Not to sound scroogey but I think there was a sigh of relief throughout all of the Christmas celebrating population when it was announced that Mariah Carey’s Christmas anthem was no longer the No. 1 holiday song. No, in fact the title now goes to The Shins for their cover of Paul McCartney’s jam “Wonderful Christmastime”.
It leaves room for a newcomer. A new modern voice. Because let’s face it, the only thing relevant about Mariah Carey was her husband Nick Cannon. And that was only because he was constantly trying to be relevant year round. Whereas Mariah only seemed on our radar around this time each year. But now they’re not even together, and her Christmas jingle that everyone usually gets excited for then instantly gets tired of it’s now hackneyed melody, is no longer number one.
So let’s get some one relevant. Let’s make our new modern Christmas Music Miracle the incomparable Fetty Wap.
The proudly-one-eyed Grammy nominated Fetty has been constantly everyone’s top-something rapper this year. The “Trap Queen” king has put out an instant classic “Merry Xmas,” featuring Monty, produced by Ace Swag Beatz and lashing out a catchy beat. Noted lyrics include, “I said all I want for Christmas/ Hold up, let’s check my wishlist/ Giving you something different”.
Fetty Wap announced the tune Monday night, tweeting, “I feel like droppin a song for y’all,”. What a fantastic early (much needed) Christmas gift to the world!