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The Mariah Carey Discography Rate Pt.1 • 2 WEEKS LEFT! ballots due by July 29th

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by vague, Jun 3, 2019.

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    Since bursting onto the scene with the release of "Vision of Love" on May 15, 1990, Mariah Carey has remained one of the most commercially successful and critically-acclaimed recording artists of all time for over 29 years. Her list of accomplishments is unrivaled by her peers: 5 Grammy awards, 18 US no.1 singles, two Billboard Songs of the Decade (for "One Sweet Day" and "We Belong Together"), and sales of over 230 million records worldwide, earning her the title of Billboard's best-selling female album artist of all time. Not only a gifted vocalist, Mariah also co-writes and co-produces the majority of her own material, which is deservedly a point of pride for the ageless diva.

    While her popularity has had ebbs and flows over the years, the quality of her music has never diminished. With her thirtieth anniversary fast approaching, it feels like the perfect time to celebrate the Elusive Chanteuse's immaculate discography once again. For part one, we'll be rating what is undoubtedly Mariah's commercial peak: the run of albums from her self-titled debut released in 1990 to her first greatest hits compilation, appropriately titled "#1's", released in 1998. You'll have six weeks (plus the possibility of an extension, if needed) to rate the 74 songs from this era of her discography.

    "Mariah Carey"

    01 Vision Of Love × music video
    02 There's Got To Be A Way × music video
    03 I Don't Wanna Cry × music video
    04 Someday × music video
    05 Vanishing
    06 All In Your Mind
    07 Alone In Love
    08 You Need Me
    09 Sent From Up Above
    10 Prisoner
    11 Love Takes Time × music video


    01 Emotions × music video
    02 And You Don't Remember
    03 Can't Let Go × music video
    04 Make It Happen × music video
    05 If It's Over
    06 You're So Cold
    07 So Blessed
    08 To Be Around You
    09 Till The End Of Time
    10 The Wind

    "MTV Unplugged"

    01 I'll Be There (feat. Trey Lorenz) × music video

    "Music Box"

    01 Dreamlover × music video
    02 Hero × music video
    03 Anytime You Need A Friend × music video
    04 Music Box
    05 Now That I Know
    06 Never Forget You
    07 Without You × music video
    08 Just To Hold You Once Again
    09 I've Been Thinking About You
    10 All I've Ever Wanted

    "Merry Christmas"

    01 All I Want For Christmas Is You × music video
    02 Miss You Most (At Christmas Time) × music video
    03 Jesus Born On This Day


    01 Fantasy × music video
    02 Underneath The Stars
    03 One Sweet Day (with Boyz II Men) × music video
    04 Open Arms
    05 Always Be My Baby × music video
    06 I Am Free
    07 When I Saw You
    08 Long Ago
    09 Melt Away
    10 Forever × music video
    11 Daydream Interlude (Fantasy Sweet Dub Mix)
    12 Looking In


    01 Honey × music video
    02 Butterfly × music video
    03 My All × music video
    04 The Roof × music video
    05 Fourth Of July
    06 Breakdown (feat. Krayzie Bone & Wish Bone) × music video
    07 Babydoll
    08 Close My Eyes
    09 Whenever You Call × music video
    10 Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise)
    11 The Beautiful Ones (feat. Dru Hill)
    12 Outside


    01 Sweetheart (with JD) × music video
    02 When You Believe (with Whitney Houston) × music video
    03 Whenever You Call (with Brian McKnight)
    04 I Still Believe × music video
    05 Do You Know Where You're Going To (Theme From Mahogany)


    01 Do You Think Of Me (b-side to "Dreamlover")
    02 Everything Fades Away (b-side to "Hero")
    03 Slipping Away (b-side to "Always Be My Baby")
    04 Endless Love (with Luther Vandross) × music video
    05 Anytime You Need A Friend (C+C Mix) × music video
    06 Fantasy (Bad Boy Remix feat. O.D.B.) × music video
    07 Always Be My Baby (Mr. Dupri Mix feat. Da Brat & Xscape) × music video
    08 Honey (So So Def Remix feat. Da Brat & JD)
    09 My All / Stay Awhile (So So Def Remix feat. Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz) × music video
    10 I Still Believe / Pure Imagination (Damizza Reemix feat. Krayzie Bone & Da Brat) × music video

    01 Please give all 74 songs listed above a score between 0 and 10, with your ONE favorite song getting an 11. Decimal points are fine and help to break ties, so feel free to use them as needed.
    02 Commentary is greatly encouraged - and very much appreciated - but it's not mandatory.
    03 Mariah's discography is very ballad-heavy, especially these early albums, so if ballads aren't your thing, then this rate might not be for you.
    04 For songs with multiple versions and/or remixes, feel free to rate whichever version you prefer. The only exceptions are the remixes in the extras section; you must rate the versions listed.
    05 Please use the PM list I've provided, and send your ballots in that exact order. It makes things so much easier for me when inputting your scores into the spreadsheet!
    06 PM your finished scores, alongside any commentary you've written, to me by:
    July 29th @ 11:59 pm EST.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019 at 8:41 PM
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    YouTube playlist
    (the three b-sides are not included in the Spotify playlist)

    Vision Of Love -
    There's Got To Be A Way -
    I Don't Wanna Cry -
    Someday -
    Vanishing -
    All In Your Mind -
    Alone In Love -
    You Need Me -
    Sent From Up Above -
    Prisoner -
    Love Takes Time -

    Emotions -
    And You Don't Remember -
    Can't Let Go -
    Make It Happen -
    If It's Over -
    You're So Cold -
    So Blessed -
    To Be Around You -
    Till The End Of Time -
    The Wind -

    I'll Be There -

    Dreamlover -
    Hero -
    Anytime You Need A Friend -
    Music Box -
    Now That I Know -
    Never Forget You -
    Without You -
    Just To Hold You Once Again -
    I've Been Thinking About You -
    All I've Ever Wanted -

    All I Want For Christmas Is You -
    Miss You Most (At Christmas Time) -
    Jesus Born On This Day -

    Fantasy -
    Underneath The Stars -
    One Sweet Day -
    Open Arms -
    Always Be My Baby -
    I Am Free -
    When I Saw You -
    Long Ago -
    Melt Away -
    Forever -
    Daydream Interlude (Fantasy Sweet Dub Mix) -
    Looking In -

    Honey -
    Butterfly -
    My All -
    The Roof -
    Fourth Of July -
    Breakdown -
    Babydoll -
    Close My Eyes -
    Whenever You Call -
    Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise) -
    The Beautiful Ones -
    Outside -

    Sweetheart -
    When You Believe -
    Whenever You Call (with Brian McKnight) -
    I Still Believe -
    Do You Know Where You're Going To (Theme From Mahogany) -

    Do You Think Of Me -
    Everything Fades Away -
    Slipping Away -
    Endless Love -
    Anytime You Need A Friend (C+C Mix) -
    Fantasy (Bad Boy Remix) -
    Always Be My Baby (Mr. Dupri Mix) -
    Honey (So So Def Remix) -
    My All / Stay Awhile (So So Def Remix) -
    I Still Believe / Pure Imagination (Damizza Reemix) -
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2019
  3. Yes!

    I was excited for this one. My Mariah obsession was real for a big period in 90s (I was in her fanclub & think I still even have some 'newsletters' you got quarterly from around the Music Box era) I haven’t listened to her as much in recent years, but she has a special place in my heart. So I can’t wait to dive back in to her music. That run from her debut to Butterfly.... whew.

    Also, already adore the on point fonts & graphics here @vague...
  4. @vague is amazing (as always!), I am unlikely to take part but I hope you all have a fantastic time with @vague - that 9MUSES Rate was all sorts of iconic!! :D

    (They even have their own Heartbreaker in NO PLAYBOY [LISTEN TO IT!!!]))
    soratami, yuuurei and vague like this.
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    I’ve been waiting for this moment for my entire life. I know my 11 is going to a Butterfly track, unless something creeps up on me when I relisten.
    Pinky25, nooniebao, soratami and 17 others like this.
  6. excited for this!!!!!
    vague likes this.
  7. I'm definitely doing that.
    vague likes this.
  8. K94


    Ok I NEED to make time for this.
    GimmeWork, Lapras and vague like this.
  9. I’m 100% taking part in this. I saved my spreadsheet from the last Mariah rate so it will be interesting to see what I rate differently now.
    Island, londonrain and vague like this.
  10. I'm officially in!
    Espeon, GimmeWork, Island and 6 others like this.
  11. I'm already starting my listening, and I am in awe of her GENIUS all over again.
    GimmeWork, vague and Maria like this.
  12. You know I'm here for this. I'm so intrigued to see if the same tracks from my rate a few years back will fall at the same places?
  13. I'm just glad to be able to finally partake in a Mimi discography rate, after not being round last time!
  14. ON. BOARD.

    LOVE Ms Carey. One of my absolutely favorite artists with such an amazing discography. Reckon the Butterfly album & Fantasy OBD remix to inevitably dominate the top 10 though (and I'm going to help them do it hihi)
  15. I've starting to rank and rate, and already given out 7 10's! Only just begun too!
    Lapras and vague like this.
  16. Can’t wait to give My All my 11!

    Ugh this is gonna be impossible! I can’t think of anything from that run of albums that I’d rank under a 7.
    Pinky25, GimmeWork, Island and 8 others like this.
  17. I hope no one gives a 0 to anything...
  18. YES!!! So excited for this rate. Very busy at work this month but I definitely want to participate so please if it's getting close to the deadline and you haven't received my votes feel free to tag harass me!
    vague and Music Is Life like this.
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