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THE ROOF

In Australia "Breakdown" was released as a single, but in Europe the executives choose "The roof (back in time)" as the next single. It was released in March 1998. Mariah: "This is my favourite song of the album. I've recorded it with the Trackmasters, they are so cool. I had an idea to do something with a sample of one of mine favourite songs, so I went to them and together we put everything in place. There's only one version of this song on the album, but we'll definetily make a remix, hopefully with those who did the original song."

The roof incorporated bits of "Shook ones" into its sound and produced by Poke and Tone with Mariah, it had been composed by Mariah with a number of others, including Cory Rooney, who contributed keys. Lyrically, this was some of her best work ever, the melody slinky and overtly sexy, confirmation - as if any was needed by this point - that this was a new Mariah.

CD-SINGLES
5" CD-single from Austria (0675)
SAMPCD 4951 / SAMPCS 4951
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. The roof (Mobb Deep Edit)
2. The roof (Album Version)

5" CD-single from Austria (0676)
XPCD 970
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. The roof (back in time) (Full Crew Radio Edit) (No Rap)
2. The roof (back in time) (Mobb Deep Radio Edit)
3. The roof (back in time) (Morales Radio Mix)

5" CD-single from Austria (0671)
665521 1
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. The roof (back in time) (Album Version)
2. The roof (back in time) (Full Crew Radio Edit / No Rap)

5" CD-single from Austria / Spain (0672)
665521 1
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. The roof (back in time) (Album Version)
2. The roof (back in time) (Full Crew Radio Edit / No Rap)

5" CD-single from Austria (0673)
665521 2
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. The roof (back in time) (Album Version)
2. The roof (back in time) (Radio Edit)
3. The roof (back in time) (Mobb Deep Extended Version)
4. The roof (back in time) (Full Crews' Club Mix)
5. The roof (back in time) (Full Crew Club Mix)

5" CD-single from Mexico (1178)
PRCD 97176
promo
collection Luis Uribe

Tracklisting:
1. The roof

5" CD-single from South Africa (0674)
CDSIN 257 I
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. The roof (back in time) (Album Version)
2. The roof (back in time) (Radio Edit)
3. The roof (back in time) (Mobb Deep Extended Version)
4. The roof (back in time) (Full Crews' Club Mix)
5. The roof (back in time) (Full Crew Club Mix)

5" CD-single from the UK (1999)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Marcel Trupia

Tracklisting:
1. The roof (Mobb Deep Edit)

VINYL SINGLES
12" vinyl maxi-single from Holland (0678)
SAMPMS 4980
promo
plays both sides the same
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. The roof (Mobb Deep Mix)
2. The roof

12" vinyl maxi-single from Holland (0677)
665521 6
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. The roof (back in time) (Mobb Deep Extended Remix)
2. The roof (back in time) (Full Crews' Club Mix)
3. The roof (back in time) (Full Crew Club Mix)
4. The roof (back in time) (Full Crew Radio Edit / No Rap)
5. The roof (back in time) (Funky Club Mix)
6. The roof (back in time) (After Hours Mix)
7. The roof (back in time) (Bass Man Mix)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the UK (0679)
XPR 2380
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. The roof (Remix with Mobb Deep)
2. Underneath the stars
3. Breakdown
4. Babydoll

12" vinyl maxi-single from the UK (2274)
XPR 2396
promo
collection Amberto Ruiz Vidal / Luc Baumgartner

Tracklisting:
1. The roof (back in time) (Full Crews' Club Mix)
2. The roof (back in time) (Full Crew Club Mix)
3. The roof (back in time) (Mobb Deep Remix)
4. The roof (back in time) (Full Crew Radio)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the UK (0680)
XPR 2398
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. The roof (back in time) (Funky Club Mix)
2. The roof (back in time) (Radio Mix)
3. The roof (back in time) (After Hours Mix)
4. The roof (back in time) (Bass Man Mix)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the UK (1185)
665727 6
collection Amanda Erickson

Tracklisting:
1. The roof (back in time) (Mobb Deep Extended Remix)
2. The roof (back in time) (Full Crews' Club Mix)
3. The roof (back in time) (Full Crew Club Mix)
4. The roof (back in time) (Full Crew Radio Edit / No Rap)
5. The roof (back in time) (Funky Club Mix)
6. The roof (back in time) (After Hours Mix)
7. The roof (back in time) (Bass Man Mix)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the UK (3051)
665727 6
promo
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

Tracklisting:
1. The roof (back in time) (Mobb Deep Extended Remix)
2. The roof (back in time) (Full Crews' Club Mix)
3. The roof (back in time) (Full Crew Club Mix)
4. The roof (back in time) (Full Crew Radio Edit / No Rap)
5. The roof (back in time) (Funky Club Mix)
6. The roof (back in time) (After Hours Mix)
7. The roof (back in time) (Bass Man Mix)

This 12" vinyl maxi-single is exactly the same as item 1185, but on the back cover is a sticker saying "property of Sony Music - promotional copy - not for sale".

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