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Mariah Carey Being Sued For “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

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Mariah Carey is being sued for her popular holiday hit song “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” The song first came out in 1994 and has been a holiday staple ever since. Each year, it tops the charts around the holidays, when people play it during all of their seasonal activities.

A group called Vince Vance and the Valiants is now suing over copyright issues. They released a song in 1989 and it became more popular in 1993. The song had the same name “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” and they claim they own the copyright on that title.

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Mariah Carey being sued over “All I Want for Christmas Is You”

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They are only suing based on the name as the melody and lyrics are quite different. At the time of posting, none of the parties involved have made a public statement on the lawsuit. It is also not clear why they are choosing to sue now since the song has been around for decades.

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MARIAH CAREY’S MAGICAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, Mariah Carey, (aired Dec. 4, 2020). photo: ©Apple TV+ / Courtesy Everett Collection

According to Wikipedia, “Vince Vance & the Valiants are an American country pop, rock and roll and novelty musical group from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.” A man named Andy Stone portrays Vince Vance and is the only permanent member of the group. The other members rotate and a woman Lisa Burgess Stewart (also known as Lisa Layne) has lead vocals on their Christmas tune.

MARIAH’S CHRISTMAS: THE MAGIC CONTINUES, Mariah Carey, (aired Dec. 4, 2021). photo: Michael Becker / ©Apple TV+ / Courtesy Everett Collection

What do you think about this lawsuit? Check out the music video for Vince Vance & the Valiants’ version of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” below:

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