Last week I swapped out our Throwback Thursday post so that we could celebrate the awesomeness that is Elemental Threads and PITNBr Emily. Emily made me the greatest bag in the history of bags, and it was very important that I profess my lurve for her and her amazing work. Today, we are back to our regularly scheduled Throwback Thursday, and since Mariah Carey is getting ready to drop a video for her new song Almost Home (and since she’s also been buzzing about new music), I though it was appropriate that we let Mimi take over for today. Life is just… better… when Mariah’s around, isn’t it? LOL. Now the truth is, we celebrated Throwback Mimi ages ago when I did a countdown of her best Hip-Hop collaborations… and honestly? That post is still the pride and joy of my career here at PITNB, lol. But this Throwback Thursday will come close, I promise! And we’ll definitely have a few repeats from the old Mimi post too. Click inside for more!
1. Honey (Bad Boy Remix)
When I asked Trent which Mimi songs should make the list, this was the first one he named. All in caps. ‘HONEY,’ to which he added (as if I’d ever need clarification) ‘the epic, full Diddy one … jetskis and all,’ because these are the things that make like happy, y’all:
2. Vision Of Love
Curly-haired Mimi is > or = straight-haired Mimi. Both reign, both can sang:
3. Shake It Off
No, I still don’t quite get the Calgon commercial reference and I NEVER want to. It’s the mystery– ya know– that keeps my relationship with Mariah fresh… lmao. But no, seriously. This single was everything. The video is everything. The old dude ‘shaking it off’ at 1:22 is everything. Calling your ex-boyfriend while you’re in a fly-ass car with Chris Tucker is everything. I love it!
But would you believe that I love the remix even more?! Of course you would– Jigga and Jeezy are on it:
4. We Belong Together
Can you believe that there was a period of time when people thought it was ov-ah for Mimi?! It’s Mimi, bitch! She doesn’t ‘ov-ah.’ LOL… wait. Stop everything. Why am I just now realizing that Faizon Love is the preacher in this video?!?! OMG, I love it! MC rules:
5. My All
You know. The gods did not see fit to bless me with… um… any vocal abilities whatsoever. But right now, my headphones are in, and I am Mimi. Nobody talk to me:
More Mimi on the next page!