Top 10 Best Mariah Carey Songs

The Top Ten
1 We Belong Together

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 nobody's watching.

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

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...

3 Fantasy

I am a big Mariah Carey fan and ever since I listened to this rocking upbeat song I fell in love with it . This song is awesome and very dance able . It is my sweet fantasy to meet Mariah Carey in person .

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.

4 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.

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

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.

6 Vision of Love

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..

7 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 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.

8 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...

My favourite song of Mariah!

9 One Sweet Day

#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.

I can actually imagine both Aladdin and Jasmine singing that song since the voices are similar to their voices, especially to Aladdin's rougher speaking voice.

10 Always Be My Baby

In my opinion this is Mariah's best song. The chorus in this song is catchy and fun to sing along. I love the melody! Like the other comment said, I'm surprise this one isn't in the top ten.

I love this song so much! It's one of the best - along with Heartbreaker & Fantasy! Listen to X-Girlfriend too... it's on the Rainbow album! Always the best from the Queen of Christmas!

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.

The Contenders
11 All I Want for Christmas is You

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

This is supposed to be the #1 song. I hear it on the radio stations all the time every Christmas and it's the most popular modern Christmas song of all time

12 Dreamlover

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 is one of the best songs from Mariah Carey and I really love this song very much and I even sing this excellent song in the morning shower ! Super awesome song

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

13 Love Takes Time

This is such a heartwarming , romantic , and it is so my all time favorite song from Mariah Carey . Mariah Carey sings this song so beautifully.

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.

14 Heartbreaker

have you ever experienced a heart break in school , or have you experienced being cheated on by a boyfriend ? I have been when I heard this song from Mariah Carey I fell in love with this song This is my all time favorite from Mariah Carey

My favorite Mariah Carey song!

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

15 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 public. But nonetheless, it is a classic among the Lambily. Other songs that give me a similar feeling are The Roof and Underneath the Stars.

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.

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

17 I Want to Know What Love Is

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

Best ever vocals shift

18 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.

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

19 Music Box

This song is a sparkle masterpiece! It's like a beautiful lullaby coming out of its beautiful soul!

How is this song not higher?!?!

20 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.

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.

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...

21 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.

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

One of the Favorite

22 Through the Rain

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".

23 Sweetheart
24 I Still Believe
25 Anytime You Need a Friend

I absolutely ADORE this song. Mariah Carey is probably one of the most talented female vocalists of all time and this song is a very powerful message, that you should always have faith in God to help you through the tough times, especially since this was dedicated to her toxic relationship she used to have with her old husband

Since the break down of my 32year marriage. I felt very alone and hurt deeply. I heard this song along with here and I cried deeply at both of them. that's when I knew that god was with me and he gave to inner peace in my heart and soul. so when I feel down I listen to both songs now and I know that I am never alone. none of us are. thank you Mariah.

This song is so beautiful.

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