Mariah Carey’s “You Don’t Know What To Do” Is Shaping Up To Be A Hit (On Urban Radio)

The state of Mariah Carey‘s Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse campaign is a hotly-debated topic on social media. The album is exceptional, so why isn’t it slaying? That’s a question for another time but the warm reception “You Don’t Know What To Do” is having at urban radio is the first sign that things just might be turning around.

Mimi’s infectious Wale-assisted disco anthem is the third-most added song to urban radio this week, behind T.I. and Iggy Azalea‘s “No Mediocre” and Mike WiLL Made-It‘s “Buy The World”. A solid radio hit is just what this era needs, so hopefully it will continue to get strong airplay. (An epic video would also help). Listen to the future hit — fingers crossed! — after the jump.

Can “You Don’t Know What To Do” save Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse? Have your say in the comments below.

Get an eyeful of even more pop music coverage, from artist interviews to exclusive performances, on Idolator’s YouTube channel.

  • Adrian Jamal Thomas

    Love this song as a single! The perfect summer song.The intro is very classic Mariah and I’m excited to see this song take off. It WILL be a hit for her. This should have been released in the spring immediately following her first lead single from this album. Not really sure why they haven’t put any effort into promoting this album bc it’s amazing. When she releases the clean radio version without Wale it will take off at Pop radio too.

  • Mesh a

    Horrible, nothing can save her career. She is so OVER! Flop of the year.

    • Your Nightmare

      It looks like you don’t know what to do with your life right now, don’t you have anything else to do besides being a waste of space on the comments section. I will admit that this comment will be too and that right now you are ruining the love from Mariah fans. At least she was successful and bigger than you and me! But stop acting like ‘Im a hater and a lamb and I am sooooo jealous that Mariah might make a comeback and that she is bigger than me’ crap. Just thinking to assume she will be the flop of the year, even tough the album charted as number 3 and sold bigger than J.Lo’s A.K.A.. Remember if you assume, you make an ass out of you and me.
      If I had made you feel offended or sadden by this comment, then sorry, but if you feel so angry or eye-rolling this comment, then this is what you deserve, a shield from Mariah in your face.

      • fatalreview

        your the waste of space spewing total BS about some hag that is known mostly for taking her clothes off when no one wants her to-the Meme sheep are just about the most gullible mindless do asthere told retards on this planet-when the hag starts selling her pisss on HSN we know you’ll be sure to waste the kids college fund on it

        • Your Nightmare

          Here we go again another jealous hater.

  • Dorian Castielize Van Deen

    The best album this years so far ! Great song too so fingers cross for 19th #1 for Mariah

  • Richard30

    A very catchy and upbeat song for me. Whoever call it a flop is a fool indeed. It should have been release as a single last year. One of my favorite tune from Mariah’s new album even though the title doesn’t have anybody’s approval but who cares….It should be a Top Ten Hit at everywhere in the world.

  • Keagon

    poor mesh a mess o – only negative comments from you. talk that trash….that will get you into heaven. YDKWTD is her best single since Touch my body. Love it!

  • sean

    the album isn’t slaying because mimi is just not getting behind it. she needs to promote the hell out of it. go to every gay club, talk show, radio station, cut a throwback 70′s disco-vibe video and really really push the song. its a great song from a great cd.

  • wilbor

    mariah es una estupida. y comemierda y analfabeta. qie acabe de irse para el carajo y se retire ya, falta de respeto estupida de mierda , la jaba horrorosa esa, como carajo manda una cancion a las radios y no promocionaabajao estupida negra de mierda

  • fatalreview

    only play is “pay for play” don’t be lame-horrible album made by the oldest fattest psycho skankk joke in poptard trash going these days-her only claim to fame these days is being a crazed twitter twatt has-been embarrassment and an ongoing fat joke

    • Your Nightmare

      How to be a hater:
      -call her stuff that is opposing her reality
      -complain that this person has never listened to this album or single
      -the rest is right up above me, the waste of space on earth.

  • fatalreview

    why does she put a really bad photo of JLo on her cover art??

    • Your Nightmare

      Your eye sight must be terrible, that is not J.Lo, do you need contacts or glasses to see the words of MARIAH CAREY and her face. Jealous much of J.Lo or Mariah. But haters will be haters.

  • Sarah

    “You don’t know what to do is a Hit! The entire “Me. I Am Mariah” is her best album yet! It is multi-layered with harmony, improvising, good music background and amazing collaborations. Nobody does this better than Mimi. “Thirsty” is Hot, hot, hotty, hot hot!. This album needs to be the most sold in history — it is that good.