There are a few constants in my life – LBI, hoops, poodles. Mariah Carey is one of those things. Mimi, or the Butterfly Unicorn as Dlisted so aptly calls her, can be credited with some of the best cheeseball jams and ridiculous 90’s videos of our time. Fantasy, Heartbreaker, Honey, SO.DAMN.GOOD. And do I even need to mention the canonical holiday anthem “All I Want for Christmas.” I know for a fact my good friend S.C. has this queued up the second midnight strikes on Thanksgiving. So let’s all stop pretending we’re TC for Mims. If ever there was a time of year when it’s cool to be corny, this would be it. Enjoy it while you can, we can all go back to indie electronic and didactic hip hop in the new year.
Dreamlover -If you’re a female and you don’t secretly bop around every time you hear this song you have a chip missing
Fantasy Remix ft. ODB – gets me every damn time
Honey – I miss Bad Boy Entertainment
Heartbreaker – Man oh man did I want that pink crochet halter and matching barrette when I was 14
One Sweet Day ft. Boyz II Men – MIDDLE.SCHOOL.SLOW.DANCES. That is all.
Always Be My Baby – if I were a betting woman I’d say 75% of Americans have this on their playlist
It’s Like That ft. Jermaine Dupri and Fatman Scoop – there’s almost too many amazing things going on here: the get-ups, the wind machine. Eric Roberts?! What are you doing here??
Obsessed – You’re a mom n’ pop / I’m a corporation
Touch My Body – this lady knows how to make a music video
And finally, the 2 BEST CHRISTMAS SONGS OF ALL TIME. Yes, they’re on a loop at every retail store this side of Syosset, but no Butterfly Unicorn list would be whole without them.