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#1s Best of, Enhanced
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|7. One Sweet Day (With Boyz II Men)|
|8. Fantasy (Featuring O.D.B.)|
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|13. I Don't Wanna Cry|
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Japanese edition of Mariah's 1998 & first-ever 'best of'with 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' and covers of 'Do YouKnow Where You're Going To' (Theme From Mahogany) & 'WithoutYou' replacing the U.S. release's 'I Don't Wanna Cry'. 19tracks total. A Sony Music Entertainment Records release.
Mariah Carey's #1's is as much a time capsule of '90s pop and R&B as a record of one woman's chart toppers: the disc chronicles a shift from the sweet, nearly '50s-style "Vision of Love" to more recent hip-hop-lite grooves featuring heavy input from Puffy Combs ("Honey"), Jermaine Dupri ("Sweetheart"), and O.D.B. ("Fantasy"). Some hit, some miss, but all feature the fluttery swoops that Carey substitutes for expression of feeling. Depth is beside the point, but few of these tracks are even fun. Still, after eight years, there seems to be no stopping her, and this album will hardly break her streak of successes. --Rickey Wright
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But overall it is a good album, because what actually did make the cut is 17 fantastic songs. I enjoy all of the bonus cuts which are a nice edition, as well as the Bad boy Remix of "Fantasy", which I actually prefer to the album version.
1. Sweetheart (With JD) 5/5
2. When You Believe (From "The Prince Of Egypt") (With Whitney Houston) 4/5
3. Whenever You Call (With Brian McKnight) 4/5
4. My All 5/5
5. Honey 5/5
6. Always Be My Baby 5/5
7. One Sweet Day (With Boyz II Men) 4/5
8. Fantasy (Featuring O.D.B.) 5/5
9. Hero 4/5
10. Dreamlover 4/5
11. I'll Be There (Featuring Trey Lorenz) 4/5
12. Emotions 5/5
13. I Don't Wanna Cry 5/5
14. Someday 4/5
15. Love Takes Time 5/5
16. Vision Of Love 5/5
17. I Still Believe 5/5
Sweetheart featuring JD is an upbeat song, could have been included on the Butterfly album (meaning it sounds more like the material off that album)
When You Believe, the duet with R&B/pop diva Whitney Houston is from the Prince Of Egypt soundtrack, a beautiful song about believing in yourself.
I Still Believe is a beautiful strengthening song, I could see this song being on a single with Hero (and the later track Never Too Far from Glitter).
The other tracks that appear on albums but have been remixed are Fantasy and Whenever You Call.
Fantasy featuring ODB is originally on the Daydream album, this song is very danceable and one of Mariah's best remixes.
Whenever You Call which originally appeared on the Butterfly CD appears here but with guest vocalist Brian McKnight. I prefer this version more compared to the Mariah only version. It's very beautiful done with a male voice.
Overall, it's definitely a must by for any Mariah fan but if you mainly like her singles get this and/or Greatest Hits (which contains songs that didn't make it to number one). A perfect collection.
At her core, Mariah is basically a torch singer. She is at her best on smoky ballads like "My All" and "I don't Wanna Cry," on which she uses the lower end of her incredible vocal range. Mariah is also very good in a duet setting, when she gets to play off a contrasting voice. "When you Believe" (with Whitney Houston), "Whenever You Call" (with Brian McKnight), and "One Sweet Day" (with Boyz II Men) are all made interesting by the interplay between singers.
On the down side, Mariah is unconvincing as a soul singer (e.g., "Honey"), and her attempts at hip hop are embarrassingly weak (e.g., "Sweetheart"). Even her good songs teeter on the brink of sugary banality, and some are just too treacly for my taste (e.g., "Hero").
If you like Mariah's hits and want to own just one of her albums, I recommend this one. Just be prepared to skip over some of the tracks when you play it.
***Note: This is NOT as greatest hits album. This is a thank you album, thanking her fans for helping her songs hit #1.
Most recent customer reviews
This is the end of my generations music. One of the last of the new music I enjoy was Mariah carey. Does she ever sing good. Thank you.Published 10 months ago by willy
Here's a list in order of her #1 singles:
1. Vision of Love
2. Love Takes Time
4. I Don't Wanna Cry
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This just proves how briliant Mariah Carey's music is; 13 No.1 hits are included on this album, along with four bonus tracks. Read morePublished on July 16 2004 by Anthony Early
Keep in mind that this album is called #1's and not Greatest Hits. So you know that it will include Mariah Carey's most popular songs and not necessarily her best. Read morePublished on May 25 2004 by The Gifted One
Since 1999 I've been captivated by the powerful voice and incredible talent of the best-selling female of all time: in 2 words, MARIAH CAREY! Read morePublished on May 16 2004
I love how she shows off the maximum extent of her voice levels. This was the first unclassical CD I had ever listened to and I really loved it! Read morePublished on April 16 2004