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Mariah Missteps! Second Single Is A Dud!

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Oh lambs, it's over! Mimi's new album is done! Cooked! And it's not succulent and ready to eat. It's dead. It's stale. And no reheating can save it!

We may tease her but we are a fan of Mariah Carey. We like her music. We admire and respect her. And we expect more from her!

Unfortunately, she has lost touch with who she is in the marketplace and what people want to hear from her. She also doesn't know what makes a hit single anymore!

Carey's new album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, has already been pushed back not once but twice. And, after the first single, Obsessed, was a disappointment, Mimoo her record label are now releasing a cover as Mariah's second single.

Unfortunately, the cover isn't all that amazing and won't be a huge smash on radio. In this day and age, if you want to sell records - lots of them - you need to get played on the radio. A lot!

Carey's version of Foreigner's I Wanna Know What Love Is is mediocre at best. It is uninspired and too faithful to the original. Yes, Mariah sounds great on the song, but it takes more than just her voice to make a single a hit. The song needs to be as good as she is. In this case, it's not. Listen to the song below.

If anything, Mimi's I Wanna Know What Love Is will be a hit on Adult Contemporary stations. But we would be very very very surprised if it becomes a massive crossover radio hit. A hit like the one she needs. A hit which she IS capable of having.

We had the opportunity to listen to several of the songs from Carey's new album and we were very disappointed. The songs aren't bad at all, but they are not smashes. There are far too many "album tracks" - and EVERY song should be of the caliber that it can be released as a single.

The new songs on Memoir put you in a mood. But, we don't wanna be put in a "mood" - we wanna go on a motherfuckin' journey!

We gave Mariah's camp many notes, all good, and sadly we don't think they took any of them.

If Carey had released THIS SONG or one like it as her first single, and not Obsessed, it would have been a HUGE hit for her.

Memoirs will debut big and drop quickly. It won't have legs or sell as well as it could have.

Oh, well. There's always the next album!

Check out Mimi's I Wanna Know What Love Is below.

What do U think of her version????

P.S. Too much squealing towards the end!

Update: We're now hearing that this song may only be the second single in Europe. That's still a mistake!

[Image via WENN.]

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393 comments to “Mariah Missteps! Second Single Is A Dud!”

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  3. 3

    Are you kidding? You said Obsessed would be off the charts by now. Its still going strong. I don't take anything you say at face value because you are usually wrong. This is going to be a hit, and if its not, WHO CARES!? When is it just about the charts? You are hollow. This is a good song.

  4. 4

    i like this song

  5. 5

    So you praise Miley Cyrus's lame "power ballad" but Mariahs is not good enough? Please..

  6. 6

    ”We gave Mariah's camp notes”???????????Are you Quincy Jones now Payrez?? What do you know about anything????????? Sod off you TOSSER!!!!

  7. 7

    Remember back in 2005 when her shit was all over the TV and radio? Man, 2005 was the shit. Oh, well. Moving on. Shape up, Mariah.

  8. 8

    Not single material but I like it

  9. 9

    I love anything Mariah does. I can't say this is my favorite song of hers but for what it is she sounds great. I miss the Heartbreaker days…

  10. ynot says – reply to this


    i just hate the breathy/ whisper quality she has had in almost all of her songs for the past several years. she has range! when are we gonna hear it? maybe sing in a different key so she can sing in a range that humans can hear and relate to. maybe it's just that her voice is shot and she simply cannot produce the notes that brought her all the attention when she first started out. sad, really.

  11. 11

    I love it!

  12. 12

    i like it. not every single has to be a radio smash. shes past the part of her career. and with fall & winter coming..this is actually the perfect single. no one should listen to you perez. you praise miley & gaga..yet slam good people.

  13. 13

    Bing bong, her career is dead. Ha ha, and she's fat….

  14. 14

    Doesn't do much for me.

  15. 15

    i know, i know. you're right perez. if it's not queer dance club songs then it just sucks. how deep you are. mariah has done better than.. well, anybody for the last 19 years. I don't think she needs your advice. Tori was right when she said gag gag would be done soon enough. your girl is a fad. your advice is hardly what mariah needs.

  16. 16

    she'll make a come back

  17. 17

    mariah is a W-H-O-R-E i can't stand this trap perez can u please stop posting about her for once in ur life the bitch is a JOKE and a CLUELESS DIVA with a non-talented Husband if u consider that a man

  18. 18

    I like it, it's catchy! Clever move on their part, cuz people don't need to have the first few listens to get used to it - they already know it. Stop picking on her, you're so biased.

  19. 19

    good. i hate her anyways..dress your age for Christ sakes

  20. 20

    i think it's brilliant

  21. 21

    I loved her early work from the 90's. She has lost her powerful voice.

  22. 22

    Perez, can you at least wait until you have an artist on your roster with ONE top 10 album or single before you talk with such puffed up "authority"? Just for your arrogance I hope your whole label flops.

    Having said that, the song sounds cheap. What's with the 80's production? She does sound good in spots. Funny, I'd like to hear her sing this live as she's always been a monumentally disappointing live singer. The studio is Mariah's best friend.

    The vocal, minus the ridiculous octave indulgence at the end, is good. The production sinks this song completely. It sounds 20 years older than the Foreigner version.

  23. 23

    I was not that interested when the original came out. I'm not even trying her version. I think her marriage killed her career. I'm not even going to download her new songs illegally.
    Mariah, go back to your roots..that time when you didn't look like a whore and u may gain some respect back.

  24. 24

    you're stale… If she has a bad song, she has more number ones than you have dildos. She has talent, you're a hack who takes credit for other people's work.

  25. 25

    You gave them notes? I honestly spit out my drink….hilarious…and why would they take any advice from you? you know NOTHING about music. This song actually sounds pretty good, I dig it.

  26. 26

    First listen………..ehhh feel duration could have been longer
    But then I had the same feeling about We Belong Together the 1st time I heard it.
    So 2nd and 3rd hearing………….it's perfect!!!!!!!!!!
    This is a smash, Perez; u will regret writing this post……

  27. 27

    I like it.

    Get over yourself Perez.

  28. Laury says – reply to this


    Dude, Mooriah has sucked for over a decade and you're JUST realizing it??? Maybe if she stopped acting and dressing like a 14-year old and became more mature, things would be different. She's SO over.

  29. 29

    She sounds the same all the time and people are sick of her public image she is so busy showing off those fake tits and not wearing clothes know one thinks she is relevant anymore.She thought marrying a black guy would give her street cred but that did not work.She needs to go away for awhile and quit being stuck at 12 like she says she is.No more butterflies,walking on your toes,no more hello kittie and have people respect you when you say you are bi-racial,I am too and from what I have seen you were better off then most,

  30. 30

    Maybe it's NOT fast "dance club" music, but so fkn what??!!? It's a pretty song and I bet lots of females will like it; who cares whether the gays or guys do!?

  31. 31

    Umm.. I HATE Mariah, but this song is excellent!! She did it her own way and I've always loved this song, Mariah's version is even better. It's so soft and beautiful.

  32. 32

    She fucked up another classic. Seriously this cow's catalog is full of covers, and sampling music that is why she is not as rich as Madonna who is worth almost a billion dollars. Now she is doing 80's covers lol how sad!

  33. 33

    This song freaking sucked when Foreigner did it.

  34. Kalia says – reply to this


    It sux. I think Mariah has lost her edge that is why her songs aren't selling. In the early 90's her voice was spot on….strong and there was noone like her. To be honest, I think she is so breathy because she can't hit the notes anymore. I think her range is gone, otherwise she'd be tearing it up.

  35. 35

    Oh yeah and her voice sucks on this.I can see that hand waving to try to hold a note,but this is awful,no soul,no feeling,nothing

  36. 36

    So…hmmm Miley's "Obsessed" is awesome and this song is shit??? Wow seems like you got this one backwards perez…

  37. 37

    All her songs sound the same!!

  38. 38

    Well, First of all, Who the fuck are you to judge a SINGER! You are only fond of no talent garbage "singers" (Madonna?, yea she can REALLY Sing) Also your little artist Slimy or whatever isnt very good either! You praise the fact that you are a MUSIC LOVER! In My opinion, that is complete bullshit! You know nothing about REAL music, you go against the people who have the true talent! This new song is Amazing! and you are calling it a dud. You are usually mistaken about every chart prediction anyway! Let's go back to when you were bashing Touch My Body! It went on to become her record breaking #1! You are just STUPID! to put it nice and simple!

  39. 39

    do PPL actually listen to her music i mean when i hear this BITCH sing is like hearing a cat chocking in a hairball…sent the bitch back to the 90s

  40. 40

    r u serious? wtf do u know about music ur a fat celebrity blogger!

  41. 41

    Awful! Plus, you don't try to touch that classic song. What happened to her, I used to be such a great fan.

  42. 42

    Re: Madonna_#1fan_4ever! – Mariah is amazing, you are obviously Deaf if you dont hear an amazing voice…Anyways, you act like if Mariah is the only artist to do covers! There's nothing wrong with that! Madonna is a talentless hag who should just quit! She is 50! She needs to stop trying to be young and "sexy"! At least Mariah looks good, plus has an amazing voice to back it up! People like you are ridiculous! You know NOTHING about true music!

  43. 43

    I enjoyed it. Suck it Perez!

  44. 44

    2nd and 3rd listen, its very very good. thing is you are a bitter old hag who is pissed cause they didnt listen to your fucking"notes" and why didnt they? Because you are a fucking idiot, period.

  45. 45

    love it….fuck you perez..she is sanging..recognize…sorry you are in love with lady gagas computer bullshit

  46. 46

    So, Miley Cyrus takes you on a "journey" and MC doesnt??? You are on crack, you FAT FUCK! Go lose some weight, maybe you will lose fat off your ears and be able to hear better! God, you say you are a music lover…you are so FAKE! it pisses me off that someone as dumb as you can have an opinion publicly when you know absolutely NOTHING! Miley Cyrus, Sliimy…pfft! ur a dumbass!

  47. 47

    COW is nothing outside the USA she is not a universal artist like Madonna and Michael Jackson shit even Miley Cyrus has a bigger global following. Now that she is nothing in the USA she has nothing left. She can't even sell out a small venue in VEGAS WOW!

  48. 48

    nick cannon ruined mariah!

  49. 49

    not awful, i could listen to it without changing the station…. i wont buy the cd right off the track

  50. 50

    My goodness, but Perez really thinks his musical opinion is relevant. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.
    Perez is a nobody in music. But he thinks he is a Simon Cowell type of person. I cannot stop laughing at his megalomaniacal delusion.
    Perez - the only thing that will crash and burn is your "record label". Just like your Hot topic line. Just like your stupid book. Just like your coco Perez site.
    It's not that Perez' musical tastes are bad - it's that they are nonexistant.
    This song is GREAT!

  51. 51

    ur a joke perez

  52. 52

    You gave THEM "notes." Are you fucking kidding me? bahahahaha That would be like, well, PEREZ giving notes.

  53. 53

    I actually like it…

  54. 54

    We gave Mariah's camp many notes, all good, and sadly we don't think they took any of them.
    Perez gave Mariah's camp many notes!! LMAO!
    "All good notes" LOL!!!
    "…sadly we don't think they took any of them" Ha ha ha ha. Who the fuck are you Perez? You are NOBODY! Of course they didn't take your notes. Nobody takes your notes!!

  55. 55

    Perez = Simon Cowell!!
    "We gave them notes but sadly they didn't take any of them".
    "sadly" they didn't take Perez' "notes".
    Ha ha ha ha!!

  56. 56

    Perez you are so out of touch it's not even funny. As someone else pointed out, you said Obsessed would be off the charts by now, but it's not. You publicly claim "failure" for her second single when it hasn't even been released yet? Are you serious? 99% of the new music you post here and call "great" - the overwhelming majority of replies say it sucks. You have picked like 3 people out of hundreds that were actually talented enough to become semi-famous - guess what… a 5 year old could throw darts at pictures and have better odds than that. You suck at music, you suck at blogging. You really should take some classes or something and find a career that fits you better.

  57. 57

    She doesnt sound good at all. Sorry Mariah.

  58. 58

    she sucks…plain and simple

  59. 59

    i really like this song, original and mariah's version. i agree about the squealing though..it is what she's known for but she could have stopped it at 3:15 and it would have been better.

  60. 60

    Let them eat NOTES!

  61. 61

    She sucks. This song sucks. I'm so over Mariah.

  62. 62

    When the fuck did Pig Hilton become a music expert? You WISH You had this obnoxious bitch's talent. I'm not a fan of Mariah the person.. but her vocal skills are really amazing. I'm also not a fan of her newer stuff… at all. But her vocals are still above and beyond most, if not all, of the fake shit that has saturated this industry with Britney at the start of "fake singing".

  63. 63

    I love it

  64. 64

    finally perez you got it right! this bitch is over with, she copies from everybody, her voice and album sucks, she is such a nutty bitch, I hate her fucking guts.

  65. 65

    Re: Madonna_#1fan_4ever!
    madonna is a better artist, always has been always will be, mooriah is now doing cover versions, not that she has ever stopped biting other peoples shit anyway. mooriah SUCKS.

  66. 66

    i LOVE mariah's voice. always have and always will. this song is so real love ittttt:)

  67. 67

    atleast its better than mileys !

  68. 68

    No! That song is amazing!! I love it!

  69. 69

    I need to go to kfc since I heard mooriah's new single, Im hungry, hey mooriah want some chicken you fugly bitch? oh and before I forget there was a mooriah fan trash talking madonna, speaking of talentless, did you happen to see mooriah trash that michael jackson song at his memorial? I know I did, her voice was aweful. madonna is the rock n roll hall of fame, you do not get there having no talent stupid ass. mooriah is only hot in the usa, everywhere else she is pretty much a has been, now that her star is falling here in the usa, expect her to fade into oblivion where she belongs with her looney ass breaking down on national tv, hahahaha man that was funny and PRICELESS.

  70. 70

    uggh perez. your killing me here

    all you like are cyrus, gaga, perry, taylor, and slimy.

    which really none of them can sing!.

    miley- she sounds horrible

    gaga- computerized dance pop, not really her singing

    katy perry- ugh no she cant sing high

    taylor- i like taylor but she cant sing!

    slimy- who is this? and why do you like him so much

    you bash all the tlaented singners.

    yes mairah might not be doing good right now. but her obsessed is WAAAAY better than miley's obsessed which she admits she's obsessed with nick jonas. obviously.

    but mariah and many other singners you continue to bash are actually talented and you only like the horrible ones.

    how much did thye all pay you to like them!

    i know miley payed your ass. your calling her a slut 10 seconds ago and now you praiseing her "god like talents" like oh my god she could go on to mannny tlanet

    BESTEST SINGA EVA! thats how you sound.

    and hey i like madonna. she might not be the best but she's okay

  71. 71

    You do respect Mariah? Are you kidding? Think about how much shit you already talked about her and now you're seriously saying you do respect and like her? Maybe it's just me but uhm i don't insult people who i like on a daily basis.
    Last time you said Obsessed is a flop and look at it now. Yeah no #1, but it's still doing good at #11. Since when is a #11 a flop eh?
    I want to know what love is is GREAT! This is real music and not that shit what wannabe singers like Miley are producing. It makes me really want to puke if someone calls Miley a singer.

  72. 72

    I'm actually really happy with this song. I don;t like all the shit that's out on radio these days anyways. While I do believe she could have done better on some parts of the song, it's still really good, and the ending is a little squealy. But she definetly shows that she can still sing with this cover. Although I think she should go through the surgurey of getting her Nodules removed as that would make her voice easier to take care of and sound less squealy. But otherwise, I'm pretty impressed.

  73. 73

    she should have released MIGRATE…that song is HOT! :D :D

  74. 74

    Honestly.. like I loved Mariah's last album.. I'm just waiting for her to come out with something like Heartbreaker!!! the stuff from the good old days.. but lately all I hear from her is duds.. I really want her to step up her game :) It would be nice.

  75. sm:)e says – reply to this


    she should retire.

  76. 76

    dude perez is no music expert and no one in the music biz even acknowledges his opinion because he is not relevant. he has no talent to know whats gonna be a hit or not. so no one cares what you think about anything to do with music so why dont you stick to writing about celeb gossip, since thats about the only thing your good at.

  77. 77

    I LOVE IT!!!!!

    Take Notes Whitney… This is how a ballad should be sung baby…..

    And Perez… Could you be a bigger IDIOT!!!! You have horrible taste in music… you for some stranger reason love GaGa but hate MC….


  78. 78

    Re: sm:)e
    no shit, with her plastic ugly azz.

  79. 79

    You are such a megalomaniac Perez! You think you're all important and intelligent, a music industry mogul or something like that but in fact you are nothing of the sort so cut the crap! Why would Mariah's camp listening to any bullshit you have to say? They don't give a F..K about you and they are right not to listen to you!! I'm not a Mariah fan, but I think that she has a market out there and she has been playing this game for ages, she knows best! It's almost like Mariah plays Nintendo Wii or PS3 and you play Atari… yeah, exactly, you can see the difference now.. idiot.

  80. 80

    don't mind it….def reminds me of her earlier material…altho there is too much of a disconnect in the flow of the chorus and the rest of the song.

  81. 81

    she did a cover song. something Mariah used to do on her albums… but, i do like this, wish it was better. But Perez basically believes all songs should be Lady Gaga-like. and thats not the case. Dance songs are cover-ups for artist that has no real vocal ability. thats why many artist do them now. u can dance and lip sync to them and no one will care…. its still entertainment. is mariah over?… who knows. is this single crappy? probably. will it get played? yes! will it be number one? who knows? good choice for a single? yes. but not right now. her fans need a real serious single. not a cover!!

  82. 82

    I enjoyed her version of I wanna know what love is. Easy listening with great beat. so… yeah I LIKE IT!

  83. 83

    PEREZ SHUT UP! seriously you cant sway peoples opinions (or maybe you can who knows) but i do like this song. maybe cuz it just reminds me of elementary school or something..and she has a good voice. shush the eff up!

    i want to know what love is!!! i want you to show me!

  84. 84

    Ok I need to step in lol I think this song is great it goes with what Im really feeling right now. I just came in from some lil drama with my boy and this song just calmed me down typical mariah stuff that makes us calm down. Which is why she is the top selling female artist of all time!! I think everyone forgot that on the comments. The song picks up during the middle into REAL Mariah stuff which all of us Lambs miss very much. This woman is stepping into her own married skin now.

  85. 85

    I don't care if anyone looks up to Perez as some brain god! But I don't believe anything he says!

    Obsessed hasnt fell out of the top 20 yet and been there for more than a month and still rising!! So he can shut the fuck up

    As for the song the vocals are back the song kicks ass and it showes her vocal ability and range amazingly!!!!

  86. 86

    I've listened the original Foreigner's I Want to know what love is, and some covers, and I think Mariah's version is well done, yes maybe a little short, but I like her voice and the music. Probably won't hit #1, even won't chart "better" than Obsessed, but.. who cares? Not me. My favourite songs from her weren't number ones (Make it happen, Anytime you need a friend, Butterfly, Never too far)

  87. 87

    Quit yer bitchin' Perez. I thought it was beautiful. I do miss her older fun songs like Heartbreaker though.

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  89. 89

    First of all, Mariah is NOT jordin sparks. Love the song. Wouldn't be my choice for a single per se, but it was better than I thought it was gonna be when I heard she was covering it.

  90. 90

    I don't know, I kinda like it, it is not bad. You pump Madonna up when her new singles suck but this will probably garner a decent amount of airplay.

  91. 91

    I have listened to this song a couple of times in the space of 10 minutes! I know pretty sad! But i got nothing else to do!
    And i do have to say this song gets better and better each time I listen to it!
    I know Mariah didnt write this song but it doesnt (to me) have a typical Mariah ballad to it! A quiet/slow start and then it builds up and builds to an amazing finish which song does!
    This song (unlike Obsessed) will attract many different people who may not be a mariah but will love this song because its sooo meaningful! Well Done Mariah!
    I have a question for Perez and others on here! I Want to download this song like right now - where can i find it??

  92. 92

    As a Mariah fan, I take offense to some of your MC posts, but respect that you tease her rather than call her mean names like the other girls on your sh*t list. lol but this post is so honest and it shows you do know a thing or two about music. i agree with you even tho i will buy the album at midnight which ever day that it comes out. but i doubt anyone who isnt a lamb will unfortunately. mariah please add some fire into this song.. and not into a remix of it. do another version of the slow jam and stop worrying about jermaine (im only guessing) wanting to produce it.

  93. 93

    i love this :_)

  94. 94

    "Sliimy > Miley > Carey".. This Payrez reasoning just goes to show that he thinks completely backwards and in the opposite direction of what NORMAL sane people think.. which is fine, I mean Lady Fad Fad is good for that and it shows in Payrez liking boys but goodness sakes Payrez, just stick to the hermie gig for now and chatting it up with Taylor, Miley, and JoJo all right? Thanks. Nick Cannon is going to go over the edge one of these days if you keep up this nonsense with his WIFE Mariah Carey!!!

  95. 95

    Yeah my posts aren't showing up. Perez WANTS Mariah to fail. That is why he is dissing her. This is actually a good cover… nothing wrong with at all.

  96. 96

    She's shit!

  97. 97

    I haven't bought an album in a really long time, but Perez you really want to make me get her new one when it comes out. This was actually a pretty good cover and very old school Mariah.

  98. 98

    shut up perez i like her!

  99. 99

    Oh Perez you really are a waste of space that needs to shut it's huge mouth. Unlike the talentless Hagdonna you constantly worship Mariah can actually sing and it's her voice which has made her the international highest selling female artist in pop history. This song, although a cover version, is a smash hit and you know it. I will be buying Mariah's new album not only because she can sing unlike Hagdonna but also so I get to piss you off once Mariah hits the number 1 spot yet again! Crowing and rolling around in your underwear like a decrepid skeleton like Hagdonna is NOT talent. Mariah is the true talented diva here!!

  100. 100

    WHO THE FUCK is that fat lady??????????????????????? SHE IS NOT POPULAR HERE IN EUROPE!

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