Mariah Carey's 25 Biggest Billboard Hits

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Mariah Carey's 25 Biggest Billboard Hits

Post  Adric on Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:13 am

"It's the soundtrack to my life, as well." That's how Mariah Carey responded to Matt Lauer's question on Saturday night's (May 31) NBC special "Mariah Carey at Home in Concert," after he praised her by noting that her music has been a constant in the lives of her fans for nearly a quarter-century. The diva's smoky, sultry introductory ballad "Vision of Love" entered the Billboard Hot 100 this week in 1990, and so began her historic chart run.

Carey has commanded the Hot 100 like no other soloist. Her 18 No. 1s are the most among solo acts and second only to the Beatles' 20. Her 79 total weeks at No. 1 are a record (and 20 more than the Fab Four's second-place sum). Meanwhile, while her 1995 leader "One Sweet Day," with Boyz II Men, has spent more time at No. 1 – 16 weeks – than any other topper in the Hot 100's 55-year history.

As Carey returns with "Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse," due on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart, Billboard looks back at her 25 top-performing Hot 100 hit songs.

"I wanted this to be something I could be proud of, whether it's, like, 'Yay, No. 1!,' and this and that. However things end up happening, we've all worked so hard," Carey recently told Billboard of her newest material. "The true lambily have all worked so hard to break all these Billboard records, and to have this incredible experience with me, that I want them to have this almost as a gift."

Mariah Carey's 25 Biggest Billboard Hits is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart. The ranking is based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 having the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 proportionately less. Due to various changes in chart rules and methodology through the years, songs have had reigns at No. 1 and on the chart of varying average lengths. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from all years, certain time frames were weighted to account for the differences in song turnover rates.

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25 --- "Obsessed"  Hot 100 Peak: 7 (2009)
24 --- "Make It Happen"  Hot 100 Peak: 5 (1992)
23 --- "I Still Believe"  Hot 100 Peak: 4 (1999)
22 --- "Endless Love" (Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey)  Hot 100 Peak: 2 (1994)
21 --- "Touch My Body"  Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2 weeks)(2008)
20 --- "Heartbreaker" (feat. Jay Z)  Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2 weeks) (1999)
19 --- "I'll Be There"  Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2 weeks) (1992)
18 --- "Don't Forget About Us"  Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2 weeks) (2005-06)
17 --- "Honey"  Hot 100 Peak: 1 (3 weeks) (1997)
16 --- "Can't Let Go"  Hot 100 Peak: 2 (1992)
15 --- "I Know What You Want" (Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey feat. The Flipmode Squad)  Hot 100 Peak: 3 (2003)
14 --- "My All"  Hot 100 Peak: 1 (1 week) (1998)
13 --- "Without You"/"Never Forget You"  Hot 100 Peak: 3 (1994)
12 --- "Shake It Off"  Hot 100 Peak: 2 (2005)
11 --- "I Don't Wanna Cry"  Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2 weeks) (1991)

10 --- "Always Be My Baby"  Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2 weeks) (1996)
09 --- "Hero"  Hot 100 Peak: 1 (3 weeks) (1993-94)
08 --- "Someday"  Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2 weeks) (1991)
07 --- "Dreamlover"  Hot 100 Peak: 1 (8 weeks) (1993)
06 --- "Emotions"  Hot 100 Peak: 1 (3 weeks) (1991)
05 --- "Fantasy"  Hot 100 Peak: 1 (8 weeks) (1995)
04 --- "Vision of Love"  Hot 100 Peak: 1 (4 weeks) (1990)
03 --- "Love Takes Time"  Hot 100 Peak: 1 (3 weeks) (1990)
02 --- "One Sweet Day" (Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men)  Hot 100 Peak: 1 (16 weeks) (1995-96)
01 --- "We Belong Together"  Hot 100 Peak: 1 (14 weeks) (2005)


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Re: Mariah Carey's 25 Biggest Billboard Hits

Post  misery guts on Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:34 am

I notice the "news" is that her new album is her least successful for 23 years  Wink 

I also notice that 9 out of the top 10 are from her first decade, which tells its own story  Rolling Eyes 

I'd assume her biggest hit in the UK would be her sole solo chart-topper, 1994's "Without You".
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Post  Adric on Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:51 am

I'm just gonna be honest here. I liked Vision of Love and a few of her early hits. By 1994, I was sick of her. HATE remakes sometimes and Without You should have never been redone. I find MC
sooooo mainstream ... only discovered before American Freaking Idol. I'd love her if she'd have only quit after her 2nd album. Mariah is an example of why I love one-hit wonders. Many know when to stop lol.
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Post  misery guts on Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:50 am

It is odd how bad her cover versions are. I mean, 'Without You' has a great emotional history, but she just sings it like the gas bill. She sang 'I Want To Know What Love Is' as though she had no idea. She's the epitome of American Idol-type acts. Her flirtation with R&B always seems like risible mercenary box-ticking, too.
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