The Mariah Carey Discography Rate Pt.2 • FINISHED

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After a decade of nonstop success throughout the '90s, the noughties started off rockily for Mariah. Her first album released after she left Sony Records, 2001's "Glitter" soundtrack, was a commercial and critical disappointment. Its follow-up, 2002's "Charmbracelet", also underperformed, and Mariah's "whispery vocals" showcased on the album were heavily criticized. Mariah proved her time as a chart-topping superstar was far from over, however, with the release of her tenth studio album, "The Emancipation Of Mimi", on April 12, 2005. "Mimi" was a blockbuster album, selling over 10 million copies worldwide and spawning seven hit singles, including two US #1s.

Despite the struggles in her personal life and the fluctuations in her popularity over the years, the quality of Mariah's music has never diminished. With her thirtieth anniversary approaching, it feels like the perfect time to celebrate the Elusive Chanteuse's immaculate discography once again. For part two, we'll be rating her at-the-time final album on Sony Records, 1999's "Rainbow", its two underperforming follow-up releases, and, finally, her huge commercial renaissance, 2005's "The Emancipation Of Mimi". You'll have six weeks (plus the possibility of an extension, if needed) to rate the 75 songs from this era of her discography.



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"Rainbow"
(1999)


01 Heartbreaker (feat. Jay-Z) × music video
02 Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme) × music video
03 Bliss
04 How Much (feat. Usher)
05 After Tonight
06 X-Girlfriend
07 Heartbreaker (Remix feat. Da Brat & Missy Elliott) × music video
08 Vulnerability (Interlude)
09 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) × music video
10 Crybaby (feat. Snoop Dogg) × music video
11 Did I Do That? (feat. Mystikal & Master P)
12 Petals
13 Rainbow (Interlude)
14 Thank God I Found You (feat. Joe & 98°) × music video



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"Glitter"
(2001)


01 Loverboy (Remix feat. Da Brat, Ludacris, Twenty II, & Shawna) × music video
02 Lead The Way
03 If We (feat. Ja Rule & Nate Dogg)
04 Didn't Mean To Turn You On
05 Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica) (feat. Mystikal) × music video
06 All My Life
07 Reflections (Care Enough)
08 Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (feat. Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, & DJ Clue) × music video
09 Want You (feat. Eric Benét)
10 Never Too Far × music video
11 Twister
12 Loverboy × music video



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"Charmbracelet"
(2002)


01 Through The Rain × music video
02 Boy (I Need You) (feat. Cam'ron) × music video
03 The One
04 Yours
05 You Got Me (feat. Jay-Z & Freeway)
06 I Only Wanted
07 Clown
08 My Saving Grace
09 You Had Your Chance
10 Lullaby
11 Irresistible (West Side Connection)
12 Subtle Invitation
13 Bringin' On The Heartbreak × music video
14 Sunflowers For Alfred Roy
15 Through The Rain (Remix feat. Kelly Price & Joe)

16 Miss You (feat. Jadakiss)
17 I Know What You Want (with Busta Rhymes & Flipmode Squad) × music video
18 There Goes My Heart
19 Got A Thing 4 You (with Da Brat & Elephant Man)
20 The One (So So Def Remix feat. Bone Crusher)



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"The Emancipation Of Mimi"
(2005)


01 It's Like That × music video
02 We Belong Together × music video
03 Shake It Off × music video
04 Mine Again
05 Say Somethin' (feat. Snoop Dogg) × music video
06 Stay The Night
07 Get Your Number (feat. Jermaine Dupri) × music video
08 One And Only (feat. Twista)
09 Circles
10 Your Girl
11 I Wish You Knew
12 To The Floor (feat. Nelly)
13 Joy Ride
14 Fly Like A Bird
15 Sprung
16 Secret Love



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"The Emancipation Of Mimi: Ultra Platinum Edition"
(2005)


01 Don't Forget About Us × music video
02 Makin' It Last All Night (What It Do) (feat. Jermaine Dupri)
03 So Lonely (One & Only Part II) (feat. Twista)
04 We Belong Together (Remix feat. Jadakiss & Styles P.)



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"Extras"

01 Heartbreaker / If You Should Ever Be Lonely (Junior's Club Mix) *
02 Thank God I Found You (Make It Last Remix feat. Joe & Nas) × music video
03 Loverboy (Dreamy Club Of Love Radio Edit)
04 Say Somethin' (So So Def Remix feat. Dem Franchize Boyz)
05 Don't Forget About Us (Desert Storm Remix feat. Fabolous & Styles P.) × music video
06 Never Too Far / Hero Medley
07 There For Me
08 U Make Me Wanna (with Jadakiss) × music video
09 Lil' L.O.V.E. (with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony & Bow Wow) × music video

* although an ~official~ radio edit does not exist for this remix, you can rate this fanmade edit that cuts the run time down to 3 minutes if you would prefer not to listen to a 10-minute track ddd.



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01 Please give all 75 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- and feature-heavy, so if ballads and/or rap 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 - although rating a radio edit, etc. instead of the full-length remix is fine.
05 Please use the PM list I've provided below, 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
Sunday, May 17th @ 11:59 pm EST
end of day on Tuesday, June 2nd!
 
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Spotify

(missing "There Goes My Heart", "Secret Love", "Sprung", "Never Too Far / Hero Medley",
"There For Me", "Loverboy Dreamy (Club Of Love Radio Edit)", and "Don't Forget About Us (Desert Storm Remix)")


Apple Music

(missing "There Goes My Heart", "The One (So So Def Remix)", "Secret Love", "Sprung", "Never Too Far / Hero Medley",
"There For Me", "Loverboy (Dreamy Club Of Love Radio Edit)", and "Don't Forget About Us (Desert Storm Remix)")


YouTube


Heartbreaker (feat. Jay-Z) -
Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme) -
Bliss -
How Much (feat. Usher) -
After Tonight -
X-Girlfriend -
Heartbreaker (Remix feat. Da Brat & Missy Elliott) -
Vulnerability (Interlude) -
Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) -
Crybaby (feat. Snoop Dogg) -
Did I Do That? (feat. Mystikal & Master P) -
Petals -
Rainbow (Interlude) -
Thank God I Found You (feat. Joe & 98°) -

Loverboy (Remix feat. Da Brat, Ludacris, Twenty II, & Shawna) -
Lead The Way -
If We (feat. Ja Rule & Nate Dogg) -
Didn't Mean To Turn You On -
Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica) (feat. Mystikal) -
All My Life -
Reflections (Care Enough) -
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (feat. Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, & DJ Clue) -
Want You (feat. Eric Benét) -
Never Too Far -
Twister -
Loverboy -

Through The Rain -
Boy (I Need You) (feat. Cam'ron) -
The One -
Yours -
You Got Me (feat. Jay-Z & Freeway) -
I Only Wanted -
Clown -
My Saving Grace -
You Had Your Chance -
Lullaby -
Irresistible (West Side Connection) -
Subtle Invitation -
Bringin' On The Heartbreak -
Sunflowers For Alfred Roy -
Through The Rain (Remix feat. Kelly Price & Joe) -

Miss You (feat. Jadakiss) -
I Know What You Want (with Busta Rhymes & Flipmode Squad) -
There Goes My Heart -
Got A Thing 4 You (with Da Brat & Elephant Man) -
The One (So So Def Remix feat. Bone Crusher) -

It's Like That -
We Belong Together -
Shake It Off -
Mine Again -
Say Somethin' (feat. Snoop Dogg) -
Stay The Night -
Get Your Number (feat. Jermaine Dupri) -
One And Only (feat. Twista) -
Circles -
Your Girl -
I Wish You Knew -
To The Floor (feat. Nelly) -
Joy Ride -
Fly Like A Bird -
Sprung -
Secret Love -

Don't Forget About Us -
Makin' It Last All Night (What It Do) (feat. Jermaine Dupri) -
So Lonely (One & Only Part II) (feat. Twista) -
We Belong Together (Remix feat. Jadakiss & Styles P.) -

Heartbreaker / If You Should Ever Be Lonely (Junior's Club Mix) -
Thank God I Found You (Make It Last Remix feat. Joe & Nas) -
Loverboy (Dreamy Club Of Love Radio Edit) -
Say Somethin' (So So Def Remix feat. Dem Franchize Boyz) -
Don't Forget About Us (Desert Storm Remix feat. Fabolous & Styles P.) -
Never Too Far / Hero Medley -
There For Me -
U Make Me Wanna (with Jadakiss) -
Lil' L.O.V.E. (with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony & Bow Wow) -
 
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75 Got A Thing 4 You (with Da Brat & Elephant Man) — 5.531
74 U Make Me Wanna (with Jadakiss) — 6.092
73 Vulnerability (Interlude) — 6.131
72 Say Somethin' (So So Def Remix feat. Dem Franchize Boyz) — 6.263
71 Don't Forget About Us (Desert Storm Remix feat. Fabolous & Styles P.) — 6.420

70 Through The Rain (Remix feat. Kelly Price & Joe) — 6.562
69 Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica) (feat. Mystikal) — 6.668
68 To The Floor (feat. Nelly) — 6.681
67 The One (So So Def Remix feat. Bone Crusher) — 6.718
66 Lil' L.O.V.E. (with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony & Bow Wow) — 6.763
65 Makin' It Last All Night (What It Do) (feat. Jermaine Dupri) — 6.810
64 Did I Do That? (feat. Mystikal & Master P) — 6.818
63 There For Me — 6.863
62 You Got Me (feat. Jay-Z & Freeway) — 6.871
61 If We (feat. Ja Rule & Nate Dogg) — 6.890

TOP 60
60 There Goes My Heart — 6.968
59 Thank God I Found You (feat. Joe & 98°) — 6.979
58 Secret Love — 6.980
57 My Saving Grace — 7.008
56 After Tonight — 7.030
55 Loverboy (Dreamy Club Of Love Radio Edit) — 7043
54 Never Too Far / Hero Medley — 7.088
53 I Only Wanted — 7.178
52 How Much (feat. Usher) — 7.187
51 Rainbow (Interlude) — 7.233

TOP 50
50 We Belong Together (Remix feat. Jadakiss & Styles P.) — 7.236
49 Sprung — 7.246
48 Sunflowers For Alfred Roy — 7.314
47 You Had Your Chance — 7.325
46 Joy Ride — 7.369
45 Thank God I Found You (Make It Last Remix feat. Joe & Nas) — 7.384
44 Irresistible (West Side Connection) — 7.389
43 Twister — 7.391
42 Yours — 7.444
41 I Wish You Knew — 7.472

TOP 40
40 Mine Again — 7.533
39 Want You (feat. Eric Benét) — 7.568
38 X-Girlfriend — 7.593
37 Reflections (Care Enough) — 7.607
36 Lullaby — 7.608
35 Heartbreaker / If You Should Ever Be Lonely (Junior's Heartbreaker Club Mix) — 7.636
34 One And Only (feat. Twista) — 7.638
33 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) — 7.688
32 Lead The Way — 7.703
31 Miss You (feat. Jadakiss) — 7.708

TOP 30
30 So Lonely (One & Only Part II) (feat. Twista) — 7.728
29 Your Girl — 7.737
28 Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (feat. Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, & DJ Clue) — 7.800
27 Bliss — 7.875
26 Clown — 7.927
25 Circles — 7.943
24 Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme) — 7.986
23 Loverboy (Remix feat. Da Brat, Ludacris, Twenty II, & Shawna) — 8.076
22 All My Life — 8.164
21 Subtle Invitation — 8.199

TOP 20
20 The One — 8.227
19 Didn't Mean To Turn You On — 2.232
18 Never Too Far — 8.236
17 I Know What You Want (with Busta Rhymes & The Flipmode Squad) — 8.241
16 Get Your Number (feat. Jermaine Dupri) — 8.307
15 Boy (I Need You) (feat. Cam'ron) — 8.340
14 Bringin' On The Heartbreak — 8.392
13 Through The Rain — 8.404
12 Stay The Night — 8.426
11 Crybaby (feat. Snoop Dogg) — 8.458

 
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RainOnFire

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I have no problem admitting that this is my least favourite section of Mariah's discography, but I'm still super pumped for this. My 11 is also fairly easy to pick this time around, compared to the last rate where I felt like I was juggling ten different choices.

I really enjoyed the write-ups and graphics from the first part @vague and I can't wait for this to get started!
 
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Just here to give a word of support to the absolutely fantastic @vague bringing talent to every Rate! I won’t be participating since I am technically @ambivalenttoMariah but the good sis really did that in We Belong Together! The restraint shown in the song and then the final verse in that high register giving me all the feels - an 11,000/10!

Also The Art Of Letting Go for the win if hating We Belong Together is De Rigueur within Mimi fandom!
 
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Echoing the sentiment that this is my least favourite Mariah “era” in terms of music, Rainbow and Charmbracelet aren’t without their gems but they’re probably her patchiest albums. Still absolutely taking part though! Petals, Bliss or the Through The Rain Remix are gunning for my 11 this time, unless I make a discovery.
 

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