For the first time in 20 years, Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is no longer the most-played seasonal song. According to PlayNetwork, a company that curates and distributes the playlists heard in all the big stores, Mariah Carey has been kicked in the shins by The Shins. "Wonderful Christmastime," The Shins' cover of the Paul McCartney tune, has taken the top from Carey, whose song had reigned at #1 since its initial release in 1994.
This must be quite a blow to Mariah Carey. Much like your Christmas decorations and Michael Bublé, she only comes out of storage around the holiday season.
PlayNetwork's Top 10 are:
- Shins—"Wonderful Christmastime"
- Mariah Carey—"All I Want For Christmas Is You"
- Christina Aguilera—"Christmas Time"
- Waitresses—"Christmas Wrapping"
- Jack Johnson—"Someday At Christmas"
- Kelly Clarkson—"Underneath The Tree"
- Michael Bublé—"A Holly Jolly Christmas"
- Bing Crosby—"White Christmas"
- Train—"What Christmas Means To Me"
- Ella Fitzgerald—"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
Now, enjoy "All I Want For Christmas Is You" one last time as you pour out a 40 of eggnog for the recently demoted Mariah Carey: