-movie-style footage of Carey. Carey also dressed in a Santa suit frolicking on a snowy mountainside in this video. Then Tommy Mottola-Carey’s husband makes a cameo appearance as Santa Claus. A gift is brought by him for Cary and left on a red sleigh.They film the second video in black and white. Carey features alongside back up singers and female dancers and dressed in 1960s style in homage to The Ronettes.
All I Want for Christmas Is You has been performed by Carey in numerous live television appearances and tours throughout her career. The song for her second-holiday album, Merry Christmas II You, titled “All I Want for Christmas Is You (Extra Festive)” is recorded by Carey in 2010. All I Want for Christmas for You (SuperFestive!)” is re-recorded by Carey. The song is considered a duet with Canadian singer Justin Bieber for his 2011 album Under the Mistletoe. Over the years, the song has also been covered by many artists.
“All I Want for Christmas Is You” has been critically lauded in the years since its original release. In The New Yorker, it was once called “one of the few worthy modern additions to the holiday canon”. It continues to surge in popularity each holiday season and has become established as a Christmas standard. It tops the charts in the Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Spain and Norway while reaching number two in Japan, Australia, and the United Kingdom, and the top 10 in several other countries. It was commercially successful. The song is the 11th best-selling single of all time and remains Carey’s biggest international success with global sales of over 16 million copies. In the report, as of 2017, the song has earned $60 million in royalties.
“All I Want for Christmas Is You” is rhythmic adult contemporary influences and stylings. It is an uptempo song, composed of pop, soul, R&B, gospel, dance-pop. The “sad and ballad-y” “Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)” and the “Gospel-tinged and religious” “Jesus Born on This Day” are written with two original songs alongside Afanasieff by Carey in early August. Inspired and in the vein of a “Phil Spector, old rock ‘n roll, sixties-sounding Christmas song”, the third and final original song the pair planned to write was to be centered.
Resembles an antique music box or a whimsical snow globe, the song begins with a “sparking” bit of percussion. The song introduces other seasonal percussive signifiers including; celebratory church-like bells, cheerful sleigh bells, and “an underlying rhythmic beat that sounds like the loping pace of a horse or reindeer after Carey’s a cappella style vocal introduction. These sounds without veering blatantly too much in either direction and give the song an upbeat, joyous tone. It has echo religious and secular musical touchstones.
Carey described the song as “fun”, and continued: “It’s very traditional, old-fashioned Christmas in an interview in 1994. Through “Reminiscent of a small-scale Wall of Sound, a lush bed of keyboards, cushions the song’s cheery rhythms, festive harmonies and tension-creating counter-melodies, while a soulful vocal chorus adds robust oohs, afanasieff went further in breaking down the song’s musical. Totally, the song has merrily bouncing along and piano chords.
Clearly, whether they have to forgo the usual commercial aspect of the holiday season such as ornamental lights, snow and presents, trees, the song describes the yearning desire to be with a loved one for Christmas. The piano, flute, drums, violin, oboe, bell chimes, cowbells and bass effect are instruments which have in the song. Throughout the chorus and sections of the bridge, the song layers background vocals.