This was the third single off Mariah's 6x platinum "The Emanticipation of Mimi" album. It reached #2 on the hot 100 and was blocked by her own song "We Belong Together" (she became the first female artist to hold the top 2 spots on the hot 100) and Kanye West's "Gold Digger". It also peaked at #1 on the hot 100 airplay for 3 weeks. I have really appreciated this song lately and even heard it on a top 40 station this past week.
Post by the perfect sex matador on Nov 24, 2011 2:21:13 GMT -5
I thought this song was just okay as well. I prefer the bootleg mashup remix version by DJ MichaelAngelo that used the David Morales instrumental from a remix he had done of M People's cover of "Itchycoo Park". The song charted on the Dance radio chart with his version being played by most of the stations on the panel.
“Like, Faith was up there singing and she was very composed and very respectful. And here goes Lil Kim on the floor and she starts rolling around on the floor! I was like ‘What the f**k is going on?’” - Charli Baltimore on Lil' Kim's behavior at the Notorious B.I.G.'s funeral
this is a prime example of a song riding on the coattails of the previous smash. If it would've been the lead single, or a single following a mediocre single performance before it, it would've done nothing. But because it followed one of the biggest hits of all time, it did well. That is all.
Post by Positive Tension on May 8, 2013 20:51:54 GMT -5
At the time, it was my favorite TEOM single- heck, I liked it so much that "Shake It Off" was my Pulse user name for a couple of years. Of course, "WBT" has since become my favorite, but I still think "SIO" was the perfect single to follow it up, and I still think it's among her better 2000-2009 singles. The only thing that turned me off the song were the live performances- it just doesn't translate well. On record, it's still great.
It is such a boring beat, lol. But I think the reason why I love the song is because the song is really all her. It's got a good melody, hook and harmonies, which you think wouldn't be possible with such an unimaginative beat, lol.
Didn't like it at all. However, unless she had some really un-radio-friendly single, following up "We Belong Together" was going to bring a successful follow-up. These days I will concede that I sort of like WBT but I thought this was generic garbage.
Not as bad as something like "Boy (I Need You)," but still not all that great.
The most celebrated and important female artist of the last half-century. The world has been "hung up" on her since she announced to Dick Clark in 1984 that she wanted to rule the world. And RULE it she has...
Post by crystalphnx on May 13, 2013 17:18:17 GMT -5
2005 was just such a great time to be a Mariah fan, I think it slightly biases my opinion of this song.
by no means would I rank it among her all-time best...but after following her career woes from 2001-2004 (bar "I Know What You Want"), it was so fun to hear this all over the radio and watch it race up the charts. I remember being shocked (and disappointed) when "Gold Digger" leapt from outta nowhere to block it from No. 1, but the fact that another Mariah single (after the wonderful WBT domination) was in contention for the No. 1 spot was really exciting to see.
so I guess what I'm trying to say is...the fond memories associated with this song have definitely positively impacted how I feel about it to this day.
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