60 ¬ Auld Lang Syne (The New Year's Anthem)
"Auld Lang Syne (The New Year's Anthem)" is one of the standouts of MiMi's latest Christmas LP for me. It has such a joyful sound and is a great ending to the album. I do really enjoy playing this song even though it isn't Christmas though as it doesn't really have the lyrics of an ordinary Christmas tune. It's good, though not great.
59 ¬ Bye Bye
This was one of my favourite songs at a point last year. However, overplaying this song really killed its epicness for me. It now ranks in at #59, as opposed to being in my top 25 last year. "Bye Bye", though a great song, was a wrong second single choice IMO as it wasn't a great way to continue the era after the semi-successful "Touch My Body". A great "sequel" to "One Sweet Day", and contrary to the fans' belief, I feel that this is a much better song than that vastly overrated track.
58 ¬ Up Out My Face
This song contains one of my favourite Mariah Carey lyrics ever, especially the "if we were two lego blocks, even the Harvard University graduating class of 2010 couldn't put us back together again
. Her songwriting skills are genius and it really shows in this fantastic track. Though not my favourite from "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel", I wouldn't rank it as one of the messes of that record either. The version featuring Nicki Minaj is utter rubbish though, and I prefer the original MUCH more.
57 ¬ Forever
"Forever" has always been a fan-favourite, so this ranking may be a little controversial to some. "Forever" is a great, calming and somewhat soulful tune. The reason why this song comes in at #57 is because it probably lacks the power other Mariah songs have, which is what made me a lamb in the first place. I do believe that with stronger vocals in this song, it would have been enough for me to rank it top 50, or possibly even top 20. It is a pleasant tune, though.
56 ¬ Touch My Body
"Touch My Body" is one of her best uptempos, and needless to mention, the video is definitely a standout of her videography. "Touch My Body" contains some amazing lyrics as well. It definitely isn't one of my favourite lead singles from Mariah, though it is indeed a good one. I don't get why fans hate this as it is such a fun tune.
55 ¬ I Still Believe
"I Still Believe" was Mariah's take on a Brenda K. Starr song, as a tribute to her. Mariah's take IMO outclasses the original by far and is a stunning recording of this song. However, it got overplayed by me, much like "Bye Bye", resulting in its low ranking. It also doesn't contain the "oomph" that other Mariah tracks do have as well, and that probably caused it a much lower ranking than I would have expected it to rank.
54 ¬ 100%
A rarely mentioned Mariah tune, this is a gorgeous track released to support Team USA in the Olympics. I do NOT get why this track was not included in "Memoirs..." as this track is easily one of the best things she'd done that era. It is definitely one of the standouts and I love this song because of its lyrics. It is very, very underrated as well, and I believe some fans may not even have heard this in full before. If you haven't, I suggest you give this a listen as you may be pleasantly surprised!
53 ¬ Fourth Of July
A very, very underrated track from "Butterfly", that constantly receives comparison to "Underneath The Stars". I do prefer the latter, though this isn't that bad either. I don't find this to be a replica of "Underneath The Stars" at all, as I don't seem to sense any similarities between the two. It does deserve much more recognition, though, and is a good addition to the "Butterfly" record, which is flawless besides one or two duds.
52 ¬ Joy To The World
Another Christmas tune from Mariah's first Christmas record. This is the second-highest ranking tune from that record, only outranked by one other. This is a great cover of this legendary Christmas classic and is by far my favourite version of it. Mariah's powerful vocals really make this song a stellar version and that, I guess, is what makes me like this song so much.
51 ¬ Do You Know Where You're Going To? (Theme From Mahogany)
"Do You Know Where You're Going To? (Theme From Mahogany)" is a good track from #1s
, and is so, so underrated by the fans. Many fans seem to hate it as evidenced by the numerous Mariah survivors we had, where this song often gets voted out in the first few rounds. Though lacking some elements, this song is great nevertheless, and fans should re-listen to this and give it another chance.