In an attempt to make up a song list for my wedding reception, I was going through all my music (English at least) to pick the best and the brightest. Just FYI, for an average 4-hour reception they recommend having 80-110 songs to play! Whoo! That is a lot of music. Luckily, I have tons of songs to choose from.
Not to be panning on Mariah’s recent songs… but they just can’t compare to her classic hits from before. Although I do love “Obsessed”, partly because it’s inspired by a line from the movie “Mean Girls”! Good movie.
I think another reason why I loved her songs was also because she used impressive vocabulary (or at least it seemed that way when I was 12!). Or at least referenced things that required a little intelligence. I mean, even in “Obsessed” she talks about a Napoleon complex. A little more complex than, for example, Dev’s “Dancing in the Dark”.
A good example is my favorite song of MC ever, Breakdown ft. Bone Thugs n Harmony.
So classic, so good! The lyrics seemed very meaningful even before I even had my first breakup! And she used words such as “nonchalant” and “guise”! Okay, maybe not SAT material but I was impressed, back in the day.
And just to finish, a gorgeous cover of MC’s classic Whenever You Call, originally with Brian McKnight.