Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff Ride the Holiday Wave

Dec 05, 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas with Mariah Carey stepping back to her usual holiday spotlight. But it's not her holiday touring schedule or a new animated film which finds Mariah and her cowriter, Walter Afanasieff, raking in the royalties. It's the Christmas classic they wrote together, first released in 1994, titled "All I Want For Christmas Is You." 

Since covered by such artists as Michael Bublé & Fifth Harmony, "All I Want" has been called "one of the few worthy modern additions to the holiday canon." A seemingly instant classic, it's sure to be heard in many a retail establishment this holiday season and streamed plenty more on Spotify. 


Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

December 16, 2017
1

Ed Sheeran

"Perfect"   Ed Sheeran
"Shape of You"   Ed Sheeran
"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
"End Game"   Taylor Swift [ft. Ed Sheeran & Future]
2

Shayaa Abraham-Joseph

"Bank Account"   21 Savage
"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
3

Austin Post

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
"Go Flex"   Post Malone
"I Fall Apart"   Post Malone
"Candy Paint"   Post Malone
4

Michael Williams II

"Unforgettable"   French Montana [ft. Swae Lee]
"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
"Rake It Up "   Yo Gotti [ft. Nicki Minaj]
5

Nathan Feuerstein

"Let You Down"   NF
6

Louis Bell

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
"Candy Paint"   Post Malone
"Wolves"   Selena Gomez x Marshmello
7

Charlie Puth & Jacob Kasher

"Attention"   Charlie Puth
"How Long"   Charlie Puth
8

Nick Simmons

"Rubbin Off the Paint"   YBN Nahmir
9

Khalid Robinson

"1-800-273-8255"   Logic [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]
"Silence"   Marshmello [ft. Khalid]
10

Belcalis Almanzar

"No Limit"   G-Eazy [ft. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B]
"Motor Sport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
11

Brandon Lancaster

"Greatest Love Story"   LANCO
12

Dieuson Octave

"Pills and Automobiles"   Chris Brown [ft. Yo Gotti, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, & Kodak Black]
"Transportin'"   Kodak Black
"Roll In Peace"   Kodak Black [ft. XXXTENTACION]
"Codeine Dreaming"   Kodak Black [ft. XXXTENTACION]
13

Leland Wayne

"Ghostface Killers"   21 Savage, Offset, & Metro Boomin [ft. Travis Scott]
"I Get The Bag"   Gucci Mane [ft. Migos]
"Ric Flair Drip"   Offset & Metro Boomin
"Congratulations"   Austin Post [ft. Quavo]
14

Pharrell Williams

"Havana"   Camila Cabello [ft. Young Thug]
"Lemon"   N*E*R*D & Rihanna
15

Quavious Marshall

"I Get The Bag"   Gucci Mane [ft. Migos]
"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
"Motor Sport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
16

Kiari Cephus

"Ghostface Killers"   21 Savage, Offset, & Metro Boomin [ft. Travis Scott]
"Motor Sport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
"Ric Flair Drip"   Offset & Metro Boomin
17

Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff

18

Steve Mac

"What About Us"   P!nk
"Shape of You"   Ed Sheeran
"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
19

Onika Maraj

"Motor Sport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
"Rake It Up"   Yo Gotti [ft. Nicki Minaj]
20

Kendrick Duckworth

"Humble."   Kendrick Lamar
"Love."   Kendrick Lamar