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  • nemospence
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    What can I say, three gorgeous songs. The music alone can satisfy me. Put Mariah's vocal touches, its fireworks. Wonderful positive lyrics as well.

    WYB- Most powerful duet especially from 2020 onward.
    "Though hope is frail, it's hard to kill coronavirus."

    LTW- Mariah's vocal transitions between her whispery vocals to full voice were simply amazing.
    "Who could've foreseen. In you I'd find the place
    I belonged forever."


    Butterfly- This song keeps its parent album evergreen. It takes me to the clouds as well. I was wondering why the horses were in the music video instead of butterflies, eh? I can see it now. It's in the lyrics dahhling.
    "Wild horses run unbridled or their spirit dies."

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  • stevyy
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    when you believe and butterfly and lead the way are all masterclass songs and absolute outstanding vocal performances. Legendary stuff.

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  • Thriller
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    Butterfly is nice enough if a tad overrated.

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  • DNK
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    My 11 points:

    30 - "Can't Let Go"
    16 - "Lead The Way"
    15 - "Butterfly"

    Not bad.
    Actually, 11 points from me deserves "The Roof", "Close My Eyes", "Love Takes Time", "Till The End Of Time" and much more. It was so hard to choose.

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  • bm08
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    We enter the top 15!





    The songs that are left randomised:

    Caution
    #Beautiful (ft. Miguel)
    Heartbreaker (ft. Jay-Z)
    Always Be My Baby
    All I Want For Christmas Is You
    Honey
    We Belong Together
    The Roof (Back In Time)
    Fantasy
    O Holy Night
    My All
    Vision of Love
    Breakdown (ft. Krayzie Bone & Wish Bone)
    Giving Me Life (ft. Blood Orange & Slick Rick)

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  • bm08
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    #15





    Butterfly
    Rated: 9.14


    Ultimate 11: DNK, TomerMC
    High Scores (10): RayRay, Goldmoney, skylynx, Leo, JSparksFan, freeme, RedSimba, Marchum, mattsky, Wayne
    Low Scores (6): matthew_dixon






    UKMIX Fan Comments:

    Originally posted by sambo9 View Post

    Butterfly - Absolutely spectacular. Exhilarating in every sense. Its build-up is marvellously done, and Mariah vocals have never been so emotional.
    Originally posted by musiclover2174 View Post
    Butterfly, the song, alone >>>>
    Originally posted by Wayne View Post
    Butterfly is a superb song. I always rated it, and love it even more now

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  • bm08
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    #16





    Lead The Way
    Rated: 9.11


    Ultimate 11: DNK
    High Scores (10): sjm, InfoFromAus, JSparksFan, freeme, TomerMC, Marchum, sYair, mattsky
    Low Scores (6): Goldmoney






    UKMIX Fan Comments:

    Originally posted by GetBack View Post
    I will forever "hate" Mariah for not performing Lead the Way!

    Come on, Mariah, you know that song is better than most of the songs from the Mimi eras!
    Originally posted by dhenapie View Post
    Lead the Way- 10/10 - Easily one of the standouts. Great vocals and lyrics.
    Originally posted by ferrero View Post
    I like how Lead The Way was used in Ally Mcbeal.

    It would have made a wonderful MV :(
    Originally posted by BlueScorpion View Post
    Re: Mariah Carey | Glitter

    I'm glad she's released this. "Lead The Way", "Never Too Far" and "Reflections" are amongst her best songs. A shame some dig at her for not stepping outside her comfort zone but when she did no one was there for her.


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  • bm08
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    #17




    When You Believe (with Whitney Houston)
    Rated: 9.10



    High Scores (10): RayRay, Goldmoney, skylynx, Leo, InfoFromAus, JSparksFan, freeme, monarcbutterfly, DNK, Marchum, Wayne
    Low Scores (6): Thriller






    UKMIX Fan Comments:

    Originally posted by stevyy View Post
    perfect song. the music is perfect.. it's the best song babyface ever lay his hands on. i love the video too. both ladies look aboslutely stunning.
    Originally posted by Benjamin View Post
    Listening to this now. Goosebumps all over again.
    This song is such a gem. What a classic.
    Originally posted by DOSSOME View Post

    The way Whitney starts & how Mariah comes in.... and that climax
    Originally posted by Brad View Post
    Mariahs high notes at the end before the last line are some of my favourites. They rarely sound so angelic.

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  • InfoFromAus
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    Well, we/you could have done it like in Miss Universe where the highest and lowest scores are eliminated and the rest are averaged, thereby removing certain biases.
    Ok, that was a pretty girly example... I can give a sports example: in gymnastics they used to remove the lowest and highest scores... ok, that wasn't any less girly!

    It's understandable that some voters may be more likely to rate some of the big songs lower due to familiarity and over exposure. I tried not to let that phase me when rating the songs.

    It's an interesting exercise really, and I'm very curious to see the ratings of the top songs.

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  • Leo
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    It's interesting to comparte Betcha with historic fan favs and household names such as Hero and AYNAF... the thing I find in the votes is that those big songs actually got better rates from many voters, but also they brought some members that kinda rated low the big ones, so the average was pushed down.
    Betcha got no 11s but got all 7+ ,while Hero got 1 11s and 9 10s but also 1 3s, 1 4s and 2 6s; and Anytime got 1 11s, 10 10s but also 1 5s

    So Betcha may seem no strong one in comparisson to the big names, but it was more consistent in the rates, while big ones always bring some members that are tired of it being in every countdown/video montage/etc and may rate it low.

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  • monarcbutterfly
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    And there goes one of my 11s, EFA. It’s always been a favourite of mine but I think after reading the book, I like it even more now. It’s both understated and epic, haunting and beautiful, a true masterpiece in my eyes.

    Surprised to see BGK in the top 20 while ATYNAF and the staple that is Hero miss out but it’s all down to personal taste, Mariah really has something for everyone.

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  • InfoFromAus
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    Originally posted by bm08 View Post
    I love Betcha Dont Know, but for it to be top 20 is way overrated.
    That's cause ATYNAF deserved top 20!

    There are a few songs in the top 20 that surprise me to be honest.
    Not that I hate or dislike them... just didn't expect that.

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  • bm08
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    I love Betcha Dont Know, but for it to be top 20 is way overrated.

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  • RayRay
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    Originally posted by Thriller View Post
    I only know Fly Like A Bird, great song from a great album.
    Get to know Betcha Gon' Know like right now. One of her all time best songs.

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  • Thriller
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    I only know Fly Like A Bird, great song from a great album.

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  • Tomer_MC
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    I just love almost everything she puts out. almost.

    BGK is so high wow... the one that got a way along with Migrate.

    FLAB is phenomenal. such powerful message, lyrics, vocals. I wish one day Mariah would sing it live and give it justice. it's way too messy with all the lipping parts jumping around...

    EFA is hunting and beautiful. I am very moved by it. happy to see it ranked in the top 20!

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  • mattsky
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    Great songs! There is something special about Betcha Gon' Know. FLB is splendid.

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  • nemospence
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    BGK is a tad weak and uninteresting. Surprised it found its way inside top 20.

    FLAB- One of my top picks, gone-The unpredictability of this ranking! This song is best played inside the car, when you're on the road.

    EFA has got some potential to grow on you. But it needs a proper music video to make it known to the the public.
    Last edited by nemospence; Sat June 19, 2021, 11:10.

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  • SholasBoy
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    Thanks for posting that clip of Fly, it got me in the feels like the first time I heard it on the album!

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  • InfoFromAus
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    I am so surprised that Betcha Gon' Know has made the top 20.

    I did give it a 10 - I think there's something special about it - Mariah's vocals, the imagery through the lyrics, the mood of the song, it's great.

    The average being 9 is a surprise - it's a bit of an unheralded track.

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  • bm08
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    We enter the top 20 and say goodbye to three gems!





    The songs that are left randomised:

    Caution
    Fly Like a Bird
    #Beautiful (ft. Miguel)
    Betcha Gon' Know (The Prologue)
    Heartbreaker (ft. Jay-Z)
    Always Be My Baby
    All I Want For Christmas Is You
    Honey
    We Belong Together
    When You Believe (with Whitney Houston)
    The Roof (Back In Time)
    Fantasy
    Butterfly
    O Holy Night
    My All
    Vision of Love
    Breakdown (ft. Krayzie Bone & Wish Bone)
    Everything Fades Away
    Giving Me Life (ft. Blood Orange & Slick Rick)
    Lead The Way

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  • bm08
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    #18




    Everything Fades Away
    Rated: 9.05


    Ultimate 11: bm08, monarcbutterfly, Wayne
    High Scores (10): RayRay, skylynx, Leo, TomerMC, DNK, RedSimba,
    Low Scores (6): freeme






    UKMIX Fan Comments:

    Originally posted by Lamhe View Post
    I love "everything fades away". I L.O.V.E it.
    Originally posted by Nippian93 View Post

    True, Everything Fades Away is the best song on the album, though.
    Originally posted by stevyy View Post

    slay, nippian, it's also my fave track from the album. it's so depressing and dark. <3

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  • bm08
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    #19



    Fly Like A Bird
    Rated: 9.03



    High Scores (10): sjm, Leo, JSparksFan, freeme, TomerMC, DNK, RedSimba, Marchum, mattsky, Wayne
    Low Scores (6): spiritboy






    UKMIX Fan Comments:

    Originally posted by geminidragon View Post
    btw, am i the only one who gets goosebumps when Mariah performs Fly Like A Bird live?

    Here comes the Grammys!!!
    Originally posted by SholasBoy View Post
    I love this song, it's my second favourite on the album after Stay The Night
    Originally posted by Colin View Post
    I love this song, it should have got a proper release with video and everything.
    Originally posted by Kaloki View Post
    Every single thing about this song is 10/10

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  • bm08
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    #20



    Betcha Gon' Know (The Prologue)
    Rated: 9.00



    High Scores (10): RayRay, Leo, InfoFromAus, TomerMC, DNK, Rawiri James, Marchum, mattsky, Wayne
    Low Scores (7): Goldmoney, skylynx, bm08






    UKMIX Fan Comments:

    Originally posted by NormiMalone View Post
    "Betcha Gon' Know" is a riveting soap opera
    Originally posted by RayRay View Post
    Betcha Gon' Know: One of my all time favorite Mariah songs. Especially the Jumpsmokers Remix is fire.

    Originally posted by skywalker View Post
    Yes to BGK as a single. I used to listen to that song on repeat and imagine the video
    Wasted opportunities

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  • nemospence
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    I just finished listening to the remaining tweny songs. Here are my Top Ten Picks.
    • Always Be My Baby
    • Butterfly
    • Fly Like a Bird
    • Heartbreaker
    • Honey
    • Lead The Way
    • My All
    • Vision of Love
    • We Belong Together
    • When You Believe

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