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  • Mariah Carey - Breakdown (feat. Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone)

    Words cannot describe how amazing and underrated this song is. Still sounds so fresh! And the lyrics are just incredible.


    "Breakdown" is a song by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey from her sixth studio album, Butterfly (1997). It was released as the fourth single from the album on March 22, 1998 by Columbia Records. Similar to the treatments of "Butterfly and The Roof (Back in Time)", "Breakdown" received a limited worldwide release due to Carey's conflict at the time with Sony. The song was written and produced by Carey, Stevie J and Puff Daddy, and features rap verses by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. The song's lyrics describe the emotions someone feels when their lover suddenly stops loving and leaves them, and the pain, or breakdown, it causes the person. The song was well received by contemporary music critics.

    In the music video, Carey goes through a variety of different colorful outfits, with matching make-up. Of the many changes, two scenes predominantly occupy the video. The first in Carey dressed in flamenco style clothing, while dancing on a chair with two other female dancers. The other features Carey and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony gambling in a casino. Carey performed the song live during select dates of her Butterfly World Tour in 1998 and Adventures of Mimi Tour in 2006. Due to the song's limited release, "Breakdown" did not chart in most major music markets, with the exception of Australia and New Zealand, where it peaked at numbers 38 and four, respectively. In the US, due to Billboard rules at the time, the song was unable to chart on the Hot 100, but charted at number 53 on the Hot 100 Airplay Chart.


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    Re: Mariah Carey - Breakdown (feat. Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone

    It's my second favourite Mariah song and my favourite Mariah video.

    I bought the 'Butterfly' album because of this song

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    • #3
      Re: Mariah Carey - Breakdown (feat. Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone

      Without a doubt my favorite song of hers from my favorite album of hers. I wonder how this would’ve done as a fully promoted release, and wish it along with the roof could’ve had that chance.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by chrguy66
        Without a doubt my favorite song of hers from my favorite album of hers. I wonder how this would’ve done as a fully promoted release, and wish it along with the roof could’ve had that chance.
        It would have flopped I reckon. The world wasn't ready for this Mariah

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        • #5
          Originally posted by biscuits
          It's my second favourite Mariah song and my favourite Mariah video.

          I bought the 'Butterfly' album because of this song
          Which one is your favourite ?
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          • #6
            Re: Mariah Carey - Breakdown (feat. Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone

            Fly Like a Bird

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            • #7
              One of her best indeed, I can't believe no one made a thread for this until now!

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              • #8
                Re: Mariah Carey - Breakdown (feat. Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone

                The lyrics of this song are sublime. It's one of those songs that connect me most to MC.
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                • #9
                  Re: Mariah Carey - Breakdown (feat. Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone

                  This somehow never really clicked with me. I like it, but that's about it. I love everything else on the 'Butterfly' album though.
                  Should give it another chance I guess.
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                  • #10
                    This song an album was like an English PhD class for me. Amazing song. Amazing lyrics.
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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by beredy
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by biscuits
                        Fly Like a Bird
                        I like it too, but not among my favourites.
                        Whitney Houston

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                        • #13
                          Re: Mariah Carey - Breakdown (feat. Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone

                          You called yesterdayeeyay
                          To basically sayeeyay
                          Thatcha care for me but
                          Thatcha just not in looove

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                          • #14
                            Re: Mariah Carey - Breakdown (feat. Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone

                            Yep, MAriah's top 5 no doubt, in such a rich discography this is something outstanding. And one of her best videos
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                            • #15
                              I won't call it "underrated" as it's one of her songs that usually gets mentioned to the point that it's gotten a bit overrated.

                              I prefer The Roof and Babydoll to this, but this is indeed one of the high points of Mariah's career.
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                              • #16
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                                Love it the Butterfly era was so perfect vocals, looks, songs, videos etc.

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                                • #17
                                  Girl really schooled them all w/Butterfly.
                                  The narrative is outta this world <3
                                  Just a DEVIANT, PERTURBED, DERANGED, MACABRE, MANIAC, LUNATIC, IRRATIONAL PSYCHO-TO-BE.

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Mariah Carey - Breakdown (feat. Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone

                                    Love this song, it paved the way for "I Still Believe (Pure Imagination)" and "Cry Baby" IMO.
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Benjamin
                                      This somehow never really clicked with me. I like it, but that's about it. I love everything else on the 'Butterfly' album though.
                                      Should give it another chance I guess.
                                      You ain't gotta break down,
                                      YOU'RE TOO STRONG!"

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by bm08
                                        The lyrics of this song are sublime. It's one of those songs that connect me most to MC.
                                        Same.
                                        It's like a page from my non-existent diary
                                        Haven't been early since '88

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                                        • #21
                                          Re: Mariah Carey - Breakdown (feat. Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone

                                          This is another lyrical masterpiece from her magnum opus. I wouldn't say it's underrated, but it does get lost a bit in the Butterfly shuffle.
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                                          • #22
                                            Re: Mariah Carey - Breakdown (feat. Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone

                                            Underrated?
                                            Surely among the GP, but I feel like most lambs would put it in their top 20 of Mimi songs (and rightly so!)

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                                            • #23
                                              Originally posted by biscuits
                                              Originally posted by chrguy66
                                              Without a doubt my favorite song of hers from my favorite album of hers. I wonder how this would’ve done as a fully promoted release, and wish it along with the roof could’ve had that chance.
                                              It would have flopped I reckon. The world wasn't ready for this Mariah
                                              If she and Tommy were still happy together and agreed on this concept (obviously her creativity here was due to her break-up and emancipation from him) all singles here would have been huge hits. Nobody was ready for "Fantasy" with Ol' Dirty Bastard coming off a AC/Pop album that is Music Box but she and Tommy made it happen.

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                                              • #24
                                                One of her best underrated songs next to The Roof.

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                                                • #25
                                                  Originally posted by TheRealest
                                                  You called yesterdayeeyay
                                                  To basically sayeeyay
                                                  Thatcha care for me but
                                                  Thatcha just not in looove
                                                  Immediatelyyyy
                                                  I pretended to beee
                                                  Feeling similarlyyyyy
                                                  And led you to believe it waaaas
                                                  O. K to juuuust
                                                  Walk away from thaaa
                                                  One thing that's unyielding and sacred to meeeieeeyiieeee


                                                  UGH.. MARIAH>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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