The Mariah Carey Newsgroup FAQ


Issue #039, 9th April 2001

This FAQ is quite out of date. I am hoping to review the information and create a new version in the coming months.—Archer Nov '03


X1. When was the newsgroup founded?

I personally like to set the date as being Monday 25th December 1995, the day of the first Mariah Carey Internet Christmas party on IRC. The newsgroup was created after my Call For Votes document drew 211 "yes" votes to 61 "no" votes.

X2. What is MCT?

Mariah Carey Time (MCT) is New York time, or US Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT, or UTC). MCT is traditionally used to arrange Internet chats between Mariah fans.

X3. What is The Gospel According To Vision?

The Gospel is a little joke about how fanatical some Mariah fans can be. It begins something like this:

"In the beginning, there was the word, and the word was Mariah.

Mariah then proceeded to create God to keep her company."

- Archer 1:1

X4. What is all this AIWFCIY and AYNAF and DYTOM stuff?

These are abbreviations for Mariah's songs, derived from the initial capitals in the song's title.

[Index of Mariah Carey songs (including abbreviations)]

SONG Title                      Abbrev  Source (Reference)
After                                   7 Mile (M6(v))
After Tonight                   AT      Rainbow (M2c(xii); 05.)
Against All Odds                AAO     Rainbow (M2c(xii); 09.)
Algun Dia (Someday)                     BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
All Cried Out                   ACO     Allure (M8)
All In Your Mind                AIYM    Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 06.)
All I've Ever Wanted            AIEW    Music Box (M2c(iv); 10.)
All I Want For Christmas Is You AIWFCIY Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 02.)
Alone In Love                   AIL     Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 07.)
Always Be My Baby               ABMB    Daydream (M2c(vii); 05.)
Always In Love                          Trey Lorenz (M6(iii))
Anytime You Need A Friend       AYNAF   Music Box (M2c(iv); 03.)
Babydoll                                Butterfly (M2c(ix); 07.)
Beautiful Ones, The             [T]BO   Butterfly (M2c(ix); 11.)
Bliss                                   Rainbow (M2c(xii); 3.)
Breakdown                               Butterfly (M2c(ix); 06.)
Breaking The Chains                     BMI/ASCAP database (M6(vi))
Butterfly                               Butterfly (M2c(ix); 02.)
Can You Hear Me                         BMI/ASCAP database (M6(vi))
Can't Let Go                    CLG     Emotions (M2c(ii); 03.)
                                        MTV Unplugged (M2c(iii); 07.)
Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)
                                CTTA    Rainbow (M2c(xii); 2.)
Close My Eyes                   CME     Butterfly (M2c(ix); 08.)
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
                                CBPCH   Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 04.)
Crybaby                         CB      Rainbow (M2c(xii); 10.)
Daydream Interlude                      Daydream (M2c(vii); 11.)
Desaparecer (Vanishing)                 BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
Desde Arriba (Sent From Up Above)       BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
Did I Do That                   DIDT    Rainbow (M2c(xii); 11.)
Don't Play That Song            DPTS    First Vision, The (M2f; 01.)
                                        Mariah Carey Aust SE (M2b)
Don't Take The World Away       DTTWA   BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
Do You Ever Wonder              DYEW    BMI/ASCAP database (M7)
Do You Know                     DYK     Ones (M2c(x); 18.)
Do You Think Of Me              DYTOM   Dreamlover (M2d(i))
Dreamlover                              Music Box (M2c(iv); 01.)
Echoes Of Love                          BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
El Amor Que Sone (Open Arms)    EAQS    Open Arms (M2c)
El Amor Toma Tiempo (Love Takes Time)   BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
Emotions                                Emotions (M2c(ii); 01.)
                                        MTV Unplugged (M2c(iii); 01.)
Endless Love                    EL      Songs (M2c(v); 03.)
Everything Fades Away           EFA     Hero (M2d(iv); 03.)
                                        Music Box (M2c(iv); 11.)
Every Time I Close My Eyes      ETICME  The Day (M2c(viii))
Fantasy                                 Daydream (M2c(vii); 01.)
Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise)    FA      Butterfly (M2c(ix); 10.)
Forever                                 Daydream (M2c(vii); 10.)
Fourth Of July                  FOJ     Butterfly (M2c(ix); 05.)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen     GRYMG   Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 11.)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/ Gloria (In Excelsis Deo)
                                HTHAS   Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 09.)
Head Over Heels                 HOH     Allure (M6(iv))
Heartbreaker                    HB      Rainbow (M2c(xii); 01.)
Help Me Find A Way To Your Heart        BMI/ASCAP database (M6(vi))
Here We Go Round Again                  BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
Hero                                    Music Box (M2c(iv); 02.)
Heroe (Hero)                            Heroe Spain (see M10)
Honey                                   Butterfly (M2c(ix); 01.)
How Much                        HM      Rainbow (M2c(xii); 04.)
Hypnotized                              BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
I Am Free                       IAF     Daydream (M2c(vii); 06)
I Don't Wanna Cry               IDWC    Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 03.)
If It's Over                    IIO     Emotions (M2c(ii); 05.)
                                        MTV Unplugged (M2c(iii); 02.)
I'll Be There                   IBT     MTV Unplugged (M2c(iii); 06)
I Lose Control                          BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
Into The Light                          BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
I Still Believe                 ISB     Ones (M2c(x); 17.)
I've Been Thinking About You    IBTAY   Music Box (M2c(iv); 09.)
Jesus Born On This Day          JBOTD   Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 07.)
Jesus Oh What A Wonderful Child JOWAWC  Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 10.)
Just To Hold You Once Again     JTHYOA  Music Box (M2c(iv); 08.)
Joy To The World                JTTW    Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 06.)
Last Chance                             Allure (M6(iv))
Let Me Know                     LMK     See M5
Long Ago                                Daydream (M2c(vii); 08.)
Looking In                              Daydream (M2c(vii); 12.)
Love Takes Time                 LTT     Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 11.)
Make It Happen                  MIH     Emotions (M2c(ii); 04.)
                                        MTV Unplugged (M2c(iii); 05.)
Make You Happy                  MYH     Men In Black soundtrack (T Lorenz)
Melt Away                               Daydream (M2c(vii); 09.)
Me Necesitas (You Need Me)              BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
Medley (Someday, Prisoner, All In Your Mind)
                                        Vision Of Love UK (M2d(i))
Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)
                                MYMACT  Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 05.)
Music Box                               Music Box (M2c(iv); 04.)
My All                          MA      Butterfly (M2c(ix); 03.)
Never Forget You                NFY     Music Box (M2c(iv); 06.)
No Doubt                                BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
No Quiero Llorar (I Don't Wanna Cry)    BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
Now That I Know                 NTIK    Music Box (M2c(iv); 05.)
Now You Got My Heart                    BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
O Holy Night                    OHN     Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 03.)
One Sweet Day                   OSD     Daydream (M2c(vii); 03.)
Open Arms                       OA      Daydream (M2c(vii); 04.)
Outside                                 Butterfly (M2c(ix); 12.)
Petals                                  Rainbow (M2c(xii); 12.)
Prisoner                                Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 10.)
Prisionero (Prisoner)                   BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
Rainbow (Interlude)             RI      Rainbow (M2c(xii); 13.)
Roof, The                               Butterfly (M2c(ix); 01.)
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town   SCICTT  Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 08.)
Sent From Up Above              SFUA    Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 09.)
Silent Night                            Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 01.)
Slipping Away                           ABMB US (see [Ahmed])
                                        Open Arms (M2d(x))
So Blessed                              Emotions (M2c(ii); 07.)
Solo Enamorada (Alone In Love)          BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
Someday                                 Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 04.)
                                        MTV Unplugged (M2c(iii); 03.)
Someone To Hold                         Trey Lorenz (M6(iii))
Stay Awhile (My All So So Def Mixes)    My All/Stay Awhile (M2b(xvi))
Surrender To Me                         BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
Sweetheart                              Life In 1472 (M2c(xi))
                                        Ones (M2c(x); 01.)
Thank God I Found You           TGIFY   Rainbow (M2c(xii); 14.)
There's Got To Be A Way         TGTBAW  Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 02.)
Till The End Of Time            T[T]EOT Emotions (M2c(ii); 09.)
To Be Around You                TBAY    Emotions (M2c(ii); 08.)
Todo Esta En Tu Mente (All In Your Mind)
                                        BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
Underneath The Stars            UTS     Daydream (M2c(vii); 02.)
Unspoken Emotion                        BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
Vanishing                               Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 05.)
Vision Of Love                  VOL     Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 01.)
                                        MTV Unplugged (M2c(iii); 04.)
Vision De Amor, Una (Vision Of Love)    BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
Vulnerability (Interlude)       VI      Rainbow (M2c(xii); 08.)
Whenever You Call               WYC     Butterfly (M2c(ix); 09.)
When I Saw You                  WISY    Daydream (M2c(vii); 07.)
When You Believe                        Ones (M2c(x); 02.)
Wind, The                               Emotions (M2c(ii); 10.)
Without You                     WY      Music Box (M2c(iv); 07.)
X-Girlfrield                    XG[F]   Rainbow (M2c(xii); 06.)
You Don't Remember, And         [A]YDR  Emotions (M2c(ii); 02.)
You Need Me                     YNM     Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 08.)
You're So Cold                  YSC     Emotions (M2c(ii); 06.)

X5. What was "Crave"?

"Crave" was the name of Mariah's personal record label, set up two years ago. A division of Sony Music Entertaiment, created to support new musical talent, went through a massive series of changes around 1998. The changes lead Mariah to be dissatisfied, and shortly after the label's operations were wound up, with president Rick Basceglia and promotion chief Lisa Wolfe being reassigned within the Sony Music family, which includes Columbia (to which Mariah herself was previously signed) and Epic. The lack of support for Crave from within Sony is probably one of the reasons Mariah's relationship with Sony faltered and eventually dissolved last month.

(Enable images in your browser to see a picture of Mariah Carey with Allure)

Allure were the first artists to see the benefit of the label with their self-titled debut release of May 1997, which has Mariah attributed with the vocal arrangements. Their debut single Head Over Heels, written by Mariah, did well in the charts, and their album and subsequent singles (including All Cried Out, which featured male vocalists 112) have had similar success. Allure will appear on the soundtrack of the movie "Woo" with the song Let It Be, beating Mariah herself to a spot on a soundtrack.

SOAP, a female vocal group from Denmark, had a worldwide release of the single This Is How We Party and self-titled album. DJ Company, the second artist to have a release from Crave, had a limited release of their single Rhythm Of Love in mid-1996. Luricia McNeal had a single released to Europe and the US under the Crave label: Ain't That Just The Way. Prince Markie Dee was another act signed to the label.

In 1998, BET's "Planet Groove" program featured Mariah introducing R&B group 7 Mile. The singles Just A Memory and Do Your Thing from their debut album had moderate success in the US, but the male vocal failed to break into overseas markets. The song After from 7 Mile's debut album was cowritten and coproduced by Mariah.

Lil' Rachett, a rap artist now signed to Big Kid Records (see P1), was set to release his debut album on Crave when it was disbanded. His album gives producer credit to Mariah alongside her brother Morgan.

See M6 and M8 for information on other tracks Mariah has written and produced for Crave artists.

X6. What is "Camp Mariah"?

Camp Mariah is a camp for kids from inner city areas so that they may experience a more positive lifestyle and involve themselves in the Fresh Air Fund's Career Awareness Programme. Mariah has done benefit concerts and appeared in advertisements for the charity, donating both time and money. For information, or to make donations, write to:

The Fresh Air Fund
1040 Avenue Of The Americas
New York NY 10018
The Fresh Air Fund also have a web page at:

("Camp Mariah" is also the name of bootleg of the New York MSG thanksgiving special. See question F4.)

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