“Joy to the World”
One of Mariah’s most iconic intros is probably the beginning of “All I Want for Christmas Is You”. With minimal instrumentation, Carey almost sings a cappella for a song that breaks into merry instrumentation fifty seconds in. Mimi adapts the same formula for “Joy to the World”, only this time, the song breaks into a house-y, dance mix fifty-five seconds in. Leave it to Mariah to get the party started right under the Christmas tree.
‘Merry Christmas’: 5 Underrated Songs On Mariah Carey’s Classic Album was originally published on globalgrind.com