Listen to Mariah Carey’s ‘Emotions’ from The Crown, Season 5, Ep. 1 – the high notes in the song are INSANE!

Prince Charles talking about his honeymoon — The Crown, Season 5, Ep. 1

Along with the high-drama and royal gossip the latest season of The Crown is filled with, the Netflix drama also features cool music on its soundtrack.

Songs like Mariah Carey’s ‘Emotions‘,  which showed up on The Crown, Season 5, Episode 1, “Queen Victoria Syndrome” last week as Princess Diana has left the yacht and is on a boat with William and Harry speeding around the bay.


It continues playing as Prince Charles is talking about his honeymoon with Diana years before not being a remotely romantic thing. Not with 200 crew members on the Royal Yacht watching their every move.

Mariah Carey’s ‘Emotions‘ was the lead single from the singer’s second studio album of the same name, which came out in September, 1991 on the Columbia Records label.

The R&B track was a success for the then-22-year-old singer, making it onto charts in 14 countries, with its best showing in the U.S. where it charted at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart, as well as at #6 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart.

‘Emotions‘ also did exceedingly well in the UK, where it hit #4 on the UK Albums chart.


Charles, Harry, Diana and William on holiday on the yacht

The hit track eventually went on to be certified several times Platinum in seven countries, as well as Gold in New Zealand, Switzerland and France.

Critics being critics, of course, had negative things to say about the song. Namely that they thought Mariah Carey‘s use of that intense high note (a note in what is called the whistle register) was overused.

Fans, however, seemed to disagree, with not only ‘Emotions‘ going on to be successful, but also the album it was released on.

Listen to Mariah Carey’s ‘Emotions‘ from The Crown, Season 5 in the song’s music video, and on her sophomore studio album.

You can watch the latest season of The Crown, and all its previous ones, on Netflix.



Michelle Topham