The Remixes (Mariah Carey album)

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The Remixes
The Remixes Mariah Carey.png
Remix album by
ReleasedOctober 3, 2003
Recorded1992–2002
Length2:20:29
Label
Producer
Mariah Carey chronology
Charmbracelet
(2002)
The Remixes
(2003)
The Emancipation of Mimi
(2005)
Singles from The Remixes
  1. "U Like This (Megamix)"
    Released: June 8, 2003
  2. "Honey (So So Def Remix)"
    Released: August 5, 2003
  3. "Fantasy (Bad Boy Remix)"
    Released: October 22, 2003

The Remixes is the first remix album by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey, released in the United States on October 3, 2003 by Columbia Records. It is primarily a collection of remixes of some of Carey's songs: disc one is compiled of club mixes, while disc two contains Carey's hip hop collaborations and remixes.

Production[edit]

The album features Carey's duet with Busta Rhymes, "I Know What You Want" (2003), originally recorded for Rhymes' album It Ain't Safe No More. It also includes two tracks previously only available in Japan: the So So Def Remix of "The One", a canceled single from Carey's Charmbracelet (2002) album; and "Miss You" featuring Jadakiss (which was originally recorded for Charmbracelet). Five of the tracks on disc two - "Breakdown" (1997), "Sweetheart" (1998), "Crybaby" (1999), "Miss You" and "I Know What You Want" - are not remixes at all. All three of Carey's record labels - Columbia Records, Virgin Records and Island Records - agreed to license tracks for the album, while "I Know What You Want" was licensed from J Records.

Commercial performance[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[2]
Slant Magazine3/5 stars[3]

Like Carey's other partially authorized compilation album, Greatest Hits (2001), The Remixes was given limited promotion. However, with her ex-husband Tommy Mottola having been fired from Sony/Columbia, Carey was able to have greater input into the project and consequently gave some interviews in support of the album. The album peaked at number 1 for eight weeks on Billboard's Top Electronic Albums chart, selling 40,697 copies in its first week of U.S. release. It debuted at number 26 on the Billboard 200, spent five weeks on the chart. The Remixes has sold 289,000 copies in the US as of November 2018.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."My All" (Morales "My" Club Mix)
7:09
2."Heartbreaker/If You Should Ever Be Lonely" (Junior's Heartbreaker Club Mix)
10:17
3."Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise)" (Fly Away Club Mix)
9:50
4."Anytime You Need a Friend" (C&C Club Version)
  • Carey
  • Afanasieff
10:52
5."Fantasy" (Def Club Mix)
  • Carey
  • D. Hall
  • Morales
11:13
6."Honey" (Classic Mix)
  • Carey
  • Morales
  • Tomiie
8:04
7."Dreamlover" (Def Club Mix)
  • Carey
  • D. Hall
  • Carey
  • D. Hall
  • Morales
10:46
8."Emotions" (12" Club Mix)
  • Carey
  • D. Cole
  • Clivillés
  • D. Cole
  • Clivillés
  • Carey
5:50
9."Through the Rain" (HQ2 Radio Edit)
4:05
Disc two
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Fantasy" (featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard)
  • Carey
  • Ol' Dirty Bastard
  • D. Hall
  • Frantz
  • Weymouth
  • Belew
  • Stanley
  • Carey
  • D. Hall
4:52
2."Always Be My Baby" (Mr. Dupri Mix featuring Da Brat and Xscape)
  • Carey
  • Dupri
  • Seal
4:40
3."My All/Stay Awhile" (So So Def Remix featuring Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz)
  • Carey
  • Afanasieff
  • Dupri
  • Carl-So-Lowe
4:44
4."Thank God I Found You" (Make It Last Remix featuring Joe and Nas)
5:09
5."Breakdown" (featuring Krayzie Bone and Wish Bone)
  • Carey
  • Stevie J
  • Combs
4:44
6."Honey" (So So Def Mix featuring Da Brat and Jermaine Dupri)
  • Dupri
  • Seal
5:12
7."Loverboy" (Remix featuring Da Brat, Ludacris, Twenty II and Shawnna)
4:31
8."Heartbreaker" (Remix featuring Da Brat and Missy Elliott)
  • Carey
  • Da Brat
  • Elliott
  • R.E. Brown
  • Snoop Dogg
  • N. Hale
  • W. Griffin III
  • A.R. Young
  • DJ Clue?
  • Carey
  • Ifill
4:38
9."Sweetheart" (featuring Jermaine Dupri)
  • Dupri
  • Carey
4:22
10."Crybaby" (featuring Snoop Dogg)
5:21
11."Miss You" (featuring Jadakiss)
  • Carey
  • Dupri
  • Cox
5:09
12."The One" (So So Def Remix featuring Bone Crusher)
  • Carey
  • Dupri
  • Bone Crusher
  • T. Riley
  • G. Griffin
  • A. Hall
  • T. Gatling
  • Dupri
  • Carey
  • Cox
4:38
13."I Know What You Want" (Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey featuring Flipmode Squad)
  • Rock
  • Darren Rapp
4:12
14."All I Want for Christmas Is You" (So So Def Remix featuring Jermaine Dupri and Lil' Bow Wow) (Japanese bonus track)
  • Carey
  • Afanasieff
  • Dupri
3:44

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[20] Gold 289,000[4]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  19. ^ "2004 Year-end Charts" (PDF). Billboard. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
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