This is going to touch a lot of people
- Mariah Carey
Written by Mariah Carey, Mikel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Johnta Austin
Produced by Mariah Carey & Stargate
4:21 Album Version
4:34 R&B Remix featuring Lil Wayne & Akon
3:54 So So Def Clean Remix featuring Jay Z
ABOUT THE SONG
"Sometimes when I'm writing a song, it does come from such a raw place that I'm actually crying while writing it," Mariah admitted. Her second single, a tribute to her late father, is also meant to reach anyone else who has suffered a loss of a loved one. "Sometimes I hear it and feel that this is going to touch a lot of people, and that's why it's important that no matter what's ever happened to me over my career, that I stay the course and continue to write and try and reach people who need." Anyone who manages to do the reverse, and touch Mariah with one of their songs, "I'm indebted to them forever.”
MTV April 11, 2008 “MARIAH CAREY LEADS A TRACK-BY-TRACK TOUR OF E=MC2, WHICH SHE CALLS '100 PERCENT OF ME’ by Jennifer Vineyard
Jermaine Dupri made the most of some recent time in the studio with Jay-Z, having Hov lay guest vocals for an Usher track and a Mariah Carey remix.The Carey remix is a reworking of "Bye Bye," the second single from her E=MC2 LP. On the original, Mariah sings about losing family members, but JD hints that the remix will be more upbeat."The remix for the Mariah record is crazy," Dupri said Friday (April 18). "Young Hov and Mariah crank it up, and myself, JD — a.k.a. Barry Bonds — cleans up.” When asked if it was awkward to remix such a melancholy song, Dupri said we'll forget about the sad sentiments.
MTV “JAY-Z JUMPS ON UPBEAT MARIAH CAREY REMIX, MATURE USHER SONG FOR JERMAINE DUPRI” April 18, 2008
2008 Released on the E=MC2 album.