Getting on Mariah's case too much

I know a lot of readers think I get on Mariah Carey's case too much. I will always say she is a fabulous singer. But what goes on with her and Columbia Records is laughable, really. Next week, "Thank God I Found You" drops from number 4 to number 13 after spending a week at number 1 and a week at number 2. This single will drop off the charts faster than Gloria Estefan's "Music of the Heart."
I'm sorry, but this is because Sony manipulated the record to number 1 to keep Mariah's "record" intact. "Thank God" was never a number one record. Just tune into a Top 40 station and you will not hear it very often, whereas most of the real hits - by Celine Dion, Smash Mouth, etc. - are played nonstop. Pop music fans know a hit - it's a song that's played so often on the radio that you want to start screaming already. "Thank God" is not in that category.
I think the business of deep discounting and artificially boosting singles is a real disservice to artists like Mariah who are talented but have no way of gauging how their records are really selling.

(Fox411)

Friday 3 March 2000
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Rolling Stone feature (46,829) by Billy from Greece

There is a Rolling Stone feature on the 100 best singles of 1984 that has been circulating, and both (originals) "Bringin' on the Heartbreak" and "Didn't Mean to Turn You on" are included. In both tracks, Mariah's name comes up. Here's what the commentators wrote respectively, in addition to comments about the original versions: "Mariah Carey took ... read more
(Thursday 18 September 2014; 10:33)
My 25 favorite Mariah tracks (46,828) by Matt Summers from US

I don't post on here very frequently but I thought I would like to share my favorites. This list is as in-order as I could possibly get it. And making this list wasn't easy. It was very difficult to leave out a lot of songs that I also love so dearly. But without further ado, here is my list of top 25 Mariah songs.
1. Dreamlover (video plays a ke... read more
(Thursday 18 September 2014; 9:22)
Great start to the day (46,827) by pharaoh_shawn from New Zealand

So glad to see Mariah is coming to New Zealand for the first time, last time I had to go over to Australia. I hope we give her a mean Maori welcoming like we did the king of pop Michael Jackson and of course when our Queen Elizabeth II and her children come over to visit.
(Thursday 18 September 2014; 5:57)
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