I agree with you on two points: (1) T-Pain really doesn't add anything to "Migrate". In fact, he takes away from the overall quality, at least in my opinion, and (2) "You're So Cold" has an epic intro, though the rest of the song doesn't quite live up to the promising start.leoapp wrote:Get Your Number - It's one of the catchiest songs on TEOM, it should've been released in US. I don't really love it, but it's great overall.
Alone In Love - It's a quite great ballad from her debut, a bit forgotten, it's not that strong compared to other ballads on the album though. The verses are great but the chorus really lacks of something.
Shake It Off - Very sad that this failed to hit #1, one of the strongest songs on TEOM, the beat is very catchy and memorable, but it's quite repetitive imo, so it's getting a bit boring after repetitious listen, maybe the song should've been shortened
Migrate - Definitely her most commercial non single she's ever made, How come they made a huge mistake by not releasing this as a single? A standout track from E=MC2, however i think T Pain's rap is a bit annoying and too long. And imo, this song is not as great as hyped, maybe less Mariah's robotic vocal and a faster tempo would be better. Mariah's part which says 'Hey' is so memorable though and the whistle at the beginning is flawless.
You're So Cold - The intro = the best intro among all Mariah's songs ever imo, so haunting, although overall the song is not that amazing, but easily the top non single on Emotions.
Great. No major disagreements with this batch.phoenix98 wrote:"Get Your Number" = eh...this one's not terrible, but I'm not a massive fan either. I'm glad it wasn't released here in the US, "Shake It Off" was perfect for the 3rd single. I think it's something about JD "singing" (rapping?) the whole hook that's off-putting to me. Mariah's bits are still catchy, though.
"Alone In Love" = like leoapp said, it's good but a bit forgettable when on the same album as ballads like "Vision Of Love", "Love Takes Time", "Vanishing", etc. I like it, but I wouldn't put it this high.
"Shake It Off" = I actually think this one is a bit low, I'd probably put it in my Top 40. apart from its general catchiness, it was a lot of fun watching it smash back in 2005 (although shocking/disappointing to see it blocked from the top spot not only by WBT, but also by the sudden explosion of "Gold Digger").
"Migrate" = I get that this would've been a hit, so I agree it should've been a single, but it's still a mess. some of the most embrassing lyrics of her entire career.
"You're So Cold" = I agree with leoapp about the epic-ness of the intro. not sure if I'd call it the top non-single on Emotions, I really like "To Be Around You" too, but this one is great too. maybe a little high, but still great.
Like a butterfly?PosziMC2 wrote::cry:
Akini's wig was meant to flyyyyyyyyyyyyy
I'm shocked that you'd call "You're So Cold" mediocre! I hope it grows on you.Tripolis wrote: "Get Your Number" : It's catchy, and definitely screams "hit" all over it, but it just isn't suited to my music taste. It's decent, though, but I guess you ranked it too high. 6/10
"Alone In Love" : Another filler track from her debut. It's by far the best of the fillers though... but pales very much in comparison to the rest of the album. 4/10
"Shake It Off" : A great choice for a single to continue her momentum. Deserved to hit #1 in the US as the video is great and the song is very catchy. I'm glad it became MiMi's second consecutive radio smash, though. 7.5/10
"Migrate" : One of my favourite tracks from "E=MC^2", and without a doubt, one of the most neglected songs (whereby it could've been released as a single) of her discography. Should she have released this instead of "Bye Bye" as the second single, the album could possibly be a hit. This tune is a smash. I'd ranked it in top 40. 8/10
"You're So Cold" : This track is mediocre and is underwhelming for Mariah's standards. "Emotions" is my least-favourite Mariah album, so that probably has a factor in me judging this song.. I'll have to listen to this again, but for now that's how I feel about it. 4/10
It's a great track, but "epic" is being a bit generous, in my opinion.NothingFails wrote:You're So Cold is such early-90's epicness.
I'm glad you like "O.O.C.". I really like the flute in that too.stevyy wrote:OOC is def. underrated. I always found the flute hypnotising.
Migrate and Side Effects are among the best songs she's done in the '00's.
Aw, if I put them higher that would mean that I'd have to rank songs I like more than them below them.GoodBoyGoneBad wrote:Great pack of songs, but Shake It Off and Migrate should be higher!
It's definitely a bit overrated amongst the lambs but I can certainly see it's appeal.Shortie wrote:Shake It Off is too overrated.
I'm pleasantly surprised that you like "Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)".Tiger wrote:#55.
Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica).
Don't Forget About Us.
Get Your Number.
Shake It Off.
Aw, I guessed they've grown off of you a bit?BeeFan wrote:I used to really like Shake it off, Get your number and Migrate, but all of these are just okay now, so I guess I'm fine with the positions
of course.... How could I forget my poll choiceJSparksFan wrote:It's a great cover but she's got some others, two especially that trump "Bringin' On The Heartbreak".BeeFan wrote:Bringing On The Heartbreak is too low, for sure... my fave of the last batch and I agree, it's her best cover following Without You
Glad you agree on most of the rankings.swiftie13 wrote:Through The Rain is great! So is It's Like Tht, both rightly places.. but Circles?!?!?! One of the best from TEOM IMO and should be higher! At least top 40 (oh so cose) and OMG YOu;re So Cold... Standing O is ctahcy
Oh, so "Through The Rain" is the song that made you a Mariah fan? Coolio! The song that made me a Mariah fan is my #1.leoapp wrote:Circles - This is my 2nd favorite non single from TEOM after I Wish You Knew, although the melody is very simple, i think it's an amazing and her vocal is great and not forced.
It's Like That - One of her best lead singles and one of her best uptempo, the beat is just so strong and memorable. It really has THAT comeback feel, should've been a bigger in US imo.
Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme) - This song has very great message, and i like the final chorus, her belting notes acrobatic through the end. I used to underrate this song!
Standing O - The O O O part is very catchy actually, definitely one of the better songs on Memoirs. Although i think this ranks too high on your list.
Through The Rain - This song was what made me A LAMB! I really love it, among my TOP 3 All time favorite from Mariah. Great lyrics, and i love her whisper-ish vocal in this song. Just a perfect song to help people coping with their problems. Should've been a bigger hit especially in US where it flopped!
I'm sorry for that! I'm sure you'll find some Mimi tracks you absolutely love higher up, though.Tripolis wrote: "Circles" : One of the best non-singles from "The Emancipation of Mimi", although I still think you ranked it a tad too high. It's great and should have been released as a single over "Get Your Number" imo. 7/10
"It's Like That" : This is easily one of Mariah's best lead-singles ever. It's definitely in my top 20. The beat is just fire and this really is a comeback tune. The video is also among Mariah's all-time best and deserved to be a much bigger hit in the US. Fantastic song. 9/10
"Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)" : This is one of Mariah's best songs ever! It, without a doubt, would definitely make my top 10. I just love the message of the song and I love Mariah because of that. It's very underrated though and even though you ranked it at #43, I'm already happy because I know most lambs won't even rank this in their top 50 probably. 9.5/10
"Standing O" : One of the best Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel tracks. You ranked it too high, however. The chorus is very catchy and this is one of the songs I don't dislike on Memoirs. 6/10
"Through The Rain" : Three of my favourites down in one batch! This song is one of Mariah's all-time bests and ranks definitely in my top 3 Mariah songs. The video is good for Mariah's standards and the lyrics are excellent. It's definitely my favourite lead single by Mariah and did not deserve to flop so badly in the US. My favourite song from her in the 2000s. 10/10
"Through The Rain" is very touching indeed. The fact that it missed the Top 40 is only a testament to Mariah's phenomenal discography.GoodBoyGoneBad wrote:Circles
Good song, but there are better tracks on that record.
It's Like That
The beginning of an epic era for Mimi!
Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)
This song is so emotional.
Same as Circles.
Through The Rain
Another very touching ballad.
I pretty much love everything I've ranked Top 50, but the real honour is reserved for my Top 20. Mariah's Top 20 is arguably the strongest since the very first time I did a tribute for an artist, and that artist was Britney.BeeFan wrote:Can't Take That Away and Through The Rain are really outstanding songs in Mariah's discography... I fon't even know wheter a Top 50 position is good or bad on your chart, as there are so many masterpieces already left behinf
It's Like That... not like everyone else, I feel this is one of the poorer lead singles... as this song really had to grow on me, what saved that era for me was WBT
I take it you're not a "Standing O" supporter?PosziMC2 wrote:Wait did I just see Standin' O in the Top 50? oh.
Circles is an epic song.
It's Like That is one of the best lead singles ever.
Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)- Beautiful <3
Through The Rain. - <3
I highly recommend E=MC²! You won't be disappointed.Shortie wrote:Never really been interested in It's Like That unfortunately. Still find it one of the worst tracks from TEOM.
Circles is one of my favourites from that album.
***funny thing is that I can comment on all the singles and only the TEOM album tracks because it is the only album I've listened to entirely***
Woohoo! Yet another batch with no major disagreements!phoenix98 wrote:"Circles" = a bit high, but it's a nice track with some great lines: "but inside I kept repeating, 'don't you let them see you cry', so I casually turned my head, as the tears rolled down my eyes...".
"It's Like That" = I'm glad to see this isn't too high, though it wouldn't even make my Top 50 I'm obviously very thankful for what this track did for her career, but urban-club-jam-Mariah (this, "Migrate") just isn't my cup of tea. worse than gospel Mariah, actually.
"Can't Take That Away" = fans tend to overrate this one too, so I'm glad it isn't too high either.
"Standing O" = wow, way to throw us a curveball, Akini! I don't dislike this track by any means, but I don't think anyone expected to see it this high. I could see it being a good single choice, but I'm not sure if anything could've saved that era after IWTKWLI.
"Through The Rain" = a bit too low, but I'm glad we both consider it one of the best tracks on CB. I'd prolly rank "The One" above this, though.
Aw, you're not a Mariah fan?toni_pest wrote:It's Like That - One of the rare Mariah songs that I can stand.
It's really good, no doubt about it but "outstanding" is a bit generous, I think.stevyy wrote:ILT is beyond outstanding. 10/10. the look, the vibe, the video, the voice. it's perfect.
I'm glad to see you love it so much.stevyy wrote:make it happen is one of her signature songs. a timeless classic, that by the help of an even greater live set can become an alltime classic. 10/10
Glad you're pleased with this set, bar "Last Kiss", of course.swiftie13 wrote:Last Kiss is bleh... I agree about the first Taylor comment
anyhow Can't Let Go and Make It Hapen are amazing!! Glad to see them in the top 40, hopefully there will only be better songs up there or else and I've Been Thinking about You is so catchy, love it! One of my favourites from Music Box
Whoa! Quite the rocky batch for us! Let's hope things will be a bit cleaner with this upcoming batch, though I strongly believe that it won't.Tripolis wrote: "Last Kiss" : Decent track from "E=MC^2", but pales very much in comparison to the better album tracks like "Migrate", "Side Effects" and "For The Record". You ranked it too high. 5/10
"Can't Let Go" : Classic Mariah, but too overrated by the fans. It's great nonetheless. It's amazing how a track as phenomenal as this can miss the top 20 - as it just proves the extensive and amazing discograpy Mariah has. 8.5/10
"I've Been Thinking About You" : The first weak song in a few batches. It's underwhelming in my opinion and shouldn't be ranked higher than many of the songs below it. 3/10
"Make It Happen" : Yet another Mariah classic that is greatly overrated by fans. I ain't really a fan of uptempo Mariah generally except for a few exceptions. This track is great, but not as good as "Can't Let Go". 7.5/10
"You Need Me" : One of the decent non-singles off her debut. I wouldn't have ranked this as high as you, though. I feel that Mariah has much better tracks than this. 5/10
I thought that she was being suggestive with that "peculiar thoughts" line but as it turns out, it's just my dirty mind.phoenix98 wrote:"Last Kiss" = of all the E=MC2 tracks that I've never been TOO crazy about ("Migrate", "Thanx 4 Nothin'", "I Wish You Well", "Last Kiss"), this has grown on me the most, but I still think it's much too high here. it's pretty tough to compare Mariah and Taylor, but I actually prefer Taylor's song of the same name.
"Can't Let Go" = this one's quite lovely, I'd actually rank it a bit higher (Top 30). it's a very strong candidate for my favorite track on Emotions. such a shame that it was the song to break her No. 1 streak!
"I've Been Thinking About You" = both this and "Now That I Know" are really dated, but really fun! I wouldn't rank it quite so high, but I do like it. what did you originally think the song was about, though?
"Make It Happen" = a bit too religious for me, but it would probably still make my Top 50.
"You Need Me" = now this is a pretty random pick! I don't really dislike...anything...on her debut, but I never would've expected to see this so high!
I'm a bit sad that you don't appreciate "I've Been Thinking About You", "Make It Happen", and "You Need Me" as much as I do, but I'm glad you at least like the other two.leoapp wrote:Last Kiss - Imo, this is THE BEST non single-ballad on E=MC2, like it, it's a midtempo ballad but not a WBT rehash.
Can't Let Go - Definitely one of her bets ballads ever, so sad it stalled at #2 Hot 100. I really love the final whistle note, one of her best.
I've Been Thinking About You - Just like Now That I Know, both are the only 2 songs from Music Box that i don't really like, very dated uptempo. This song is my least fave on Music Box.
Make It Happen - This is very overrated imo, i never get the big hype, her vocal is flawless and the lyrics are great, but overall it's a bit boring for me, one of my least favorite singles from Mariah. I usually skip this song to the final belting notes.
You Need Me - Very surprised to see this so high on your list, this is my least fave song on her debut, but it's not bad actually, i quite like the rock influence. She sounds emotional in this song.