"One Sweet Day" = so gorgeous, very moving...quite possibly the best collaboration of her career. was it probably a well-calculated business move? sure, but the voices blend together so beautifully. I'd rank this right around where you did, maybe a bit higher (Top 20).
"Thank God I Found You" = ah, the song that first made me really take notice of the marvelous Mariah Carey. if it was 2002 right now, I'd probably rank this as my No. 1 favorite MC song. after properly exploring her entire discography over many years, my passion for this has cooled a bit, but I'd still definitely put it in my Top 20. for several years I always referred to this as her "last No. 1", I had just accepted that fate, but thank God I was wrong!
"Emotions" = I don't go as crazy for this as most fans, but it's still a great song. it's not one of her best lead singles ("Fantasy", "Dreamlover", "Vision Of Love"), but it's certainly not her weakest either ("It's Like That", "Obsessed"). those whistles really are out of this world! I'd prolly rank it...Top 40.
"Someday" = I guess I'm not a true "lamb", because I still ADORE this song, despite Mariah's disapproval. it would definitely be in my Top 10! it's fun, catchy, sassy.
"Fly Like A Bird" = not much to say about gospel Mariah. just not a big fan. I'm a bit torn right now: I'm happy to see a strong group like this...but it makes me pretty nervous to see what's actually in your Top 20!
Worry not! You will love
my Top 20, I assure you!
leoapp wrote:One Sweet Day - This is imo very overrated, especially chart-wise. It's a cool collaboration but 16 weeks at #1 really? She has many better singles. It's even not really remembered today despite its huge chart success. It's one of my least fave #1s from her.
Thank God I Found You - Glad you rank this high. Very underrated cos it's considered to be a forgettable #1. Imo, it's one of her best collaborations. This song is really great, among my top 10. I also love the title. The best song on Rainbow!
Emotions - The whistle, easily one of her best whistles in her entire discography. So haunting. Her signature whistle for sure. Anyway, I don't love this song, but i just like this song.
Someday - One of her songs which sounds so dated. But it's not a bad song at all, i like the whistle at the end.
Fly Like A Bird - One of her best gospel songs, the combination between her high belting and whistle is just perfect. Definitely one of the highlights of TEOM
Glad to hear the love for "Thank God I Found You" and "Fly Like A Bird", especially the former which is one of Carey's more underrated #1's.
swiftie13 wrote:FLy Like A Bird, One Sweet Day, Emotions, so many great songs@ I am scared too see your top ten...
I'm sure there's at least...three tracks you'll like in my Top 10.
One Sweet Day.
Emotions and Someday are some of my favourites!
Glad you like "Someday"!
Tripolis wrote: "One Sweet Day" : This song is very overrated. This song is great on first few listens, afterwards it just gets boring. I wouldn't even rank this in my top 40 to be honest. However, I believe this song was what cemented Mariah as the chart queen of the 1990s (along with a few other tracks) as it spent a massive 16 weeks at number-one atop the Hot 100. 7.5/10
"Thank God I Found You" : This song is an underrated gem in Mariah's disography. It definitely will make my top 20. I love the message of this song though I don't think it was a perfect single choice at that time (there were many other better ones). However, I'm glad it still became a #1 hit for Mariah and should deserve more recognition, especially among the fans. This is IMO Mariah's most forgotten #1 single. 9/10
"Emotions" : Her weakest lead single, by far, IMO. Her whistling in this song is just insane though. It was one of my early favourites when I first discovered Mariah's discography, but now, I just find it subpar compared to all the better singles she has released. This song is a standout of the parent album, which is Mariah's weakest album. 6.5/10
"Someday" : This song is great. Easily one of best songs off her debut. It's the weakest of the four singles she's released from the album, though. I don't get why Mariah hates this song as it's an amazing tune, one that doesn't sound dated 20 years after its release. 7.5/10
"Fly Like A Bird" : Mariah's best gospel song by a long shot. This is easily the best song on "The Emancipation of Mimi" after "We Belong Together". Her performance on the Grammys is one of her all-time best live performances ever. This song would probably make my top 10. I can understand the love it gets from fans. This song is one of the few masterpieces in her career. Deserves to make the top 20. 10/10
Glad to see that this batch was better for you than the last! I disagree that "One Sweet Day" is overrated, though. It seems to not be a fan favourite despite its massive success in the US.
GoodBoyGoneBad wrote:I like both One Sweet Day and Thank God I Found You, although I think that they're pretty much overrated.
While Emotions, Someday and Fly Like A Bird are some of my favorite Mariah songs too!
I'm especially happy to hear your appreciation for "Someday" as that one often gets overlooked.
BeeFan wrote:One Sweet Day - very moving, cannot listen to this that much though, just because of the lyrics, which remind me a lot of loved and passed ones. Nevertheless a very moving ballad
Thank God I Found You - I'm more into the Remix but the original is still a great listen
Emotions and Someday - both are great songs, though I rarely listen to her early songs, guess they wouldn't chart that high on my chart
Fly Like A Bird - Nice song, but I don't get the massive praise and love on here... overrated IMO
I agree that "Fly Like A Bird" is one of Mimi's more overrated tracks, and I'm glad that you also find "One Sweet Day" to be moving. It's so touching.
I'm glad you like "Fly Like A Bird" but I highly recommend that you check out the other tracks as well. You may be pleasantly surprised!
stevyy wrote:here we have some outstanding and life-changing tunes.
Emotions is a great concert opener as well (looking at her 1998 tour in Australia)
I love how you so blatantly ignored "Someday". Lovin' the shade, Stephan!
ANH wrote:"One Sweet Day" is a bit boring. I really don't like it.
However, it's a bit unfair to call this song "forgettable" or something similar.
This song was number one (in the US, at least) for sixteen weeks. Ask anyone who's lost a loved one during those sixteen weeks, and see if it is forgettable.
"Thank God I Found You" is a song I've never managed to get into.
However, I LOVE the remix.
I love "Emotions"! It's a fabulous track with some insane singing.
Seriously, your favorite couldn't.
I don't like "Someday" as much as some of her other singles. I still listen to it, but it's not a highlight or a song that I will deliberately look for to play.
"Fly Like A Bird" is absolutely amazing! The end is so orgasmic.
I love the chorus "Carry me higher, higher, higher..."
Admittedly, she could not.
And I totally agree with the ending of "Fly Like A Bird". That last minute slays entire discographies, entire existences even.