Readers' Poll: 5 Best Mariah Carey Songs

See where favorites like "We Belong Together" and "Fantasy" rank

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4. "Hero"

Originally written by Carey for Gloria Estefan, "Hero" was used as the centerpiece song for the film of the same name starring Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis and Andy Garcia. It is one of Carey's most inspirational songs, and she's performed it at many patriotic events, including Barack Obama's inaugural ball in 2009. It was also her eighth Number One single, a feat she achieved in three years. 

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