Bye Bye (Mariah Carey song)

Bye Bye (Mariah Carey song)

Infobox Single
Name = Bye Bye

Artist = Mariah Carey
from Album = E=MC²
A-side =
B-side =
Released = April 14 2008
(see release history)
Format = CD single, digital download, maxi single
Recorded = 2007
Genre = Pop, R&B
Length = 4:26 (Album version)
3:55 (Radio edit)
Label = Island
Writer = Mariah Carey, Johnta Austin, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen
Producer = Stargate, Mariah Carey
Audio sample? = yes
Certification =
Last single = "Touch My Body"
This single = "Bye Bye"
Next single = "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time"
Misc = Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Background = khaki

Lower caption = UK Club Promo Cover

"Bye Bye" is a song written by American singer Mariah Carey, Johnta Austin and Mikkel S. Eriksen, and Tor Erik Hermansen for Carey's eleventh studio album, "E=MC²". [ Listen to Mariah's New Single 'Bye Bye'!] . "". April 7, 2008. Retrieved April 10, 2008.] [ [ Listen to "Bye Bye" NOW!] . "". April 7, 2008. Retrieved April 10, 2008.] [ [ Hear Mariah’s New Tune: Hello "Bye Bye"] . VH1. April 8, 2008. Retrieved April 10, 2008.] It was produced by Carey and Stargate, and was released as the second single from the album.

ong information

MTV stated that although the song appears to be about her deceased grandmother, Carey "extends this song about death to be for anybody 'who just lost somebody' they truly care about and those who lost someone they hate, you still end up either feeling guilty or missing them". [Jennifer Vineyard. [ Mariah Carey Album Preview: E=MC2 Is Focused On Fun, But Mimi Is At Her Best When She's Keeping It Real] . "MTV News". April 2, 2008. Retrieved April 8, 2008.] Carey believed that by making "Bye Bye" more open, "everybody could kind of be healed by the song and have their own experience listening to it". [(Video) [ Wal-Mart Soundcheck: Mariah Carey] . Wal-Mart Soundcheck. Retrieved April 10, 2008.]

The song premiered on radio April 7 2008 and has been played on various radio stations in the United States, according to Mediabase. [ [ Mediabase Quick Cut Info: Mariah Carey - Bye Bye] . Mediabase. (Note: it is a rolling 7-day chart; numbers change frequently.)] The single became available to download at iTunes on April 14 2008.

Carey first performed "Bye Bye" on T4 "4Music" and performed it again live on April 14 2008, the single's digital release date, on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and then again, two days later, on the result show of "American Idol" season 7 on April 16. Carey performed the song on "Good Morning America" on April 25, 2008.

The single officially went for adds on April 22 2008 on Mainstream and Rhythm/Crossover stations. [ [ CHR: Available for Airplay] . "". Retrieved April 10, 2008.]

There are currently two r'n'b remixes for "Bye Bye", the first features Jay Z, while the second is assisted by Akon and Lil Wayne. For the clubs, remixes were produced by Al B. Rich, Tony Moran & Warren Rigg, Firesigns & Dusty O.

The song was nominated for R&B Track award at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards. [ [ TC08 - Music Nominees ] ]

In some European countries (like The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Switzerland) the song was never released, instead "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time", was sent to radio stations in July 2008 as the official 2nd single from the album.

Critical reception

In its review of the song, VH1 said that the song appears to be too basic for an artist like Carey, and that it was like "insurance — in case nothing else is a hit, here's a sure-shot". [ [ Exclusive! Mariah Carey E=MC² Preview] . February 22, 2008. Retrieved April 8, 2008.] Elsewhere, the song has received a positive response from critics. For instance, stated that "Bye Bye" is "a song everyone can relate to [and] it will get some listeners teary-eyed."; it also stated that the single would "probably be Mariah's 19th #1". [Jonathan Reyes. [ Album Preview: Mariah Carey - ‘E=MC²’] . "". April 1, 2008. Retrieved April 8, 2008.] Similarly, Bill Lamb from stated that although " [n] othing is ever a sure bet to be a #1 hit, ["Bye Bye"] is about as close as it gets"; he also stated that the song has "universal appeal". [Bill Lamb. [ Mariah Carey's "Bye Bye" - Her 19th #1?] . April 8 2008. Retrieved April 9 2008.] Bob Burke from "" stated that the single was "another gem with multi-format hit potential" and that the single was "destined to be her nineteenth #1 hit." [ [ On the Beat] . "". Retrieved April 19, 2008.] The magazine "Blues and Soul" gave the single a rating of 8/10, stating that it was " [a] n absolutely stunning track, sung in an absolutely stunning manor [sic] by an absolutely stunning diva". [Leo Isaacs. [ Review—MARIAH CAREY: 'BYE BYE'] . Retrieved April 28, 2008.] Chuck Taylor of "Billboard" magazine commented that the song "seems poised to have Carey greet the top of the pops for a 19th time". [ [ Billboard Reviews: Bye Bye] . "Billboard". Retrieved July 2 2008.]

Chart performance

"Bye Bye" debuted at #23 on the "Billboard" Hot 100 as the "Hot Shot Debut", selling 60,000 downloads, [Cohen, Jonathan. [ Lil Wayne Scores First Hot 100 Chart-Topper] . "". April 24 2008. Retrieved April 25 2008.] following her performance of the song on "American Idol" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show"; it eventually peaked at #19. So far, "Bye Bye" sold 383,831 legal downloads in United States.Fact|date=July 2008The single has remained in the chart 12 weeks. [ Mariah Carey - Bye Bye - Music Charts ] ] The song peaked at #17 at U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay and at #11 at Hot Digital Songs.

In Canadian Hot 100, "Bye Bye" reached #34, [ Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales ] ] becoming her 32nd top 40 hit. [] The single has remained in the chart 12 weeks.

It peaked at #7 in New Zealand. "Bye Bye" has remained in the chart 8 weeks.

"Bye Bye" was a moderate success in Europe, reaching number 84 in European Hot 100. [ Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales ] ]

It was released in the UK on June 23 2008; however, "Bye Bye" had already charted at #56 on the UK Singles Chart, four weeks before release of the physical single, on the strength of digital downloads, spending the next three weeks in the top 50. The physical release of "Bye Bye" saw the song climb to #30.

In Asia, "Bye Bye" has reached number 73 in Japan Hot 100 [ Billboard- Updated Album Charts from the most Trusted Music Magazine ] ] , has reached number 14 in Turkey [ Billboard Listeler ] ] and number 2 in Taiwan. [ Taiwan Top 10 @ - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries ] ] . It also reached the No.1 spot on MTV Asia's Top 20 chart.

In the European country Portugal, the single has peaked at number 13. []

The single became a top 20 hit in Brazil. [ [ Brazil Top 20 @ - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries ] ]

It debuted at number 70 in German Media Control Singles Chart and it sat on the chart for two weeks. [ Germany Singles Top 100 - Music Charts ] ]

"Bye Bye" debuted in Slovakia IFPI Singles Chart at #97 and after 4 weeks in the chart reached a new peak position: number 72. [ Sns Ifpi ] ]

In South Korea, "Bye Bye" topped BGM foreign singles charts including Naver, Cyworld over 2 months (including Cyworld BGM chart No.1 for over 6 weeks) since its debut. [ [ 네이버 :: 나를 찾아 떠나는 모험, 네이버 아이템팩토리 ] ]

In Costa Rica, the song became a top 20 hit and has peaked at number 13, so far. [ [ Costa Rica Official Airplay Chart ] ]

"Bye Bye" sold 550,000 physical CD singles and digital downloads worldwide. [ [ Mariah Carey's singles sales worldwide ] ]

Music video

The director of the video is Justin Francis. The video consists of multiple scenes with Carey and her husband Nick Cannon, along with various behind-the-scenes footage of Carey at various promotional events. The video then closes with pictures of various deceased people, including her dad Alfred Roy, her grandmother, David Cole, Luciano Pavarotti, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and Luther Vandross, all of whom Carey had collaborated with during her career. It also features Jessica Simpson, with whom she collaborated with during her early career. During their collaboration, Simpson's grandmother passed away. Mariah added the short photo as a tribute to her booming career.

After Carey cancelled scheduled appearances on "TRL" and BET's "106 and Park" to premiere the "Bye Bye" music video on several occasions, it finally premiered on at midnight on May 5 2008. [ [ ] ]

So far, the music video for "Bye Bye" has been viewed over 13 million times on popular video-sharing website YouTube. [ [ Youtube - Mariah Carey - Bye Bye [High Quality Video ] ]

The video has reached number 1 in MTV Thailand International Chart. [] and stayed for 6 weeks at #1 in the MYX International Top 20 in the Philippines. []

The music video for "Bye Bye" has reached number 18 in HitList Portugal by MTV Portugal. []

In MTV Asia Chart Attack, the music video was number 1. []

Track listings and formats

;EU 12" vinyl
# "Bye Bye" (Album version) – 4:26
# "Bye Bye" (So So Def remix feat. Jay-Z) – 3:57

;UK CD single 1
# "Bye Bye" (Album version) – 4:26
# "Bye Bye" (So So Def remix feat. Jay-Z) – 3:57

;UK CD single 2
# "Bye Bye" (Album version) – 4:26
# "Touch My Body" (Craig C's Club Mix) – 9:56
# "We Belong Together" (Remix feat. Jadakiss and Styles P.) – 4:28
# "Bye Bye" (Video)

;German CD Single
# "Bye Bye" (Album version) - 4:26
# "Touch My Body" (Subkulcha radio edit) - 4:34
# "Bye Bye" (TV Edit)- 3:55
# "We Belong Together" (Remix feat. Jadakiss and Styles P.) - 4:28

;UK Club Promo
# "Bye Bye" (Radio Edit) - 3:56
# "Bye Bye" (Instrumental) - 4:27
# "Bye Bye" (Acapella) - 4:30
# "Bye Bye" (Al B. Rich Edit) - 4:34
# "Bye Bye" (Al B. Rich Mix) - 7:51
# "Bye Bye" (Tony Moran & Warren Rigg Edit) - 4:24
# "Bye Bye" (Tony Moran & Warren Rigg Mix) - 8:50
# "Bye Bye" (Firesigns Tribal Anthem Radio Edit) - 4:40
# "Bye Bye" (Firesigns Tribal Anthem Mix) - 9:34
# "Bye Bye" (Dusty O’s Vintage Mix) - 4:38

Official versions

* Album Version (4:26)
* Radio Edit (3:56)
* Instrumental (4:27)
* Acapella) (4:30)
* So So Def Remix (Feat. Jay-Z) (3:57)
* R'n'B Remix (Feat. Akon and Lil Wayne) (4:34)
* R'n'B Remix (Feat. Akon) (4:11)
* Al B. Rich Edit (4:34)
* Al B. Rich Mix (7:51)
* Tony Moran & Warren Rigg Edit (4:24)
* Tony Moran & Warren Rigg Mix (8:50)
* Firesigns Tribal Anthem Radio Edit (4:40)
* Firesigns Tribal Anthem Radio Mix (9:34)
* Dusty O’s Vintage Mix (4:38)


Release history


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