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.