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Riff: Mariah Carey – “All I Want for Christmas is You”

Dec 26, 2012

I just want you for my own/More than you could ever know

from All I Want for Christmas is You lyrics by Mariah Carey

This unrequited infatuation jam is a timeless guilty pleasure for any one single (but whose attention is taken) before the holidays. The intricate chords, written by Carey herself, reflect the subtle desperation, and the bouncy piano is the sonic equivalent of optimistic butterflies-in-the-stomach.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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