Carey tops survey of most “annoying” Christmas songs
SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The sounds of Christmas are back.
The Salvation Army bell ringers. The Ho Ho Ho’s of shopping mall Santas. And those familiar melodies of Christmas songs that you love…or loathe.
A British survey conducted by the mobile phone company Huawei asked respondents about the Christmas songs they find to be the most annoying.
Topping the annoying list…Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”.
Carey’s holiday love song was first released in 1994 and in the 25 years since, it has become a staple of Christmas playlists. On Christmas Day of 2018, the song set the single day record for the most streams on Spotify. The music streaming service reports the song was played nearly 11 million times that day.
It has sold over 16 million copies, making it the 12th best selling single of all time.
Even with the heavy sales, streams and airplay, it apparently annoys the living daylights out of a lot of people.
The rest of the Top 10:
Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
Last Christmas – Wham!
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl
Baby It’s Cold Outside – Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews
Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Jackson 5
Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
Jingle Bells – Andrews Sisters