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Name: Randy
Country: USA
MC is my favorite artist of all time and I love her songwriting skills on her introspective songs. My favorite album: Butterfly. My favorite song: Right To Dream.
Is something going on? (100,917) by Randy from USA
(Saturday 6 August 2022; 20:49)
As someone who struggles with my weight, I have to wonder what's going on with MC. She looks terrible in that black dress. And she was pretty big in the Hampton's picture. Oprah once said something that rings true for me and probably MC: You can tell by my size whether or not things are going great in my life.
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Re: What sank Charmbracelet? (100,812) (100,819) by Randy from USA
(Monday 25 July 2022; 06:48)
I think what sank Charmbracelet is that Mariah didn't go away. She released Rainbow in 1999 with a ton of promotion. Then the Glitter fiasco in 2001 when she was on the cover of every tabloid. Then she promoted the hell out of Charmbracelet in 2002. She needed to go away for awhile so people would care about her again. They would get a chance to miss her and realize why she's needed. Oh and I love Through The Rain, Lullaby and Subtle Invitation.
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Top 5 Did I Do That? Top 5 Triumphant (100,788) by Randy from USA
(Friday 22 July 2022; 01:19)
Ok we need a new topic and list. Sorry webmaster. Ok so what are Mariah's worst moments in her career and what are her best. Did I Do That?
5. Divas 1998 (Natural Woman & Testimony)
4. The View 1998 (Vision of Love)
3. All I Want For Christmas (NBC)
2. Touch My Body (GMA)
1. New Years Eve (2016/17)

Triumphant
5. Radio City Music Hall (Never Too Far)
4. Vision of Love (1990 GMA)
3. A Home For The Holidays (2001)
2. The View (2005 Interview)
1. Jimmy Fallon Impromptu for the Fans
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Re: New cover song (100,644) (100,650) by Randy from USA
(Monday 4 July 2022; 15:06)
Mariah still owes us a cover of My Favorite Things. She said she would cover it in an interview some time ago.
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Re: GOAT (100,611) (100,614) by Randy from USA
(Wednesday 29 June 2022; 14:40)
Yeah I'm definitely a GOAT. I thought she did a really good job at BET even though I still can't tell if she was singing live or not. I watched it 5 times but whatever, I'll take any win at this point. I still don't like the abrasive texture of her full voice now, but she's definitely using her voice in its current state more than the studio tricks she did for years. It was wonderful that Latto gave her her flowers. And not one of my friends who love other divas had anything negative to say. Except why does a man have to help her move 5 steps.
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What's on your MC rotation these days? (100,564) by Randy from USA
(Friday 24 June 2022; 20:12)
Slow news week anytime we're talking about Packer's ring. And although I could say [...] off to Terna for saying I only come on here to be negative, he's part of this dysfunctional family of ours. His job is to balance the equation. My job is to unbalance it. Anyway as MC fans you know that based on your life, the songs you play most by her changes with the seasons. What songs are you guys obsessed with these days, pun intended? My songs in heavy rotation are: Languishing, My All, Right to Dream, Close My Eyes and Through the Rain.
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Re: Songwriters speech (100,491) (100,495) by Randy from USA
(Friday 17 June 2022; 23:43)
My heart goes out to anyone suffering from mental orders or addiction. I don't think anyone here is trying to be heartless or cruel. Everyone wants MC to win. But knowing my struggles, I am bipolar, and I have had a lot of drinking issues in the past, Andrew would confirm but he's not here anymore. I know in order to do my job, I have to put in the work. I have to take my meds, exercise, pray, write, see my therapist and psychiatrist and do their homework assignments. I have a job where I can't have manic episodes because I would get fired and MC knows what needs to be done she just is clouded right now and has syncophants around her. I'm just glad this wasn't televised because I wasn't even checking for it. A Beyonce fan gleefully sent it to me at 9AM. I agree Edward. The ones that are still upholding everything MC does and saying slay queen, are another layer of embarrassment on top of the layers of embarrassment from the eternally 12 yo who needs her own lighting (remember on Ally McBeal when it was just a joke?) on top of layers of embarrassment from live televised performances. Oh wait we're lambs. Maybe it's just wool.
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Songwriters speech (100,475) by Randy from USA
(Friday 17 June 2022; 16:47)
It was awful. Incoherent. Ditzy. But you all say I'm negative. What did you all think?
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Collaborations (100,427) by Randy from USA
(Saturday 11 June 2022; 02:22)
I feel like she goes out of her way for collaborations. Can Mariah just make a Mariah album. I love the relationship she has with her piano players in "backstage" moments. Why can't she write and record an album by herself with only piano, violin and strings? It's not just her wanting rappers that bores me to tears, it's her wanting producers. I want to see her do a Lauryn Hill, Prince or Alicia Keys. On the back cover: Written Produced and Arranged by Mariah Carey. We don't need tidbits about projects that are gonna be disappointing. We need music. We need her genius. I don't want her to slay. I want her to sing. That's all.
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Re: AIWFCIY (100,387) (100,394) by Randy from USA
(Sunday 5 June 2022; 16:47)
In this world of mass shootings, COVID, monkeypox and high gas prices I needed something to make me laugh out loud.
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Why I want another #1 (100,326) by Randy from USA
(Friday 27 May 2022; 01:22)
As much as I get on MC about her live performances, I still think she's a musical genius that doesn't get her due. I have seen so many artists get musical tributes. I have seen so many artists not get an automatic eye roll when they are brought up at gay brunch. A lot of MCs accomplishments are undervalued because she was married to the boss or because of her Diva Ditz image. I mean Billboard gave JLo an icon award 5 years before MC and yet MC had 6 number ones by the time JLo was dancing background in Janet Jackson videos? How does Taylor Swift have twice as many Grammys as MC? And let's not start about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Whitney's in. Madonna's in. Janet's in. And Ima take a bet that Mary J Blige and Celine Dion get in before MC. To quote MC, "We love everybody." I just want to make it clear for those who have given up on one more massive era, that might be what it takes to push MC into the respected icon legend veteran category. That's why a 20th number one is important. And it's possible. Cher had her last number one at 53.
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Mariah's Masterclass (100,179) by Randy from USA
(Friday 15 April 2022; 22:10)
As I'm watching these snippets. I'm falling in love with MC all over again. Did y'all see how the violinist couldn't keep up and dude had to be the go between MC's voice and the violinist. Her voice is an instrument. Now you know it wouldn't be me if I didn't say this. Why on earth can't we get these confident vocals on live television? Clearly she's a gifted singer. Why is she so nervous live after 30+ years of experience? It really grates my pubes.
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Re: The Roof (When I Feel the Need) (100,160) (100,165) by Randy from USA
(Friday 15 April 2022; 01:40)
Wow. I had very low expectations. This is stunning, haunting, beautiful, nuanced and emotional. I expected a layered mess. This was deconstructed and put back together. It's a 10, and y'all know that's strange for me because I don't like anything.
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Mariah's next number one (100,146) by Randy from USA
(Wednesday 13 April 2022; 05:09)
I absolutely love everyone's combatting the conspiracy theories and the stream requests of the "real fans". I want MC's 20th number one public driven, not fan driven like justiceforglitter. A lot of non-MC fans wouldn't know TGIFY or Loverboy which only went to number one and two respectively because we went out and bought the singles even though we had the albums or planned on purchasing the albums. Of course, the remixes were worth the buy, but it was fan driven not public driven. I want it to be undeniable. It just amazes me Adele can put out these piano ballads and go to number one but Alicia Keys, MC, Beyoncé, Christina A., Mary J a live and Rihanna still want to put out experimental R&B. And all of them have monster piano ballads in the past. It's maddening.
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So much for my dream (99,986) by Randy from USA
(Saturday 26 March 2022; 16:59)
I really was hoping my 52 year old Mimi would settle into standards, jazz, musical numbers and her back catalogue. Now she's the feature for the 23yo rapper Latto. I will say Mariah looks sensational on the single cover. Maybe at 60 she'll stop collaborating with rappers.
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Re: Memoirs is an attempt at Butterfly II (99,954) (99,955) by Randy from USA
(Sunday 20 March 2022; 18:37)
Thank you. Most on here are equating Memoirs to dog poo. I gotta be honest. That was the last MC album I loved.
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Memoirs is an attempt at Butterfly II (99,943) by Randy from USA
(Sunday 20 March 2022; 00:32)
Don't curse me out. But uptempo lead hinting at her personal life (Obsessed). Emotional singles such as HATEU (My All) and IWKWLI (80s remake like The Beautiful Ones). A strong spine as in Standing O and It's A Wrap. And introspective non-love tracks like Angel and Languishing interludes. I love the album, not as much as Butterfly, not even close. But I feel that's what it is. I don't understand why this board hates it so much. Ok now I'm ready for the firing squad.
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Re: Question (99,913) (99,915) by Randy from USA
(Tuesday 15 March 2022; 23:45)
And a lot of people consider Chaka Khan's I Feel For You the first rap/sung collaboration. In the 1980s. Now what made Fantasy so groundbreaking was that MC was a pop diva that added a gutter rapper. So it was too extremes versus a Mary J or a Chaka Khan collabo which would have been an R&B plus rapper combination.
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Rank the (US) #1s, it's too quiet (99,914) by Randy from USA
(Tuesday 15 March 2022; 23:39)
19. Hero
18. I'll Be There
17. Dreamlover
16. I Don't Wanna Cry
15. One Sweet Day
14. Honey
13. Touch My Body
12. Emotions
11. We Belong Together
10. Love Takes Time
9. Thank God I Found You
8. Someday
7. All I Want For Christmas Is You
6. Fantasy
5. Don't Forget About Us
4. Always Be My Baby
3. Heartbreaker
2. Vision of Love
1. My All
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Hero (99,850) by Randy from USA
(Saturday 5 March 2022; 15:51)
I don't care for Hero. That fact doesn't mean anything about me as a fan or as a human being. Some of you take all of this a little too far. Insulting each other over opinions and making blanket judgments about people over their preferences. Is this entertainment for you all or a courthouse? For me, Hero is generic. Through The Rain is better. The lines "and every time I feel afraid I hold tighter to my faith" and "and when the wind blows and shadows grow close" are better than anything written in Hero. Wait am I now to be sentenced to a firing squad for that opinion? Real problems in the world folks. Get a grip and show everyone love.
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Clown (99,699) by Randy from USA
(Tuesday 15 February 2022; 11:31)
Well, I need to apologize to MC for ever holding out hope for her and Nick. How do you trivialize having kids with a bunch of women? I read that lyric and I felt like such an idiot for thinking he's a standup guy with issues. And listen two disclaimers. One, I've made mistakes in my private life. Two, I'm sure being in a relationship with MC is no picnic. But I'm not a public figure making awful raps. Yup, as with Kanye, Dababy and Trump, he keeps striving for lower.
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Ten years, RIP Whitney (99,690) by Randy from USA
(Friday 11 February 2022; 16:39)
I can't believe today it's been a decade since my world became a bit dimmer. I have sang on choirs since I was in elementary school. The first song we sang, "The Greatest Love of All". I was taught how to put the needle on a record with a Whitney Houston record. This is when an artist goes from being a singer to a muse on your shoulder. She's linked to every moment of my life. I believe she was hurt as a child, made to repress her sexuality and her personality and then left to languish when balladeers fell out of favor. One of the reasons I've softened on MC about her voice, her image, her weight, her music, and her relationships is because she's also suffered unimaginable pain. The fact that she's still with us and coherent (somewhat) is a gift to us all. Michael is gone. Prince is gone. Madonna has lost her mind. Janet has isolated herself. I love MC. We need to give her her flowers while she's still here. May God bless as all.
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Re: Nick's sorted relationship history (99,622) (99,625) by Randy from USA
(Friday 4 February 2022; 11:46)
Matty I have to agree with you. I always was rooting for reconciliation. But now I don't see that happening. I always thought Nick was adorable in a goofy kind of way but I do think you can't be there for 8 kids with 6 baby mommas and something tells me he ain't done procreating yet. And for Ricardo this is the one man that Mariah has kids with who is parading his studliness for the media. I do think it's fair game for comment. In addition, I do not want her to marry Tanaka. I somehow think that would have happened already if it was going to happen. And what age do you all think Mariah will ditch the mermaid glittering gowns and the idea of being eternally 12? She's about to be 52. Do I hear 55? 60 anyone?
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Re: Mariah and Celine (99,593) (99,598) by Randy from USA
(Tuesday 1 February 2022; 20:04)
Terna, you know I love you like tea time in July. But seriously half of those are backing track assisted. Ima kill this topic before the webmaster does but frfr I wish you and I could spend a day together dissecting YouTube performances. And yes there are a few performances that she killed pre Butterfly but after 97 it was more often than not she either lipped or had an excuse. I do live for that impromptu for the fans Jimmy Fallon though. Have a great day.
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Re: Mariah and Celine (99,584) (99,588) by Randy from USA
(Tuesday 1 February 2022; 14:31)
Damn Bill, I just died laughing. Some of yours are fans excuses, didn't come directly from MC. And before this board starts, I really do love MC I am just part of a diva gladiator nation and whilest I rep MC my friends that are Patti and Whitney warriors slay me whenever MC steps on stage. So it's personal for me. Someone said I need to get over myself. Ima ignore that. But the person who asked why so many excuses. I've come to figure it out through research. From the beginning Mariah recorded songs until they sounded perfect. Narada Michael Walden said so in interviews. Mariah has always been a studio artist and a perfectionist. Unlike an athlete at a game or a broadway performer, Mariah can redo her vocals as much as possible but she suffers from stage fright and all those wonderful vocals on wax has made many consider her one of the greatest singers of all time, adding pressure. So of course she fails at live singing. She's created a vocal standard that no one can replicate. Including herself. I ain't mad at her for it. But what we're not gonna do is sit here and try to say on the spot with no rehearsals and no pristine conditions that Mariah could compare to Celine in 2022.
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