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Name: Bill
Country: the UK
It wasn't raining yet
But it was definitely
A little misty on that
Warm November night.
Re: Just an opinion AIWFCIY (100,401) (100,406) by Bill from the UK
(Monday 6 June 2022; 14:16)
You Are Not Alone by MJ was released on his 1995 History album/compilation, two years after Hero.
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Re: MC Instagram post (100,383) (100,386) by Bill from the UK
(Friday 3 June 2022; 22:01)
Yes, completely agree. MTV Unplugged is both my favourite album and DVD of Mariah's, and I think I was drawn to it for all the reasons MC mentioned on her post. It was spontaneous, no one had any grand allusions as to what it would become, she sounded amazing and genuinely in her element, I'll Be There was the crest of the wave that was growing throughout the evening, and she seemed so humble and thankful and grateful. It's one of her career highlights to my mind.
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Re: More Rarities (vol. 2) (100,336) (100,341) by Bill from the UK
(Saturday 28 May 2022; 07:47)
I'd add "We're Not Making Love Anymore" with Michael Bolton. Also, the original Dave Hall remix of Dreamlover has always been available (both at the time of release and on the MC30 EP); it was re-titled the "Bam Jam Soul".
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Re: The Roof (When I Feel the Need) (100,311) (100,312) by Bill from the UK
(Friday 20 May 2022; 12:17)
The single at the time was released as "The Roof (Back In Time)", so maybe she always intended for a subtitle? I agree this hits to hit streaming ASAP.
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Re: Best album addition? (100,263) (100,264) by Bill from the UK
(Wednesday 11 May 2022; 15:59)
Mariah's should be #1 record:

1. Vision of love
2. Love takes time
3. Someday
4. I don't wanna cry
5. Emotions
6. Can't let go (should not have suspended sales)
7. I'll be there
8. Dreamlover
9. Hero
10. Fantasy
11. One sweet day
12. Always be my baby
13. Honey
14. My all
15. Heartbreaker
16. Thank God I found you
17. Loverboy (original)
18. Out here on my own (as per your note)
19. We belong together
20. Don't forget about us
21. Touch my body
22. Migrate
23. All I want for Christmas is you
24. Crapfinity (just kidding)
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Re: Best album addition? (100,260) (100,262) by Bill from the UK
(Wednesday 11 May 2022; 12:06)
Completely agree with Loverboy. My other three would be:

1. Here We Go Around Again on the debut
2. Can You Hear Me on Emotions
3. Slipping Away on Daydream
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Re: Shout out to Robert-Anthony / the Lambily is the best (100,259) (100,261) by Bill from the UK
(Wednesday 11 May 2022; 08:09)
He is a gem isn't he? He also sent me the beautiful bottle green version of the debut album when it was released for MC30. Thank you so much Bobby A, you are a dear soul.
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Re: Why does the Billboard article credit Mariah on BE? (100,253) (100,255) by Bill from the UK
(Monday 9 May 2022; 13:09)
She's literally the most awarded artist by Billboard. They love her.
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Re: Why does the Billboard article credit Mariah on BE? (100,249) (100,251) by Bill from the UK
(Saturday 7 May 2022; 17:36)
We need to be careful here when talking about Big Energy. The original version of the song sampled Genius of Love, not Fantasy. Just in the same way that Fantasy itself sampled Genius of Love. The rules seem to be quite clear that Mariah would only be credited if airplay/sales exceed that of the original which, in the US at least, appears to have not happened (yet). I believe she is credited in the UK as it is the remix that features Mariah which is currently receiving airplay and being purchased, enabling it to chart.
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Re: Did Mariah actually write The Roof (100,240) (100,243) by Bill from the UK
(Thursday 5 May 2022; 19:44)
If it really is affecting you so much then send a note to the account to make them aware, if you haven't already.
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Re: Did Mariah actually write The Roof (100,225) (100,226) by Bill from the UK
(Thursday 28 April 2022; 20:37)
That's not quite accurate. Mariah wrote the lyrics by herself, the music was written by herself and the Trackmasters (Jean Claude Oliver, Samuel Barnes, Cory Rooney). The Roof, as many know, samples "Shook Ones (Part II)" by Mobb Deep which in turn was written by Albert Johnson and Kejuan Muchita. So, songwriters for The Roof are as follows:

Lyrics: Carey
Music: Barnes, Carey, Johnson, Muchita, Oliver, Rooney
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The Roof (When I Feel the Need) (100,160) by Bill from the UK
(Thursday 14 April 2022; 22:40)
Wow.
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Re: "Big big energy baby when I close my eyes" (100,000) (100,011) by Bill from the UK
(Sunday 27 March 2022; 23:26)
Argh. I can't believe I was 99,999. Lol.
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Happy Birthday Mariah (99,999) by Bill from the UK
(Sunday 27 March 2022; 12:26)
I know the B word is banned but a very Happy Birthday to my dear Mariah. Thank you as always for every joy you have given to my life. If only you knew the impact your songs have had on me.

"I'll be eternally grateful, holding you so close to me."
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Re: Lotto/Mariah (99,996) (99,998) by Bill from the UK
(Sunday 27 March 2022; 12:25)
Breakdown is just pure class. Such an understated, elegant, and sincere composition. The absolute highlight of Butterfly for me.
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Re: So much for my dream (99,986) (99,993) by Bill from the UK
(Sunday 27 March 2022; 01:23)
I'm going to have to reserve judgement until I hear the collab, but I do get the sentiment.
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Re: Channeling my inner 90's Mariah (99,991) (99,992) by Bill from the UK
(Sunday 27 March 2022; 01:22)
100% Mariah was never the same after Glitter.
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Re: Any news (99,976) (99,977) by Bill from the UK
(Thursday 24 March 2022; 22:51)
Yes. It was like she was trolling us by the time Me, I Am Mariah Carey, The Elusive Chantuese suffering from the Art of Letting Go came out.
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Re: How Mariah has helped me (99,959) (99,961) by Bill from the UK
(Monday 21 March 2022; 13:59)
Joachim I loved your post. Congratulations on the apartment, so nice to hear how happy it has made you. It resonated with me because I too have a lovely apartment on the top floor with a South facing balcony, so I know what a pleasure it can be to have your morning coffee with Mariah. It's a joy I often allow myself too. The weather in the UK has been lovely recently, and I often have my breakfast and read the newspaper with Mariah playing inside and gently flowing outside onto the balcony.
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Re: Memoirs is an attempt at Butterfly II (99,943) (99,946) by Bill from the UK
(Sunday 20 March 2022; 05:33)
Memoirs is cohesive and consistent, but that's also its problem. Having one producer throughout means it all sounds the same after a while. The finger snaps are already pretty dated.
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Re: Rank the (US) #1s, it's too quiet (99,914) (99,920) by Bill from the UK
(Wednesday 16 March 2022; 12:19)
19. Thank God I Found You
18. Touch My Body
17. I Don't Wanna Cry
16. Don't Forget About Us
15. Honey
14. One Sweet Day
13. We Belong Together
12. Heartbreaker
11. Love Takes Time
10. My All
09. Someday
08. I'll Be There
07. Emotions
06. Dreamlover
05. Hero
04. Fantasy
03. Always Be My Baby
02. Vision of Love
01. All I Want for Christmas Is You
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Re: Question (99,911) (99,912) by Bill from the UK
(Tuesday 15 March 2022; 16:13)
I don't believe she was the very first, but she was definitely the first artist with a large following and the first "mainstream" artist to adopt this style with the Fantasy remix. Since then, as we know, every Tom Dick and Harry has had a guest rapper on their singles.
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Re: These 3 remixes (99,899) (99,902) by Bill from the UK
(Saturday 12 March 2022; 21:42)
I was listening to the I Still Believe MC30 EP on a long train ride the other day. I must say, Mariah really went to town with the remixes. The Pure Imagination and Stevie J mixes were completely re-sung and the only thing they had in common with the original was the title. The incorporation of the Willy Wonka song was genius. Then of course the Morales club mix is euphoric and upbeat, with a few new ad libs and alternate takes of lines from the album version. And then as you mention Bobby A, there's the King's Mix and the Eve of Souls mix which were just anthems. All included new vocals and mix was different from the one before. Just superb. And of course, the original is understated and beautiful in its own right.
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Re: MC trousers (99,892) (99,893) by Bill from the UK
(Thursday 10 March 2022; 11:11)
Source?
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Re: JD (99,882) (99,888) by Bill from the UK
(Wednesday 9 March 2022; 20:41)
I'm unsure how involved MC was with JD's remix of Never Forget You. She's always stated the first time they worked together was for ABMB. I think JD was perhaps just drafted in to remix NFY and that was it. The vocals were not re-sung or anything, so I doubt they even met in the studio at that time.

There's no denying ABMB was a magic combination. Even more so than We Belong Together in my view. It is truly one of her best ever songs.
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