04 January 2023

4 January 2023 - Mariah Carey - Fantasy

Two things you should learn from this post.

1) Not every week needs a theme.  This one, however, does.

2) Don't assume I hate a song just because it samples one of the greatest songs ever written.

I'm not a huge Mariah Carey fan.  I am really, really not.  I am especially sick of her right now, when we have all heard that goddamn Christmas song on repeat, everywhere.  Little known fact: this song was THAT song's follow up single.  

But this song - which she lyrically co-write with Dave Hall (musically and partially lyrically, it was written by Adrian Belew, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Steven Stanley) - really understands the song it sampled, and doesn't disrespect it.  It's not a ripoff.  It's an homage.  And it's probably the best thing Mariah Carey has ever done.

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