You Don't Know What to Do

Album: Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • This upbeat, emancipating song finds Carey leaving her lover and feeling good. Rapper Wale adds a couple of verses in which he tells his girl that he thinks they should stay together and work through their problems. Carey debuted the song on the Today show during the show's summer concert series.
  • Carey wrote the song in Atlanta with co-manager and longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri ("We Belong Together," "Always Be My Baby").
  • The song interpolates Inner Life's 1979 disco rave up "I'm Caught Up (In a One Night Love Affair)."

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