Best Mariah Carey Songs


The Top Ten

1 We 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. -

I love the song and it's so catchy

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2 Hero

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

A hero lies in you...

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3 Fantasy

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

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

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

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.

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4 My 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


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5 Without 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 heard this song on the radio - waraypiso

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6 Emotions

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

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.

The highest note hit is in this one

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7 Vision 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

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!

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!

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8 One 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

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.

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9 Honey

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

3 weeks atop billboard hot 100

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10 Always 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!

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.

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The Contenders

11 Heartbreaker

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

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

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12 Dreamlover

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

8 weeks at number one= perfection

The first note just slays.

Wonderful lyrics, amazing instrumentals and good singing into one! 😍💖

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13 Breakdown

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.

Mariah and the bones are simply magic... My favourite from butterfly... Great video too...

Perhaps the best hip hop/soul hybrid of all time...

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14 All 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

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.

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

Amazing songwriting. if she was he, he would be touted as a great songwriter. why gnome why?

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15 I 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

Its is sooo beautiful. she makes it so soft and sweet

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16 When 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.

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


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17 Love 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.

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

This song is very beautiful.

The whistle gives me life

18 Can't Let Go

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. - lovingjackson

Can't Let Go went straight to #1 in my charts for the most forlorn, heartbreaking song.

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19 I Still Believe

I'm like all music of mariah carey

20 I 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

21 Through the Rain

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". - mood333

Should stay in top 3!

Best MC song! It should be in top 5

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22 Whenever You Call

It Makes Me Cry When Mariah Carey And Brian Mcknight Duet Together Just Like I'm in Paradise Singing With Compassion Such Fantastic And Magnificent Song! Vote It For Being #1

Number one for me

This song is pure plesure - Sajtegel

23 Sweetheart
24 Forever

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

A gorgeous song that is super underrated

Such a lovely song


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25 Butterfly

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.

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

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

26 Someday

I Really Love This Song One Of The The Best Of Mariah Carey's Songs - janus.dreyfus

Really? 35th on the list?

Dis song is really really dope - waraypiso


27 The Roof

One of Mariah's greatest musical achievements. It deserves far more recognition than it receives.

Just a beautifully written song with a great groove.

One of the GREATEST 90s R&B songs, it needs to be Top 20 at least. My 2nd fave Mariah song.

28 Looking In
29 Underneath the Stars

I think When Someone Ask Mariah During Her Tour In Japan This Song Was One Of her Favorite. But this song full of soul genre that makes me overwhelm And Very Romantic Song

Clearly a nod to Minnie Riperton, that 70s style and whistling

This song is so good even better live

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30 Infinity

Easily the very best

Her lattest song. An extremely Nice ballad. She still hits the high notes with ease

31 Never Too Far

I love this song! Mariah's voice sounds so emotional and vulnerable, you can actually experience her pain vicariously. Beautiful lyrics and melody. This song deserves to be at the top of this list!

Mind Blowing Song! Very Powerful Belting That Only Mariah Carey CAn Do it. A

Don't need to explain...
This one is simply one of her best work. Ever. Seriously...

32 Bye Bye

The decision was so hard but this had to be the one for me. I love quite a few of her songs but this, One Sweet Day, Always Be My Baby, Can't Take That Away and Angels Cry are properly her best songs but the songs I know by her are all so good - such power from her voice. Have you herd her new one, Almost Home?

Ohh and Love Takes Time is another amazing song! Carry on voting and good luck to all (esp. Mariah) for the future!

I Love The Rhythm of This Song. And How She change her voice into something like angel :). Its number 1 For ME

This Song is Good It Gives A Sad Rhythm But I Makes Me Feel Stronger

33 All I've Ever Wanted
34 Music Box

This Song is Beautiful My Favorite From The Album Music Box

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35 Vanishing

By far her most authentic song to the R&B genre.

36 Lead the Way

From that impressive vocal run, her soft airy whistle, the tender lyrics and that 18 second long note.. This is one of Carey's most impressive and underrated songs! A true masterpiece. !

37 Melt Away

It's the best, the top ten is full of singles.. Great singles... But clearly they aren't true fans. Never Forget You, Underneath the Stars... too many songs. There's also I Feel It, its unreleased though

Yup the top ten is full of singles. Melt Away is her best. The background, the layering of vocals. Splendid! Underneath, Never Forget You and I feel it are my favorites too! The fans know what's the best.

This song is just wonderful. The sweetness of the lyrics make me want to find a love that melts me away.

The arrangement...the layers of her different the soulfullness. My favorite Mariah song of all time! If this song comes on my playlist while driving a have to pull over...that's how great this song is to me. I want her to work with Babyface more often!

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38 Boy (I Need You)

This Is One Of Her Best Songs On The Charmbracelet Album Its So Japanese I Like This Song Ever

39 Never Forget You
40 Now that I Know
41 Can't Take that Away

Like so many others, My Granddaughter Rebecca wants to be a singer. When she sings along with Mariah to this song, it breaks your heart and warms it at the same time! To know that she feels it with such emotion is hard for me, knowing that anyone could ever make her feel like that! She has such a beautiful spirit, and I'm thankful for her strength! This song does reflect that, and my hope is that she never loses faith in her dreams! If you haven't heard this song, I encourage you to do so. Powerful song, Powerful voice MiMi! It is deserving of the #1 spot!

Along with Hero and Bye Bye according to me this clearly Mariah's best song "They can say anything they want to say try to bring me down but I won't face the ground I will rise steadily sailing out of their reach, oh Lord they do try how to make me feel that I don't matter at all but I refuse to flater in what I believe or lose faith in my dreams 'cause there's a light in me that shines brightly they can try but they Can't Take That Away From Me! "

This is just a very powerful song. Showcases her vocal prowess and the melisma near the end was just incredible. It's also a very galvanizing song about strength.

Her best song ever. This gave me the courage to never ever give up only because some people try to bring me down

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42 Prisoner

Simply her best song. Really good verses.

43 All in Your Mind

Just listen. All of it.

Mehn! I don't know why this song is largely underrated. It is beautiful in all ways and the whistle at the end is incomparable. Listen and you wont regret.

44 Obsessed

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

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..

45 Till the End of Time

Truly the most beautiful piece of music every created. The instrumentation, the vocals - it is the sheer perfection of Mariah entering into her singing legacy.

46 You're Mine (Eternal)

This really should be Top 20! It's one of Mariah's most powerful ballads and it has an excellent vocal showcase.

Best Mariah song

Very col... and beatiful voice

47 Alone in Love
48 Fourth of July

This is a hidden gem! love how vivid of a scene Mariah paints on this with her pen. Completed with one of Mariah's most angelic vocals, makes this song a masterpiece!

49 I'll Be There

I love this song. It is very soothing

50 When I Saw You

Pure magic... No big music arrangement, no high C... No elaborate production... I love her more whenever she sings so relax... Only God can give,! Love you Mariah...

One My Favorite Song! This Song Makes Me Cry! Very Perfect Song For The Couples That Has A problem! THis Song Is one of her theme, I don't know why this song is not very popular during mid 90's.

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