Definitely a fan favourite, Looking In was Mariah Carey's self-aware nod to the privileged life that she had found herself in during the 90's. Recorded for the Daydream album, the introspective lyrics were in stark contrast to the fairytale life many thought she led and highlighted not only the darker trappings of fame, but a Diva who appreciated the success she had.
Even up until now it contains some of Mariah's most honest and open lyrics, leading me to wonder why, as a writer, she never sang it live. However, if her performance of the song with the NY Philharmonic at the MLB All-Star Charity concert was anything to go by, it seems she never did so before because it was just too painful.
Watch below as the Diva still struggles to finish the song almost two decades after she initially recorded it. It's a touching reminder that there is a humility to Mariah that she consciously chooses to keep hidden from public gaze. Ironically, it's something the lyrics to Looking In alluded to a long time ago.
Other performances from the night: