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X4. What is all this AIWFCIY and AYNAF and DYTOM stuff? (Mariah Carey)


This article is from the Mariah Carey FAQ, by Kade Hansson kade_fh@postoffice.utas.edu.au with numerous contributions by others.

X4. What is all this AIWFCIY and AYNAF and DYTOM stuff? (Mariah Carey)

These are abbreviations for Mariah Carey's songs, derived from the initial capitals
in the song's title.

[Index of Mariah Carey songs (including abbreviations)]

SONG Title                      Abbrev  Source (Reference)
After                                   7 Mile (M6(v))
After Tonight                   AT      Rainbow (M2c(xii); 05.)
Against All Odds                AAO     Rainbow (M2c(xii); 09.)
Algun Dia (Someday)                     BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
All Cried Out                   ACO     Allure (M8)
All In Your Mind                AIYM    Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 06.)
All I've Ever Wanted            AIEW    Music Box (M2c(iv); 10.)
All I Want For Christmas Is You AIWFCIY Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 02.)
Alone In Love                   AIL     Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 07.)
Always Be My Baby               ABMB    Daydream (M2c(vii); 05.)
Always In Love                          Trey Lorenz (M6(iii))
Anytime You Need A Friend       AYNAF   Music Box (M2c(iv); 03.)
Babydoll                                Butterfly (M2c(ix); 07.)
Beautiful Ones, The             [T]BO   Butterfly (M2c(ix); 11.)
Bliss                                   Rainbow (M2c(xii); 3.)
Breakdown                               Butterfly (M2c(ix); 06.)
Breaking The Chains                     BMI/ASCAP database (M6(vi))
Butterfly                               Butterfly (M2c(ix); 02.)
Can You Hear Me                         BMI/ASCAP database (M6(vi))
Can't Let Go                    CLG     Emotions (M2c(ii); 03.)
                                        MTV Unplugged (M2c(iii); 07.)
Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)
                                CTTA    Rainbow (M2c(xii); 2.)
Close My Eyes                   CME     Butterfly (M2c(ix); 08.)
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
                                CBPCH   Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 04.)
Crybaby                         CB      Rainbow (M2c(xii); 10.)
Daydream Interlude                      Daydream (M2c(vii); 11.)
Desaparecer (Vanishing)                 BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
Desde Arriba (Sent From Up Above)       BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
Did I Do That                   DIDT    Rainbow (M2c(xii); 11.)
Don't Play That Song            DPTS    First Vision, The (M2f; 01.)
                                        Mariah Carey Aust SE (M2b)
Don't Take The World Away       DTTWA   BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
Do You Ever Wonder              DYEW    BMI/ASCAP database (M7)
Do You Know                     DYK     Ones (M2c(x); 18.)
Do You Think Of Me              DYTOM   Dreamlover (M2d(i))
Dreamlover                              Music Box (M2c(iv); 01.)
Echoes Of Love                          BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
El Amor Que Sone (Open Arms)    EAQS    Open Arms (M2c)
El Amor Toma Tiempo (Love Takes Time)   BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
Emotions                                Emotions (M2c(ii); 01.)
                                        MTV Unplugged (M2c(iii); 01.)
Endless Love                    EL      Songs (M2c(v); 03.)
Everything Fades Away           EFA     Hero (M2d(iv); 03.)
                                        Music Box (M2c(iv); 11.)
Every Time I Close My Eyes      ETICME  The Day (M2c(viii))
Fantasy                                 Daydream (M2c(vii); 01.)
Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise)    FA      Butterfly (M2c(ix); 10.)
Forever                                 Daydream (M2c(vii); 10.)
Fourth Of July                  FOJ     Butterfly (M2c(ix); 05.)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen     GRYMG   Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 11.)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/ Gloria (In Excelsis Deo)
                                HTHAS   Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 09.)
Head Over Heels                 HOH     Allure (M6(iv))
Heartbreaker                    HB      Rainbow (M2c(xii); 01.)
Help Me Find A Way To Your Heart        BMI/ASCAP database (M6(vi))
Here We Go Round Again                  BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
Hero                                    Music Box (M2c(iv); 02.)
Heroe (Hero)                            Heroe Spain (see M10)
Honey                                   Butterfly (M2c(ix); 01.)
How Much                        HM      Rainbow (M2c(xii); 04.)
Hypnotized                              BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
I Am Free                       IAF     Daydream (M2c(vii); 06)
I Don't Wanna Cry               IDWC    Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 03.)
If It's Over                    IIO     Emotions (M2c(ii); 05.)
                                        MTV Unplugged (M2c(iii); 02.)
I'll Be There                   IBT     MTV Unplugged (M2c(iii); 06)
I Lose Control                          BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
Into The Light                          BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
I Still Believe                 ISB     Ones (M2c(x); 17.)
I've Been Thinking About You    IBTAY   Music Box (M2c(iv); 09.)
Jesus Born On This Day          JBOTD   Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 07.)
Jesus Oh What A Wonderful Child JOWAWC  Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 10.)
Just To Hold You Once Again     JTHYOA  Music Box (M2c(iv); 08.)
Joy To The World                JTTW    Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 06.)
Last Chance                             Allure (M6(iv))
Let Me Know                     LMK     See M5
Long Ago                                Daydream (M2c(vii); 08.)
Looking In                              Daydream (M2c(vii); 12.)
Love Takes Time                 LTT     Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 11.)
Make It Happen                  MIH     Emotions (M2c(ii); 04.)
                                        MTV Unplugged (M2c(iii); 05.)
Make You Happy                  MYH     Men In Black soundtrack (T Lorenz)
Melt Away                               Daydream (M2c(vii); 09.)
Me Necesitas (You Need Me)              BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
Medley (Someday, Prisoner, All In Your Mind)
                                        Vision Of Love UK (M2d(i))
Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)
                                MYMACT  Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 05.)
Music Box                               Music Box (M2c(iv); 04.)
My All                          MA      Butterfly (M2c(ix); 03.)
Never Forget You                NFY     Music Box (M2c(iv); 06.)
No Doubt                                BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
No Quiero Llorar (I Don't Wanna Cry)    BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
Now That I Know                 NTIK    Music Box (M2c(iv); 05.)
Now You Got My Heart                    BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
O Holy Night                    OHN     Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 03.)
One Sweet Day                   OSD     Daydream (M2c(vii); 03.)
Open Arms                       OA      Daydream (M2c(vii); 04.)
Outside                                 Butterfly (M2c(ix); 12.)
Petals                                  Rainbow (M2c(xii); 12.)
Prisoner                                Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 10.)
Prisionero (Prisoner)                   BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
Rainbow (Interlude)             RI      Rainbow (M2c(xii); 13.)
Roof, The                               Butterfly (M2c(ix); 01.)
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town   SCICTT  Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 08.)
Sent From Up Above              SFUA    Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 09.)
Silent Night                            Merry Christmas (M2c(vi); 01.)
Slipping Away                           ABMB US (see [Ahmed])
                                        Open Arms (M2d(x))
So Blessed                              Emotions (M2c(ii); 07.)
Solo Enamorada (Alone In Love)          BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
Someday                                 Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 04.)
                                        MTV Unplugged (M2c(iii); 03.)
Someone To Hold                         Trey Lorenz (M6(iii))
Stay Awhile (My All So So Def Mixes)    My All/Stay Awhile (M2b(xvi))
Surrender To Me                         BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
Sweetheart                              Life In 1472 (M2c(xi))
                                        Ones (M2c(x); 01.)
Thank God I Found You           TGIFY   Rainbow (M2c(xii); 14.)
There's Got To Be A Way         TGTBAW  Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 02.)
Till The End Of Time            T[T]EOT Emotions (M2c(ii); 09.)
To Be Around You                TBAY    Emotions (M2c(ii); 08.)
Todo Esta En Tu Mente (All In Your Mind)
                                        BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
Underneath The Stars            UTS     Daydream (M2c(vii); 02.)
Unspoken Emotion                        BMI/ASCAP database (M6(ii))
Vanishing                               Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 05.)
Vision Of Love                  VOL     Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 01.)
                                        MTV Unplugged (M2c(iii); 04.)
Vision De Amor, Una (Vision Of Love)    BMI/ASCAP database (M6(i))
Vulnerability (Interlude)       VI      Rainbow (M2c(xii); 08.)
Whenever You Call               WYC     Butterfly (M2c(ix); 09.)
When I Saw You                  WISY    Daydream (M2c(vii); 07.)
When You Believe                        Ones (M2c(x); 02.)
Wind, The                               Emotions (M2c(ii); 10.)
Without You                     WY      Music Box (M2c(iv); 07.)
X-Girlfrield                    XG[F]   Rainbow (M2c(xii); 06.)
You Don't Remember, And         [A]YDR  Emotions (M2c(ii); 02.)
You Need Me                     YNM     Mariah Carey (M2c(i); 08.)
You're So Cold                  YSC     Emotions (M2c(ii); 06.)


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