Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Mariah Carey’s Comeback Single, “GTFO” Rips Off Porter Robinson’s “Goodbye to a World”


Mariah is back. Her new single, a comeback from some time in the past, is called “GTFO” which means (and she says) “Get the f– off.” It has no particular hook, and Mariah isn’t singing really. (Is this singing?)

It’s a note for note cover of Porter Robinson’s hit “Goodbye to a World.” The latter has over 13 million views on YouTube so it’s not a secret that it exists.

What is going on here? I wish I knew. I wish Mariah would just sing some damn actual songs at full throat. She’s squandered her voice. She’s also the queen of sampling, interpolating, covering, borrowing, whatever. Do yourselves a favor– drop a needle on “Best of My Love” by the Emotions and “Emotions” by Mariah and A/B them.

So here were are again. GTFO, Mariah. Very disappointing. How about some new ideas?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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