Music Single Review: ''Heartbreaker'' | EW.com

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Heartbreaker (Music - Mariah Carey) No, it's not a cover of the Led Zeppelin classic — although that would've been preferable to this lazy anomaly, which is nothing more than a...Heartbreaker (Music - Mariah Carey)Singles No, it's not a cover of the Led Zeppelin classic — although that would've been preferable to this lazy anomaly, which is nothing more than a...1999-09-17
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Heartbreaker (Music - Mariah Carey)

Genre: Singles; Lead Performer: Mariah Carey; Status: In Season

No, it’s not a cover of the Led Zeppelin classic — although that would’ve been preferable to this lazy anomaly, which is nothing more than a rehash of Carey’s own 1995 hit ”Fantasy” (with a guest spot by Jay-Z). What self-respecting artist would have the gall to recycle the Tom Tom Club’s ”Genius of Love” (the source of ”Fantasy”) for a second time in four years? It’s a given that pop will eat itself, but this sort of self-cannibalization should be illegal. F

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