"OH SANTA!", Mariah's first single from her upcoming album Merry Christmas II You, premiered exclusively on AOL on October 1st. The song immediately spread across the web and garnered beaming reviews from online bloggers and music sites:
"This morning, Mariah Carey graced the world with the first single from her upcoming Merry Christmas II You album, titled "Oh Santa!" It's criminally catchy, obviously, and sure to become the next classic Christmas tune."
"No fair, Mariah--you know we're absolute suckers for handclaps in a bouncy pop song! Nice to hear her pulling out all the stops and sprinkling the tune with some old-school upper octave cooing, too. Mimi mixed with a retro vibe at the holidays is always a win, and "Oh Santa!" is no exception. And after largely ignoring Carey's Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel singles post-"Obsessed," radio programmers ought to at least warm up to this one as December draws ever closer."
"Mariah Carey's newest song, 'Oh Santa!,' will have people thinking about Christmas even if it's only October."
"If there was ever a song made for radio then this is it! The catchy melody, the infectious hook and the busy beat will help this song to become an airplay monster in the coming weeks. I feel the Christmas Spirit!"
--That Grape Juice
"It's very festive, darlings!!! The tune is called Oh Santa and it's super cute!"
"Check out an all-new festive song from Mariah Carey's second Christmas album ...This upbeat track will sure help everyone get into the holiday spirit early."
"Mariah, Mariah, Mariah, no one creates Christmas music like you! AOL's Popeater blog premiered today, "Oh Santa!", Mimi's first single from her upcoming holidays LP "Merry Christmas II You" - which will hit shelves on November 2nd. Love it! Hit, hit, hit! Outstanding effort."
"The song is very upbeat and fun and could, very possibly, be a big pop hit."
--Pink is the new blog
The song is set to hit the radio airwaves in the coming weeks and judging by the comments from Chicago's B96 Music Director Erik Bradley, "Oh Santa!" is on track to become the next Christmas classic:
"Leave it to MC to create another fun, feel-good Christmas smash. One of the hardest things to do is to make new Christmas music that stands the test of time and not surprisingly Mariah did it all over again. "Oh Santa!" is going to be the 2010 holiday single that comes back every year from now on, just like "All I Want For Christmas Is You" does every Christmas season since it was released. Congrats MC!"
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