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Name: Terna
Country: Nigeria
Mariah Carey is my favorite artist ever. Fave Era - The Emancipation of Mimi
Plot twist (96,732) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 27 November 2020; 11:36)
Maybe the upcoming song just has the same title as "O Santa" and could just be an entirely new song. Too far fetched? Hehe.
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Re: Copy and paste (96,695) (96,712) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 22 November 2020; 05:17)
Recall that hideous "#Beautiful" remix with asap Rocky? That was the worst.
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Copy and paste (96,692) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 20 November 2020; 16:34)
With the announcement of the Ariana and Jennifer Hudson collaboration with "Oh Santa" being the song of choice, I just hope and pray it isn't one of those disjointed copy and paste hideous duets that have no soul (When Christmas Comes with JL, It's a Wrap feat. Mary J. Blige) where you can even hear the bad edits. I see a lot of comments about who's gonna outsing who but no one seems to be talking about this, they may be singing along to her 2010 vocals. Lol.

PS: If you actually think Ariana can outsing Mariah Carey even today, you must be high on something.
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Re: Oh Santa! fun Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson (96,688) (96,691) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 20 November 2020; 16:23)
I like that song a lot and even then when I heard it for the first time, it felt like Mariah should be singing it. I do hope it sees the light of day this Christmas in the vein of "The Rarities" and everything she's released so far. Who knows an Christmas "Rarities" may be on the horizon.
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Underneath The Stars video (96,619) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 13 November 2020; 21:47)
I couldn't help but feel nostalgic as this song makes me feel, and watching the video for the very first time it dawned on me that this was the very first song I ever heard from the "Daydream" LP, and boy have we come a long way since then. It's always going to have a special place in my heart. So sublime. Thanks Mariah for this rare gem. Lots of love as always.
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Re: Underneath the Stars music video (96,595) (96,596) by Terna from Nigeria
(Wednesday 11 November 2020; 17:30)
I just logged in to YouTube and saw it as well. This is [huge]. What a [year] 2020 has been for us Lambs.
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Re: MC 30 (96,546) (96,563) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 8 November 2020; 19:29)
Will, don't play with me like - her own version of Allure's "Last Chance" I'll straight up pass out. Lol. That song is so dear to me. I played it for a friend of mine once and he was like "Wow, this song is perfect" then proceeded to learn the whole song and couldn't stop singing it. Haha.
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Loverboy versus (96,386) by Terna from Nigeria
(Wednesday 21 October 2020; 17:12)
Seriously? We're comparing the two versions now? Lol. Anyways I like both and can appreciate the absolute [musical] genius Mariah is for coming up with the [Candy] version and making it work. I can appreciate the [Firecracker] version, but it kinda digressed after a few spins for me and sometimes sounds "noisy", too loud, with too much going on at some points to make sense musically. Vocally Mariah sounds healthier on the Firecracker version but the Candy version has a better vocal performance (she uses her voice more) by far than the Firecracker one. It's playtime is also longer giving it room for more adlibs and let's not forget the shade by [Da Brat] sing rapping to the melody of the stolen sample "Hate on me much as you want to." Lol. Epic. These reasons are why I prefer the Candy version over the [Firecracker] one.
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Re: One Night (96,033) (96,035) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 9 October 2020; 10:42)
Exactly how I felt it comes across as disjointed like two songs merged together that don't work. I skip it every time too. Maybe I would just edit the vocal intro using "Audacity" and delete the rest because I like that part. Haha.
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New York Times best seller (96,029) by Terna from Nigeria
(Thursday 8 October 2020; 20:44)
A big congratulations to Mariah Carey, I'm not surprised at all, I knew it would make it to the top. Mariah Carey - singer, songwriter, music producer, actress, director and now author. Wow.
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Re: Fave five The Rarities songs (96,000) (96,014) by Terna from Nigeria
(Wednesday 7 October 2020; 21:14)
I Love a good list sometimes, ok here goes:
1. "Loverboy" (Firecracker - Original Version) - I looked forward to this more than any other song on this record and I was not disappointed at all.
2. "Can You Hear Me" - Like all songs from that era this song has that sound, one of the purest, nostalgic feeling ever that cannot really be described in words you have to feel it.
3. "Mesmerized" - An instant favorite and I have already played it more than the others according to my music player.
4. "I Pray" - Never really paid attention to the original version she wrote for that boy, this is the first time I'm hearing it and it's by Mariah and I love her version. The message of this song is so potent even today.
5. "Cool on You" - This digressed just a little bit for me after a few listens, but I still like it especially the "Kick Rocks" part. Lol. This was Mariah practicing to write the most scathing diss song just two years later. Hehe.
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One Night (96,013) by Terna from Nigeria
(Wednesday 7 October 2020; 20:58)
Honestly, I couldn't care for this song and after sitting with the album now for a minute, I could say I don't like it at all, matter of fact it is the only song that I don't like. It starts off really intriguing and it almost seems like its gonna be a huge Mariah Carey vocal moment (like only she can do) the way the vocal intro gets intense with just a few bars in (kinda like Whitney Houston's "Didn't we almost have it all"), only for it to morph like Jess Glynn's "Real Love" into some long, drawn out noisy mess of a song. Even when playing it for the first time, I couldn't wait for it to end. Lol. I can see why it was left off. It doesn't really go anywhere. Mariah should've left this one in the vault and replaced it with something else.
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The Rarities (95,918) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 2 October 2020; 17:11)
Currently playing this magnificent gift from Mariah Carey and I can honestly say I love all (all caps) the songs. Hashtag "Justice For Loverboy" is already a thing on social media. Lol. The original Firecracker version has this bounce that unfortunately the Candy version kinda lacks. Certain tracks stood out to me more than others as they were instant favorites.
1. "Can You Hear Me" - Something about Mariah singing with effort that's so satisfying to listen to. I Love love this one.
2. "Mesmerized" - This reminds me strongly of Meteorite but more 70's like a soundtrack of "Saturday night fever" and those hidden high notes are a plus, caution this one's an ear worm. Lol.
3. "Cool On You" - Loved this easily, reminiscent of the "Lil' Love" song she did with Bone thugs in 2007 as well. Thank goodness Jermaine is mute on this one seeing as his team produced this song.
4. "I Pray" - The message of this song still stands strong even today.
5. "Loverboy" - Screw you "Tommy Mozzarella". Lol. This would've without a doubt hit number 1 back in 2001 and he knew it. It's such a bop.
6. All I Live For - Takes me back to the "Music box" era, powerful smooth vocals and catchy haunting melody so 90's.
I'm glad we also get to have high quality versions now of "Slipping Away", "Do you think of me" and "Everything Fades Away".
Thank You Mariah this is a gem right here.
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Loverboy Firecracker version (95,908) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 2 October 2020; 06:26)
I love it. It's very different to the Candy version, sparse in production and more vocally driven. I would say it does actually go well with the movie, could totally hear this played in the film, it's giving me "fame" vibes actually. I can see why Mariah was peeved. Lol. Honestly I appreciate the two of them. I would be bopping to this for a long while.
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The vault (95,850) by Terna from Nigeria
(Tuesday 29 September 2020; 12:02)
This vault is a gift that keeps giving. With the recent revelations of the alternative album from '95, one has to wonder what else has she got in store, because that was totally unexpected. Wow who is this woman? Lol. The Lambs have already coined another term "Rockriah". Haha. Honestly, the only thing good about this year has been the Mariah Carey treats and rarities she's been giving us. I just had a random thought - what if this culminates with a separate The Rarities but for Christmas, songs recorded (both originals and traditional covers) that didn't make the final cut on the original "Merry Christmas" CD.
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The Oprah interview (95,788) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 27 September 2020; 01:23)
What an eye opener. I wasn't ready for all the revelations that were made, the way she describes her mother's personality as "beauty and the beast" all wrapped up in one being was just disturbing. The apparent resentment and envy from all 3 just makes me sick to my stomach. This woman has been through hell emotionally, from a very young age. She's never really experienced that stability and security most of us as kids had growing up, it's been a tupsy turvy kinda ride for her. And then there was Tommy a second wave of emotional turmoil and abuse, the way she describes that time in her life, made me realize Mariah could've easily ended up kinda like Britney Spears today with absolutely no soul, nor control over anything to do with her career or even her personal life. What I take from this interview and the few things discussed is that she is a destiny child that apparently had a special calling and so the devil attacked her very early on and is still relentless until this very day, but in as much as all that was happening God was and still is with her. The story about Leontyne Price made me really emotional, but I also realize that even those considered legends that came before her could recognize that this woman is something special, she is indeed the one. Aretha Franklin was another one who saw it. Those words "treated me kind, sweet destiny" resound ever so true, there's a higher power involved when it comes to Mariah Carey. Towards the end of the interview I got an epiphany of some sort - the last line from Whitney Houston's "I didn't know my own strength" is how I feel about Mariah, "I was not built to break, I got to know my own strength".
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Re: Mariah and Oprah (95,736) (95,751) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 25 September 2020; 14:12)
I've only watched clips on social media and that part was really shocking. What kind of sister is Alison? Damn. She really does have a dysfunctional family and toxic siblings. This book is gonna ruffle a lot of feathers.
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Re: MadTv - Thinning camera (95,725) (95,729) by Terna from Nigeria
(Thursday 24 September 2020; 17:19)
Haha. Yes webmaster. Checking the link out wasn't imperative either.
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Re: MadTv - Thinning camera (95,676) (95,718) by Terna from Nigeria
(Thursday 24 September 2020; 11:33)
Ugh.
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MadTv - Thinning camera (95,672) by Terna from Nigeria
(Monday 21 September 2020; 21:29)
How did I not see this before? The blatant disrespect. It's no wonder the show ended abruptly. They were savage, no one was safe. Haha. I know she had something to do with that.
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Re: Out Here On My Own (95,600) (95,615) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 18 September 2020; 17:01)
You're welcome. I actually just heard Mariah's cover in full and I kinda like it, probably because I already know the song and like it but also acknowledge that it doesn't even come close to the original version, it lacks the conviction, energy and build up (Mariah's version also seems slower in tempo) especially towards the end and that's ok because how do you cover and match the original introduction of this song by a stellar vocalist like Irene Cara in a once in a lifetime performance.
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Out Here On My Own (95,582) by Terna from Nigeria
(Thursday 17 September 2020; 13:21)
This song is one of the songs I loved with the very first [listen]. Its [power] cannot truly, fully be described. I watched "Fame" for the first time back in 1998 and that scene where Irene sings it in one take for me was an otherworldly experience and honestly froze time if only just for a split second, I was totally engaged and overwhelmed by that scene hearing every word crystal clear. Who was this girl that reminded me so much of Mariah even down to her tone, clarity, and the power in her voice? Secondly why wasn't she a huge star? I immediately recorded the movie so I could play it repeatedly and learn it. Who knew this song had inspired Mariah in the exact same way years prior. Wow.
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Save The Day video (95,496) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 11 September 2020; 15:26)
I thought it was a made up rumour.
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The Rarities tracklistings (95,471) by Terna from Nigeria
(Thursday 10 September 2020; 18:37)
I'm kinda shocked that with all the investigations we did, we still got it wrong. Lol. Being an avid Lamb like I know most of us here are I still never heard of tracks like "All I Live For", "One Night", "Can You Hear Me" and "Cool On You" (I hope this isn't one of Jermaine's because if I hear one more "Y'all Know what this is"). Anyways, I am really excited for this record although we could've been fine without "Everything Fades Away" and "Do you think of Me" instead replacing them with "Into The Light" and "Alive" or Even "Skydiving". Like most Lambs I'm most stoked for the original "Loverboy" version JLo stole. Hehe.
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Re: The Rarities (95,439) (95,444) by Terna from Nigeria
(Wednesday 9 September 2020; 15:02)
When I saw 9. Loverboy (Original Firecracker version) I burst out laughing, that's so extra and shady almost like she's saying "Original Firecracker version that Jlo and Tommy stole from me and foiled me in the process". Haha.
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