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New York band rocks crowd with Mariah Carey cover

February 15th, 2021

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” is one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time.

It’s so popular that even when it’s not the Christmas season, people still put it on to enjoy it. Even so, Christmas music has gotten more and more popular over the years… but anyway, we digress.

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Usually, Christmas songs are soothing, mellow and have chimes ringing in the background.

Even older Christmas-themed classics have the same characteristics. Even so, let’s face it: sometimes people just want to bang their heads to a rock song. Fortunately, there are plenty of musicians out there who are more than up to the challenge of reinventing Christmas songs in a new style.

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That’s what this group did with this wonderful rock cover of Mariah Carey’s classic, “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

Even if it sounds unusual, the way they did it definitely worked out perfectly—and needless to say, this is one that will have to go on Christmas playlists for years to come!

This rock band had the people come back to this one cover every year.

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This rock band from Poughkeepsie has been gaining popularity over the course of their career ever since they started in 2011.

And every year, they only seem to get better and better.

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They call themselves Against the Current, and they consist of members Chrissy Costanza the lead singer, guitarist Dan Gow and drummer Will Ferri.

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They became popular because of their rock renditions of various pop songs, and that includes Mariah Carey’s Christmas-themed song that they made in 2012.

The internet went crazy for this cover, garnering their video a whopping ten million views in the span of eight years—though it’s not the only video they’ve done that has gotten popular online.

Anyone who watches this is sure to fall in love with them them!

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The room felt so Christmas-y with all the shining lights they hung everywhere—even on the drum set!

You could see the band at the center, setting up to sing their song. The smallest one in the group, Chrissy Costanza, still has the biggest presence on stage.

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She has fierce yet pleasant-sounding vocals, a perfect fit for rocking a Christmas song.

She keeps up a fun personality as she jams with her bandmates with this song.

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Every verse sounded perfect, and it’s hard to stress how they made the chorus pack so much power.

It is no wonder that ATC fans come back to this song every year—they are even bigger than they are before!

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Against the Current has grown ever since their biggest cover hits in 2012, including “Counting Stars” and “Beauty and the Beat.”

Their internet fame grew with more fans coming in every single day.

They released their debut EP in 2014 and followed it with their first album, In Our Bones, in 2016. Furthermore, their band collaborated with RIOT Games to sing “Legends Never Die,” League of Legend’s championship theme song in 2017, which earned over 158 million views. Their recent album was released in 2018, titled Past Lives. Their album is available in physical and digital format. If you want to see more of their songs, check them out on their website or their YouTube channel.

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Sources: YouTube/Against the Current, Against the Current

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