Queen of the Christmas season and bring misery to all the mall workers there, Mariah Carey She faces a minor legal challenge over one of her songs. Nothing really special. only megabytes all I Want for Christmas Is You! The leader of the Lambs received a lawsuit from the songwriter Andy Stone who claims that Mimi stole it from him. Guess Andy is looking for an early Christmas present in the form of a big paycheck!
It was only a matter of time before someone wanted to have a slice of this rich, royalty-free Christmas dessert. all I Want for Christmas Is You It is a classic game that is getting stronger with each passing year. The song has reached over 1 billion streams on Spotify, covered by multiple artists, and has achieved #1 multiple times since its release in 1994. We as a people are addicted to this song. And Andy doesn’t have it. He thinks Maria and her team have won “Unearned profits” from the song. If Andy succeeds, he could automatically become the King of Christmas. Sorry, Jesus! Deadline explains the suit:
Mariah Carey and co-writer Walter Afancief were named in the lawsuit by songwriter Andy Stone, who claimed that his 1989 film All I Want For Christmas Is You, directed by Vince Vance and Valeants, was infringed. Stone filed his papers in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
While the songs have the same title, there is only a hint of Carrey’s tone or lyrics beyond the title recall.
Curry’s version of the song was released in 1994 and became a holiday staple on radio, broadcast, and the list of annual NBA games on Christmas Day.
Stone claims that his song received heavy airtime during the 1993 holiday season. He is claiming $20 million in damages. Stone alleges that Carrey and Avancev “willfully engaged in a campaign to infringe his copyrights to the work.
28 years is a long time to wait to slap someone with a lawsuit. may have been truly Trying to determine if Carrie’s version is really a Christmas classic or just a fad. If he’s building the suit on the title alone, he’ll have to stand in line. The United States Copyright Office states that there are approximately 200 other songs of the same name. So do at least two songs It seems similar? Here’s Andy’s version:
And in case you’ve been living under a particularly non-ceremonial rock for the past 30 years, here’s Rock Maria:
I suppose both videos feature reds, winter trees, and ’90s arms, but that’s as far as I can see when it comes to the similarities. So far, neither Maria nor her team has yet commented on the lawsuit. I suspect that Maria will only allow her lawyer to handle the case so that she can continue to post videos and photos of her emerging from various bodies of water. If Andy is ever hoping to make any real money from this endeavor, I think he’ll have to take this shady publicity even further and come up with a new song. what about All I want for Christmas is attention? It’s not pungent, but it could Appeal to a social media addicted audience!