Mariah Carey’s “You Don’t Know What To Do” Makes Its Radio Debut: Listen

Mariah Carey‘s “You Don’t Know What to Do” has made its radio debut. Early on May 19, featured rapper Wale called in to The Russ Parr Morning Show to properly introduce the song to listeners.

When Carey debuted the song on TODAY, the resulting performance was kind of elaborate. She was draped on a baby grand, flanked by doting men and wearing a long, fingerless glove on just one hand. In comparison, “You Don’t Know What to Do” is as much of a no-brainer as “#Beautiful” (hashtag and all) was last year. It’s a breezy and effortless disco throwback with a hook that everyone can sing; Carey sounds less concerned with vocal acrobatics than actually having a good time.

Hear the radio debut of Mariah Carey’s “You Don’t Know What to Do,” off Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse, after the jump.

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  • Matt D

    I’m not a big Mariah fan, but this is fantastic. Good on her!

  • SBB

    This is great. I expect this to be all over the radio quickly. Finally Mariah is playing to her strengths musically. I almost gave up on her having contemporary commercial success. But this is just…wow! Good job.

  • zking

    Really?!!?!! This is awesome! Sounds like a cross between “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” and “Im That Chick”!!! Complete awesome-ness!! I bet this sees a fair amount of airplay..

  • rene

    Luv IT

  • Alicia

    So good! Sounds like it could have been something off her “Emotions” or “Music Box” album, and as a long time fan, I honestly thought she had abandoned her pop roots. Can’t get over how good this is!!

  • Robbase

    All I can say wow Mariah is back peeps.

  • Spaska Angelova

    Love song Chris Brown ♥

  • Sean Mac

    I’m not a fan of Mariah sounding like a guest on Wale’s track.

  • Faizal Meyer

    Mariah’s talent can never ever be denied. Her ability to produce quality music that continues to feed generations is indeed admirable. She hit it home with this track_ L4L!!!

  • Jason

    This is a great song!

  • Jennifer Agresto

    Lets discuss mariah’s new song and album plus so much more at the new bmariah carey forum, for the record!! Check it out here!

  • fatalreview

    Me-I am the giant annoying whale–who IS on the cover?? by the way cause we saw the fat pig wallowing over the Today stage and that is NOT the same person-sorry-sounds like every other Dr Luke poptard trash re hash generic over worked studio hype tripe -oh except for the dog killing screeching pasted in -what a hag-you people are some brainwashed idiot sheep-I got some land you might want-MeMe pissed on it once-honest

    • Judah Martin

      Your name isn’t Rebecca Enerson, is it??

  • HC

    I love this! welcome back MC