Joe Murphyportfolio Mariah Carey song analysis

A screenshot of multiple yearly calendars, with days colored green when there was an above-average number of listens to Mariah Carey's song All I Want For Christmas Is You

I obtained, analyzed, visualized and reported on 15 years of listenership data for Mariah Carey's ubiquitous Christmas jingle, "All I Want For Christmas Is You."

Mariah Carey's unavoidable Christmas hit "All I Want For Christmas Is You" has grown in popularity as it ages, a story we told with words, data and graphics.

What I did

  • Obtained and analyzed 15 years of normalized listenership data from, a social music tracking site.
  • Conceived and executed the accompanying visualizations.
  • Worked with reporter Wilson Wong on reporting and writing the story.
  • Edited the piece.

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Listenership for the singer’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ now begins as early as late October.