View Full Version : Mariah Carey's New Single -WE BELONG TOGETHER Music Video

Apr 9th, 2005, 06:17 PM
It is already available for Mariah fans to download :woohoo:

http://s4.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2WF23FALX3G8T2292SMI0G2V2L (http://s4.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2WF23FALX3G8T2292SMI0G2V2L)

As usual Mariah is :hearts: :hearts:
As for the runaway bride scene :lol: :lol:

Apr 9th, 2005, 07:00 PM
The last thing this world needs is another cookie cutter pop song...Music has let me down enough recently...DAMN YOU LIZ :mad:

Apr 9th, 2005, 08:14 PM
This is Mariah's best ballad since "My All." ("I Only Wanted" from Charmbracelet is up there, too, but was never a single.)

Apr 9th, 2005, 09:09 PM
The video is OK..

I want Mariah to do a dancin performance... I hope that her next single, she can do a few steps.. :p

Apr 9th, 2005, 10:43 PM
Well, the video was boring, the song even more so.

Apr 9th, 2005, 10:53 PM
Love this song! This is my fave Maz song in ages and ages... since probably `Love Takes Time`.


Apr 9th, 2005, 11:10 PM
i like the song, haven't checked out the video yet.

Apr 9th, 2005, 11:11 PM
I love the song! :hearts:

Apr 9th, 2005, 11:17 PM
not a huge fan of the video, she rubs herself just a little bit too much and the scene at the end with the dress dragging on the ground, really i'm sure they could fit the whole dress in the car :rolleyes: at least the song is good and the guy is hot. :D

Apr 9th, 2005, 11:44 PM
Most of the video is kinda boring. But this is Mariahs best song in some years. One of my favourites off the album :cool:

Thanks for the link :wavey: :kiss:

Apr 10th, 2005, 01:34 AM
I love the song but I'll wait on the video. Not worth it on dialup. :tape:

King Aaron
Apr 10th, 2005, 05:40 PM
Is it a continuation of the It's Like That video? :confused:

Apr 10th, 2005, 06:03 PM
The guy she runs away with in the end of the video is like 20 years younger than her:lol:

Boring video, okay song.

Hot 92 Jamz
Apr 11th, 2005, 11:10 AM
The song still needs to grow on me but from a radio standpoint, "We Belong Together" is definitely Top 10 potential.

Apr 12th, 2005, 04:57 AM
:drool: Omg, her hair looks so so so so so amazing in the video

Apr 12th, 2005, 12:03 PM
She looks great in the video but the concept is shit. :(

Apr 13th, 2005, 12:57 AM
Mariah Carey is used to being asked lots of questions
about her striptease on "TRL," her 2001
hospitalization for "exhaustion," her less-is-more
approach to clothing, not to mention her divorce from
one of music's biggest moguls.

But the woman with pop music's biggest voice is
raising questions on her forthcoming album, The
Emancipation of Mimi, which comes out April 12. Like:
Who exactly is this Mimi character? Why does she need
to be emancipated, and from what? And most
significantly can this album help her stage a
post-breakdown, post-Glitter, comeback? The way her
last album, Charmbracelet, was supposed to, but

Actually, Carey is wondering about a lot of these
things herself. She stops this interview to get a
status check, to see if someone will tell her,
considering everything, if she's doing OK. "After all
these years of interviewing different celebrities, and
seeing people at different stages of their careers, do
you see the ones that, really, fame kind of screws
with them?" she asks. "Am I one of the better people?"

After being assured that she is, Mariah goes on to say
that she's more comfortable now about her opinions and
her talent. Because, of course, she is Mimi: It was a
childhood nickname that she now employs to put some
distance between Mariah the person and Mariah the
celebrity. And she says she does feel emancipated,
finally shaking free the shackles that made her the
songbird in ex-husband Tommy Mottola's gilded cage for
so long. "I wasn't allowed to say much 10 years ago,"
she says. "I was like, 'Yes, new album, singing, thank
you.' "

A lot has happened since she walked down the aisle
with Mottola in 1993 after dating him while he was
still married to his wife of 20 years and signing to
his record label when he was the CEO of Sony
Entertainment. Her years with Mottola made her career
transforming her from an obscure backup singer into
a superstar, starting with her "Vision of Love" single
in 1990 but she says his controlling "guidance"
became damaging to her psyche. She even jokingly
referred to their mansion in Bedford, New York, as
"Sing Sing" not only in reference to the prison, but
because that was all she was supposed to do.

It's been eight years since they split up, and Carey,
now 35, says it's taken her that long to come into her
own. Thus, she's able to don her wedding gown for the
video for her next single, "We Belong Together" a
sequel of sorts to current clip "It's Like That," in
which, interestingly, a wealthy older man, played by
Eric Roberts, spies on her every move. She says the
old $25,000 gown has no sentimental value for her

"Did I want to go buy an off-the-rack wedding dress
[for the video] when I have a freaking Vera Wang with
a 20-foot train sitting in storage?" Carey asks. "Why
not? I mean, come on the dress is the least abusive
part of the whole thing. If I had worn the dress every
day of my life in that relationship, it would have
been burned in the incinerator long ago. But the dress
was worn for a moment. And that moment was not an
unhappy experience. It was the rest of the
relationship that was the problem."

Despite the split, Carey stayed on Mottola's label
until 2000 which she admits might have been a
mistake. She doesn't blame her ex-husband outright for
the fact that "I'm Real" by Jennifer Lopez another
singer Mottola played Svengali to ended up sounding
an awful lot like two songs destined for Glitter
("Loverboy" and "If We"), instead referring to any
resemblance between the songs as "tomfoolery." And as
for any bad feelings between her and Lopez, Carey
says, "I don't even know her. We kind of just said
hello once or twice."

During an interview at New York's Hot 97 in early
March, Funkmaster Flex asked Carey about the rumors
that her manager, Benny Medina who formerly managed
Lopez was about to take J. Lo on as a client again.
Flex implied a conspiracy. "This isn't the first time
that someone else has been in both camps," he said. "I
heard one time, there was a producer [either Mottola,
or possibly Irv Gotti] that's in her camp right now,
but was heavily hanging out in your sessions."

"It was more like heavily hanging out in my life," she

"I heard a song once got stolen," he said.

"Once?" she retorted.

"I had to make that label change," she says now. "The
fighting I had to do, the constant battle with Sony,
that whole thing, that put me in a different place
even emotionally. I was constantly on guard, as
opposed to being really more true to who I am. You can
fight against people, and fight to the death, but I
can't control the world."

Emancipation marks the first time Carey feels free to
say what she wants, to sing the way she wants, even to
dress the way she wants. Even though 2002's
Charmbracelet was supposed to be the album that freed
her from the bad vibes of her disastrous 2001
album/film Glitter and her subsequent much-publicized
meltdown, she still felt a need to conform to what she
thought the public and her advisors wanted from her.

"Everybody was like, 'She needs to do those
middle-of-the-road ballads, she needs to get back to
that,' " she says. So she did, and the resulting album
wound up selling more than a million copies in the
U.S. alone. An impressive number to be sure, but not
when compared with her multiplatinum past sales
history and the album failed to counterbalance the
bad press from what she calls the "supposed

At that point, she says, "I really started
second-guessing myself. And then I realized, like, all
right, I have to go with my gut. Because everybody's
got an opinion, and so many people's opinions about me
are like polar opposites. They're like, 'We love it
when she does ballads, make her do the ballads.' Then
they're like, 'We want to hear a hip-hop record.' 'Why
is she dressing like this? She should show less skin.'
'She should show more.' You know what I mean? I'm
like, 'Stay in your lane, and I'll figure it out.' "

She says she faced similar problems in the wake of her
meltdown. "Every interview became a '20/20' moment.
Everybody was like, 'Be vulnerable,' you know? And
it's like, can I just be me? Because honestly, this
whole thing" the breakdown "was blown out of
proportion, and I just would love to not even talk
about it. But that wasn't possible."

So, she reverted to an earlier version of herself, one
who wasn't concerned about the public or its
expectations. On Emancipation, she says, "I felt I did
the album I wanted to do." She moves beyond her recent
save-the-pipes moves of cooing or breathing songs, and
really sings. There are collaborations with Snoop Dogg
("Say Somethin' "), Jermaine Dupri ("Get Your
Number"), Twista (the call-and-response "One and
Only") and Nelly ("To the Floor"). There are innocent
love songs and spiritual ballads ("We Belong
Together," "Fly Like a Bird"). There are party songs
("It's Like That"), let's-get-busy songs ("Get Your
Number," "Stay the Night"), send-off songs ("Shake it
Off"), and songs of lost love, too ("Circles"). Being
emancipated means you can go anywhere you want.

The album, she says, "is not about making the older
executives happy by making a bring-down-the-house,
tearjerker ballad, or [something] steeped in the media
dramas of my life. What I tried to do was keep the
sessions very sparse, underproduced, like in '70s soul
music, when all the musicians were in there at once,
feeding off each other me showing them vocally where
I'm going and giving them the vibe in which to take it
all musically.

"When [new Island/Def Jam label chief] L.A. Reid heard
that people call me Mimi," she continues, "he said, 'I
feel your spirit on this record. You should use that
name in the title, because that's the fun side of you
that people don't get to see the side that can laugh
at the diva jokes, laugh at the breakdown jokes, laugh
at whatever they want to say about you and just live
life and enjoy it.'

"So I'm kind of just living in this moment right now,
and just enjoying it. It's a happy space that I'm in."

Besides, she adds, "To say 'The Emancipation of Mariah
Carey' would've been so obnoxious."

Bankhead Bounce
Apr 15th, 2005, 04:56 PM
I wish Ma would just sing and leave all the hoochie ish to those that can't.

Apr 15th, 2005, 04:59 PM
She must be soooooooo sick of telling everyone whats behind the mimi. I'm sick of reading about it.

Bankhead Bounce
Apr 15th, 2005, 05:01 PM
She must be soooooooo sick of telling everyone whats behind the mimi. I'm sick of reading about it.

I think she made Mimi up cuz Mariah wanted a nickname like J. Lo. :tape:

Apr 15th, 2005, 06:40 PM
I think she made Mimi up cuz Mariah wanted a nickname like J. Lo. :tape:

yes, maz is now with j-lo old publishing (or something) company. she ditched them, now her careers down the pan rumours have it shes begging to get them back.

The album name is a bit shitty though. Mimi :rolleyes: