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MARIAH CAREY’S LYRICAL MOMENTS

In honour of the announcement of Mariah Carey’s European tour, we celebrate some of the former Wonderland cover star’s finest lyrical moments throughout the years.

Mariah wears black lace bra, knickers and suspender set by AGENT PROVOCATEUR, black silk jacket by ROBERTO CAVALLI, black leather gloves and pearls all models own.

Mariah wears black lace bra, knickers and suspender set by AGENT PROVOCATEUR, black silk jacket by ROBERTO CAVALLI, black leather gloves and pearls all models own.

Dreamlover

In one of Mariah Carey’s first and biggest hits she empowers her fellow women, she don’t need no man, but if she happened to have one, they would be loyal like a new born puppy. Frolicking in the sunny field, it looks whimsical but Mariah as always means business:

“I don’t want another pretender
To disillusion me one more time
Whispering words of forever
Playing with my mind.”

Honey

“Honey” saw Mariah Carey’s transformation from soul sister into a sensual R&B sensation. With a video set out like a Hollywood blockbuster and her cameo as a super secret sexy agent spy – very Charlie’s Angels with her sassy comebacks and LBD, is likely to have inspired her acting venture in Glitter (2001). Carey spouts some sweet as honey rhyming couplets to enrapture any potential partner:

“Oh baby I’ve got a dependency
Always strung out for another taste of your honey
It’s like honey when it washes over me
You know sugar never ever was so sweet
And I’m dying for ya, crying for ya, I adore ya.”

Touch My Body

By 2009 when “Touch My Body”, Mariah Carey had already been sat on the throne of super stardom for nearly a decade but as always, she’s never taken it too seriously. In “Touch My Body”, she enacts the dreamy fantasies of doting boys the world around in jovial dress up and killer curves. Carey also shares some age old wisdom:

“If there’s a camera up in here
Then I’d best not catch this flick
On YouTube. 
‘Cause if you run your mouth and brag
About this secret rendezvous
I will hunt you down.”

We Belong Together

With approximately 124,238,412 hits on Youtube, “We Belong Together” is one of Mariah’s greatest hits – and that’s saying something! Alongside dreamy Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller, she sings a longing song to love lost. Whether this song helped you through the tears or encourage a flood, Mariah empowered singletons:

“Who else am I gon’ lean on
When times get rough
Who’s gonna talk to me on the phone
Till the sun comes up
Who’s gonna take your place
There ain’t nobody better.”

Always Be My Baby

This absolute classic is her most listened to track on Spotify and has just been reenacted by the Queen herself and James Cordon. 20 years on her sentiments for ever lasting love are just as true. Mariah teaches us that it is okay to love:

“Time can’t erase a feeling this strong
No way you’re never gonna shake me
Ooh darling ’cause you’ll always be my baby.”

It’s Like That 

Mariah wears black lace bra, knickers and suspender set by AGENT PROVOCATEUR, black silk jacket by ROBERTO CAVALLI, black leather gloves and pearls all models own.

Just like Shakespeare, Mariah crafts her own words and phrases that will go down in history. Next time you’re out on the dance floor, pull out these slang-tastic lyrics and your wind machine to turn all those chickens to ash while your hot tamale dance moves will confirm your status as lotion.

“I came to have a party
Open up the Bacardi
Feeling so hot tamale.

You like this and you know it
Caution, it’s so explosive
Them chickens is ash and I’m lotion.”

All I Want For Christmas Is You

We don’t need the lyrics for this one, everybody knows the words. Even your Dad will belt this one out on Christmas day. Would there be anything better than Christmas with Mariah? We don’t think so. But listening to this on repeat from November onwards is a close second.

Stay up to date with all the latest Mariah Carey tour news here.

Photographer
Terry Richardson
Fashion Editor
Matthew Josephs
MARIAH CAREY’S LYRICAL MOMENTS

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