Last month, Mariah Carey notched her 17th number one hit on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart with “You’re Mine (Eternal),” the most recent single from her 14th album album, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, out May 27th. The Queen of the Remix’s latest chart feat puts her in fifth place among the artists with the most number ones on the dance tally (notably, the Top 11 record holders are all female, led by Madonna with a modest 43 chart-toppers). Mariah first reached the apex way back in 1991 with her third single, “Someday,” a track she, if hubby Nick Cannon is to be believed, doesn’t particularly care for anymore. But we do—at least house pioneer Shep Pettibone’s version of the song, which helped coronate the reluctant disco diva’s tenure on the dance chart. It’s one of 10 tracks that comprise our list of Mariah’s greatest remixes. Mimi is the quintessential crossover artist, with a catalogue of hits that bridges the gap between pop, R&B, hip-hop, and dance, and our list likewise spans both her urban and house remixes. Though the so-called elusive chanteuse has shied away from the latter genre in recent years, a quick look at her exhaustive canon and her insistence on recording new vocals for the majority of her remixes proves her commitment to not just the process, but the club audience who has supported her since that little new-jack single did the running man all the way to the throne.
[Editor’s Note: Listen to our Mariah remix playlist on YouTube. And check out our exclusive premiere of a brand new remix of “#Beautiful”!]