Oh no: Mariah Carey is being sued for copyright infringement for "All I Want For Christmas is You"

Jun 4th

"All I Want For Christmas Is You" is a perennial favorite on the Christmas playlist, topping many if not most critics' rundowns of the greatest Christmas songs ever.

Nobody cares what you think about it, it's true.

But that's neither here nor there. Apparently some guy waited nearly 30 years to finally decide that Mariah Carey had stolen his song, and now he's suing her over it:

Singer Mariah Carey is being sued for copyright infringement over her 1994 Christmas mega-hit, All I Want for Christmas is You.

Songwriter Andy Stone says he co-wrote a song with the same name five years earlier, arguing that Ms Carey exploited his "popularity" and "style".

Despite sharing a title, the two songs appear musically different, but Mr Stone claims Ms Carey caused confusion and did not ask for permission.

Yeah I'm not sure Mariah Carey is the type of star that "asks for permission" about these things. She's a bit above that.

Mr. Stone, meanwhile, is really going for broke here:

Mr Stone, who performs under the name Vince Vance with the band Vince Vance and the Valiants, is claiming at least $20m (£16m) in damages.

To my man Vince Vance I just have one thing to say:


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