In celebration of one of the world’s best selling artists of our time, we compiled Mariah Carey’s top 10 songs in our latest edition of Top 10 Underrated. Some selections received a limited release while others are album cuts/remixes. Check out our list and let us know if you Agree or Disagree.
10 THE ROOF (MOBB DEEP MIX) FT. MOBB DEEP
Carey collaborated with Hip Hop duo Mobb Deep and sampled their 1995 hit, “Shooked One’s Pt. II” on this then unlikely remix.
09 LEAD THE WAY
While this song isn’t popular amongst the public, vocally it stands neck and neck with legendary ballads “Vision of Love”, “Hero”.
08 THANK GOD I FOUND YOU (MAKE IT LAST MIX) FT. JOE & NAS
This groovy remix features similar lyrical content and elements of Keith Sweat’s “Make It Last Forever”.
07 MY ALL/STAY AWHILE (SO SO DEF MIX) FT. LORD TARIQ & PETER GUNZ
The remixed version of Carey’s #1 hit “My All” was produced by Jermaine Dupri and includes a sample of Loose End’s “Stay a Little While, Child”.
06 ALL IN YOUR MIND
This track is a great example of consistently good songwriting and vocality.
05 EVERYTHING FADES AWAY
Released on the international edition of Carey’s third album Music Box, this power ballad fits in perfectly with her uber-famous ballads such as “Hero”, “Butterfly”.
04 UNDERNEATH THE STARS
This song was the final single from the Daydream album, and while not as successful as previous singles it remains one of Carey’s finest vocals on record.
03 MELT AWAY
This Babyface produced gem showcases Carey’s remarkable yet underrated lower register.
02 SAY SOMETHIN’ FT. SNOOP DOGG
The Emancipation of Mimi was Carey’s triumph return to music and The Neptunes did not disappoint at delivering a stellar track.
01 BREAKDOWN FT. BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY
Produced by Stevie J. and while the single was unable to chart on the Pop charts, it did however; peak in the top 5 on the R&B charts. This also marked the beginning of more frequent collaborations for Carey with rappers.
Cry Baby ft. Snoop Dogg
I’m That Chick