Mariah Carey Forgets Lyrics In New Year's Eve Auld Lang Syne Rendition
Mariah Carey forgot the lyrics to 'Auld Lang Syne' during a New Year's Eve performance for her fans. Watch it here:
The singer uploaded her rendition of the traditional NYE tune to Instagram.
In it, she displays her trademark vocal range, but didn't seem to be au fait with the lyrics.
"Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot," she sang, adding: "I don't know how it goes."
"And days of auld lang syne?" she continued, before admitting: "Never could pronounce it properly."
The video was well received by her fans though.
One wrote: "Wow!!! Even in the freezing cold Mariah has golden pipes!!!"
Another, sympathetic to her memory lapse, wrote: "DOES ANYBODY EVEN KNOW THE WORDS????"
A third said: "It still sounds great whatever the lyric is."
No doubt Mariah is feeling rather flush at this time of year anyway.
This of course because she is the voice behind the festive banger 'All I Want for Christmas Is You'.
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The tune has been an ever-present anthem every December since it was released back in 1994, and as such, it continues to rake in the big bucks for the singer.
A 2017 article by The Economist reported that the tune had made $60 million (£44.5m) in royalties since its release, which works out as roughly $2.6 million (£1.9m) a year.
The popularity of the song hasn't diminished in the years since this royalties calculation. Indeed, the tune has topped the UK singles chart for the very first time - so it's getting even more popular, if anything.
In doing so, it broke a record, as no other song has spent more weeks in the Official Chart Top 40 before eventually reaching the number one spot in UK chart history.
The song debuted at number five and peaked at number two in the UK Singles Chart when it was first released in 1994.
Since then, the highest the song had reached on the Big Top 40 was number six, back in 2011.
I'm so so thankful to every fan in every country around the world for your never-ending love and support. Thank you @SonyLegacyRecs for this incredible surprise commemorating the global success of Merry Christmas and All I Want For Christmas Is You! :heart::heart::heart:#L4L pic.twitter.com/kSaD5QXj4b
- Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) December 21, 2020
Carey revealed to Entertainment Weekly last year where she found the inspiration for the song.
She said: "I wrote the beginning and the middle on the keyboard in a little house in Upstate New York, in a room by myself.
"I just started thinking about all things Christmas and growing up as a kid that loves Christmas. I think that's why it's such a festive record."
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Mariah Carey
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