Inspire U: The Podcast Says Producer Jermaine “JD” Dupri has addressed his 2005 Mariah Carey hit single, “We Belong Together” being named the top song of the decade.

According to JD, he has always had chemistry with Mariah.

This was part of a second batch of songs we worked on when she did come back,” he said in an interview. “We wrote it together. Most of the time when I make records with Mariah, I basically write them while she’s there in the studio. She’s a super-prolific writer. And that’s how we’ve always collaborated. She gives me the vibe for the kind of record she’s looking for, then we start playing different chords and keys to see where we’re headed. There are people who think she’s singing as hard as she ever did, because they hadn’t heard her like that in a long time…I’m really speechless that the song was able to connect to so many different people. My style of production does not sound like pop music when you first hear it. Fortunately, they end up going that way. I had no idea what it was going to do; I just knew it was a good Mariah record. In my mind, it doesn’t sound like the song of the decade–it’s too different. It doesn’t sound like anything else.”

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