#RANKED: Mariah Carey’s 43 Best Songs

Today is Mariah Carey’s birthday, and as a companion piece to Mariah’s 43 best facial expresions, we wanted to celebrate this glorious occasion by counting down her 43 all-time best songs. Since her debut LP, Mariah Carey, dropped back in 1990, no other artist has had the kind of chart success that Mimi has enjoyed: 27 Top 10 singles —18 of which went all the way to #1— and six albums that topped the Billboard 200. So, what we’re saying is that there was a lot of debate about what songs from her amazing catalog should make the list.

We’ve made this Spotify playlist of Mariah Carey’s 43 Best Songs so you can enjoy the entire compilation (minus “Don’t Forget About Us,” which isn’t on Spotify for some reason) whenever you’d like. But now, without further ado, here it is…

#RANKED: Mariah Carey’s 43 Best Songs

43. “Can’t Take That Away (Mariah’s Theme)” (Rainbow – 1999)
42. “Anytime You Need A Friend” (Music Box – 1993)
41. “Almost Home” (Oz The Great And Powerful OST – 2013)
40. “Breakdown (Featuring Krayzie Bone & Wish Bone)” (Butterfly – 1997)
39. “Crybaby (Featuring Snoop Dogg)” (Rainbow – 1999)
38. “Bye Bye” (E=MC² – 2008)
37. “Endless Love (Duet with Luther Vandross)”
36. “I Don’t Wanna Cry” (Mariah Carey – 1990)
35. “Make It Happen” (Emotions – 1991)
34. “Never Forget You” (Music Box – 1993)
33. “Can’t Let Go” (Emotions – 1991)
32. “Sweetheart (featuring Jermaine Dupri)” (#1s – 1998)
31. “When You Believe (ft. Whitney Houston)” (The Prince Of Egypt OST – 1998)
30. “Loverboy – Remix (Featuring Da Brat, Ludacris, Twenty II, Shawnna)” (Glitter – 2001)

29. “I’m That Chick” (E=MC² – 2008)
28. “Triumphant – Vintage Throwback Mix” (Triumphant – 2012)
27. “Thank God I Found You” (Rainbow – 1999)
26. “Side Effects (Featuring Young Jeezy)” (E=MC² – 2008)
25. “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)” (Rainbow – 1999)
24. “I Still Believe” (#1s – 1998)
23. “Shake It Off” (The Emancipation Of Mimi – 2005)
22. “Migrate” (E=MC² – 2008)
21. “Say Somethin’ (Featuring Snoop Dogg)” (The Emancipation Of Mimi – 2005)

20. “Heartbreaker – Album Version (Featuring Jay-Z)” (Rainbow – 1999)
19. “Someday” (Mariah Carey – 1990)
18. “Don’t Forget About Us” (The Emancipation Of Mimi – 2005)
17. “Obsessed” (Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel – 2009)
16. “Dreamlover” (Music Box – 1993)
15. “Without You” (Music Box – 1993)
14. “One Sweet Day (With Boyz II Men)” (Daydream – 1995)
13. “Hero” (Music Box – 1993)
12. “My All” (Butterfly – 1997)
11. “It’s Like That” (The Emancipation Of Mimi – 2005)

10. “Always Be My Baby” (Daydream – 1995)
9. “Love Takes Time” (Mariah Carey – 1990)
8. “Touch My Body” (E=MC² – 2008)
7. “Vision Of Love” (Mariah Carey – 1990)
6. “Emotions” (Emotions – 1991)
5. “I’ll Be There (Featuring Trey Lorenz)” (MTV Unplugged – 1992)
4. “Honey” (Butterfly – 1997)
3. “All I Want For Christmas Is You – Original Version” (Merry Christmas – 1994)
2. “We Belong Together” (The Emancipation Of Mimi – 2005)
1. “Fantasy – Remix (Feat. O.D.B.)” (Daydream – 1995)

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