Riff: Mariah Carey – “Beautiful”

Jul 1, 2013

Always in control/How you do it, I don’t know/But I don’t care/Take me anywhere

from Beautiful lyrics by Mariah Carey

Although her voice isn’t what it used to be, Mariah Carey still has enough pooch behind her voice to carry a song. She gets a lift from fellow heart-breaker/amateur wrestler Miguel, who seems to inspire a flirty nature in her not seen since her Daydream days. Watch out Nick Cannon; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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