imagesIN 1989 VINNIE VANCE AND THE VALIANTS RELEASED A SONG THAT WOULD BECOME A “CHRISTMAS CLASSIC”…”ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU” ON THE WALDOXY RECORD LABEL.  THE SINGLE CHARTED EVERimages (5)Y YEAR ON THE BILLBOARD HOT COUNTRY SINGLES AND TRACKS CHART FROM 1994-2000, PEAKING AT #31 ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS IN 1999.  LISA LAYNE SINGS THE LEAD VOCAL ON THE CHRISTMAS LOVE SONG.  THE SONG BECAME THE MOST PLAYED COUNTRY CHRISTMAS TUNE ON RADIO.  THE SINGLE ALSO CHARTED ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 RECURRENT AIRPLAY CHART AT #23 IN 2002.  IT WAS WRITTEN BY TROY POWERS AND ANDY STONE.

THE MELODY OF “ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU” IS BASED ON BOBBY VINTON’S #9 HIT SINGLE FROM 1964…”MY HEART BELONGS TO ONLY YOU” WITH A COUPLE OF CHANGES.  THE GROUP HAS GONE THROUGH MANY CHANGES SINCE “ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU” FIRST BECAME A HIT, BUT ONE THING HAS REMAINED…THE SONG IS STILL ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE SONGS OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON.

HERE IS VINNIE VANCE AND THE VALIANTS…SINGING THEIR ALL-TIME CHRISTMAS CLASSIC…”ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

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