Video Roundup // 10

Mariah has quite a few remixes of her own work, so I’ve decided to share them relatively close to the original videos. To back up a little, this is my first time watching most Mariah Carey videos. Now I’ve made it my mission to watch each one and tell you what I think about it. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. <3

1. Emotions (Remix)

Amazing. It starts with Mariah belting out gospel notes, and then goes into an ultra cool dance beat, complete with Very Strong Keyboard Notes. The video is the same.

2. Heartbreaker Remix - Mariah Carey, Missy Elliot, Da Brat

Jay-Z didn’t contribute enough to the original, so we had to bring in some pussy power with Da Brat and Missy Elliot. Caveat: I don’t think Mariah should have to wash any car with her face on it. C’mon girl, you’re better than that. Da Brat destroying a wedding cake is everything. Missy is the best. I wonder how stoned Snoop is in this video?

3. Fantasy ft. O.D.B.

Last week we covered the original Fantasy video, which everyone adores. Let me point your attention to this version of Fantasy with special guest Ol' Dirty Bastard. This version of Fantasy is low-key, and the video is chopped up in a weird way to accommodate the smoother track. More importantly...how…did…O.D.B. get here? I love that they obviously shot his part on a different day because the sky is cloudy. And now the clown is tied up. Anyway, RIP O.D.B. You and this remix live on in dance clubs across the world.

4. Obsessed (Remix) ft. Gucci Mane

Um, this is a remix of Obsessed with Gucci Mane. That’s all you really need to know.

5. We Belong Together Remix Live

Times Square was the place to be on New Year’s Eve 2005. Her backup dancers are great and the tune is smooth. The best thing about this has to be the Youtube comments where some people say she’s lip syncing, and other people go into great detail defending her live performance (as recently as two years ago). Mariah fans are so real.

Video Roundup // 9

It's Friday! Time for another Mariah-fest to get us into the weekend and in the mood for That Love Day. Let's go!

1. Honey

The jetski video!

2. Heartbreaker

What I love is that the video jumps right into all girl synchronized dancing. AND I forgot about her evil brunette twin!! Things that make me laugh: Jay-Z in the back just saying “sing the song!” 

3. Fantasy

I’ll forgive the clown at the beginning, but ONLY because of the little girl dancing, that belly chain, and classic Mariah surrounded by dancing dudes. Can anyone tell me where to get a cropped zip-up sweatshirt?? Yeezy season 1??

4. Shake it Off

We need to shake off the week before we can enjoy the weekend. What I love about this song is her reference to a Calgon commercial. I bet you $100 that people a few years younger than me – or even my age, 26– don’t get the reference. While we’ve got the fightin’ words out, I’m gonna say that Mariah and her little girl dance gang beat Taylor Swift anyday. To top it all off, she defaces public property with a Krink marker. Done.

5. I Want to Know What Love Is

Am I trolling you? Maybe a little. This video is weird. Screw it though, I love this song! Try getting it out of your head the rest of the day, I dare you. You’re gonna listen to this 10 more times today and do a little desk karaoke - don’t act like you won’t.

I hope you know what love is this weekend! Let me know what your favorite Mariah video is and you just might see it next week. ;)

Video Roundup // 8

For the last several days I've been gathering everything I need for tax season, with Mariah on repeat. I can't explain it, but her entire discography is exactly what I need to get this shit done. I went down a pretty deep rabbithole of Mariah videos, and there are just too many to fit in one post. So this week is part one of a new Mariah series! Each week I'll be serving up five Mariah videos until I run out or get tired, whichever happens first. Here we go!

1. We Belong Together

When I first went freelance in late 2015, I got hooked on "We Belong Together." I listened to it on repeat, for hours, doing my very first freelance jobs. I know every word now. This video has all of Mariah's favorite things: singing with wet hair, singing with wind blowing through her hair, and a dramatic exit with a hot dude. Get it girl.

2. Up Out My Face

I had somehow *never* seen this video of Mariah and Nicki together until today. The cheap typography is unfortunate — and why does Mimi’s name on her doll box get a drop shadow but not Nicki? Is Mariah's star brighter? Also, the B in Barbie on Nicki's necklace is blurred out for legal reasons, obvs. Cheap aesthetic aside, the best part of this video is definitely that they’re having fun together. :)

3. Emotions

I noticed the Emotions album cover on Spotify and had to investigate. What I found was Mariah hanging out with a bunch of sexy dudes and cool girls in a technicolor party, that includes some guy feeding a loris. YASSS.

4. Dreamlover

Ah the 90s, so carefree! Ms. Misandry has a field of hotties dancing for her, and she’s rocking a casual girl-next-door look. Very cute. Plus does anyone know who the androgynous friend in the stripe shirt is??

5. Obsessed

Apparently Eminem said some nasty things about her back in the day, and she made this song about it. The best part of this video is definitely Mariah dressed as Eminem in a room full of posters of her. Oh, and more wind blowing through her hair. 

Stay tuned for five more Mariah videos next week! What are your top Mariah videos? Let me know in the comments!