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Top 10 Mariah Carey Songs

Mariah Carey songs cover a multitude of decades and music genres, as we saw the five-octave singer transition from pop-y ballads -- featured in her eponymous debut -- to R&B, hip-hop and dance-pop driven tracks in 1997's 'Butterfly.' The best-selling female performer of the '90s may have struggled in the early 2000's with two unsuccessful albums, but redeemed herself again with 2008's 'The Emancipation of Mimi.'
Recorded for Carey's seventh studio album, 1997's 'Butterfly,' this top Mariah Carey song marks the diva's transition from pop to more R&B -- possibly due to the track's beat sampling, borrowing both World's Famous Supreme Team's 'Hey DJ,' and Treacherous Three's 'The Body Rock.' The track earned two Grammy nominations in 1998 for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song.
Mariah Carey Honey


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Top 10 Paul McCartney Songs

While Paul McCartney had many iconic songs as a member of the Beatles, his solo catalog also boasts many hits, as well as his studio efforts with the Wings, which included his late wife Linda. Below we chronicle the top 10 Paul McCartney songs (excluding the Beatles discography) as chosen by AOL Radio listeners.

Paul McCartney Let Em In10) 'Let 'Em In'

'Let 'Em In" was the second single from the Wings' 1976 album 'Wings at the Speed of Sound.' The song (with drummer boy-sounding percussion) includes references to McCartney's real-life friends and is notable for fading to a lower volume (towards the end of the song) and then suddenly ending on two louder chords.


10 Best Frank Sinatra Songs

While it is difficult to narrow down the best Frank Sinatra songs for a man who had a long and acclaimed career, there are several staples from the American songbook. A founding member of the famed "Rat Pack," Sinatra performed for presidents, toured internationally and socialized with starlets and mobsters. A recipient of eleven Grammy Awards, Sinatra will always be true American musical legend. Below are the best Frank Sinatra songs as chosen by AOL Radio listeners.
'I've Got You Under My Skin'
This Sinatra favorite was penned by Cole Porter in 1936. Sinatra first performed the song on the radio in 1946, but didn't record it until 10 years later as part of the 1956 album 'Songs for Swingin' Lovers.' The swinging big-band style builds to successive crescendos on the back of an arrangement by Nelson Riddle, who said he was inspired by Bolero.
Frank Sinatra I've Got You Under My Skin


Top 10 Songs of 2007

The Top 2007 songs were mostly rockers -- singles helmed by pop rock group Maroon 5, post-grunge Hinder and everything in between, even featuring several pop-rap collaborations. When Rihanna had the entire country adding "'ella" to their sentences, Justin Timberlake got a seven minute-long song on the radio and Matchbox Twenty returned from a long hiatus with a single that reached the Hot 100. All these elements make up the Top 10 songs of 2007, as chosen by AOL Radio listeners.
'How Far We've Come'
'How Far We've Come' is the lead single from Matchbox Twenty's 2007 retrospective collection, 'Exile on Mainstream,' which features 11 previous hits and six new songs. The song is fitting for the album -- lyrically reflecting on the life of the band and featuring a montage of significant world events in the music video.
Matchbox Twenty How Far We've Come


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Top 10 Romantic Songs

If romantic songs are flooding radio airwaves, love is in the air. No, we're not talking about Barry Manilow's love ballads, but romantic standards -- whose melodic choruses soar and lyrics make our hearts swoon. Whether the song is inspired by a loved one or a film (or even serenaded) -- only one version is definitive, such as Etta James 'At Last' and Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You.' Excluding heartbreak ballads -- here are the Top 10 Romantic Songs.
'Just the Way You Are'
'Just the Way You Are' is a romantic song from Billy Joel's 1977 pop rock album, 'The Stranger.' It was written as a birthday gift to Joel's first wife Elizabeth Weber. The song won the 1978 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Joel rarely performs it, but does do it as a duet with Elton John on their Face-to-Face tour.
Billy Joel Just The Way You Are


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10 Best '80s Movie Songs

The best '80s movie songs are classic hits that share their movie titles, or are ones that simply express the main sentiment of the movie. After all, Rocky's epic fight can't be divorced from the 'Eye of the Tiger' and 'Ghostbusters' will always be referenced with the famous lyric, "I ain't afraid of no ghosts!" Here are the '80s movie songs that represent cult classic films.
'Glory of Love'
Movie: 'The Karate Kid II' (1986)

This movie song was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Grammy in 1987. The song was originally written for 'Rocky IV,' but after the song was passed on for that movie it was picked up by the producers for 'The Karate Kid, Part II.'

Peter Cetera Glory of Love


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Top 10 Eminem Songs

When Eminem broke out of the Detroit rap scene in the late '90s with 'The Slim Shady' -- produced heavily by Dr. Dre -- it seemed he was destined for greatness. And he was. His debut LP went triple platinum, followed by five studio album releases, five compilation albums, 11 No. 1 singles, as well as an Academy Award-winning song and movie. In 2009 alone his album 'Relapse' earned him three Grammy Award nominations. And Eminem -- formally known as Marshall Bruce Mathers III -- shows no sign of slowing down. Here, we have compiled the Top 10 Eminem Songs as determined by AOL Radio listeners.
'When I'm Gone'
Featured on his 2005 compilation album 'Curtain Call: The Hits,' the song details Eminem's relationship with his wife, Kim. The single also describes how his career has affected his life with Kim and his daughter Hailie, incorporating fame and his alter ego, Slim Shady.
When i am gone


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