Posted by Mitch Mitchell on Dec 19, 2007
I’m a big time Mariah Carey fan. It’s no secret to any of my friends, or my wife. I told my wife that if Mariah Carey came to the house and said she needed me right then and there, I’d have to go with her, but I’d tell my wife all about it when I got back home. Course, I also told her that Mariah would have to sing a couple of songs to me before I broke down and became hers for the moment.
This is one of those songs. I Still Believe was one of her first big hits that didn’t go to number one, peaking at #4 in 1999; how the heck did that happen? Anyway, below is the video to that song, but then there’s more:
Mariah Carey used to be the background singer for Brenda K. Starr, the person who first did this song back in 1988. I remember this as being the top slow jam at the clubs back then, when we’d come out of the fast stuff and they’d slow it down so the majority of the people could run to the bathroom or get drinks. She was hot also, and this song was great, in my opinion, but she was only able to take it to #13 herself; oh well,… Anyway, it’s amazing how close both songs sound, and, in a weird way, how much the two women look alike; or maybe I’m just blind. Anyway, here’s her version, so you can compare the two.
I think both are great, and I’m glad to be able to share these, courtesy of YouTube of course.