Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Blind Item #9

Once again this permanent A list singer is out there spinning lies about how this permanent A list holiday song came to fruition. No, she didn't start thinking of it when she was 12 with a little Casio keyboard. Much like all of her hits, she just happened to be the voice to whatever writer wrote it. Just because you have a 50% credit doesn't mean you can ignore the other person and pretend you have 100% credit. 

23 comments:

sandybrook said...

Meems and All I Want for Xmas Is You

SteveD said...

Mariah / All I Want For Christmas

Troy Dyer said...

+1 Mariah/ All I want for xmas

Joseph P Blow, Kokomo PD said...

I started writing this song shortly after I heard, "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth".

sandybrook said...

Anyway Enty arent most of these writer/singers doing exactly the same thing?

AkhaldanSolo said...

Sandybrook why are you such a racist? Why don't you think Israel and Palestine should be integrated and Israel should stop stealing land by murder?

Henriette said...

Oh Mimi! Say it isn't so! Yeah, this was Tommy Motolla's idea all the way. He sure knew how to keep her in check.

Teachermom said...

Funny cause it just played on the radio and I can’t get it out of my head. I was humming it as I read the blind. And I hate that song.

Ukhomegirl said...

Kqueeeeeeen Mariah! You’ve got to admit dang that song is good! Xmas isn’t Xmas without Mariah and all I want for Xmas!

Sook said...

Yes, this is Mariah. The other songwriter's name is Walter Afanasieff.

Davina David said...

It makes me wonder, and I wonder also if Enty has any knowledge of this...How many songs are actually ghost written?
I read a book that said Jim Morrison came to Hollywood fully equipped with the first two Doors albums completely written, music and lyrics, but did not know how to read music, never wrote any music before or after and didn't play an instrument and had no interest in learning any of it. He wrote rambling poetry later in life but not the concise haunting Doors type lyrics.
I've always suspected that a lot of music, starting probably in the early 60's if not before, was actually ghostwritten.

Angela said...

It's always been something common in the music industry to list the performing artist among the writers, and it's actually a manager's trick.

Musicians don't earn any royalties from songs played on the radio in the US (apart from satellite radio). So, when a manager wants to earn money from a song played on the radio, the artist he represents must be listed among the writers, so the manager can get their share. Colonel Parker did that with Elvis many times. It was either crediting Elvis for contributions to the song or have the song published at his own music publishing house.

sandybrook said...

Solo's ADD is acting up today, STFU jackass and take your meds

sandybrook said...

And take them before you spam the same bullshit on 8 or 9 different threads like you normally do

Millicent Rogers said...

Walters wife said on a podcast that when Mimi performs this live she says that they don't use Walters original tracks, to avoid paying him, stage and sound crew say she absolutely use his tracks...

Unknown said...


"Merry Christmas Darling"=best Christmas song ever made
Karen Carpenter was genius

Cee Kay said...

OMG I HATE THAT FUCKING SONG! Why anyone even would want to take credit for it is beyond me.

Adrastia said...

I like Eazy-E's Christmas song. And I don't even like rap.

CJ said...

Walter Afanasieff did basically everything on Mariah’s Christmas album. It sold a lot back when people actually bought CDs.

Sd Auntie said...

Never heard it Adrastia. Ill have to check it out.

mercyprosperity said...

Walter is genius. Mariah knows it.
She owes plenty to Walter. Also to Mottola, who made sure Mariah got writing credits on that song.
Imagine the fortune she rakes in. Royalties, every time that Christmas anthem is played. Making a fortune, while she sleeps and plays with her kids.

Paul Saint John said...
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Paul Saint John said...

Has anybody listened to the latest Christmas abomination by Ariana Grande? "Santa tell me if you're really there
Don't make me fall in love again".

It seems Christmas has become nowadays a twisted follow-up to Valentine's day.
I blame fairy George Michael's: "Last Christmas I gave you my ass".

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