All this whole Mariah Carey New Year’s Eve incident has done for me is remind me how much I love Mariah Carey. From inspiration to sadness to heartfeltness to sappy-ness to happiness to sexiness to confidence to hopefulness and love — the woman knows how to make ya feel. So Mariah girl, you’re #Beautiful. Here’s to the BEST of Mariah Carey that has made her one of the best in the industry since the 90s.
I don’t care what happened–Mariah Carey was a trailblazer for artists and women in the music industry when she hit the music scene in the 90s. Here career has been too praiseworthy to be dismissed or judged because of a mishap that, quite frankly, who knows what really happened (and who really cares other than the people who need to deal with it for future planning). I mean, the girl owned it and that’s really all we can ask of her at this point. While this one seems rather significant and mysterious (or not), it does not minimize her talent, which speaks for itself, as a writer, artist and producer in the music industry and the countless hits she’s given us beyond her modern days of We Belong Together or #Beautiful–which many may forget or not even be aware of.
She has had distinct and memorable classics across the decades that can still be enjoyed today because she’s THAT good, y’all — Hero, Through The Rain, Always Be My Baby, Dreamlover, One Sweet Day and you’d think I’ll Be There was one of her own. In middle school, I played Fantasy on repeat and she made me believe I could actually sing (who am I kidding). I can very clearly recall learning every word to her album E=MC² and my favorites from The Emancipation of Mimi — We Belong Together, Say Somethin’, Stay The Night and Don’t Forget About Us. And I don’t care what anyone says, All I Want For Christmas Is You will forever be a classic that deserves all of the praise — can’t we let a classic be a classic instead of everyone hating on it just because it’s a classic!?
So bless you Mariah Carey, for making it through the rain and for your badass and diva self, accepting that sh*t happens — during unfathomable times… during one of the biggest holiday shows… where millions are watching you! I’ll be lovin’ you long time.
And now for a little of my MC favorites on repeat, pleaseeeeee! Because the woman knows how to make ya feel. Save my playlist (below), Best Of Mariah Carey, to your Spotify.
Best Of Mariah Carey
1. I’ll Be Lovin U Long Time (E=MC²)
2. Fantasy (Daydream)
3. Touch My Body (E=MC²)
4. For The Record (E=MC²)
5. One Sweet Day (feat. Boyz II Men, Daydream)
6. We Belong Together (The Emancipation of Mimi)
7. Hero (Music Box)
8. Last Kiss (E=MC²)
9. Through The Rain (Charmbracelet)
10. My All (Butterfly)
11. I’m That Chick (E=MC²)
12. Always Be My Baby (Daydream)
13. Heartbreaker (feat. Jay-Z, Rainbow)
14. Shake It Off (The Emancipation of Mimi)
15. Emotions (Emotions)
16. Till the End of Time (Emotions)
17. Don’t Forget About Us (The Emancipation of Mimi)
18. #Beautiful (feat. Miguel, Me. I am Mariah.)
19. I’ll Be There (Mariah Carey)
20. Make It Happen (Emotions)
21. Obsessed (Memoirs of an imperfect Angel)
22. Forever (Daydream)
23. Honey (Butterfly)
24. Love Story (E=MC²)
25. I Still Believe (#1’s)
26. I Don’t Wanna Cry (Mariah Carey)
27. Infinity (#1 to Infinity)
28. I Stay In Love (E=MC²)
29. Can’t Let Go (Emotions)
30. So Blessed (Emotions)
31. Bye Bye (E=MC²)
32. All I Want For Christmas Is You
What’s your favorite Mariah Carey song!?