You're Mine (Eternal)

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"You're Mine (Eternal)"
Single by Mariah Carey
from the album Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse
Released February 12, 2014 (2014-02-12)
Format Digital download
Genre R&B[1]
Length 3:42
Label Island
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Mariah Carey
  • Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins
Mariah Carey singles chronology
  • "You're Mine (Eternal)"
  • (2014)

"You're Mine (Eternal)" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, released on February 12, 2014, as the third single from her fourteenth studio album, Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse (2014). A second version of the song was also released on the same date, featuring American R&B singer-songwriter Trey Songz. The song received generally positive reviews from music critics, many of whom compared it to Carey's 2005 comeback hit "We Belong Together". Commercially, the song has had limited success; it only charted inside the top forty in Hungary, Korea, and Spain. In the United States, the song peaked at number 88 on the Billboard Hot 100, although it was more successful on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs format, where it reached top-thirty.

Background and release[edit]

R&B singer Trey Songz is featured on the remix version of the song

During her performance on NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly on December 31, 2013, Carey revealed she would release a new single on Valentine's Day, on February 14, 2014.[2] On February 12, the song title was revealed as "You're Mine (Eternal)" when it received its radio premiere and was made available to download digitally on the iTunes Store in Ireland and Italy through Universal Music Group and the United Kingdom through Mercury Records, among other territories.[3][4][5] It was made available for download on iTunes in Canada through Universal and the United States through The Island Def Jam Music Group a day later on February 13.[6][7] In the United States, "You're Mine (Eternal)" was released to Contemporary, Rhythmic, and Urban adult contemporary radio stations around the country on February 18.[8][9][10] An urban remix featuring guest vocals by Trey Songz was also made available for digital download alongside the release of the original solo version featuring only Carey, in each territory.[11][12] In an interview with MTV News, Carey praised Songz for his involvement on the song: "I love what he did to the song because I feel like he gave us a lot of different moments artistically ... Most people can't sing, rap, and have a sound that's current yet also classic."[13] On February 14, Carey released three dance remixes onto her official YouTube account; these remixes include the Jump Smokers Radio Remix, Jump Smokers Extended Remix, and Jermaine Dupri X Kurd Maverick Germany To Southside Remix.[13][14] On March 15, a month after "You're Mine (Eternal)" debuted, Carey released an additional three remixes, this time helped by Fedde Le Grand, Gregor Salto and Funkin' Matt, and Chus and Ceballos.[15]

Composition[edit]

"You're Mine (Eternal)" is a love song which lasts for a duration of three minutes and forty-two seconds.[16][17] The song utilizes an hypnotic and "smooth, steady" beat, which slowly but gradually builds to a sudden climax at the end, with Carey sustaining a high note for a long period of time. Lyrically, the track features Carey reminiscing about a past lover, as she sings the line, "I can't seem to live without your love/ Suffocating here by myself/ Dying for your touch."[16]

Critical reception[edit]

"You're Mine (Eternal)" was positively received by music critics. Christina Garibaldi of MTV was complimentary of the song, comparing it to one of Carey's previous singles, "We Belong Together" (The Emancipation of Mimi, 2005). Garibaldi praised the singer's "impressive" vocal range, specifically drawing attention to the high note that she ends the song with. Garibaldi stated that "You're Mine (Eternal)" serves as a reminder as to why Carey is "still the fiercest diva in the game."[16] Writing for Billboard, Jason Lipshutz noted that the slow structure for the majority of the song "could have hummed forward to turn into a sleepy R&B track," but the "inevitable" high note saves it from becoming so.[18] Jamieson Cox of Time also compared the song to "We Belong Together": "It's a gaseous, fluffy ballad that feels like a direct descendant of the song that rang in her mid-career renaissance, 2005's mega-hit 'We Belong Together': plinking piano melodies, a typically fluttering Carey vocal take, and a very similar beat. Only time will tell if 'You're Mine (Eternal)' can duplicate that song's record-breaking success".[19]

Melinda Newman of HitFix wondered if Carey could have hit with the love ballad, who described the song as "breathless": "The mid-tempo tune, co-written and co-produced with Rodney Jerkins, is a breathless, throbbing quiet storm of a song that relies more on its hypnotic charm than Carey's vocal pyrotechnics". She continued that the song "could get her back on the charts? It's probably not going to fit in at Hot 100, but it could definitely see some love at Adult Contemporary and Adult R&B radio".[20] Jeff Benjamin of Fuse described Carey as the master on what she's doing: "the new single is placed between the R&B and Pop sound that only Mariah knows how to do". Benjamin also compared the production of the song to "Touch My Body" and "Always Be My Baby" and noted how impressive the final, "drawn-out whistle" was.[21]

Chart performance[edit]

"You're Mine (Eternal)" made its first chart appearance in the United Kingdom on February 16, 2014, four days after its release. It debuted at number 87 on the UK Singles Chart,[22] and number 16 on the UK R&B Chart.[23] In the United States, it debuted at number 88 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in its first week of release, with 32,000 downloads, accounting for 62% of its charting points.[24] The song's charting on the Hot 100 makes it Carey's 46th entry since her debut in 1990; it is also her first song to enter the chart as a solo lead artist which is a non-festive/non-collaboration/non-cover song, the last time being "Obsessed" in 2009.[24] On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, it entered at number 24,[25] while debuting at number at number 12 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs.[26] It also entered the Hot R&B Songs chart at number 14.[27] According to Nielsen SoundScan, the song has sold 56,000 digital downloads as of April 2014.[28] "You're Mine (Eternal)" also reached number one on the Hot Dance Club Songs, making it her seventeenth number one on that chart.[29]

Music video[edit]

Carey's scenes were shot on location at the El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico.

The official music video for "You're Mine (Eternal)" was filmed at the El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico.[30] It was co-directed by photographer Indrani and Carey,[30] and premiered on MTV 7:50 p.m. ET/PT on February 12, 2014.[31] Carey explained her directorial involvement and decision to shoot the video in Puerto Rico in a radio interview, saying:

"I would say it was a directorial collaborative effort. We went to the rainforest and that was interesting. Part of the reason was [because] I love Puerto Rico[–it's] one of my favorite places ever and I did one of my favorite videos, 'Honey', in Puerto Rico at the El Conquistador hotel. I was involved every step of the way ... I like[d] a lot of the shots in the video ... There was a moment where I had to do an additional water sequence with no director, just myself and a camera man with an underwater camera. I was looking at the take at 5 in the morning, [they're] ready to kill me. But if we didn't have those shots there wouldn't be anything to cut away to, except me."[32]

Scenes of the music video include Carey sitting bedside a river in the forest covered in gold glitter, sitting in front of waterfalls and tropical wildlife, and imitating a mermaid by swimming underwater while wearing an evening gown.[33]

Live performances[edit]

Four days prior to its release, Carey performed the song for the first time at the BET Honors on February 8, 2014 and the show premiered on February 24, 2014.[34] On February 13, 2014, Carey performed the song live while lighting up the Empire State Building in pink and red; she appeared with three couples who won a contest that gave them the opportunity to get married at the top of the building on Valentine's Day. The performance is expected to be taped later on TV.[35]

Track listing[edit]

  • Original Digital Download[17]
  1. "You're Mine (Eternal)" – 3:42
  • Urban Remix Digital Download[36]
  1. "You're Mine (Eternal)" (Remix featuring Trey Songz) – 4:12
  1. "You're Mine (Eternal)" (Jermaine Dupri × Kurd Maverick Germany To Southside Remix)  – 5:25
  2. "You're Mine (Eternal)" (Jermaine Dupri × Kurd Maverick Germany To Southside Remix Edit)  – 3:27
  3. "You're Mine (Eternal)" (Jump Smokers Extended Remix) – 4:07
  4. "You're Mine (Eternal)" (Jump Smokers Radio Edit)  – 3:39
  5. "You're Mine (Eternal)" (Fedde le Grand Main Mix) – 5:39
  6. "You're Mine (Eternal)" (Gregor Salto and Funkin' Matt Main Mix)  – 4:34
  7. "You're Mine (Eternal)" (Chus & Ceballos Remix)  – 7:01

Credits and personnel[edit]

Recording
  • Recorded at Rapture Studios, Bel Air, CA; Metrocity Studios, New York, NY; Jungle City Studios, New York, NY; Studio at the Palms, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Mixed at Ninja Beat Club, Atlanta, GA
Personnel
  • Songwriting – Mariah Carey, Rodney Jerkins
  • Production – Mariah Carey, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins
  • Recording – Brian Garten, Matt Champlin and Greg Morgan
  • Assistant recording – Keith Parry, Rob Katz
  • Mixing – Phil Tan
  • Assistant mixing – Daniela Rivera
  • Background vocals – Mariah Carey

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse.[37]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[38] 96
Hungary (Single Top 40)[39] 14
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[40] 21
South Korea (International Chart) (GAON)[41] 32
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[22] 87
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[23] 16
US Billboard Hot 100[42] 88
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[43] 26
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[29] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[44] 24
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[45] 36
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[46] 35

Release history[edit]

Country Version Date Format Label Ref.
Canada Original February 13, 2014 Digital download Universal Music [6]
Remix featuring Trey Songz [11]
Ireland Original February 12, 2014 [3]
Remix featuring Trey Songz [47]
Italy Original [4]
Remix featuring Trey Songz [48]
United Kingdom Original Virgin EMI Records [5]
Remix featuring Trey Songz [12]
United States Original February 13, 2014 [7]
Remix featuring Trey Songz [49]
Original February 25, 2014 Contemporary hit radio [8]
Rhythmic contemporary [9]
Urban adult contemporary [10]
Worldwide Jump Smokers Radio Remix February 14, 2014 Streaming [14]
Jump Smokers Extended Remix
Jermaine Dupri × Kurd Maverick Germany To Southside Remix
Fedde Le Grand Main Mix March 15, 2014 [15]
Gregor Salto and Funkin' Matt Main Mix
Chus and Ceballos Main Mix

See also[edit]

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