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Jason Aldean returns to Las Vegas for first concert since 2017 shooting

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Jason Aldean is using his music to help heal Las Vegas.

The country star returned to the Nevada city to perform a concert on Friday night. It’s the first time Aldean has been back for a full concert since the October 1, 2017, mass shooting in which 58 people were killed and over 800 others were injured when a gunman opened fired from a nearby hotel window.

The Las Vegas massacre remains the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, and just last month a 59th person died from complications from injuries sustained that night.

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“Tonight’s a really special night for us. We got a lot of people in the crowd who are family to us, so welcome everyone from Route 91,” Aldean said to the crowd at Park MGM per People magazine.

“We’re glad to see you guys out. It’s good to be back here in Las Vegas. It’s our first show back and make no mistake about it tonight, we came back to blow it out for you guys tonight. Let’s finish what we started, what y’all think!” he added.

In 2017, Aldean was onstage when the shooting started. He was only two songs into his 90-minute set for the Route 91 Harvest Festival when he and his band left the stage and took cover.

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“Last time we were starting this song here, we got a little interrupted,” Aldean continued Friday night. “So let’s finish it.”

The musician has been prepping for his comeback since August when it was announced he would be performing there again.

He reflected on social media at the time writing, “These shows are gonna be pretty special for lots of reasons. Can’t wait to see you guys there! #VegasStrong.”

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Since the massacre, Aldean has had a special relationship with Sin City. He has returned to attend awards shows and visit the hospitals where the victims were recovering.

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Billie Eilish is burned by cigarettes in new video that some call ‘triggering,’ possible bad influence for kids

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In Billie Eilish’s new video “Xanny,” the 17-year-old singer from California has multiple cigarettes put out on her face.

Some on social media are called the anti-smoking video “triggering” and “disturbing.”

Eilish, in her directorial debut, sits stoically on a cream-colored bench in a cream sweater, singing and barely flinching as cigarettes are continually snuffed out on her.

“I just wanted it to sound the way that it feels to just breathe in recycled breath,” she told MTV News. “Recycled, poisonous breath, I may add. I just wanted it to feel miserable.”

Eilish is no stranger to intense – and often real – imagery in her videos. In “[you should see me in a] crown” she had real tarantulas crawl out of her mouth and she actually cries black tears in “When The Party’s Over.”

“Everything is really important that it’s all real to me,” she told NPR earlier this year, adding that she hates when everything is CGI.

She also likes to make the viewer uncomfortable.

“I just love the idea of glorifying people’s biggest fears,” she told NPR. “You know, people are freaked out by needles, people are freaked out by things under the bed.”

“I just love the idea of glorifying people’s biggest fears. You know, people are freaked out by needles, people are freaked out by things under the bed.”

— Billie Eilish

But some on social were concerned that the video could be too “dark” for the singer’s younger fans — and possibly encourage them to mimic the singer.

“How are we meant to prevent kids seeing it?” one Twitter user wrote. … I’m starting to think someone needs to explain to her that people are influenced by famous people.”

“May be a little triggering for self harm (cigarette burns).” another wrote. “Beware guys.”

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Eilish said the night before she wrote “Xanny” she was with a group of friends who were all binge-drinking and sick around her.

“It was so weird, I was just like, ‘What? This is normal?’” she said. “’That’s normal for you guys.’ Watching my friends become completely not who they were. Watching their personalities crumple and fall.”

She also stirred a bit of controversy over her personal life when she said in a Vanity Fair interview last month that she regularly texts 33-year-old rapper Drake.

The singer revealed last year that she has suffered from Tourette’s syndrome her “whole life” in an Instagram post after fans noticed her facial ticks during an interview.

“My tics are only physical and not super noticeable to others if you’re not really paying attention,” she wrote in the post. “These compilations ya’ll been making of my tics are lowkey funny even when ya’ll make fun of them n s—. I know you’re all confused so as to what it is, so just to let ya know..it’s Tourettes.”

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She told Ellen DeGeneres this year that she never said anything publicly before because she didn’t want it to define her.

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Selena Gomez and Julia Michaels connected over their ‘sh—ty’ exes while songwriting

Selena Gomez and her longtime songwriting partner Julia Michaels have done some of their best work while reeling over the ex-men in their life who have broken their hearts.

The 26-year-old Michaels discussed her storied professional relationship with Gomez, 27, on Friday as the California singer-songwriter has helped the former Disney standout construct some of her most successful hits, including Gomez’s recent smash “Love You to Lose Me.”

“When [Gomez and I] first started working together [in 2013], it started as me writing the songs,” Michaels told Variety.

She continued: “I walked in to the session one day because she wanted to change some words to the song, and [Gomez] was like, ‘We must be going through the exact same thing because you’re writing everything that I feel.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, cool, you had a s—ty ex-boyfriend too? Let’s go!’”

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In describing her writing process, Michaels said she takes a literal approach to the art, adding that her biggest inspirations come from the conversations she has with loved ones and with herself.

“That helps me figure out what I want to say lyrically,” she told the outlet. “I write everything as if you’re talking to the person you’ve wanted to confront; if you could say it to somebody, why couldn’t you say it exactly how you would in a song?”

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When Gomez premiered “Lose You to Love Me” in late October, fans immediately speculated that the telling record was inspired by her highly-publicized relationship to ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, 25, whom the “Wolves” performer began dating in late 2011 before ending their long-running on-again-off-again relationship for good in March 2018.

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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez attend The 2011 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for ESPN) (2011 Getty Images)

Bieber has since married model and “Drop the Mic” host Hailey Baldwin.

Following the release of Gomez’s latest single, the singer took to Instagram to thank fans for their support.

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“Thank you all for standing by my side through the highs and lows,” the singer wrote, referencing her publicized mental health struggles.

“I couldn’t do it without you all and I can’t wait to start my next adventure with you,” she added.

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Alanis Morissette says ‘Jagged Little Pill’ was initially rejected by several record labels

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Record labels oughtta know better than to bet against Alanis Morissette.

Morissette, 45, stopped by “The Tonight Show” to talk about her upcoming Broadway show, and she revealed that her legendary album “Jagged Little Pill” was rejected by several labels before it found success.

“Is it true that no record labels were interested, they didn’t want to sign you?” host Jimmy Fallon asked.

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“No, not an uncommon thing for rejection to persevere,” Morissette said.

According to the “Ironic” singer, she had written 10 songs to “get my whistle wet” before she began getting rejected.

“When we started getting rejections, I asked everyone to stop so that I could go back under my rock and keep writing,” Morisette said. “I went back and wrote more and then once I was writing ‘All I Really Want,’ which is the last song on the record… we got a call to go meet Maverick [and] Guy Oseary, Madonna‘s label.”

Morissette said she was hesitant to go to the meeting because she was wearing sweatpants, but they told her, “Who cares? Get in the car and go.”

“So I met [Oseary] in my sweatpants and we played ‘You Oughtta Know’ and ‘Perfect’ and ‘Hand in My Pocket’ and he was very excited,” she recalled.

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Fallon, 45, then reminded the audience that the album — currently in the top 20 best-selling albums of all time, selling more than 33 million copies worldwide — was certified diamond and 16-times platinum, won four Grammys, spent 12 weeks at number one on the Hot 100 charts and produced three number one singles.

“This is like a legendary record, I love it so much,” Fallon said. “It’s so great, one of my all-time favorites.”

The two then discussed Morissette’s upcoming Broadway show, also titled “Jagged Little Pill,” which will feature music from the 1995 album.

According to Morissette, she worked for eight years to create the show, which is not autobiographical.

“It’s not a direct autobiographical story,” she explained. “It’s a story about a family, but [writer] Diablo Cody said she pulled all characters out of the songs, so in some ways, I relate to a lot of the characters in a direct way.”

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The musical, which was set to open Thursday, is only one of Morissette’s current projects, as she is also working on a new album due out in May 2020 and is preparing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Jagged Little Pill” with a tour alongside Liz Phair and Garbage.

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Darlene Love blasts ‘Christmas in Rockefeller Center’ producers for leaving her out of NBC special

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Darlene Love, best known for her hit song “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home),” is unhappy with NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” special, which aired on Wednesday.

The singer put the producers of the annual tree lighting ceremony on blast after not being invited to perform.

“Once again I was snubbed by Brad Lachman Productions who produce the Rockefeller Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and instead they book another artist to perform my song ‘Christmas Baby, Please Come Home’ each year,” Love, 78, said on Facebook. “Such an insult and let down!”

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Love said that she’s worked for a long time to secure her spot in the annual special.

“They book these young artists who can’t even hit the notes properly and are off-key,” she said. “Makes NO sense!! That’s my song and I’m still alive. Show me some respect! My publicist has been trying for over 10 years to lock this performance down for me and they keep saying that I’m not their demo or big enough and would only book me if Bette Midler or Bruce Springsteen would do it with me.”

This year, Love’s hit was performed by “Pitch Perfect” star Skylar Astin and “Glee” alum Alex Newell. The two are set to co-star in “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” for NBC.

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“This business can be so unfair at times,” Love continued. “Don’t get me wrong, I’m TRULY blessed for what I have accomplished at 78 years of age but it’s still a constant struggle to stay relevant and convince those who control the industry that I’m worth it.”

Outside of her Christmas music, Love has released jazz, rock and pop albums, as well as appeared as Trisha Murtaugh in the “Lethal Weapon” franchise and several times on Broadway. Most recently, she starred in the Netflix original film “Holiday Rush.”

Released in 1963, “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)” has been certified gold. Love performed it each year on David Letterman’s late-night talk show from 1986 to 2014.

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NBC had no comment when reached by Fox News and Brad Lachman Productions, who produced the special, did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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Jamie Foxx says director once called him ‘horrible,’ kicked him ‘the f–k’ out

Jamie Foxx opened up about a jarring encounter with a famous director.

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter during a discussion with several actors, the 51-year-old actor revealed that when he auditioned for the film “Any Given Sunday,” director Oliver Stone had some choice words for him.

“I remember Oliver Stone, when I first auditioned (for ‘Any Given Sunday‘), he was like, ‘You’re horrible.’ And I was like, ‘What?’ (Because) I was a television actor so everything was loud… He was like, ‘Just get the f–k out of here,” Foxx remembered. “As I’m walking out, he said, ‘Jamie Foxx, slave to television.’ But I learned from that toughness.”

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Foxx isn’t the only actor to have struggled with the 73-year-old director, however.

“He would never look me in the eyes,” revealed Shia LaBoeuf, who worked with Stone on “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” “He always looked just above my eye, to the eyelid.”

Regardless of the tough treatment, Foxx said he’d avoid giving his past self any advice to avoid such obstacles.

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“If I gave myself any advice, I would have gone left instead of right, then I probably wouldn’t have ended up in this situation,” he said. After starring on “Sunday,” Foxx would go on to win an Oscar for playing Ray Charles in “Ray” and snag another nomination for “Collateral.” He also won a Grammy and a Golden Globe.

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Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in 2004’s “Ray.”

“I wanted to be married and work at Kodak — and all that sort of fell through. So, boom! I said, ‘I’m on my way and I’ll figure it out.’ You’ve got to live it and then look back and say, ‘OK.’ Anything could have set (me) in a different direction and I wouldn’t be sitting here, and I wouldn’t change sitting here for the world.”

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Stone’s representatives did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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Maren Morris flaunts baby bump in poolside photo during Hawaii getaway

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Maren Morris is showing her baby bump to the world.

The “My Church” singer, 29, took to Instagram to share a photo of herself in a purple bikini lounging outside.

“Someone send a good virgin colada recipe,” said Morris in the caption. “#2ndTrimester.”

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Morris’ husband, singer-songwriter Ryan Hurd, offered a sweet comment on the photo, writing, “Hello babies.”

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The two announced the pregnancy back in October with an Instagram post.

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“The irony is just too rich that after a year of living in the ‘GIRL’ headspace, the universe would give us a baby boy to even things out,” Morris captioned a photo of herself and Hurd, 33, cuddled up with her baby bump on display.

“See you in 2020, little one,” she added.

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The Who plans first Cincinnati-area concert since ’79 tragedy

The British rock band The Who announced Tuesday night that it will stop in the Cincinnati area as part of its upcoming tour, performing there for the first time in 40 years since 11 people were killed in a pre-show stampede outside a concert in the city at the height of their fame.

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band will play April 23 at Northern Kentucky University’s BB&T Arena.

On Dec. 3, 1979, 11 people were killed and another two dozen were injured when a crowd of thousands lined up for first-come, first-serve tickets began to stampede outside what was previously named the Riverfront Coliseum. The two sites are on opposite sides of the Ohio River just seven miles away from each other. The deaths paved the way for the crowd safety ordinance.

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In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 photo, a memorial plaque for eleven concertgoers killed at a 1979 concert stands between Great American Ballpark and Heritage Bank Arena, in Cincinnati. Tragedy four decades ago linked the British rock band The Who to a small suburban city in Ohio.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The band’s announcement came on the 40th anniversary of the tragedy after WCPO-TV in Cincinnati aired a documentary featuring interviews with lead singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend, the remaining original members of the British band that emerged in the 1960s featuring songs of youthful rebellion such as “My Generation” and its “Summertime Blues” cover.

Both have said they’ve been haunted by the tragedy. Townshend recently told The Associated Press he was looking forward to discussing it in Cincinnati.

“Now we can have a conversation about it when we go back,” Townshend said.

“We will meet people and we’ll be there. We’ll be there. That’s what’s important,” he continued. “I’m so glad that we’ve got this opportunity to go back.”

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FILE – In this Dec. 3, 1979 file photo, a security guard and an unidentified man look at an area where several people were killed as they were caught in a surging crowd entering Cincinnati’s riverfront coliseum for a concert by the British rock band The Who. (AP Photo/Brian Horton, File)

The band is adding the concert to its “Moving On!” tour 2020 dates.

The Who said it will donate a portion of proceeds from the Cincinnati area concert to a memorial scholarship fund benefiting students in the Cincinnati suburb of Finneytown. Three of the 11 killed, including two 15-year-old girls who were the youngest victims, had attended Finneytown High. Daltrey visited a Finneytown High School memorial site in 2018 and the band has for years supported the scholarship effort there.

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The band didn’t know about the tragedy until the concert was ending. Longtime manager Bill Curbishley had made the decision to have the show go on, warning Cincinnati authorities that they wouldn’t be able to control the crowd if the concert was called off.

“Despite everything, I still feel inadequate,” he told WCPO. “I don’t know about the guys, but for me, I left a little bit of my soul in Cincinnati.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Eddie Van Halen’s son defends Billie Eilish over not knowing his dad’s band

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Eddie Van Halen‘s son has spoken out after pop star Billie Eilish admitted to not knowing about the band Van Halen.

During a recent appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the eponymous host discussed Eilish’s success at such a young age. During the segment, 17-year-old Eilish responded, “Who?” when Kimmel, 52, asked her to “name a Van Halen.”

The revelation drew shock from viewers.

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“Billie Eilish didn’t know who Van Halen was,” a fan wrote on Twitter. “I’m sobbing.”

On Monday, Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolf, who plays bass in the band, jumped to Eilish’s defense.

“If you haven’t heard of @billieeilish, go check her out,” tweeted the musician, also the son of television star Valerie Bertinelli. “She’s cool. If you haven’t heard of @VanHalen, go check them out. They’re cool too.”

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The musician, 28, continued: “Music is supposed to bring us together, not divide us. Listen to what you want and don’t shame others for not knowing what you like.”

Nine Inch Nails art director Rob Sheridan also weighed in.

“Imagine being a teen in the 90s and people being shocked that you didn’t know or care about Perry Como. Because THAT’S HOW OLD VAN HALEN IS NOW,” he tweeted.

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Eilish, who recently made Grammy history as the youngest person to ever be nominated in the four major categories (Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist), also admitted to not being familiar with Huey Lewis, Run-DMC and Cabbage Patch Kids.

She added that she was aware of Madonna and Cyndi Lauper.

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Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ deemed most annoying Christmas song by UK poll

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As radio stations everywhere turn to an all-Christmas format, what song would listeners most like to jingle all the way to oblivion? That question remains unsettled in America, but over in the UK, a poll has singled out Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” as the most annoying holiday song ever.

The mobile phone company Huawei conducted the survey. Perhaps Carey’s song topping the poll is not surprising; the 1994 single is ubiquitous enough, worldwide, that it would probably come in near the top of any survey of favorite songs, too. But clearly it is not without its polarizing factors to many Brits who dread the music of December.

The rest of the UK’s most annoying list is decidedly Brit-centric, with the Band-Aid charity song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” coming in at No. 2. A couple of holiday songs from British rock stars of the 1970s, Wizzard’s “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” and Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody” are in the Nos. 3-4 positions. Do the English even realize how uniquely fortunate they are to have that Wizzard song all over the airwaves every December? Apparently they do not.

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Wham!’s “Last Christmas,” which surely would top any more scientific poll, lands at No. 5.

One of the greatest Christmas songs of all time, “Fairytale of New York” by the Pogues with Kirsty MacColl, inexplicably comes in at No. 6, although it’s probably difficult to overestimate how many more thousands of times the British have been subjected to this ode to drunken dysfunction than Americans have.

At No. 7, perhaps the least expected choice, from a U.S. point of view, is the Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” a single that has been inescapable overseas since its 1999 release but has gotten virtually zero airplay, ever, in the States. Given the ongoing controversy in the U.S. about the song itself, it seems safe to say that the recordings that Americans are more familiar with (like Dean Martin’s) would be contenders if a similar survey were conducted here.

The No. 8-10 picks return the poll to territory more familiar to American listeners: the Jackson 5’s “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” Eartha Kitt’s “Santa Baby” and the Andrews Sisters’ “Jingle Bells.”

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That Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” was even bigger in the UK than in America yet does not appear anywhere in the top 10 throws the veracity of the poll further into question.

One thing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has going against it — or for it, depending on your point of view — in this poll is the fact that it’s the last original holiday song to have really become a Christmas standard; nothing in the 21st century can really be said to have joined the popular canon. Perhaps that makes it more vulnerable to boomers who might consider Carey’s song an irritating jingle-come-lately in a pantheon in which practically everything else has been grandfathered in, although there are probably just as many from that generation that cherish it for its debt to the Phil Spector Christmas sound.

There’s more annoyance or delight where that came from. Carey’s 1994 “Merry Christmas” album, from which the megahit derives, has been reissued this fall in a 25th anniversary deluxe edition with a bonus disc that includes remixes, a new recording of “Sugar Plum Fairy” and previously unreleased live tracks from the singer’s ’94 performance at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.

Curiously, due probably to a number of peculiarities about chart rules at the time, Carey’s song never reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100; the highest it’s ever gotten there is No. 3, a position attained just last year. Carey released a duet version with Justin Bieber in 2011. The song has been covered live or in performance by artists including Kelly Clarkson, My Chemical Romance, Michael Buble, Fifth Harmony, Lady Antebellum, Cee Lo Green, Ariana Grande, Idina Menzel, She & Him, LeAnn Rimes and Ingrid Michaelson.

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Clearly UK music fans are not taking their cues from the Guardian, which this year ran its own subjective list of the most annoying holiday songs of all time and only placed Carey’s at No. 20. They had “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” in second place. The newspaper’s No. 1 pick: Bing Crosby and David Bowie’s “Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth.”

The full survey results for Britain’s most annoying Christmas song:

  1. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” – Mariah Carey
  2. “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” – Band Aid
  3. “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” – Wizzard
  4. “Merry Xmas Everybody” – Slade
  5. “Last Christmas” – Wham!
  6. “Fairytale of New York” – The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl
  7. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” – Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews
  8. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” – Jackson 5
  9. “Santa Baby” – Eartha Kitt
  10. “Jingle Bells” – Andrews Sisters
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