Seeking a hefty $20 million in damages, Stone and Powers allege substantial similarities between their original song and Carey’s holiday hit in the lyrical hook, melody, and general vibe. This lawsuit isn’t new—last year, Stone filed a similar suit against Mariah, accusing her of imitating their song, which enjoyed extensive airplay and even charted on the Billboard charts during the 1993 Christmas season.
The recently refiled legal documents, obtained by TMZ, echo the previous lawsuit. Stone and Powers accuse Mariah of allegedly appropriating their work, asserting that Carey “palmed off these works with her incredulous origin story, as if those works were her own.” They point out undeniable resemblances in the musical elements that have become synonymous with Carey’s holiday anthem.
Although Mariah Carey’s festive tune has become an unavoidable seasonal hit every November, Stone and Powers are determined to receive a substantial payout, expressing their request to halt Mariah’s use of the song, despite its widespread popularity.
As of now, Mariah Carey’s representatives have yet to respond to the allegations or the lawsuit filed by Stone and Powers. The legal battle adds a new layer of complexity to the legacy of Carey’s widely adored and timeless Christmas song.