All I Want for Christmas is You (to Not Sue Me)

Mariah Carey is back in court to defend her hit song, All I Want for Christmas Is You. Songwriter Vince Vance is again suing Carey (if you didn’t know, this is the second attempt) for allegedly infringing on his 1989 song, All I Want for Christmas is You.

According to the complaint, Carey ripped the song from Vince Vance and the Valients after it had significant airtime in 1993 (a year before Carey’s song was released) and that the origin story of Carey’s song was fabricated.

The verdict:

Given that Carey’s song has topped the charts every holiday season for years, this case is big price tag. Expect extensive litigation over the next few years.

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