Bye Bye

Album: E=MC2 (2008)
Charted: 30 19

Songfacts®:

  • This song is loosely based around Mariah Carey's loss of her own father, Alfred Roy, who died of cancer in 2002.
  • This was co-produced by Norwegian production team Stargate and co-written by Johnta Austin, one of the writers behind Carey's 2005 smash hit "We Belong Together."
  • Carey: "Sometimes when I'm writing a song like 'Bye Bye,' it does come from such a raw place that I'm like, I'm actually crying while writing it, or thinking about it. But sometimes I will hear it and go 'I feel like this is gonna touch a lot of people.' And that's why it's important, that no matter what's ever happened to me throughout my career, that I stay the course and continue to write and try and reach people who need it, because I know that I'm one of those people. When someone does that and they write something that touches me, I'm like indebted to them forever."

Comments: 10

  • Nene from Brazoria, TxI lost my aunt in 2012, 2 cousins Mark and Lewis and my mom in 2015 back to back and this song helps me get through the rough times because it's hard knowing they're not here.
  • Cierra from Oklahoma I lost my granddaddy in 2014, right after my cheer team just won first place.
  • Trevino from Valdosta, GaThis song reminds me of my sister who passed in the 1996. I really miss her sometimes.
  • Dannette from New York , NyI lost my grandma, so when I listen to this song I start crying. RIP Grandma Joyceana
  • Rafael from Nampa 208, Idi lost my bro and my grandma in the same year this song helped me though it
  • Kayla from St. Paul, MnThis song is the best.. I created a forward for people to pass on.
  • Reza from Shiraz, Iranshe is back on top again atta girl
  • Anna from Suffolk, Vaat the very beginning of this song, it sounds a bit like an ultrasound sort of noise playing. this is a very touching song because i myself miscarried in may 2007. good job, mariah.
  • Desiree from San Jacinto, Cathis means so much to me 4 reals (r.i.p)chirs mendoza 1978-2008i♥him so much
  • Nia from Townsville, Qld, Australiamariah carey is the bomb

    this song means so much it reminds me of my grandmas

    R.I.P
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