Riff: Mariah Carey – “#Beautiful”

May 8, 2013

I like when you run red lights/Don’t stop ’til you thrill me/Oh, how you thrill me

from Beautiful lyrics by Mariah Carey

After various false starts, Mariah might just get her career back on track with this vintage soul number. Not that she can take all the credit, gifting Miguel the first 90 seconds to croon about her brains and beauty before eventually making her mark with her usual glass-shattering tones; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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