It’s sorta fitting that Mariah Carey’s music video for “Triumphant Get ‘Em” is set in a boxing ring. The track isn’t being well received and so far a commercial flop. In its first week of sales, it moved only 23,000 units, landing it below Billboard’s Hot 100. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift’s latest breakup anthem is looking to sell about 600,000 out of the gate, making it the fastest selling song ever by a female artist. Sorry Mariah, but it looks like Swift has knocked you out after the first round.
Truth be told, “Triumphant Get ‘Em” isn’t that bad when you get rid of both the rap interludes. I’m all down for a bit of hip-hop swagger, but there is just too much focus away from Carey for her comeback single. You can definitely tell how much better it would be if Mariah was solely on the track. Just listen to the official remixes, which are way better than the original composition. I’ve embedded five below for you to check out.
Carey decided to hire husband Nick Cannon to direct the music video for “Triumphant”. If you like a lot of gold, boxing and a midriff-wearing Carey then you’re going to love it. If not, you’re out of luck. Mariah is seen prancing around trying to look sexy on the ropes, manhandle a gold mic, and hold up signs. This is not what a woman with multiple Grammys and a voice like hers should be doing. I miss the Mariah of “Always Be My Baby” and “Emotions” era. Someone call Tommy Mottola.
It’s almost fitting near the end of the music video, glitter falls down from the ceiling. We all remember what happened last time Carey worked with “glitter”… a huge box office and recording bomb. Check out the newly-released visual below.
What did you think? Do you think Mariah should just scrap this single and start promoting the second one? There is no use trying to salvage this trainwreck. Sound off below. In the meantime, check out the much better remixes. My favorite is the “Vintage Throwback Mix“, the first one below.