Your Weekly Guide to Mariah Carey’s #MC30 Surprises

Mariah Carey is celebrating her incredible 30 year milestone in the music industry by opening up the vault and sharing new and exciting surprises with her fans each Friday.

Referring to it as #MC30, fans can expect digital EPs, remixes, bonus cuts, rare tracks, a capella moments, live performances, rare footage, photos, personal insight from Mariah, and physical releases.

Week One

To kick off the festivities, Mariah went back to one of her first ever live shows at Club Tatou in New York, and gave us the ‘The Live Debut – 1990’ digital EP on iTunes and streaming services on July 17th.

  1. Introduction/Announcer – Live at the Tatou Club, 1990
  2. Love Takes Time – Live at the Tatou Club, 1990
  3. Vision of Love – Live at the Tatou Club, 1990
  4. Vanishing – Live at the Tatou Club, 1990
  5. Don’t Play That Song (You Lied) – Live at the Tatou Club, 1990

In addition to the audio, the accompanying videos were also added on her YouTube channel, both individually and as a full show.

Week Two

The rarities continued on July 24th as Mariah released remix EPs digitally for ‘Someday‘ and ‘There’s Got To Be A Way‘.


  1. Someday – New 7″ Straight
  2. Someday – 7″ Jack Swing Mix
  3. Someday -New 12″ House
  4. Someday – New 12″ Jackswing
  5. Someday – Pianoapercaloopapella
  6. Someday – House Dub Version
  7. Someday – New Jack Dub Version
  8. Someday – New Jack Bonus Beats

There’s Got To Be A Way

  1. There’s Got To Be A Way – 7″ Remix
  2. There’s Got To Be A Way – 12″ Remix
  3. There’s Got To Be A Way – Vocal Dub Mix
  4. There’s Got To Be A Way – Alt. Vocal Dub Mix
  5. There’s Got To Be A Way – Sample Dub Mix

The classic music videos for the two songs were also remastered in HD on YouTube.

Mariah then casually dropped some mind-blowing never-before heard vocals of ‘All In Your Mind’ from a demo recording.

Week Three

Mariah moved on to the ‘Emotions’ era, giving us an incredibly rare performance of ‘Can’t Let Go’ from Top Of The Pops on her YouTube channel.

On July 31st, digital EPs were released for both ‘Emotions‘ and ‘Make It Happen‘, full of classic remixes, as well as the iconic ‘Make It Happen’ performances from Madison Square Garden in 1995 and VH1 Divas Live in 1998.


  1. Emotions – Special Motion Edit
  2. Emotions – 12″ Club Mix
  3. Emotions – C&C 12″ Club Mix No. 1 Mix
  4. Emotions – C&C Dub-Dub Mix
  5. Emotions – 12″ Instrumental

Make It Happen

  1. Make It Happen – Radio Edit
  2. Make It Happen – C&C Classic Mix
  3. Make It Happen – Extended Version
  4. Make It Happen – Dub Version
  5. Make It Happen – Live at Madison Square Garden
  6. Make It Happen – VH1 Divas Live

The music videos for these songs have also been remastered in HD on YouTube.

Week Four

On August 7th, the ‘Music Box’ era began with three digital EPs for ‘Dreamlover‘, ‘Never Forget You‘, and ‘Anytime You Need a Friend‘, featuring extended mixes, as well as some live performances.


  1. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix Edit)
  2. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix)
  3. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix Edit 2005)
  4. Dreamlover (Def Tribal Mix)
  5. Dreamlover (Eclipse Dub)
  6. Dreamlover (USA Love Dub)
  7. Dreamlover (Theo’s Club Joint)
  8. Dreamlover (Bam Jam Soul)
  9. Dreamlover (Def Instrumental)
  10. Dreamlover (Live at Madison Square Garden – October, 1995)
  11. Dreamlover (Live at Proctor’s Theatre, NY – 1993)

Never Forget You

  1. Never Forget You (Radio Edit)
  2. Never Forget You (Extended)
  3. Never Forget You (Instrumental)

Anytime You Need a Friend

  1. Anytime You Need a Friend (C&C Radio Mix)
  2. Anytime You Need a Friend (C&C Club Version)
  3. Anytime You Need a Friend (C&C Extended Mix)
  4. Anytime You Need a Friend (C&C Dub)
  5. Anytime You Need a Friend (Boriqua Tribe Mix)
  6. Anytime You Need a Friend (All That and More Mix)
  7. Anytime You Need a Friend (Soul Convention Remix)
  8. Anytime You Need a Friend (Ministry of Sound Mix)
  9. Anytime You Need a Friend (7” Mix)
  10. Anytime You Need a Friend (Dave’s Empty Pass)
  11. Anytime You Need a Friend (Anytime Edit)
  12. Anytime You Need a Friend (Video Edit)
  13. Anytime You Need a Friend (Stringapella)

The ‘Dreamlover’ music video has been remastered in HD.

Mariah’s YouTube channel has also been updated with two rare live performances of ‘Dreamlover’ and ‘Anytime You Need a Friend’ on UK music show Top Of The Pops.

The surprises continue with a music video for ‘Anytime You Need a Friend (Soul Convention Remix)’, featuring never-before-seen footage!

Week Five

The ‘Daydream’ era arrived on August 14th with four digital EPs for ‘Fantasy‘, ‘One Sweet Day‘ with Boyz II Men, ‘Always Be My Baby‘ and ‘Underneath The Stars‘.

So many amazing gems here, including re-sung remixes, live performances from Madison Square Garden in 1995, and a rare ‘Sweet A Cappella’ version of ‘Underneath The Stars’.


  1. Fantasy (feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard)
  2. Fantasy (feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard) [Bad Boy Fantasy]
  3. Fantasy (Bad Boy Mix)
  4. Fantasy (Puffy’s Club Mix)
  5. Fantasy (Def Radio Mix)
  6. Fantasy (Def Club Mix)
  7. Fantasy (MC Mix)
  8. Fantasy (The Boss Mix)
  9. Fantasy (Def Drums Mix)
  10. Fantasy (Sweet Dub Mix)
  11. Fantasy (Live at Madison Square Garden – October, 1995)

One Sweet Day

  1. One Sweet Day (Chucky’s Remix)
  2. One Sweet Day (Sweet A Cappella)
  3. One Sweet Day (A Cappella)
  4. One Sweet Day (Live at Madison Square Garden – October, 1995)

Always Be My Baby

  1. Always By My Baby (feat. Da Brat & Xscape) [Mr. Dupri Mix]
  2. Always By My Baby (feat. Xscape) [Mr. Dupri No Rap Radio Mix]
  3. Always By My Baby (feat. Da Brat & Xscape) [Mr. Dupri Extended Mix]
  4. Always By My Baby (Def Classic Radio Version)
  5. Always By My Baby (Always Club Mix)
  6. Always By My Baby (Groove A Pella)
  7. Always By My Baby (Dub-A-Baby)
  8. Always By My Baby (ST Dub)
  9. Always By My Baby (Live at Madison Square Garden – October, 1995)

Underneath The Stars

  1. Underneath The Stars (Drifting Re-Mix)
  2. Underneath The Stars (Drifting Re-Mix w/o Rap)
  3. Underneath The Stars (Sweet A Cappella)

The gorgeous performance of ‘Open Arms’ on Top Of The Pops is now available on Mariah’s YouTube channel.

The music video for ‘Always Be My Baby’ is the latest to be remastered in HD.

Mariah revealed on social media that the ‘Underneath The Stars’ music video which has never been released will be coming out of the vault, and shared a short teaser!

On August 18th, Mariah surprised fans with news that she will be releasing a new album on October 2nd of rare and previously unreleased material titled ‘The Rarities’, which is available for pre-order. It will be available both digitally and as a 2-disc physical release.

The complete track listing of the first disc is still under wraps, but it will include fifteen rare tracks, and the second disc has seventeen live tracks from Mariah’s March 7th, 1996 Tokyo Dome concert. Japan’s physical release will exclusively include a bonus Blu-Ray disc of the Tokyo Dome concert.

The first release from the album, ‘Save The Day’ samples Ms. Lauryn Hill’s vocals from The Fugees hit ‘Killing Me Softly’, and will be released on Friday, August 21st.

Week Six

The music videos for ‘Fantasy’, ‘Fantasy (Remix)’, featuring O.D.B, and ‘One Sweet Day’ with Boyz II Men have all been remastered in HD.

Mariah’s new single ‘Save The Day’ with Ms. Lauryn Hill has been released and is available to download and stream everywhere!

Week Seven

On August 28th, the ‘Butterfly’ era kicked off with five digital EPs available to download and stream; ‘Honey‘, ‘Butterfly‘, ‘My All‘, ‘Breakdown‘ and ‘The Roof‘.


  1. Honey (feat. Mase & The Lox) [Bad Boy Remix]
  2. Honey (feat. Da Brat & JD) [So So Def Mix]
  3. Honey (feat. Da Brat & JD) [So So Def Radio Mix]
  4. Honey (Smooth Version with Intro)
  5. Honey (Classic Mix)
  6. Honey (Def Club Mix)
  7. Honey (Morales Club Dub)
  8. Honey (Mo’ Honey Dub)
  9. Honey (Morales Dub)
  10. Honey (Def Rascal Anthem)
  11. Honey (Def Rascal Dub)
  12. Honey (Classic Instrumental)


  1. Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise) [Fly Away Club Mix]
  2. Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise) [Def “B” Fly Mix]
  3. Butterfly (Meme Club Radio)
  4. Butterfly (Meme’s Extended Club Mix Part 1 & 2)
  5. Butterfly (Meme Latin Beats)
  6. Butterfly (Sambaterfly Edit)
  7. Butterfly (Sambaterfly for Clubbers)
  8. Butterfly (Classic Bossa Nova)
  9. Butterfly (Meme’s Instrumental)
  10. Butterfly (Meme’s Radio Instrumental)

My All

  1. My All / Stay Awhile (feat. Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz) [So So Def Remix]
  2. My All / Stay Awhile (So So Def Remix without Rap)
  3. My All (Full Crew Radio Mix)
  4. My All (Classic Radio Club Mix)
  5. My All (Morales “My” Club Mix)
  6. My All (Morales “Def” Club Mix)
  7. My All (Morales Classic Club Mix)
  8. My All (VH1 Divas Live)


  1. Breakdown (feat. Krayzie Bone & Wish Bone) [Radio Edit]
  2. Breakdown (feat. Krayzie Bone & Wish Bone)
  3. Breakdown {feat. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) [The Mo’ Thugs Remix]

The Roof

  1. The Roof (Back In Time) [Mobb Depp Extended Version]
  2. The Roof (Back In Time) [Mobb Deep Edit]
  3. The Roof (Back In Time) [Full Crew Radio Edit No Rap]
  4. The Roof (Back In Time) [feat. Rimes “Imperial” & Rickardo “The Dreadlocked Lyricist”] [Full Crew Club Mix]
  5. The Roof (Back In Time) [feat. Mobb Deep] [Full Crew Mix]
  6. The Roof (Back In Time) [Morales Radio Mix]
  7. The Roof (Back In Time) [Morales Funky Club Mix]
  8. The Roof (Back In Time) [Morales After Hours Mix]
  9. The Roof (Back In Time) [Morales Bass Man Mix]

The following ‘Butterfly’ era music videos have been remastered in HD.

Week Eight

On September 4th, Mariah released a new EP titled ‘Mariah En Español‘, featuring the Spanish versions of ‘Hero’, ‘Open Arms’ and ‘My All’, as well as some Spanish remixes!

  1. Héroe
  2. El Amor Que Soñé
  3. Mi Todo
  4. Mi Todo (Versión Por Una Noche Más)
  5. Mi Todo (Versión Mi Fiesta)
  6. Mi Todo (por Una Noche Más En Los Clubs)
  7. Mi Todo (Por Una Noche Más Instrumental)

The #1s era is also acknowledged with three digital EPs of ‘Sweetheart‘ with JD, ‘I Still Believe‘ and ‘Do You Know Where You’re Going To‘.


  1. Sweetheart
  2. Sweetheart (The Story)
  3. Sweetheart (Without Rap)
  4. Sweetheart (Lil’ Jon Remix)
  5. Sweetheart (The Dance)
  6. Sweetheart (M!’s Pounding Vocal)
  7. Sweetheart (M!’s More Bounce To The Ounce Vocal)
  8. Sweetheart (M!’s Pounding Dub)
  9. Sweetheart (M!’s Beat’s & Bounces Mix)
  10. Sweetheart (A Cappella)

I Still Believe

  1. I Still Believe
  2. I Still Believe / Pure Imagination (feat. Krayzie Bone & Da Brat [Damizza Remix]
  3. I Still Believe / Pure Imagination (feat. Krayzie Bone & Da Brat [Damizza Remix A Cappella]
  4. I Still Believe (feat. Mocha & Amil) [Stevie J. Remix] [Clean]
  5. I Still Believe  (feat. Mocha & Amil) [Stevie J. Remix] [Explicit]
  6. I Still Believe (feat. Mocha & Amil [Stevie J. Remix A Cappella]
  7. I Still Believe (Morales Classic Club Mix)
  8. I Still Believe (Morales Classic Club Mix UK Edit)
  9. I Still Believe (Morales Classic Club Mix Edit)
  10. I Still Believe (The Eve of Souls Mix)
  11. I Still Believe (The Eve of Souls Mix UK Edit)
  12. I Still Believe (The Kings Mix)
  13. I Still Believe (The Kings Mix Instrumental)

Do You Know Where You’re Going To

  1. Do You Know Where You’re Going To (Theme from “Mahogany”)
  2. Do You Know Where You’re Going To (Theme from “Mahogany”) [Mahogany Club Extended]
  3. Do You Know Where You’re Going To (Theme from “Mahogany”) [Mahogany Club]
  4. Do You Know Where You’re Going To (Theme from “Mahogany”) [Mahogany For Clubbers Dub] 
  5. Do You Know Where You’re Going To (Theme from “Mahogany”) [Mariah Bonita]
  6. Do You Know Where You’re Going To (Theme from “Mahogany”) [Mariah Bonita Club Edit]
  7. Do You Know Where You’re Going To (Theme from “Mahogany”) [Mariah Bonita Club]

The music video for ‘I Still Believe / Pure Imagination (Damizza Reemix)’ has been unblocked in a number of countries where it was previously unavailable, and has been remastered in HD.

The following music videos have also been remastered:

Week Nine

The excitement continues as has added an abundance of brand new physical items for #MC30.

  • #MC30 Box Set with ‘The Meaning Of Mariah Carey’ book, a limited edition debut album vinyl in clear smoke, and a limited issue t-shirt, all in a beautiful #MC30 embossed black box. This is limited to only 1,000 copies.
  • The Rarities Box Set includes ‘The Meaning of Mariah Carey’ book, ‘The Rarities’ on CD, and a limited issue t-shirt which has revealed the album’s track-listing (see below). These items come in an embossed black box.
  • Bundle with ‘The Meaning of Mariah Carey’ book and a 4 LP Edition of ‘The Rarities’.

Note that the limited edition debut vinyl, ‘The Rarities’ on vinyl and these t-shirts are not available for purchase individually. The box sets will ship on October 2nd, and ‘The Rarities’ vinyl will ship in December.

The track listing of ‘The Rarities’ album can be found for the first time on one of the new t-shirts in ‘The Rarities Box Set’ as follows:

  1. Here We Go Round Again
  2. Can You Hear Me
  3. Do You Think Of Me
  4. Everything Fades Away
  5. All I Live For
  6. One Night
  7. Slipping Away
  8. Out Here On My Own
  9. Loverboy (Firecracker – Original Version)
  10. I Pray
  11. Cool On You
  12. Mesmerized
  13. Lullaby of Birdland
  14. Save The Day
  15. Close My Eyes

You can complete your Mariah vinyl collection with all of the following now available on her official store, and all have been remastered for #MC30.

Emotions‘, ‘MTV Unplugged‘, ‘Music Box‘, ‘Daydream‘, ‘Butterfly‘, and ‘Rainbow‘ (2 LP) will all be available on November 6th and these are all black vinyls.

The 15th Anniversary Limited Edition of ‘The Emancipation of Mimi‘ with 2 clear vinyls will be available on November 16th, and will include ‘We Belong Together (Remix)’, ‘Don’t Forget About Us’, ‘Making It Last All Night’, ‘Sprung’ and ‘Secret Love’.

Merry Christmas II You‘ will be available on Limited Edition red vinyl for the first time, and will ship on December 4th.

The colourful 2 LP sets for ‘Charmbracelet‘ (bone), ‘E=MC²‘ (lavender) and ‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse‘ (translucent orange) will all be shipped out on January 22nd, 2021.

The ‘Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel‘ 2 LP opaque white set is also released in January 2021, while the red ‘Merry Christmas‘ vinyl and the black ‘Caution‘ vinyl are available immediately.

In addition to the above, there are stunning variations to the vinyls available elsewhere.

Mariah’s debut album will be available on black vinyl on October 2nd – you can purchase this from sites like Amazon, Walmart, WOW HD and more.

The debut album has an exclusive ‘Glass Bottle Vinyl’ edition at Walmart, out on October 9th.

Target USA have added exclusive vinyl editions of both ‘MTV Unplugged’ and ‘Merry Christmas’.

Merry Christmas‘ will be available on October 30th on a clear vinyl with white, red and green splatter.

MTV Unplugged‘ will be available on November 6th on a marbled red vinyl.

Vinyl Me, Please have added exclusive editions of the ‘Emotions‘ and ‘Music Box‘ vinyls. These are available individually, as a bundle with the 2 vinyls, or also bundled with Mariah’s memoir.

‘Emotions’ is a ‘Transparent Tan With Black Smoke’ vinyl, and ‘Music Box’ comes in ‘Dreamlover Cream’.

These items are available for pre-order now for Vinyl Me, Please members and will be available to non-members from Friday, September 11th. They will be shipped in December.

‘The Emancipation of Mimi’ will be available on 2 black vinyls, and this can be pre-ordered for release on November 6th from The Sound of Vinyl, uDiscover Music and more.

Urban Outfitters USA have added three incredible exclusive vinyls to their website, all out on November 6th.

The ‘Butterfly‘ vinyl has been pressed on limited edition gold vinyl.

This one is interesting because you don’t actually know what colour you’re going to get – the ‘Rainbow‘ vinyls have been pressed in four different colours of red, yellow, blue and violet, and will be sent out randomly!

The Emancipation of Mimi‘ is available on gold vinyl, for a limited run of 3,000 copies.

Mariah has revealed the stunning back cover of ‘The Rarities’ album, displaying the full details of the first disc’s track listing, which confirmed that ‘Close My Eyes’ has been reimagined acoustically in 2020.

Classic black vinyls have been added to uDiscover Music for ‘Charmbracelet‘, ‘E=MC²‘, ‘Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel‘ and ‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse‘. These will be available in January 2021.

A new #MC30 bundle has also been added to Mariah’s official shop with her memoir, the debut album black vinyl, and a limited issue t-shirt.

In case you missed it, check out Mariah’s television debut of ‘Save The Day’ here.

On September 17th, Mariah shared a snippet of ‘Out Here On My Own’ from ‘The Rarities‘, along with a related excerpt from her memoir, and revealed the full song will be available on September 18th.

Week Ten

Mariah’s phenomenal cover of Irene Cara’s ‘Out Here On My Own’ is available now! Aligned with a chapter from Mariah’s upcoming memoir, and recorded during the ‘Glitter’ sessions, the track has a lot of meaning for her. Listen here:

Stay tuned for what’s coming next. We’ll be updating this post with more #MC30 surprises as they happen!

For more rare insight into Mariah’s remarkable career, pre-order her memoir, ‘The Meaning of Mariah Carey’, which will be available on September 29th.


  1. I have been a fan of this lady since I first heard her I love her music and I thank you for being a inspiration to me


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