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Thread started 08/01/19 2:05pm

alphastreet

That’s the way love goes vs. Dreamlover

Which single do you like better and why?

Love both, but I’m going with Dreamlover for being a perfect song. I prefer the remixes to TTWLG
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Reply #1 posted 08/02/19 12:18am

Hudson

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The janet. era is my favorite era of anyone's music career, and TTWLG is better than every Mariah single imho.

I don't want to get eaten alive
'cause you're so dangerous
No more hearts I can trust, you see
I don't want to get eaten alive
To be eaten alive
Eaten alive
I don't ever want to be
Eaten alive
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Reply #2 posted 08/02/19 6:52am

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That's The Way Love Goes. Janet had a decent run 1986 -1997. Been listening a good bit since her Glastonbury gig. I'd forgotten how much of that material I once enjoyed.

Mariah's a good songwriter but her music never clicked for me.

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Reply #3 posted 08/02/19 6:52am

alphastreet

I agree the Janet era is pretty awesome
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Reply #4 posted 08/02/19 7:04am

kitbradley

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We all know Janet is going to win around here but I much prefer Mariah's "Dreamlover". Mariah was the better singer and songwriter. But, in both cases, I don't count those particular songs amongst my favorites by either artist.


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Reply #5 posted 08/02/19 1:16pm

Missmusicluver
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Love them both. Both albums bring back some good memories of my college years.

Love is God, God is love, girls and boys love God above.
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Reply #6 posted 08/03/19 12:27am

domainator2010

I hated that song (Janet) back then. Probably hate it now, too.

Dreamlover was AWESOME!! smile So pretty fields n all,... smile Mariah was really pretty back then smile

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Reply #7 posted 08/05/19 6:16am

RJOrion

Thats The Way Love Goes..


dreamlover is not even close
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Reply #8 posted 08/05/19 9:18am

Musicslave

From the intro alone... That's The Way Love Goes" for me.

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Both have great samples used throughout the track. But the additional instrumentation surrounding "TTWLG" is better in my opinion.

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They both had different purposes too. Dreamlover is more upbeat if I recall while janet's tune was more subtle and smooth.

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Reply #9 posted 08/05/19 10:26am

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"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances." prince AMA's 1985

"Kirk has a VAULT right here that's NEVER going 2 b unlocked" Kirky J.
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Reply #10 posted 08/05/19 11:11am

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No contest for me. Dreamlover. So hopeful. TTWYG sounds depressing.

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Reply #11 posted 08/05/19 11:34am

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TTWTLG. But DL gets lots of love and respect. Each sets a different mood to me.
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Reply #12 posted 08/05/19 1:02pm

Musicslave

onlyforaminute said:

TTWTLG. But DL gets lots of love and respect. Each sets a different mood to me.

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Agreed.

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Reply #13 posted 08/05/19 1:23pm

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alphastreet said:

Which single do you like better and why? Love both, but I’m going with Dreamlover for being a perfect song. I prefer the remixes to TTWLG

Speakng of Mariah Carey! She has wrote and performed the Theme song for ABC's 'Black-ish Spinoff, 'Mixed-ish ', It's called "In the Mix" will debut with the first episode Sept.24 on ABC.

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances." prince AMA's 1985

"Kirk has a VAULT right here that's NEVER going 2 b unlocked" Kirky J.
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Reply #14 posted 08/05/19 2:46pm

alphastreet

ChocolateBox3121 said:



alphastreet said:


Which single do you like better and why? Love both, but I’m going with Dreamlover for being a perfect song. I prefer the remixes to TTWLG

Speakng of Mariah Carey! She has wrote and performed the Theme song for ABC's 'Black-ish Spinoff, 'Mixed-ish ', It's called "In the Mix" will debut with the first episode Sept.24 on ABC.



That’s amazing news!
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Reply #15 posted 08/05/19 2:53pm

robertgeorge

That's the way love goes is my choice. Dreamlover is a pretty song, but I like the groove and sensuality of Janet's song.

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Reply #16 posted 08/05/19 5:26pm

thedoorkeeper

Gotta go with Janet. biggrin
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Reply #17 posted 08/05/19 5:28pm

woogiebear

Love 'Em BOTH, but the nod goes 2 Mariah!!! WHY??? That sample of The Emotions' 1971 gem "Blind Alley"!!! cool cool cool

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Reply #18 posted 08/05/19 5:33pm

alphastreet

woogiebear said:

Love 'Em BOTH, but the nod goes 2 Mariah!!! WHY??? That sample of The Emotions' 1971 gem "Blind Alley"!!! cool cool cool



Its a pretty awesome sample/hook!
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Reply #19 posted 08/13/19 7:22am

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alphastreet said:

woogiebear said:

Love 'Em BOTH, but the nod goes 2 Mariah!!! WHY??? That sample of The Emotions' 1971 gem "Blind Alley"!!! cool cool cool

Its a pretty awesome sample/hook!


What about James Brown's "Papa Don't Take No Mess" and Honeydrippers' "Impeach The President" on Janet's? cool

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Reply #20 posted 08/13/19 8:50am

alphastreet

Also an awesome sample, I like listening to the original James Brown tune actually
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Reply #21 posted 08/13/19 12:46pm

Musicslave

Cinny said:

alphastreet said:

woogiebear said: Its a pretty awesome sample/hook!


What about James Brown's "Papa Don't Take No Mess" and Honeydrippers' "Impeach The President" on Janet's? cool

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That was part of the reason I was sold on TTWLG from the beginning. Jimmy Jam became quite the sampler.

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Reply #22 posted 08/13/19 1:44pm

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Both are very catchy and effective pop songs. I can't really choose one over the other as one is a fantasy scenario (Dreamlover) and the other is an call to action (TTWLG). Maybe MJB's Real Love vs MC's Dreamlover? lol

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I wanna hate on Mimi naturally but her older stuff is really strong and some of it is timeless. Dreamlover and Someday were inescapable at a moment in time. A good moment in time.

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Reply #23 posted 08/14/19 10:49am

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StrangeButTrue said:

Both are very catchy and effective pop songs. I can't really choose one over the other as one is a fantasy scenario (Dreamlover) and the other is an call to action (TTWLG). Maybe MJB's Real Love vs MC's Dreamlover? lol

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I wanna hate on Mimi naturally but her older stuff is really strong and some of it is timeless. Dreamlover and Someday were inescapable at a moment in time. A good moment in time.

TTWLG is not pop.

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Reply #24 posted 08/14/19 11:36am

alphastreet

And it could be argued that dreamlover sounds like 70’s contemporary r&b
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Reply #25 posted 08/14/19 12:01pm

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Both were R&B songs with very strong pop appeal.
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Reply #26 posted 08/14/19 12:10pm

alphastreet

kitbradley said:

Both were R&B songs with very strong pop appeal.


I agree!
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Reply #27 posted 08/14/19 4:06pm

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As much as I LOVE Janet. I give credit when it's due.Mariah is a VERY underrated songwriter. It's rare to find a woman that can sing as good as she & write her own music also. She's a triple threat! Only thing she has NO RHYTYM & can't dance. biggrin

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances." prince AMA's 1985

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Reply #28 posted 08/14/19 5:39pm

alphastreet

I agree that she’s underrated for all those songs she wrote. She’s more of a singer/songwriter type
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Reply #29 posted 08/14/19 5:52pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

As much as I LOVE Janet. I give credit when it's due.Mariah is a VERY underrated songwriter. It's rare to find a woman that can sing as good as she & write her own music also. She's a triple threat! Only thing she has NO RHYTYM & can't dance. biggrin

So true, Mariah has written some great songs. Alot of people just see her as the "diva with the big voice" though. But she doesn't need to dance though, LOL.

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