Readers' Poll: 5 Best Mariah Carey Songs

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5. "Always Be My Baby"

Carey tied with Madonna and Whitney Houston for most chart-topping singles in 1996 with "Always Be My Baby," her 11th single to reach Number One. The romantic, midtempo tune is one of her more straightforward pop hits from the early portion of her career, featuring a catchy chorus and one of her most tender vocal performances. Jermaine Dupri co-wrote and produced the song and later released his own official remix featuring guest verses from Da Brat and Xscape. Dupri and Carey re-teamed for The Emancipation of Mimi in 2005.