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Popular Music: The Podcast

Dec 18, 2017

I don’t want a lot for Christmas. But this song is a required addition to EVERY Christmas playlist. In this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven talk about THE most successful Christmas song written after 1963, the incomparable “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey. Steven goes over the history of the song (this Christmas album was barely announced because the record company wanted it to fly UNDER the radar??) and Analise talks about why it’s not just sleigh bells that makes this song so Christmassy.


No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is a pop music podcast hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.

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 Additional Recommendations:

Ashanti - “Christmas Love”

My Chemical Romance - “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

Ariana Grande - “Santa Tell Me”

Jessie J - “Man With The Bag”

The Raveonettes - “Come On Santa”

The Ronettes - “Sleigh Ride”

Darlene Love - “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”


Check out Adam Ragusea’s chord analysis on “All I Want For Christmas Is You”:

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