Music Monday: Song of the Week #2

Posted: December 24, 2012 in Sounds
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Since it is Christmas Eve, and Christmas is my favourite holiday, I felt like it would be appropriately festive to make this week’s song of the week a Christmas classic — All I Want For Christmas Is You, by Mariah Carey.

Unfortunately this video is not the greatest quality, but it was taken live at Disneyland in 2004 and I do love live music! This is also one of my favourite Christmas songs, so I just could not resist sharing it.

The first time I remember hearing this song was when I was eight-years-old. I took tap and jazz dance classes and part of our end-of-year concert included a series of dances to Christmas songs. The jazz class one level above mine danced to this and I fell in love with it. I taught myself the dance by watching the video of the show and would put the song on repeat so I could practice it over and over again.

I have lost track of the amount of people who have covered All I Want For Christmas Is You, but I can honestly say I have never heard a version I did not like. The version performed by Amber Riley (as Mercedes Jones) on Glee is probably my favourite cover. Yes, despite my love of punk, pop-punk and everything that could generally be described as the complete opposite of all things Glee, I am a huge fan of the show. We all have our little guilty pleasures!

Before I go, I would like to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas! Be sure to check back later in the week for my final post of 2012.

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