Best Mariah Carey Songs

The Top Ten

1 We Belong Together We Belong Together Cover Art

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.

Mariah Carey has always been my favorite artist, and I don think any other song speaks to me as much as this one. Emotions and Love Takes Time are great, but this song just brings me so much nostalgia that the other songs just cannot reach.

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? -_-

Story, structure of song, catchy melody in both verse and chorus. The vocal is good, but Mariah's earlier vocals where on point, top notch, crystal clear bell ringing tone quality. "We Belong Together" is just one of those perfect, well written songs that just clicked with the rest of the world. My favorite MC song ever!

2 Hero Hero Cover Art

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.

Hero is by far, my MOST FAVORITE Mariah Carey song. Thank you, Mariah for bringing this song into all of our lives. There is not 1 person who when they hear the words to this song, cannot think of a moment or a person that best reflects the words in this song. Well Done!

For those who knew Carey since beginning of her fame will choose the top four of Hero, Without You, My All, and Vision of Love. We Belong Together sounds more likely for new generations who just likely to know her recently...

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!

3 Fantasy Fantasy Cover Art

Best Mariah Carey song ever. No wonder it debuted at number one. Unbelievably original and unforgettable. Perfect use of the Tom Tom Club sample. Absolutely brilliant.

The first song I ever heard by MC when I was very young, I've been in love with her ever since. Even today I can listen to this song on repeat. Simply iconic.

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.

4 Without You Without You Cover Art

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.

It's outstanding. Like 'I Will Always Love You'. 'Without You' is impossible for anyone else to sing! (apart from Leona Lewis). It's a wonderful song. Top 10 should be:
1 - Without You
2 - Hero
3 - All I Want For Christmas
4 - When You Believe
5 - We Belong Together
6 - I Wanna Know Where Love Is
7 - Vision Of Love
8 - One Sweet Day
9 - I'll Be There
10- Against All Odds

I don't care about this song's achievement, I don't care who is the writer of this song. I just think that this song is very catchy. Mariah's voice is more than incredible in this song. That's make me love this song.

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

5 My All My All Cover Art

Mariah's toughest song to sing and her most emotional song ever. This song is made to perfection. From the musical arrangement, to her vocal, to the lyrics. Such a masterclass. She should've won Grammy Award for Best Pop Female Performance (I love Celine but My Heart Will Go On is not her best vocal, while My All is Mariah top notch) and should have won song of the year.

Maria has all musical instruments in her throat. I love her sweet voice. No one can sing songs like that of Maria nowadays. Nowadays a singer can only get the full support of musical instruments and then hide his or her weakness. But Maria not like that. So it is clear that Maria is Maria.

This song is so simple but yet so complex at the same time. The range that she has and the notes that she hits... It's incredible.
I think this is Mariah's most unique song. There aren't many songs that sound like this.

I too find this to be my favorite song by Maria as well as one of my favorite all times! I've always loved her, but when THIS came out, I thought, "I MUST have this! "

6 Emotions Emotions Cover Art

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 ...more

Why is this song not number one! It’s amaaaaaaaaaaazing it shows how talented she with whistle notes. This song gave me respect for her as a singer.

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.

Really gives you reason to believe she is the best female singer of her generation.

7 Vision of Love Vision of Love Cover Art

Her vocals on this track are insane! She showcases her entire capability. Amazing range, whistle register, advanced runs, everything. Perfect song to introduce us to this legend!

Her first single, first hit, first top-ten, and first out of EIGHTEEN #1's! One of my favorite Mariah songs.

This was a really different tune in the 90's.. Even she was surprised that the song became a hit..

Amazing voice great whistle register love her so much amazing singer Mariah #1

8 One Sweet Day One Sweet Day Cover Art

#1 song of the 90s people. Better than the Macarena, Nothing Compares 2 U, Vogue, Ice, Ice Baby, Black Or White, Baby Got Back, I Will Always Love You, The Sign, Gangsta's Paradise, Un-Break My Heart, Wannabe, MMMBop, Candle In The Wind 1997, My Heart Will Go On, I Believe I Can Fly, Believe and Genie In A Bottle. 16 weeks at #1, and the best message from any song I've ever heard. I rest my case.

It is different and beautiful, different in the sense of being an alternative to the love and romantic themes that has been inflating most of her songs until 'One Sweet Day'. The song is so deeply emotional, and the way Boyz II Men compliment the song is beyond beliefs.

This song is her most successful song, in fact it is probably the most successful song in the U. S of all time, it's funny it's ranked 8 (currently) on this list.

I really don't like this song. yeah, yeah, stayed for 16 weeks atop, longest-running, but it doesn't have the appeal her more popular songs have

9 Honey Honey Cover Art

This song is awesome and really shows how unique Mariah is. Also the video is amazing and Mimi is stunning!

Oh baby I've got a dependency...always strung out for another taste of your honey...

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

This song should be in the Top 10

10 All I Want for Christmas is You All I Want for Christmas is You Cover Art

Can't believe it just became a #1! So proud of Mariah, and this song literally defines Christmas. This time shouldn't be about presents and money, it should be about your love ones and friends. This song defines that and more, and that's why I love it.

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

Great Christmas song! Highly recommended (if you've been living under a rock for 22 years and haven't heard it! ) I love this song.

This is such a beautiful song that I believe inspires the navy.

The Contenders

11 Always Be My Baby

Why this isn’t under We Belong Together, I will never know. This and the latter are her best songs ever, but Hero is a close third!

Mariah has a lot of good songs but always be my baby is my favourite. And she's really pretty in the music video too. It deserves the top 3 at least.

This song always puts me in a good mood. When I'm feeling down, I always listen to this song because I know it will make me smile.

This song should definitely be in the top ten! It always lifts my spirits whenever I listen to it!

12 Heartbreaker Heartbreaker Cover Art

I LOVE this song I should of known right from the start you will heart

My favorite Mariah Carey song!


I llove heartbreaker

13 Dreamlover Dreamlover Cover Art

Listening to this on a summer day is the best thing in the Whole world! This song made me become a lamb and is truly my favorite along With Crybaby, To be around you, Irresistible and Yours

This one really takes me into somewhere so nostalgic, yet I never ever been in that somewhere before.

Summertime magic, with lyrics that glitter with nostalgia.

My favorite but picked emotions due to the iconic high note!

14 Breakdown Breakdown Cover Art

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.

Bone thugs never get the credit. If they weren't in the song, it wouldn't sound as good because they sang together perfect. I love this song. In my opinion this and always be my baby are the best by her.

15 I Want to Know What Love Is I Want to Know What Love Is Cover Art

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

This song makes me fill love

Best ever vocals shift

I'm in love with this song so romentic

16 Love Takes Time Love Takes Time Cover Art

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.

Her second number one single, the song that made me love mariah

This song is very beautiful.

The whistle gives me life

17 When You Believe When You Believe Cover Art

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

She and Whitney produced heaven with that song, should have had a bigger impact

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

Best duet ever!

18 Can't Let Go Can't Let Go Cover Art

If ever there is a song that surpasses all songs, its this one. The lyrics, the melody, the performance, the whistle! Maybe its because it didn't get to number 1 because they removed it from the charts back then. But be that as it may, this should be either 1st or worst 2nd. It will always be 1st in my books.

Has this become forgotten? It has one of the most beautiful melodies of any Mariah song, and anyone can agree the production and the performance are subtle and gentle and not so over the top singing and whistling as some of her other -later- hits. It's a joy.

How can this not even rate? Surely a true fan of Mariah will know that this song is among her absolute finest work. That note she hits at the end of the track...

This track is flawless and should defiantly be in top 10's. You can feel the emotion throughout this whole track. Masterpiece.

19 Butterfly Butterfly Cover Art

I love many of Mariah's songs, but this one has to be my favorite. It is so emotional. It is almost like an emotional experience. This is song is based on Mariah's divorce to Tommy Mottola. A song is an experience, and this is a perfect example of it.

Her voice in this song is everything! And the lyrics is the best in her career, just like I read the poem when I go through the lyrics

The song emotionally has very deep lyrics. It really can represent my feeling which is hard to say with someone

20 Through the Rain Through the Rain Cover Art

Her tone through the quiet parts is irresistible and the climax of the song with the runs and all is amazing.

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

My second favorite of hers after "My All".

Should stay in top 3!

21 Sweetheart Sweetheart Cover Art
22 Obsessed Obsessed Cover Art

This song is just the best song ever. Shows off Mariah's more dirty/pop/sexy/funky side and I love it!

The most and amazing song ever of Mariah, love her, her voice and everything very much

This is how I started to liking Mariah..

The most mind blowing song of Mariah Carey and I like the voice and sounds of this songs very much, moreover its and sexy and top song

23 I Still Believe I Still Believe Cover Art

I'm like all music of mariah carey

24 Someday Someday Cover Art

Really? 35th on the list?

Best song for sure

Dis song is really really dope


25 Forever Forever Cover Art

This is great - it deserved to be her 12th U.S number 1

A gorgeous song that is super underrated

Such a lovely song


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