Music Single Review: "Heartbreaker" (1999) 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… Mariah Carey Singles
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Music Single Review: ''Heartbreaker'' (1999)

EW's GRADE
F

Details Lead Performance: Mariah Carey; Genre: 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 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

Originally posted Sep 17, 1999 Published in issue #503 Sep 17, 1999 Order article reprints