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DON'T FORGET ABOUT US

"Don't forget about us" is the fourth single from "The emancipation of Mimi" album in the USA. It can't be found on the original release, but it is on the re-release. Friday Morning Quarterback wrote about the song: "Just when you didn't think Mariah Carey could get any hotter, out of nowhere comes a new track that's sure to be stripped in to a new special edition of the already multi-platinum, 'The emancipation of Mimi'. If you were to mix 'We belong together' with 'Shake it off' you would get 'Don't forget about us', which is destined to be Mariah's next #1 record.
There's no doubt that Mariah sounds best nowadays when she sings in a lower key. Her songs tend to deliver more emotion and passion in the lower register, but make no mistake, this superstar diva still knows how to unleash her signature vocal prowess, but only when it means most.
Hey, we told you early on that Mariah was primed for a big comeback, the buzz on this CD started a year ago when Mariah emerged from the studio with producer Jermaine Dupri to deliver an outstanding collection of songs that are Grammy worthy. What we didn't know was that MC still had another weapon in her arsenal. Mariah is back doing what she does best, delivering radio hits, and this is another one. Bet on it."

And About.com wrote: "Mariah Carey certainly knows a hit formula when she sees one. After three hit singles from her comeback album 'The emancipation of Mimi', she has unveiled a new single put together with the help of Jermaine Dupri. 'Don't forget about us' is cut from a similar cloth to 'We belong together', Carey's massive hit single from earlier in 2005. This new cut is nearly as strong as 'We belong together' and marginally better than 'Shake it off'.
It shouldn't be long before we see 'Don't forget about us' in the pop top 10. Carey sounds very comfortable in her new, lower register singing voice. There is occasional, mostly background, trademark warbling in the upper ranges, but the focus is on a more mature, soulful vocal style. 'Don't forget about us' is tailor made for the radio. If you are a fan of the post-comeback Mariah Carey, this song is for you."

The video was shot in Los Angeles with director Paul Hunter. The official premiere was on November 1, 2005, but some channels already showed the clip the day before. The clip is an homage to her fans, first loves and, oddly enough, Marilyn Monroe. First, the fans. Mariah said she could have saved the new music that's going to be on the re-release of Mimi, but that would mean we'd be waiting for a least "a couple of years" before we'd get to hear anything on a new album, and where's the fun in that?

Her label head, L.A. Reid, loved "Don't forget about us" so much, she said, that he convinced her to speed up the process and get a few tracks out now. A further nod to the fans are secret messages on a wall in the video for "Don't forget about us", "like we did in 'Shake it off'," she said, that only the diehard can decipher. "See if they figure it out! It's a sort of thank you to the fans."

The secret messages wouldn't be that much fun, though, if they didn't connect to something relatable, and in this case, it's true love. "It's basically a love song, saying to somebody, 'There was something good, don't forget about it!' " Carey explained. "Each song has, not necessarily a different message, but a different mood, a different feeling," she continued. "It evokes something different depending on who listens to it and at what time. 'Don't forget about us' could give you a good, happy memory, or you could be miserable, crying, listening to it over and over. All in all, I think it's good to have music you can live vicariously through, and that's what a lot of people have told me this record has been for them."

Mariah picked Hunter to helm the clip, after last teaming up with him on 1997's "Honey", which she calls one of her favorite videos. "I was always like, 'I wish I could do something like Honey again'," she said. So together they dreamed up scenarios where Mariah luxuriates in her home, on a beach, in a car and on a soccer field, as she reminisces about the one who got away, interspersed with flashbacks of happier times, as the onetime couple canoodles in their former hangouts. One such scene takes place in a pool, as an older - and possibly nude - Mariah sings with one leg up on the edge, as a younger, swimsuited Mariah frolics with her beau in flashbacks.

"That shot was totally and completely inspired by 'Something's got to give', Marilyn Monroe's last movie that never got finished," she explained. "It's an homage to her, because I've never seen anyone re-create it. So many people have emulated so many of Marilyn's classic moments, but it's just that I'm a big fan of hers, and I thought it was really pretty at night with the pool. No one could ever be as fabulous as Marilyn was, but it's in honor and homage to her."

On December 22, "Don't forget about us" became Mariah's 17th No 1 single, tying her with Elvis Presley and only 3 No 1's behind the Beatles.

CD-SINGLES
5" CD-Single from Australia (2592)
no catalogue number
promo, picture disc
collection John Paul Loo

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Radio Edit)

5" CD-Single from Australia (2557)
9889403
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Album Version)
2. Don't forget about us (Dance Floor Anthem - Tony Moran & Warren Rigg)
3. Don't forget about us (Ralphi & Craig Martini Vocal)
4. Don't forget about us (Quentin Shelter Anthem Mix)
5. Don't forget about us (Video)

5" CD-Single from Denmark (2856)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Ashes C.

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Radio Edit)
2. Don't forget about us (Tony Moran Radio Mix)
3. Don't forget about us (Ralphi & Craig J Anthomic Radio Mix)
4. Don't forget about us (Ralphi & Craig Martini Vocal Radio Edit)
5. Don't forget about us (Quentin Harris Radio Edit)
6. Don't forget about us (Remix ft. Juelz Santana & Bone Thugs'N'Harmony)

5" CD-Single from Europe (2538)
ABOUTCJ1
promo
collection Stephen Slack / Corey Pattinson

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Radio)
2. Don't forget about us (Instrumental)

5" CD-Single from Europe (2589)
MCFORCDP1
promo
collection Gonšalo Peres

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us

5" CD-Single from Europe (2585)
MCFORXP1
promo, called "Remixes"
collection Yuan Man

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Radio Mix - Tony Moran)
2. Don't forget about us (Ralphi & Craig J. Anthomic Radio Mix)
3. Don't forget about us (Ralphi & Craig Martini Vocal - Radio Edit)
4. Don't forget about us (Radio Edit - Quentin Harris)
5. Don't forget about us (Remix featuring Juelz Santana & Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)

5" CD-Single from Europe (2594)
0602498518717
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us
2. Don't forget about us (Remix featuring Juelz Santana & Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)

5" CD-Single from Europe (2595)
0602498518724
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us
2. Don't forget about us (Ralphi & Craig J. Anthomic Vocal Mix)
3. Don't forget about us (Tony Moran Mix)
4. Don't forget about us (video)

5" CD-Single from Europe (2556)
9889758
collection Stephen Slack

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Radio Edit)
2. Don't forget about us (Dance Floor Anthem Remix)
3. Shake it off (Remix featuring Jay-Z and Young Jeezy)

On the front cover it says "Includes exclusive remixes featuring Jay-Z & Young Jeezy plus the video", but the video is not on this CD-Single.

5" CD-Single from Europe (2555)
9889761
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Radio Edit)
2. Don't forget about us (Ralphi Rosario & Craig J. Martini At Xo Vocal Edit)

5" CD-Single from Europe (3212)
9889761
promo
collection Pete Bozoski

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Radio Edit)
2. Don't forget about us (Ralphi Rosario & Craig J. Martini At Xo Vocal Edit)

This promo is exactly the same as item 2555, but on the back are two stickers, one of them saying "promo only - not for sale".

5" CD-Single from Germany (2763)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Marcin

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Album Version)

5" CD-Single from Japan (2612)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us
2. We belong together
3. blank track

5" CD-Single from the Netherlands (2938)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Jamie Griffith

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us

5" CD-Single from New-Zealand (2621)
0249889403
collection YoungTaek Lim

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Album Version)
2. Don't forget about us (Dance Floor Anthem - Tony Moran & Warren Rigg)
3. Don't forget about us (Ralphi & Craig Martini Vocal)
4. Don't forget about us (Quentin Shelter Anthem Mix)
5. Don't forget about us (Video)

There is a sticker with a warning on the front cover: "Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. Note: Contains sexual references."

5" CD-Single from Taiwan/Europe (2618)
0602498518724
collection Soyeon Park

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us
2. Don't forget about us (Ralphi & Craig J. Anthomic Vocal Mix)
3. Don't forget about us (Tony Moran Mix)
4. Don't forget about us (video)

5" CD-Single from the UK (2610)
no catalogue number
promo, release date: 28/9/05
collection Luc Baumgartner

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Radio Edit) (3:56)

5" CD-Single from the UK (2784)
no catalogue number
promo, release date: 14/10/05
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Radio Edit) (3:53)

5" CD-Single from the UK (2832)
no catalogue number
promo, release date: 14/10/05
collection Samantha Cullen

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Radio Edit)

This promo is exactly the same as item 2784, but on the front cover the track length is not mentioned.

5" CD-Single from the UK (2833)
no catalogue number
promo, release date: 17/10/05
collection Samantha Cullen

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Radio Edit) (3:53)

5" CD-Single from the UK (2581)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Yuan Man

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (feat. Bone Thug & Harmony and Juelz Santana)

5" CD-Single from the UK (2530)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Stephen Slack

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Ralphi Rosario N' Jody DB Anthomic Dub)
2. Don't forget about us (Dance Floor Anthem - Tony Moran)
3. Don't forget about us (Ralphi Rosario & Craig J. Anthomic Vocal)
4. Don't forget about us (Tony & Warren's Percussion Dub)

5" CD-Single from the UK (2531)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Corey Pattinson

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Dance Floor Anthem - Tony Moran)
2. Don't forget about us (Ralphi Rosario & Craig J. Anthomic Vocal)
3. Don't forget about us (Ralphi Rosario & Craig J. Martini At Xo Vocal)
4. Don't forget about us (Quentin Harris Re-Production Shelter Anthem Mix)
5. Don't forget about us (Tony & Warren's Percussion Dub)
6. Don't forget about us (Ralphi Rosario N' Jody DB Anthomic Dub)

5" CD-Single from the USA (2501)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Michael McGuffin

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Radio)
2. Don't forget about us (Instrumental)

5" CD-Single from the USA (2578)
no catalogue number
promo, called "Bonus remixes"
collection Yuan Man

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Ralphi Rosario & Craig J. Anthomic Vocal)
2. Don't forget about us (Tony & Warren's Percussion Dub)

5" CD-Single from the USA (2605)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Kerry Scrimshaw

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Remix feat. Juelz Santana & Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Radio)
2. Don't forget about us (Remix feat. Juelz Santana & Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Instrumental)

5" CD-Single from the USA (2534)
no catalogue number
promo, called "Dance remixes"
collection Yuan Man

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Dance Floor Anthem - Tony Moran and Warren Rigg)
2. Don't forget about us (Ralphi and Craig Martini Vocal)
3. Don't forget about us (Quentin Shelter Anthem Mix)

5" CD-Single from the USA (2582)
no catalogue number
promo, called "Club remixes"
collection Yuan Man

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Tony Moran and Warren Rigg Dance Floor Anthem - Radio Edit)
2. Don't forget about us (Ralphi and Craig Martini Vocal - Radio Edit)
3. Don't forget about us (Quentin Shelter Anthem - Radio Edit)
4. Don't forget about us (Tony Moran & Warren Rigg Dance Floor Anthem)
5. Don't forget about us (Ralphi and Craig Martini Vocal)
6. Don't forget about us (Quentin Shelter Anthem Mix)
7. Don't forget about us (Ralphi and Jody Anthomic Dub)

5" CD-Single from the USA (2793)
14171912000130
promo
collection Gustavo Saczk

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Desert Storm Remix feat Dj Clue)

5" CD-Single from the USA (2497)
ISLR 16432-2
promo
collection Bernadette Kasander

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Radio)
2. Don't forget about us (Instrumental)

VINYL SINGLES
12" vinyl maxi-single from Europe (2613)
MCFORVP1
promo
collection Albert Conway

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Dance Floor Anthem - Tony Moran and Warren Rigg)
2. Don't forget about us (Ralphi and Raig Martini Vocal Mix)
3. Don't forget about us (Quentin Shelter Anthem Mix)
4. Don't forget about us (Ralphi and Jody Anthomic Dub)

12" vinyl maxi-single from Europe (2607)
MCFORVP2
promo
collection Bernadette Kasander

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Remix feat. Juelz Santana & Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
2. Don't forget about us (Instrumental)

12" vinyl maxi-single from Europe / UK (2565)
9889762
collection Stephen Slack

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Radio Edit)
2. Don't forget about us (Ralphi Rosario & Craig J. Anthomic Vocal Edit)
3. Don't forget about us (Quentin Harris Re-Production Shelter Anthem Mix)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (2573)
B0006059-11
double pack
collection Kerry Scrimshaw / Gustavo Saczk

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Dance Floor Anthem - Tony Moran and Warren Rigg)
2. Don't forget about us (Ralphi & Raig Martini Vocal)
3. Don't forget about us (Quentin Shelter Anthem Mix)
4. Don't forget about us (Ralphi & Jody Anthomic Dub)

On the info sticker is written: "Mimi turns it!"

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (3472)
CM 2012
promo
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Remix)
2. Don't forget about us (Remix Instrumental)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (2580)
DEF-11005
promo
collection Stephen Slack

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Hip Hop Remix feat Juelz Santana and Bone Thugs N Harmony - Main)
2. Don't forget about us (LP Version)
3. Don't forget about us (Instrumental)
4. Makin' it last all night (what it do) (feat Jermaine Dupri - Main)
5. Your girl (Dipset Remix feat Cam'ron and Juelz Santana - Main)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (2572)
ISLR 16432-1
promo, tracks repeated on both sides
collection Kerry Scrimshaw

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Main)
2. Don't forget about us (Instrumental)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (3235)
ISLR 16467-1
double pack promo
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

Tracklisting:
1. Don't forget about us (Dance Floor Anthem - Tony Moran and Warren Rigg)
2. Don't forget about us (Ralphi & Craig Martini Vocal)
3. Don't forget about us (Quentin Shelter Anthem Mix)
4. Don't forget about us (Ralphi & Jody Anthomic Dub)

On the info sticker is written: "Mimi turns it!"

SHEET MUSIC
sheet music from the USA (2739)
HL00353043
Hal Leonard Corporation
piano - vocal - guitar
collection Bernadette Kasander
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