Mariah Carey Drops A Solo Version Of New ‘Elusive Chanteuse’ Single “Thirsty”: Listen

May 13th, 2014 // 10 Comments
Mimi's "Thirsty"
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Well that didn’t take long. Mariah Carey only premiered Rich Homie Quan-assisted single “Thirsty” this morning (May 13) but a solo version of has already found its way online. And it’s an improvement on the original. Not that there’s anything wrong with the slick Hit-Boy production — I just don’t like being distracted from Mimi’s mesmerizing vocals, not even for a verse.

The other great thing about the solo version of “Thirsty” is the fact that it begins with the sound of a champagne glass being filled. Which is probably the noise that heralds Mimi’s arrival every time she enters a room. Apart from that little touch, it’s pretty much the same as the radio version. Mariah puts her man in his place over staccato beats before pulling the trigger in the ’90s R&B-referencing chorus. Listen after the new Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse single after the jump.

Do you prefer this version to the one featuring Rich Homie Quan? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. danny

    I think this song turns into a mess toward the end.

  2. moriah

    with the right promo this can be a hit. good song but not as good as her standard:)

  3. Young Today

    For those of you going on about her ‘standard’ she tried that and y’all didn’t buy the records. So what do y’all want from Mariah?!?

  4. calin

    same old, same old, you heard one of her albums you heard them all, the only one that stands alone and it’s the only one I own is MARIAH CAREY first album. I still think she has one of the best voices out there. I just wish she will try something different, stay away from hip-hop for a while.

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  6. fatalreview

    OMG-she used someone elses whole body for the cover art-look at the stomach–get real meMe’s mutilated belly button and hard weird lumpy gut from multiple fat scrapings looks nothing like that-what a cow-her face from 20 years gao and someone else’s body-she is gross-oh and the song-poptard rehash trash as usual-what a total fraud and epic fail

  7. Don the Divo

    She’s so hot

  8. SoGross

    fatalreview is right. Mariah is a total fake. She is just plain gross to me.

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