Song of the Day #3,840: ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ – Mariah Carey

Women rule the Billboard Hot 100 this week, earning the top three spots. At #3 is Mariah Carey’s 1994 Christmas classic ‘All I Want for Christmas is You.’

This is only the second holiday song to reach the top five on this chart (the first was ‘The Chipmunk Song’ way back in 1958). It likely would have done so much sooner but for years Billboard’s rules prevented holiday songs, and then “recurrent” songs, from appearing on the Hot 100. The latter rule was changed in 2012, and the track has hit the Hot 100 several times since.

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Song of the Day #1,762: ‘Emotions’ – Mariah Carey

mariah_careyAll of the hated songs I’m featuring this week are popular, as hated songs usually are. Nobody works up any vitriol over an obscure B-side.

Mariah Carey’s ‘Emotions’ was her fifth number one hit in a row (making her the only artist to ever have her first five singles reach #1). She dominated the airwaves in the early 90s the way Katy Perry has twenty years later.

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