Say What? Mariah Carey Says ‘Irregardless’ on New Album, Caution

>> [Updated: March 2019] Mariah Carey’s music video for “A No No” is here! <<

(This post was originally published in 2018.)

This holiday season, when I’m not listening to All I Want For Christmas Is You, I’m going to have these three songs from Mariah Carey’s 15th album, Caution, on repeat!

A No No

What I Love: Being a fan of all things French, I love how she throws in a little français:

What I Don’t Like: She’s known for using lots of adverbs and big words in her lyrics, so I was shocked she used “irregardless” in this song. I don’t care what dictionaries say! It’s not a word!

The Distance

What I Don’t Like: Again, she’s known for using lots of big words in her lyrics, so her f-bombs seem misplaced if not redundant here. After all, the song is already giving the finger to people who didn’t think her relationship would last.

What I Love: How it starts off with a chant of S-P-I-R-I-T. It’s like she’s her relationship’s own cheerleader.

Giving Me Life

What I Don’t Like: The song runs a little long. It didn’t need the last 48 seconds, in my opinion. Also, I know she’s referring to the legendary Barbra Streisand when she sings, “Living like Babs ‘cause it’s evergreen,” but I keep hearing, “living like bats…” But maybe it’s just me!

What I Love: The mellow groovy beat and the chorus, “Giving me life and it’s everything…”

What’s your favorite song by Mariah Carey? Tell me in the comments below!


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