Mariah Carey and her beloved Christmas tune “All I Want for Christmas Is You” are facing an emergency. The crisis? Another musician is suing Carey, claiming the song idea wasn’t originally hers. The song in question? Sounds nothing like Carey’s boppin’ classic.
Andy Stone, the musician behind the lawsuit, is better known under his stage name, Vince Vance, as a part of Vince Vance & the Valiants, per The Washington Post’s reporting. He’s out for blood, claiming “All I Want for Christmas Is You” infringes on the copyright of his song with the same exact title—which happened to be released five years before Carey’s 1994 hit.
A look at Vance’s installation of the song, though, shows it sounds nothing—nothing!—like Carey’s seminal ode to the holiday spirit. The video bears no resemblance to the other “All I Want for Christmas Is You” winter wonderland; none of the lyrics match up; and the music itself is completely tuned out from Carey’s song.