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Like Mariah
Fifth-Harmony-Reflection
Song by Fifth Harmony
U.S. Release February 3, 2015
From Reflection
Recorded 2014
Total Length
Genre 3:28
Credits
Written By

Justin Tranter
Tyga
Mariah Carey
Jermaine Dupri
Manuel Seal

Production By Rotem
Chronology
Previous Everlasting Love
Next Them Girls Be Like

Like Mariah is a song by Fifth Harmony featuring rapper Tyga included in their first studio album, Reflection, which debuted on February 3, 2015.

BackgroundEdit

Normani Kordei described it a throwback vibe that they made current and they hit some high notes like a "queen."

Critical ResponseEdit

"Calling a song 'Like Mariah,' and building that song around an iconic vocal hook from "Always Be My Baby," is a risky move for any new pop act, but Fifth Harmony admirably pulls off the sunny R&B vibe and falsetto runs of the pop icon they're honoring on the track. The Tyga interjections sound unnecessary here, but expect 'Like Mariah' to become a fan favorite when 5H performs the song live.", according to Jason Liphutz of Billboard.

"For this song the girls decided to pay tribute to one of the great pop divas, Mariah Carey. The song opens with a sped-up sample of Mariah’s song “Always Be My Baby” and thankfully, it doesn’t overpower the song. It’s a welcomed balance between a bit of the classic and the new. Sometimes when artists incorporate samples of classic songs it tends to make me want to sing the original, but I have to give props to the girls for mixing all the elements seamlessly; it’s fun and bouncy, with a touch of the classics and a few smooth rhymes from rapper Tyga. If I were Mariah, I’d be impressed.", according to Rebecca Mattina of andPOP.

"When I heard that the girls were sampling Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby” on their track 'Like Mariah,' I was bracing myself for the worst. While the girls are talented, you can’t mess up on a legend’s track, especially with a single as career-defining as “Always Be My Baby.” “Your loving takes me higher / you set my heart on fire / when you touch my body / got me singing like Mariah.” I was waiting to hear whistle tones and Mariah-esque vocals, but 5H stayed true to their voices, and the track is solid. There are very few times when a rapper adds to a pop track, and featured rapper Tyga doesn’t add much other than an opportunity for the girls to be heard by more ears.", according to Marcel Jeremiah of ppcorn.

LyricsEdit

Mariah Carey (Tyga):
Do do doop, uh (Ha!)
Do do doop do doop da dum (Yeah) (Normani: Uh)
Do do doop do, do do doop

Camila:
Love it when you call me baby (Uh)
When you're lighting up my phone
Make me want you like I'm crazy
I'm running home, I'm running home

Just to hear your heartbeat (Uh)
You're so sweet like honey comb
I gotta have you near me (Uh)
'Cause you're the best I've ever known

Normani:
You make me get up, get up
Like this is my song
I'ma get up, get up yah yah

You got me humming, humming
To the beat of the drum
To the rhythm, rhythm yah yah

Camila:
Your loving takes me higher, you set my heart on fire
When you touch my body, got me

Fifth Harmony:
Singing like Mariah

Camila & Ally with Mariah Carey chorus:
There is no denying, your kisses keep me flying
When you touch my body, got me

Fifth Harmony:
Singing like Mariah

Mariah Carey (Dinah):
(Oh, oh, oh)
Do do doop, uh (Oh, oh, oh)
Do do doop do doop da dum (U-uh)
Do do doop do, do do doop

Fifth Harmony:
Singing like Mariah

Normani:
Your name is written on my lips (Uh)
You're the only one for me
Every single little kiss
Is like a dream, is like a dream

Lauren:
But I don't need to make a wish (Ally: No, no) (Uh)
'Cause all I want is you
When you do it like this (Uh)
I just lose me cool

Normani:
You make me get up, get up
Like this is my song
I'ma get up, get up yah yah

You got me humming, humming
To the beat of the drum
To the rhythm, rhythm yah yah

Ally:
Your loving takes me higher, you set my heart on fire
When you touch my body, got me

Fifth Harmony:
Singing like Mariah

Camila & Ally with Mariah Carey chorus:
There is no denying, your kisses keep me flying
When you touch my body, got me

Fifth Harmony:
Singing like Mariah

Mariah Carey (Dinah):
(Oh, oh, oh)
Do do doop, uh (Oh, oh, oh)
Do do doop do doop da dum (U-uh)
Do do doop do, do do doop

Fifth Harmony:
Singing like Mariah

Tyga:
Uh, T-Raw on fire (Uh)
If you're looking for that fly love, I'm your number one supplier
Wanna try it, buy it (Uh)
You wanna ride with the hottest city
Set your heart on fire

Yeah I do it, do it, do it (Uh)
Ain't nothin' to it
If she wit it, I know she wit it, so come and do it
Got that pretty, that pretty pretty (Uh)
You're so sidity, like Aaliyah, Mariah Carey, you stay winning ha!

Top down, riding, (Uh) I'm Big Papa
She love when I fly it, Lambo, pilot, hop inside it
Sit on my lap, angel body (Uh)
I'm a king, need a goddess, gotta love it

Dinah:
Your loving takes me higher (Tyga: Yeah), you set my heart on fire
When you touch my body, got me

Fifth Harmony:
Singing like Mariah

Camila & Ally with Mariah Carey chorus:
There is no denying, your kisses keep me flying
When you touch my body, got me

Fifth Harmony:
Singing like Mariah

Mariah Carey (Dinah):
(Oh, oh, oh)
Do do doop, uh (Oh, oh, oh) (Tyga: Ha!)
Do do doop do doop da dum (U-uh)
Do do doop do, do do doop

Fifth Harmony:
Singing like Mariah (Tyga: Ha, yeah)

Mariah Carey (Tyga):
Do do doop, uh (Tyga)
(Ha!) Do do doop do doop da dum (Yeah)
Do do doop do, do do doop

Fifth Harmony:
Singing like Mariah (Tyga: Ha, yeah)

Mariah Carey (Tyga):
Do do doop, uh (Ally: Do do doop, do do doop)
(Ha!) Do do doop do doop da dum
Do do doop do, do do doop (Ha!)

Fifth Harmony:
Singing like Mariah


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