Mariah Carey Singles Rate 2020 EDITION

Suomi

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I just find it very elongated - just get on the spacecraft and fly!
 

Suomi

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Listen, I am engaged to possibly the biggest lamb in the United Kingdom. @HerSereneHighnessAnniFrid woke me up at 4am last week crying because he had a dream that Mariah looked at him. We sleep in a giant clam shell. Our facemasks are kept in a Butterfly artwork tin. If I need to give a few middling scores on this rate to keep a sane sense of perspective then that’s just what I’ll do!
 

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I only gave 14 tens initially but then decided Against All Odds without Westlife was probably worthy of a ten.

Most of my favourite tracks were never singles.
 
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I may attempt this later if I can manage to remember the rules but I’m here right now to say that I think ‘Betcha Gon’ Know’ is actually my favourite Mariah song.
 

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Some of the picks on that list are... choiceful. However, I can understand the rationale behind Always Be My Baby being the ultimate Mariah song. It combines all of her best instincts, eras and sensibilities into an enduring bop.

I will say that MC30 has caused me to re-evaluate her catalogue in a way that I haven't done for years. I have come round to Charmbracelet. I have re-discovered the organic 70s soul back-end of Emancipation. I genuinely, finally and truly understand why, in December 1999, I declared Rainbow the greatest album ever recorded (it slaps). I have even more love for Emotions than ever. However, Butterfly remains her magnum opus - every song is a 16/10.
 

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Hey do you guys know Suomi?

no, who is he?

you know, that guy?

no, what guy?

he’s the one who thinks “Dreamlover” is a 7/10 song...

oh, THAT guy.
I mean, ALL of Suomi's scores in that rate are a disaster.

are we really surprised?
 

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Some of the picks on that list are... choiceful. However, I can understand the rationale behind Always Be My Baby being the ultimate Mariah song. It combines all of her best instincts, eras and sensibilities into an enduring bop.

I will say that MC30 has caused me to re-evaluate her catalogue in a way that I haven't done for years. I have come round to Charmbracelet. I have re-discovered the organic 70s soul back-end of Emancipation. I genuinely, finally and truly understand why, in December 1999, I declared Rainbow the greatest album ever recorded (it slaps). I have even more love for Emotions than ever. However, Butterfly remains her magnum opus - every song is a 16/10.

I could question some of this but I won’t, I’ll just say the last sentence is correct.

I was surprised at ABMB at number one. I love it, but it’s quite light. She does some nice runs in it but it’s not the typical bombast of her early singles. It’s not the first song you think of when thinking of her 90s hits.
 

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It's nowhere near being her most technically impressive song, but it's easily her most iconic non-holiday song. There isn't a person who doesn't sing along to it.

And it's interesting because it hadn't always been like that. I think it's only fairly recently that it became her signature song.
 

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8 Vision of Love
9 Love Takes Time
10 Someday
7 I Don't Wanna Cry
5 There's Got to Be a Way
9 Emotions
12 Can't Let Go
10 Make It Happen
7 I'll Be There
10 Dreamlover
9 Hero
7 Without You
6 Never Forget You
7 Anytime You Need a Friend
6 Endless Love
10 All I Want for Christmas Is You
10 Fantasy
7 One Sweet Day
5 Open Arms
8 Always Be My Baby
6 Forever
6 Underneath the Stars
8 Honey
9 Butterfly
10 The Roof (Back in Time)
6 Breakdown
11 My All
5 Sweetheart
8 When You Believe
4 I Still Believe
9 Heartbreaker
0 Thank God I Found You
2 Crybaby
5 Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)
7 Against All Odds
1 Loverboy
6 Reflections (Care Enough)
8 Never Too Far
2 Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)
5 Through the Rain
5 I Know What You Want
3 Boy (I Need You)
7 Bringin' On the Heartbreak
9 It's Like That
8 We Belong Together
5 Shake It Off
7 Get Your Number
3 Don't Forget About Us
6 Say Somethin'
5 Touch My Body
5 Bye Bye
7 I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time
6 I Stay in Love
5 Obsessed
5 I Want to Know What Love Is
7 H.A.T.E.U.
5 Up Out My Face
9 Angels Cry
8 Oh Santa!
5 Triumphant (Get 'Em)
10 Almost Home
10 #Beautiful
8 The Art Of Letting Go
6 You're Mine (Eternal)
9 You Don't Know What to Do
6 Infinity
-1 I Don't
8 GTFO
8 With You
4 A No No
5 In the Mix
6 Save the Day
7 Out Here on My Own
 

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Alright, will try to be less generous to make this work.

08 Vision of Love
08 Love Takes Time
07 Someday
07 I Don't Wanna Cry
06 There's Got to Be a Way
07 Emotions
08 Can't Let Go
05 Make It Happen
09 I'll Be There
10 Dreamlover
09 Hero
10 Without You
10 Never Forget You
09 Anytime You Need a Friend
09 Endless Love
09 All I Want for Christmas Is You
12 Fantasy
10 One Sweet Day
09 Open Arms
10 Always Be My Baby
10 Forever
08 Underneath the Stars
10 Honey
09 Butterfly
10 The Roof (Back in Time)
08 Breakdown
11 My All
10 Sweetheart
09 When You Believe
10 I Still Believe
09 Heartbreaker
09 Thank God I Found You
06 Crybaby
10 Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)
05 Against All Odds
09 Loverboy
10 Reflections (Care Enough)
10 Never Too Far
03 Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)
05 Through the Rain
07 I Know What You Want
07 Boy (I Need You)
08 Bringin' On the Heartbreak
07 It's Like That
08 We Belong Together
00 Shake It Off
08 Get Your Number
-1 Don't Forget About Us
04 Say Somethin'
09 Touch My Body
04 Bye Bye
02 I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time
03 I Stay in Love
07 Obsessed
05 I Want to Know What Love Is
02 H.A.T.E.U.
00 Up Out My Face
07 Angels Cry
02 Oh Santa!
10 Triumphant (Get 'Em)
09 Almost Home
10 #Beautiful
09 The Art Of Letting Go
06 You're Mine (Eternal)
06 You Don't Know What to Do
?? Infinity
06 I Don't
05 GTFO
06 With You
04 A No No
02 In the Mix
07 Save the Day
09 Out Here on My Own
 

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If my Mariah singles peak modestly cooperates with the scale submitted by Frozen and is held down to a mere 12, then the rest must reflect this. Anytime You Need A Friend, Fantasy, Always Be My Baby and her purchasing of Christmas are "delirium time" and then some - here she found rapture and runs rings around everyone and arguably her vocals and songwriting were as stretched out as is humanly possible to experience them. Whatever capacity she is at these days, she is as complex as the many she suffers from herself and yet her status is protected better than most (keeping the internet at bay by being fluent in meme certainly helps a tad). My only wish is that these days she creatively unrestricted herself by trying to "recapture" what worked in the past, but there are plenty more examples of her doing this than most probably think.

08 Vision of Love
06 Love Takes Time
08 Someday
05 I Don't Wanna Cry
10 There's Got to Be a Way
09 Emotions
06 Can't Let Go
07 Make It Happen
07 I'll Be There
10 Dreamlover
07 Hero
10 Without You
07 Never Forget You
12 Anytime You Need a Friend
06 Endless Love
11 All I Want for Christmas Is You
10 Fantasy
09 One Sweet Day
10 Open Arms
10 Always Be My Baby
10 Forever
09 Underneath the Stars
10 Honey
07 Butterfly
10 The Roof (Back in Time)
08 Breakdown
10 My All
07 Sweetheart
08 When You Believe
09 I Still Believe
09 Heartbreaker
05 Thank God I Found You
07 Crybaby
09 Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)
04 Against All Odds
10 Loverboy
08 Reflections (Care Enough)
07 Never Too Far
05 Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)
06 Through the Rain
06 I Know What You Want
05 Boy (I Need You)
08 Bringin' On the Heartbreak
07 It's Like That
10 We Belong Together
06 Shake It Off
07 Get Your Number
05 Don't Forget About Us
08 Say Somethin'
08 Touch My Body
05 Bye Bye
08 I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time
06 I Stay in Love
08 Obsessed
03 I Want to Know What Love Is
09 H.A.T.E.U.
08 Up Out My Face
07 Angels Cry
06 Oh Santa!
06 Triumphant (Get 'Em)
10 Almost Home (this is Mariah simulating peak Mariah and that it never gets there is just another layer to the lyric)
10 #Beautiful
10 The Art Of Letting Go - a brief little reminder that this inserted a new page into the Great American Songbook
06 You're Mine (Eternal)
09 You Don't Know What to Do
08 Infinity (it's just a ∞ standing up of course)
07 I Don't
08 GTFO
09 With You (who knew Mariah was such a fan of the Bootie Call video)
08 A No No
06 In the Mix
05 Save the Day
07 Out Here on My Own

Also, just to understand this downsized scale a bit better, Vanishing is drifting away on the 16.
 

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Anyone who gives We Belong Together any less than a 10 needs immediate psychiatric attention.
 

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07 Vision of Love
05 Love Takes Time
06 Someday
XX I Don't Wanna Cry
XX There's Got to Be a Way
10 Emotions
08 Can't Let Go
10 Make It Happen
08 I'll Be There
09 Dreamlover
08 Hero
10 Without You
08 Never Forget You
08 Anytime You Need a Friend
08 Endless Love
10 All I Want for Christmas Is You
11 Fantasy
03 One Sweet Day
02 Open Arms
12 Always Be My Baby
XX Forever
XX Underneath the Stars
04 Honey
07 Butterfly
10 The Roof (Back in Time)
10 Breakdown
10 My All
XX Sweetheart
05 When You Believe
XX I Still Believe
02 Heartbreaker
02 Thank God I Found You
XX Crybaby
04 Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)
00 Against All Odds
-1 Loverboy
00 Reflections (Care Enough)
07 Never Too Far
06 Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)
07 Through the Rain
09 I Know What You Want
09 Boy (I Need You)
XX Bringin' On the Heartbreak
09 It's Like That
06 We Belong Together
07 Shake It Off
XX Get Your Number
XX Don't Forget About Us
05 Say Somethin'
08 Touch My Body
XX Bye Bye
09 I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time
XX I Stay in Love
10 Obsessed
04 I Want to Know What Love Is
XX H.A.T.E.U.
XX Up Out My Face
XX Angels Cry
XX Oh Santa!
06 Triumphant (Get 'Em)
XX Almost Home
09 #Beautiful
XX The Art Of Letting Go
06 You're Mine (Eternal)
XX You Don't Know What to Do
XX Infinity
XX I Don't
XX GTFO
XX With You
XX A No No
XX In the Mix
XX Save the Day
XX Out Here on My Own

@Frozen
 

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