Best Mariah Carey Songs


The Top TenXW


I think it's the best Mariah's song ever! It really deserves not only to be here, but also to win this Top-10! - ElizaDay

This song makes me feel hope in both myself and in the world. It really is so beautiful it can bring tears to the eye. "We Belong Together" is a good song of course but it's just so overrated. You don't get as much emotion from it as you do from this song.

When this song released "Hero" became The "Hero" In many Charts, also all throughout the years "Hero" became Carey's signature song, this power-house ballad song should be in the top

Duh, what else? - kontrahinsunu

V28 Comments
2We Belong Together

She has a lot of catchy songs and people seem to have voted for them in this list, but come on, We Belong Together is just such a powerful song. It should really be near the top if not 1

This Song Is So Beautiful It reminds Me when I was a 8 I first heard this so on a jeepney in The Philippines My mom Said MC's A Great singer and when she said the title of this song I searched and download it immediately when we got home every time, everyday I listened to this song but after years I forgot this song I seriously forgot it on my mind its like I already had a amnesia because I heard this song 2008 and now I'm 13 I also like watching american idol starting at season 7 when it said that MC Will be a judge on AI My Mum & Grandma Was Excited to watch It Me too. I always Watched It And When The Finale Has came I have watched the first 3 performers when I heard MC's song Vision Of Love I was Like! Then Make It Happen, my All and hero And After Hero I Heard this Song again I was like WHAT IS THIS SONG AGAIN?
And Then I Finally Heard This Song And This Song Came On My Life Again After 5 years now I'm 13 And I was like what happened to this songs now? -_-

Call me a victim of my generation, I grew up in the 2000's and so, naturally by the laws of radio exposure, "We Belong Together" is my favorite song from the Queen of All Divas. And the fact that whenever it's playing on my headphones, in public, at school, and I'm lip syncing every syllable exactly and acting out all the emotions as I'm listening in front of everybody as they all look at me like I'm some kind of delusional Looney Tune without a care, tells you that I really love this song! Seriously, it's so comical, sometimes I'll even start pointing at someone randomly and they get this bizarre look like "Is this kid on crack? " and there I sit and just keep on swaying side to side with the music, like nobodsy's watching. -

That song is epic and its also my favourite song.

V26 Comments
3My All

Mariah was real sunshine in the 90's. I love many Carey's songs from that era but "My All" is my personal favorite - Irina2932

That song is really good, I'm cry while hear that's song and mariah carey voice..

My personal favorite Mariah's song to date. Great sound and lyrics. Very melodious track - Irina2932

I would listen this song for the thousand times and it always feels like the first.

V18 Comments
4Without You

I don't think she has many good songs but I do believe she has the most beatiful voice I've ever heard. Listening to this song just gives me goose bumps.. What a range, what a tone and what a passion you feel when you hear her singing this song.

Too bad no one can sing like this these days.. And if they do on an album, they need autotune on a concert.

She has the most powerful voice on earth, this song is the best.. No one can beat her, more power to you. God bless.

Very very lovely... Love " em most

I love the song

V16 Comments
5Vision of Love

Vision of is the most beautiful song I'd ever heard. :) A dedication for god. That's why I love this so much

This song is love by everyone in my family, so as a result of this I believe Vision of Love is my number song

Mariah carey songs are the best, and so touching, God bless you Mariah Carey

I Love it. I had a vision of love and it was all that you given to me

V8 Comments

As much as I love Fantasy, Vision of Love, I Want to Know What Love Is, Hero, and even WE BELONG TOGETHER, Emotions is just my personal favorite. It means so much to me really because it's the first Mariah Carey song I really got to know. I'm a millenium baby (2000) so I grew up in the Emancipation of MiMi era. I always knew Always be My Baby and All I Want for Christmas is You, but Emotions... I just don't know how to describe the connection with this song. I guess when I first heard Oh Santa! I just then realized that Mariah Carey had an outstanding range with the whistle register and so I looked up her whistle register live. Emotions. This was the song where she showed it the most in my opinion. I'm not even kidding when I say that I want to start to cry every time I hear her whistle registers. Mariah Carey is my biggest musical influence and I want to be a legendary icon with her range and maybe achieve the whistle register. The whistle register is rare and special so if I could be put in the same group as Mariah Carey one day I'd die. So that's why. Because in Emotions the whistle register is fantastic and I just have a deep personal, emotional connection with this song. It was also the first song I tried to sing the whistle register on. Emotions.

That E7 note says it all...

The mtv live version of this song is the best performance of any artist of anytime. Beautiful, young, talented beyond words and happy to sing. The backing group were spot on.

This is the highest song of Mariah so I choose it...

V9 Comments

This song will always be one of my all time favorite songs.

This song should be #1! One of my favorite songs of all time! Always smile when I listen to it.

Love this song, I sing it all of the time and I think it's one of the highlights in the album.

Her best song without a doubt!

V7 Comments
8One Sweet Day

It's simply peacful, harmonised and amazing

This song should be number 1 because it is the longest running nuber 1 hit of all time and the most poplar song of a decade according to billboard and in the top 40 of all time

Her most successful song and THE most successful song of all time case closed

Beautiful and record-shattering. Down here? You're kidding.

V8 Comments
9I Want to Know What Love Is

Best ever vocals shift

This song makes me fill love

Just an amazing song. Makes me want to cry. Her voice brings the words to life


Best song of Mariah, glad it's at least #10. Should be higher though

This song should be in the Top 10

My favourite song of Mariah!

The Contenders


With "Breakdown," Mariah was able to combine Contemporary R&B and Hip-Hop into something so sexy, sultry, and intimate yet classy, elegant, and sophisticated at the same time. Mariah took a break from her usual "vocal gymnastics," yet she was able to shine even without it. Her delivery had this subtle and muted quality to it, which gave the song an aura of mystery. In contrast, the lyrics are intricately detailed and extremely honest. If you paid attention to the lyrics, you would feel yourself getting transported to the song and you'd be able to see yourself in that situation. You wouldn't just feel every emotion and relate to it, you would live it. That's how vivid the song is when it comes to evoking visual imagery among its listeners. All in all, this is a superb song about heartbreak that doesn't rely on generalized cliches and all that trite stuff. It's sad that this song wasn't given the support it deserved by Columbia, which consequently made the song unknown to the general ...more

What an incredible song, surely among the finest of her artistry, deserving a place on any list, anytime... If you're searching for flawless interception between an amazing song and an incredible interpretation, can't put this one away. Why is she one of the very best? Answered.

Years ahead of her time with this amazing track. Proving her influence has become what is now too ubiquitous, this innovative collaboration with B, T&H is still as dazzling & heartbreaking as it was 16 years ago.

Breakdown Is The Best Song EVER! Everything sounds perfect! Just listen to it and you'll know why.

V8 Comments
12All I Want for Christmas Is You

Her highest selling single of all time... Also one of the top ten highest selling female singles of all time... This is truly one of her greatest hits yet... And has been for 17 years because every Christmas this song is always number 1

I love Christmas and this music is my vision of Christmas.

This should be at least in the top 10! This song is a CLASSIC.

I like the lower version that she sang at Tokyo

V7 Comments

Summertime magic, with lyrics that glitter with nostalgia. - TheMarkA1996


14Always Be My Baby

In my opinion, the Greatest song my MC. It's so fun and addictive! Can't believe this one isn't in the top 10!

This is my favorite songs, it's makes me happy everyday, I wish I can share this to all of my friends but I can't

Great song! Love the lyrics and the beat. Why this one isn't in the top ten greatly confuses me!

It's a amazing song

V10 Comments
15When You Believe

This song should be number 1 in the list. Very inspirational, meaningful, gives you faith. It really touches your heart.

Makes me believe that if we believe in something, a miracle could happen to it.

I think this song should be the first of this list and Whitney's list, so beautiful, so instructive and it gives faith and strengh when we're sad

16I Don't Wanna Cry

You are a wonderful person, your songs have help a lot of people, especially when they are going through a hard time, thank you, and God bless you.

One of the Favorite

First heard this song when I was a child and I fell in love with her... until now
So emotional... Sad yet powerful... That vibra... Falseto... Fortissimo and high notes... Say it all

17Love Takes Time

This is a great sing and must be listed on the Top 10. Mariah really showed what she can do in this song. And it's very pleasant to ears.

This song is very beautiful.

The whistle gives me life

18Through the Rain

Her best song ever! I really don't have an idea why this song is number 44! It Must number 1-5! ! !

Should stay in top 3!


1. Heartbreaker
2. Fantasy
3. One Sweet Day
4. We Belong Together
5. Dreamlover


This Should Be On The Top 1 Because Its So Wonderful As Ever

PSearch List

Related Lists

Best Songs On Mariah Carey's Glitter Best Songs On Mariah Carey's The Emancipation of Mimi Best Songs On Mariah Carey's Butterfly Best Songs On Mariah Carey's Rainbow Best Songs On Mariah Carey's Self-titled Album

List StatsUpdated 29 Nov 2015

2,000 votes
153 listings
4 years, 112 days old

Top Remixes (21)

1. Vision of Love
2. My All
3. Emotions
1. Breakdown
2. I Want to Know What Love Is
3. My All
1. Emotions
2. My Saving Grace
3. Looking In

View All 21


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.