The Brits are a very rude bunch. And this poll proves it.
Mobile company Huawei conducted a poll in the United Kingdom asking respondents what the worst Christmas songs were.
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – which is celebrating its 25th (!!) anniversary – somehow topped the list.
The song was released in October 1994 on the “Merry Christmas” album.
The single is the 12th best-selling single of all time and is the best selling Christmas single by a female artist.
Let’s not forget the quintessential Christmas song also was the title of a popular Hallmark Christmas movie in 2017 in which Carey starred.
Oh, and nearly a decade ago, the song was considered the most popular Christmas song in the UK.
And that’s not all! Just this year, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” made history when it cracked the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3. The song became the first holiday single in 60 years to enter into the Top 5 and only the second time a holiday song was listed that high on the chart.
In 2018, digital audio and video streams of the song hit nearly 229 million views, according to Nielsen. In addition, the song was played more than 42,000 times on the radio.
Here’s a look at the rest of the list. Agree or disagree?
- “All I Want for Christmas is You” – Mariah Carey
- “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
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