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The Queen of Christmas

22:17 | Dec 23rd, 2019

2 recommendations

A quarter-century after its release, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has claimed the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Call it a "Christmas Mariahcle." (Transcript here.)


aliceko recommended:Dec 27th, 2019

I'm a Mariah Carey for life. Not only does this woman write her own songs and have a vocal range that spans 5 octaves (really, does J Lo even compare??? Celine Dion doesn't even write her own songs! Beyonce comes close)-- she has dominated the charts for three decades. The only artist with more #1 h...Show More

mm recommended:Dec 26th, 2019

Mariah Carey is the queen of Christmas. Find out why her “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is on Billboard Hot 100 even a quarter-century after its release. Also, so fascinating to hear how music has changed over the years because of the technology of the vehicle of discovery. With how streaming n...Show More

alicekoDec 27th, 2019

Omg I was looking for something like this!!!

mmDec 27th, 2019

@aliceko A bit late, but this one about the history of "Dreaming of a White Christmas" song is really good too: You can pair it with this short episode about why we dream of a white Christmas: More

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