As 2011 kicks off, here are several 2010 year-end lists summing up Mariah’s wonderful year and a few more “Best of” lists where Mariah’s songs appear.
Gary Trust from Billboard's Chart Beat sums up the best music of 2010.
Favorite New Holiday Songs
3. "Oh Santa! All I Want for Christmas Is You (Holiday Mashup)," Mariah Carey
In an effort to start 2011 off on the right notes, Billboard has assembled videos of a few artists who do know the words to 'Auld Lang Syne", and sing them well. Check out five of our favorite "Auld Lang Syne" performances, and listen as Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand and more wish you a happy new year!
Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind
Should old acquaintance be forgot, in days of auld lang syne
For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, in days of auld lang syne.
Mariah Carey (2010) -- The diva starts off the way mom and dad remember it, but then quickly takes us to the club. Watch Mariah Carey's Auld Lang Syne here.
Slant Magazine picks "Fantasy" as one of the Best Singles of the '90s:
Mariah Carey, "Fantasy." Mariah's "Fantasy" remains one of the finest examples of reworking an extensive sample into a fully realized pop masterpiece. The funky, warbling strains of Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love" come ringing through immediately, and there's no great effort to disguise any of the borrowed elements. And though the stripped-down remix, which brilliantly entwines the bridge portions with O.D.B's absurd rap ("Japan, are you in the house?"), is considered by some to be the definitive version, the original is escapism perfected, a summer bubblegum gem with a sweet, flawless vocal line driven by a diva in her prime. KL
The Fader talks about the 90s being the high time for R&B and talk about the movement of infusing R&B with Hip-Hop.
"The champion of this movement: Mariah Carey. To this day ODB and Mariah may still be the best and most random hip hop collaboration of all time and no matter where you play that song if the people are over 20 years old the entire crowd will yell "ME AND MARIAH GO BACK LIKE BABIES WITH PACIFIERS". ODB wasn't just touching on his relationship with Mariah or his fantasy of one but also the truth of their positions— R&B and Hip Hop were the best of step siblings."
As we ring in '11, Chart Beat is celebrating songs that, despite stopping short at No. 11 on Billboard charts, have become ubiquitous.
Each week in January, we'll spotlight 11 such smashes, starting with tracks that fell one spot shy of the top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
"I'll Be There," Mariah Carey, 1992
The ballad from "MTV Unplugged" seemed destined for the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs top 10: the Jackson 5's 1970 original had spent six weeks at No. 1 and Carey had carried her previous seven singles to the top tier. Still, it became her sixth of 18 Hot 100 No. 1s, the most among solo artists.