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Name: Andrew
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She's checking her list - she's checking it twice? (103,678) by Andrew from the UK
(Saturday 7 October 2023; 21:13)
If Mariah had "literallly" already done what I was suggesting, I wonder what definitions of "alternating" and "interspersing" you are using?

Let's not have an argument about it. I appreciate what you are saying - there was possibly more variety than in previous Christmas shows. However, I really do mean going Christmas song, non-Christmas song, Christmas song, non-Christmas song, and so on.

Moreover, I really do think she should start lowering every song substantially in key - and by several notes. Nobody is expecting to hear her get to stratospheric heights anymore and I think even the press would cut her some slack on it for she is, after all, admired. But I think everyone would appreciate a smoother slide from lipped to non-lipped.

And she might even have more fun and not look so fraught with stage-fright?
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This is a reply to message 103,676 by Lady B from USA
(Saturday 7 October 2023; 19:36)
She's checking her list - she's checking it twice? (103,673) by Andrew from the UK
(Saturday 7 October 2023; 11:33)
No. She "literally" did not. But we can move on.
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This is a reply to message 103,671 by Lady B from USA
(Friday 6 October 2023; 05:09)
George Michael / 3-words (103,668) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 5 October 2023; 18:29)
Good lad. Nobody likes a spitter.
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This is a reply to message 103,667 by TJ from Norway
(Thursday 5 October 2023; 13:08)
A record that matters (103,666) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 5 October 2023; 10:47)
Mariah Carey has spent 90 weeks at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States in the last 33 years. That's 1.75 years or 1 year 9 months. So about every 19 weeks since 1990, Mariah has been at No.1 for 1 of them. That's actually incredible.
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Well, I guess I'll shut up then (103,661) by Andrew from the UK
(Wednesday 4 October 2023; 18:17)
It is true to observe, is it not, that Brenda Lee's Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree is annually a massive song in the US? It is not so in the UK. Is it in Germany? I don't quite "get" the song. It doesn't appeal to me. It reminds me of Home Alone, is all.
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This is a reply to message 103,657 by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Wednesday 4 October 2023; 11:54)
She's checking her list - she's checking it twice? (103,656) by Andrew from the UK
(Wednesday 4 October 2023; 11:15)
Mariah ought to strongly consider shaking up her Christmas tour set-list by interspersing the Christmas songs with non-Christmas songs,

When she played "Yo New York in the house" at the London O2, 20,000 people went crazy only to fall to awkward silence when it cut short only for Mariah to joke "Nooo, that's a whole other show." Why does it have to be? You would be hard pressed to go to any pubs, restaurants, malls, etc., in December where they only played Christmas music. Too much Christmas irritates people.

I found that the Christmas set-list dragged a bit and would have been much better alternating between Christmas and non-Christmas songs. It would also have the effect of opening up her regular catalogue to a Christmas audience which is never a bad thing.
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Mariah isn't defrosting, she has never been frozen (103,647) by Andrew from the UK
(Tuesday 3 October 2023; 15:50)
In other words: she has taken something used in a meme to mock her and, in one fell swoop, owns it. Cannot even believe the self-depricating humour she has shown is the source of criticism. It's like moaning about her having lost weight: give her credit where it's due.
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This is a reply to message 103,646 by Joachim Agerup Løkkevik from Norway
(Tuesday 3 October 2023; 15:15)
The greats (103,639) by Andrew from the UK
(Tuesday 3 October 2023; 00:45)
Andrew, AJ, Andy - my friends call me Andy. You feel free to call me Andy.
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This is a reply to message 103,629 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Monday 2 October 2023; 04:21)
Well, I guess I'll shut up then (103,637) by Andrew from the UK
(Monday 2 October 2023; 21:50)
How did you do? I love me some Randy - but you did badly, bro. Mariah has hardly offered up nothing of her back catalogue in the last three years. (The Rarities 3 years ago today, no?) You are way off the mark here. That Mariah can see actually irony means she has her eyes wide open.
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This is a reply to message 103,636 by Randy from USA
(Monday 2 October 2023; 20:20)
George Michael / 3-words (103,633) by Andrew from the UK
(Monday 2 October 2023; 12:38)
What was he like? He was the softest and most unassuming of the big-name celebrities I have met - like most celebrities they appreciate people around them who are casual and not starstruck. But it didn't register with me at the time that he was - and is - one of the best-selling artists of all time. He did not seem fully comfortable being around people. I just felt warmth and compassion for him. I think it appropriate to say we shall never look upon his like again.

To continue the original irony of that quote: Here is George. This was the night. And *that* right there is my rather expensive bottle of voddy. But it was rather funny seeing this in the newspaper a couple of days later. And it's George bloody Michael. So all is forgiven, Sir.

I think there are many contenders for the 3 most beautiful words in the English language: aside from the obvious, "let me help" is certainly powerful. But I would suggest that "one more try" is a great axiom and a brilliant mantra by which to live.

I am currently now listening to One More Try and Heavenly on repeat thru my headphones and I will admit they have me a bit emotional. The songs go very well together and I think Mariah can lay claim to: "never give up". But whether "never give up" or "one more try" - please, don't ever anyone ever give up, for you always have one more try within you. Just one more try.

Stand fast.
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This is a reply to message 103,630 by Mara from United States
(Monday 2 October 2023; 06:19)
Drake gets his 12th number one (103,632) by Andrew from the UK
(Monday 2 October 2023; 11:29)
How can I stay out of your replies - when I apparently live rent-free in your head?
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This is a reply to message 103,623 by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 1 October 2023; 03:21)
The greats (103,619) by Andrew from the UK
(Saturday 30 September 2023; 17:42)
Jamie I really do hope social media does one. It is horrid and vile. I dabbled in Facebook, Insta and X for a few months each in my time but my anxiety levels rose sharply, I was becoming addicted, falling down the rabbit hole many times.

There was something magical about owning hardcopies of film and music media. My Mariah CD collection was a pride and a joy. Purchasing and adding a release to it was an event, not least the excitement and anticipation of going to Woolworths to buy it. And buy it with cash or a bank card. Handing over something physical to receive something physical in exchange allowed for a consideration of loss and gain within the transaction. As it is now, there is no true measurement of success or popularity, perhaps.

I recognise how much of a dinosaur that makes me sound.Yet there a feeling of emptiness that streaming gives me. If something were to feature in social media ads or commentary, I will, like others, open Spotify immediately to play it. I would suggest that rather than hearing it on the radio and then committing to a journey to purchase it, the way of streaming is unrepresenative of how good something it. If something requires no significant commitment then artists' careers simply become self-perpetuating. The likes of Taylor Swift would not have survived in the 90's because their output is not as good, and the commitment from the end user would not have materialised.

That Mariah was so popular 1990 - 2010 is something quire remarkable.
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This is a reply to message 103,612 by Jamie from UK
(Saturday 30 September 2023; 00:23)
The greats (103,618) by Andrew from the UK
(Saturday 30 September 2023; 17:27)
Bobby-A: what have I told you about thinking? Don't to it to yourself. But here you may be right.

I predict Last Christmas will do very well this year on the back of the Wham anniversary and Netflix documentary - which I recommend to any and everyone.

Personally, I hitherto never clicked with the song . But I now love it because of nostalgia and a renewed love of George Michael - who I once met. Not sure if I've ever mentioned that.
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This is a reply to message 103,611 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Saturday 30 September 2023; 00:19)
The greats (103,617) by Andrew from the UK
(Saturday 30 September 2023; 17:23)
Eddie, you have hit the nail on the head. Just when we thought hardcopy format were over and downloading to be the future forever and ever, no takesies backsies - streaming is the future: what you want, when you want, as many times as you want, no need to wait, no memory needed, batteries not included.

It is for this reason that AIWFCIY is a current mainstay. If everyone downloaded it and didn't stream it - would it not dissapear from the top of the charts? It is for this reason that Mariah does well with it.

I do believe it will be around for many a year long after we here have all passed. Yet I am not so certain as to whether people will not become annoyed with it and stop streaming it. I am not certain that Christmas in its current guise will survive the depressing onslaught of woke ideology and control. Here's hoping.

Stand fast.
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This is a reply to message 103,610 by Edward from USA
(Saturday 30 September 2023; 00:16)
The greats (103,608) by Andrew from the UK
(Friday 29 September 2023; 22:43)
Will Christmas music, itself, survive the new modern era of downloads and social media? As on a bell curve, the peak in Christmas music "resurging" every year must surely have come and will one day be gone. Can you really not envisage a world where the kids say no to Christmas music and embrace the influx of multi-varied offers?
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This is a reply to message 103,606 by Edward from USA
(Friday 29 September 2023; 17:12)
Drake gets his 12th number one (103,605) by Andrew from the UK
(Friday 29 September 2023; 17:00)
"I [guess] you're not on social media..." - What do you think *this* is?

"...prolly too old to keep up huh." - I guess you're not on a spellchecker.

"Well let me help you out with a short list:" - This is my point: the list is somewhat non-existent. Let's have a look:

"1. "Fantasy" had a moment with Latto" - Two years ago.

"2. "Its a Wrap" for months, so much she re–released it" - What number in the Billboard Charts did it reach?

3. "Touch My Body" is currently having its moment for the second time (if I'm correct)" - Do TikTok videos qualify as a 'resurgence'? I don't see Mariah booking a stadia tour on the back of them?

"4. And there's "All I Want for Christmas" - You consider this a "resurgence" - it's an annual event. Behave.

"All these are [streaming/social] media resurgences where the whole world lives and thrives off of these days." - That's about as spurious and as vague a comment as I have read on here.

"Hope [you're] clear now." - No, but it was fun. I enjoyed ya.
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This is a reply to message 103,604 by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 29 September 2023; 13:03)
All I've Ever Wanted (103,600) by Andrew from the UK
(Friday 29 September 2023; 01:23)
As much as I love Music Box 30 - it has only led me to fall back in love with All I've Ever Wanted. It is somewhat odd that this never became a big ballad single, far better than any Whitney output as it is.
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Drake gets his 12th number one (103,599) by Andrew from the UK
(Friday 29 September 2023; 01:19)
"She keeps resurging with old songs" - pray, how do you find 'resurging' and with what "old songs" is this happening? Actual information on each one, when and by what means would be helpful for people to look up.
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This is a reply to message 103,597 by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 29 September 2023; 00:33)
A question for Eric (103,595) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 28 September 2023; 03:39)
"In jerk"? Some things should be kept to yourself, Jamie. It's very cool you were in Wembley for Rainbow. How funny that we were once in the same room. You could have been stood right next to me. However, given that you're built like a brick shithouse I would have remembered. Or possibly not as I spent most of the concert in tears.
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This is a reply to message 103,585 by Jamie from UK
(Wednesday 27 September 2023; 10:34)
I Don't Wanna Cry (103,577) by Andrew from the UK
(Tuesday 26 September 2023; 02:00)
Put down the pipe and if you see lights on the horizon, walk towards them with your hands in the air.
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This is a reply to message 103,573 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Tuesday 26 September 2023; 01:13)
I Don't Wanna Cry (103,576) by Andrew from the UK
(Tuesday 26 September 2023; 01:58)
One Night a flux capacitor to 1995. Just one more song from that album would be mindblowing. I'm down for Daydream with you, Stace. Don't nobody be coming for that album. We got this.
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This is a reply to message 103,570 by Stacey from USA
(Tuesday 26 September 2023; 00:40)
A question for Eric (103,574) by Andrew from the UK
(Tuesday 26 September 2023; 01:55)
My brothers fell in love with Mariah Carey the same time I did, albeit not so much. This was 93/94. My father liked singers, not bands, also. My brothers took me to Mariah in London in February 2000 for Rainbow - mostly because I made them. Even then, none of their friends made fun. Seeing Mariah Carey was an event. No shame.

I wonder: what were the three comments you received? What do your friends and family think now? We have had our ups and downs, you and I. But I think it quite something that for 25 years you have kept something like this going. Not least, the latter half of that incorrectly correcting my grammar.

If I could suggest something: some new colours and new layour would work.
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This is a reply to message 103,569 by Andrew from the UK
(Monday 25 September 2023; 20:02)
A question for Eric (103,569) by Andrew from the UK
(Monday 25 September 2023; 20:02)
The Queer Theory argument has me wondering: you're a straight bloke, you love Mariah Carey. 25 years maintaining a website for her. What made you love her? What made you a lifelong fan? Do you get any negativity for it, being straight?

Genuinely interested.

[Webmaster: You can find my life story here. In real life, I only received three negative comments for being a Mariah fan, but I never ever got a comment that being a Mariah fan equals being gay.]
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I Don't Wanna Cry (103,568) by Andrew from the UK
(Monday 25 September 2023; 20:01)
I would love more tracks from:

Daydream
Glitter
E=MC2

In that order.

I appreciate your love of the debut voice, but I think it was too without emotion and nuance. “Treated me kind-ah, sweet destiny-ah, carried me thru desperayshunn, to the one that was waiting for me-ah.”
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This is a reply to message 103,567 by Bill from the UK
(Sunday 24 September 2023; 23:53)
Triumphant (103,564) by Andrew from the UK
(Sunday 24 September 2023; 02:07)
My friend Aaron at the time who would mock Mariah really really loved the Triumphant remixes. But for those, the entire project was a mess. As was most things Mariah did post-Nick Cannon. Oh, what could have been. Triumphant started really well but then the second rap verse is a bizarre mess: Lamborghinis and blond bombshells? Really fits the message.
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This is a reply to message 103,557 by Jamie from UK
(Saturday 23 September 2023; 14:04)
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