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MP3 Music, November 17, 1998
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"# 1's" is a great cross section from the highlights of Ms. Carey's career...oh wait, we are calling her "MiMi" now, huh?
My personal favorites from this compilation are as follows:
Track #3: "Whenever You Call (With Brian McKnight)"
The first time I heard this, I said, "This is definitely going to be playing at my wedding." As most of us who have heard Brian McKnight can agree, he is a master of the romantic R&B ballad. His range is sweet, tender and sexy, and together, with MiMi (see, I'm trying to get used to the new nickname), their voices compliment each other just beautifully. Definitely a song to keep in rotation on your sound system for a romantic evening!
Track #14 "Someday"
This is off of the "Emotions" album. I love the upbeat rhythm and how we get to hear MiMi's low and high (oh lord, is it HIGH) register. I mean, I am talking almost super sonic, here. Although it might not be for all tastes, you can't help admitting it's pretty astounding.
Track #16 "Vision of Love"
I love the more traditional sound of the melody on this track. This could have easily been recorded by Aretha Franklin back in the day.Read more ›
Unlike most compilations, this one chronicles Mariah's singles backwards. Why, I don't know. It's kind of weird, but doesn't detract from anything too much, showcasing the first half of her career quite beautifully. Vision of Love, Love Takes Time, Dreamlover, Hero, Always Be My Baby, Honey, My All and so on. The best thing about it for me is the inclusion of the urban O.D.B. Mix of Fantasy. No one mixed pop with hip-hop the way Mariah and O.D.B. did and we're all better off for it. "What ya gonna do when you get outta jail?/I'm gonna do a remix!" Love it!
Alongside the hits are 3 (at the time) new songs and a duet of the Butterfly album track Whenever You Call with Brian McKnight. I don't care for the original or the duet personally. Now the other 3 tracks are a different story. Sweetheart is a summery, Honey-esque remake of Sweetheart, an R&B/dance tune originally recorded by Rainy Davis. Mariah is her usually giddy self trying to convince a guy to give his heart to her.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love it the CD is like brand new and it's amazing I have it on a loopPublished 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
Previously owned this in cassette form. I liked the song assortment, so decided to purchase the cd. It arrived in perfect condition and the price was right. Listen to it often.Published 12 months ago by Ancient But Hip
I love it I've had it for 2 days and I keep it on repeat. I've heard these songs before but it's a nice #1's compilation album not a greatest hits, if you're new to Mariah... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jorge Torres