“My All”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “My All” The one hundred twentieth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “My All” by Mariah Carey. This track was the singer’s 13th No. 1 hit, tying Michael Jackson’s record, which she would soon surpass. As the new millennium was coming into view, Carey had carved her name on the…

“Honey”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Honey” The one hundred tenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Honey” by Mariah Carey. This track was the first single off Carey’s fifth non-holiday studio album, Butterfly, which is still often cited by critics as the apex of her recording career. The CD saw Carey take what still stands…

“Always Be My Baby”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Always Be My Baby” The ninety-seventh No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Always Be My Baby” by Mariah Carey. This mid-tempo Pop song was Carey’s 11th of 18 No. 1 hits and came in at No. 5 for the year. Not bad, especially for an album’s third single. The Daydream album…

“Fantasy”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Fantasy” The ninety-third No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Fantasy” by Mariah Carey. This upbeat single was the ninth of Carey’s 18 chart-toppers, and the lead off Carey’s fourth non-holiday studio album, Daydream. “Fantasy” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1, becoming the second single in history to do so,…

“Hero”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Hero” The seventy-fifth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Hero” by Mariah Carey. “Hero” was Carey’s eighth chart-topper, and her first that was not about romantic love. Originally written for Gloria Estefan, as legend has it, “Hero” is a self-affirmation ballad that offered audiences a beautiful complement to the cheerfully up-tempo…

“Dreamlover”

’90s No. 1s Revisited The seventy-second No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Dreamlover” by Mariah Carey. Because our “’90s No. 1s Revisited” series walks through every No. 1 song of the ’90s in order, we have covered Carey six times already, and will do so seven more times before the decade is finished. “Dreamlover” was…

“I’ll Be There”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “I’ll Be There” The sixtieth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “I’ll Be There” by Mariah Carey. After Carey’s second album, Emotions, was a mild commercial disappointment, the singer released a CD of her highly lauded performance on MTV Unplugged. This was a significant milestone in Carey’s career because it…

“Emotions”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Emotions” The forty-eighth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Emotions” by Mariah Carey. Hot off the success of her debut album, Carey hastily produced a sophomore album, Emotions, from which the title track was the first single. With this release, Carey became the first and only act to send three tracks to…

“I Don’t Wanna Cry”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “I Don’t Wanna Cry” The fortieth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “I Don’t Wanna Cry” by Mariah Carey. With this track reaching to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, Carey went 4 for 4 with the releases from her debut album. No artist, before or after, has matched or surpassed this…

“Someday”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Someday” The thirty-second No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Someday” by Mariah Carey. Prior to “Someday,” Carey had sent her first two releases to No. 1  — “Vision Of Love” and “Love Takes Time.” As both of those were ballads, “Someday” provided listeners with their first opportunity to witness Carey try to…

“Love Takes Time”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Love Takes Time” The twenty-fourth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Love Takes Time” by Mariah Carey. With her second single, Mariah proved she was no One Hit Wonder, and continued to stun listeners with her supernatural vocal prowess. “Love Takes Time,” co-written by Carey as all her non-remake songs have…

“Vision Of Love”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Vision Of Love” The fourteenth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Vision Of Love” by Mariah Carey. Be warned, readers: You’re going to be seeing a whole lot of Mariah Carey on ’90s No. 1s Revisited because she sent 14 singles to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart during this…