The Mariah Carey Discography Rate Pt.1 • FINISHED

Oh no pressure haha if it makes it easier to have an even 70, then that’s cool with me.

an extra song or two is no biggie for me! I mean, that mix is one of personal faves and was a super last minute cut; in fact, I had already used the remix video for one of the front page graphics before I ultimately cut it ddd... I was just worried people would be like “why are we rating so many remixes?” dddd.

I decided on just including “My All / Stay Awhile” and “I Still Believe / Pure Imagination” in the end because they’re basically brand new songs, and “Fantasy (Bad Boy Remix)” because it was a huge hit and had such an impact on Mariah’s career (and pop music as a whole tbh) afterward. I’m 100% willing to add the other remixes I cut back to the rate if t’s cool with y’all.
 
okay, so the three alt vers/remixes I ended up cutting (and am now adding back ddd) were:

-Anytime You Need A Friend (C+C Mix)
-Always Be My Baby (Mr. Dupri Mix feat. Da Brat & Xscape)
-Whenever You Call (with Brian McKnight)

Oh, I’d totally be up for rating the remixes as well! So many of them are so dramatically different from the originals - I love how Mariah used to resing the vocals for the remixes back in the day.

@londonrain I feel like you're way more knowledgeable of her remix discography than I am, so are there any others you feel should be included?
 
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okay, so the three alt vers/remixes I ended up cutting (and am now adding back ddd) were:

-Anytime You Need A Friend (C+C Mix)
-Always Be My Baby (Mr. Dupri Mix feat. Da Brat & Xscape)
-Whenever You Call (with Brian McKnight)



@londonrain I feel like you're way more knowledgeable of her remix discography than I am, so are there any others you feel should be included?
I actually think this list is spot on:
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 My All / Stay Awhile (So So Def Remix feat. Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz) × music video
09 I Still Believe / Pure Imagination (Damizza Reemix feat. Krayzie Bone & Da Brat) × music video

I would suggest the Bad Boy remix of Honey, but it doesn't really add much apart from having a different music video and more rap.


How about the So So Def remix of Honey? That one was included on the Asian releases of Butterfly.



You could also include the Def Club Radio Edit of Fantasy (which Mariah keeps performing live instead of the original version) but I think this short version never made it onto digital services.



(There is a longer club edit on The Remixes, which is on digital services, but that might be a bit much for everyone to sit through.)
 
I would suggest the Bad Boy remix of Honey, but it doesn't really add much apart from having a different music video and more rap.


How about the So So Def remix of Honey? That one was included on the Asian releases of Butterfly.



You could also include the Def Club Radio Edit of Fantasy (which Mariah keeps performing live instead of the original version) but I think this short version never made it onto digital services.



(There is a longer club edit on The Remixes, which is on digital services, but that might be a bit much for everyone to sit through.)


agreed that "Honey (Bad Boy Mix)" isn't different enough to include as a separate song, but I'll add the So So Def Remix to the list.

oh, man, even though I own The Remixes album, I'd never actually listened to that "Fantasy" mix, but it's great. however, since we're rating three different versions of the song already, I'm going to opt not to include it in the song list, unfortunately. hope that's okay with everyone.

thank you for the recs, @londonrain!

and with that, since no one else has asked for any other inclusions, I'm going to say the song list is done and settled. I've updated the opening post, the PM list, both playlists, and have also PMed our first two voters to alert them of the added tracks. thanks everyone ❤
 
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I've known the words (by heart) to most of these tracks since I was a kid so I went into this confident that my 11 would be my favorite Emotions track....HOWEVER re-listening to my childhood favorites has me drowning in my feelings and now the pool for my 11 is 5 tracks deep. Hellllllppp Meh Agent M dahhhhlinng, you're my only hope.
 
Which version are we rating, @vague? The single mix or the album version?

per the first post:
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.

so, feel free to rate whichever version you'd like! and if you’re planning on including commentary, you can just mention which version you’re rating there.
 
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