Mariah Carey Introduce #1 Songs

在专辑#1 To Infinity的内页中,Mariah对每一首歌曲都做了详细介绍,她还通过社交网络贴出每一首冠军单曲宣传图片,并通过一系列名为Memories & Rants的花絮视频逐一介绍每一支冠军单曲(文中所示,视频见文末):

Vision Of Love

I never expected this song to be a big hit, because it was so different than the songs that were popular in that time period. I started writing this song on the keyboard alone, which is a parity because I'm not a great piano player to stay this least :-) The song is very special to me because it encapsulates the story of my dream of becoming a recording artist, although most people interpret it as a love song.

Vision Of Love

Looking back at the good and the bad of some of the 18 #1 videos! Watch the 'Memories (and Rants!)' of "Vision of Love"!

Love Takes Time

This song came about when a record label executive told me that most of my songs were "urban leaning" and we didn't have a "pop ballad" to follow "Vision Of love." I sat down and wrote "Love Takes Time" in about an hour in a little studio in the back of the woodshop where I wrote most of my demos in.

Love Takes Time

My 'Memories (and Rants!)' of "Love Takes Time"!! Beware of fake lashes 😂😉☺ #1toInfinity

Someday

This was one of my favorite songs when I was writing it for my demo. I remember being a kid and listening to it over and over on the subway after the studio sessions. I wish I could press rewind and delete some moments from the video and some of the overproduction on the debut album. That's why I included the version from MTV Unplugged on this album.

Someday

#Someday... I have no words about this one. I'll leave it to the #Lambily!! 😂😡😦

I Don't Wanna Cry

This song was my first collaboration with Narada Michael Walden. The label was very excited for me to work with him because of his collaborations with hugely successful vocalists. We wrote "I Don't Wanna Cry" together and it was very important for me to keep my identity as a songwriter. I was very grateful to him for the work we did together.

I Don't Wanna Cry

I'm just having fun with these videos! I enjoyed rediscovering this song and performing it on my shows in Vegas! I ❤️ the director's cut of #IDontWannaCry and the original was better... all that drama for nothing 😂😁😘!

Emotions

This collaboration with Cole and Clivillés started my professional love affair with the late great David Cole. They made a great team but David and I had a really special musical connection. We worked on so many remixes that I still love to this day. I really miss him and am so grateful for our friendship and our collaborations. R.I.P.

Emotions

The #Emotions video was so much fun.. I don't have many rants about this one! 😂😡😦

I'll Be There

We were rehearsing for MTV Unplugged and I was going to perform "Vanishing" from my first album. The label came to me and said, "MTV really wants you to perform a remake," It was the night before the show at rehearsal. My friend and background vocalist, the talented Trey Lorenz was there and we both are huge fans of Motown and the Jackson 5. I had the idea to sing "I'll Be There" and Trey was nice enough to accompany me. We never ever expected the song to be released as a single, let alone become a #1 record.

I'll Be There

The jacket saga 😂😡😜

Dreamlover

I was working with Dave "Jam" Hall who was working with mainly hip-hop artists and we were "digging in the crates" and decided to use the loop from "Blind Alley" which was sampled by several big hip-hop artists. I love the freedom of writing on top of that beat and bringing it into what most people consider a pop record.

Dreamlover

The festivity of going into a..swamp!! 😂😡😜

Hero

I guess this is the song that people associate with me the most. Over the years I've grown to love performing it. I sing it differently each time because I am singing it directly to people's hearts. Through the years, people have told me that this song helped get them through difficult moments in their lives. When I sing this song, it seems as though it is a moving experience for myself and the audience together.

Hero

Truly grateful for this song and still enjoy performing it.

Fantasy

This record was a major turning point in my career as a recording artist. The collaboration with both Bad Boy and O.D.B. was so unexpected yet exactly what I really wanted to be doing for myself. This song remains one of my proudest and happiest moments. If I wanted to be cocky, I would say that this song helped pave the way for a specific genre of rap collaborations that followed. And many careers that were made on this specific model. Whenever I hear the song, it still makes me smile. I freaking love it! RIP O.D.B.

Fantasy

Love this video.. across the gloooobe! 😁😘💕 #RIPODB

One Sweet Day

This is a very, very special song to me. I knew that the best collaboration for me would be to work with Boyz II Men. They are such a talented group of male vocalists. This collaboration came at such a perfect time in the song's evolution. When we first got together, Nate was working on a song with a similar subject matter, and ironically enough, very similar melody as well. We decided to document the writing and sing and recording of the song because we had a feeling we wouldn't be able to get back together with our hectic schedules, thus the video in the recording studio and all the real moments you see when you watch it. As a songwriter, I'm very grateful to the millions of people who tell me that the song has changed their lives and helped them get through the difficulty of losing a loved one. I know a lot of people have very strong memoires associated with this song. I certainly do.

One Sweet Day

This song really means a lot to me and I'm happy we got to capture the making of it on video.

Always Be My Baby

It never ceases to amaze me how the audience responds to this song when I sing it live. It is such a feel good record and the audience really loves to participate with me. It still sounds so good when I hear it on the radio. I think it really stands the test of time.

Always Be My Baby

Back to my mini-series... here's Always Be My Baby! 😂😄☺️😜

Honey

The song represents a real transition in my life. In many ways, I was really coming into myself when I wrote it and I think the video also surprised a few people ;) Needless to say, it was one of the happiest times of my life both personally and professionally, as tumultuous as it was.

Honey

Shooting #Honey was one of the best experiences of my life. Love you Serge!!!

My All

"My All" is one of the more passionate songs in my catalog. I really love singing it!! It takes me back to a really specific moment in my life where I fell in love with love.

My All

Remains one of my favorite videos, despite the allergies haaa!

Heartbreaker

This was one of my many collaborations with DJ Clue, only this time the song became a main version-not a remix. I was thrilled that the incomparable Jay-Z was a part of it. It features a sample of Stacy Lattisaw's "Attack Of The name Game." I feel like all of the elements work so well because the song has both an edge and a mass appeal sound. The video, directed by my dear friend Brett Ratner, pushed it over the top and helped give me my fourteen #1.

Heartbreaker

Does the #lambily miss Bianca? I think her comeback is due! 😂😡😜☺️

Thank God I Found You

I worked with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis who are incredible producers and I was honored to work with them. We collaborated in a way that was not one of your typical collaborations. the songs and the interludes from this album are some of my best work. This was a collaboration of my voice mixed with Joe, one of my favorite R&B singers ever and the boys from 98 Degrees. I am very grateful for the success of this song.

Thank God I Found You

I remember performing this for the #lambily in Minnesota! LYM!

We Belong Together

Obviously this song was an undeniable hit that reintroduced me to the world at a crucial time when I felt very vulnerable. I put all of my emotions into all of it. I love singing this song in concert and seeing the audience reaction as they sing alone to the lyrics. It feels like we are singing the soundtrack to my life together, in unison, just me and my fans.

We Belong Together

#thecomeback #sotheysay #WeBelongTogether

Don't Forget About Us

When we decided to re-release The Emancipation Of Mimi album, L.A. Reid felt that we needed to have another mid-tempo ballad to go alone with this new, special platinum edition. I really love this record because I feel it's got so many dynamics and it speaks directly to the person I'm writing to. It still allows people to interpret ths song their own way and to connect with whoever whey may be feeling they need to talk to when they listen to the song. I feel like that's what makes it a #1 song. I love the beat, I love the track, I love the musicality of this piece. It's definitely a personal favorite of mine.

the sexy 17! #MarilynHomage #DontForgetAboutUs 💋😘😂😜

Touch My Body

I remember waling into the studio and meeting "The-Dream" and "Tricky" for the first time. Dream just started humming some melodies: "mmm mmm my body my body mmm mmm my body"... it was very interesting and pretty f#cking hilarious. The track was inspired by early '90s hip-hop; it's a feel good record. We were all really feeling the same type of vibe with regard to the beat and how the song should evolve. We then finished the lyrics with Crystal Johnson, a fav collaborator of mine. We had so much fun writing this song because There are so many little private jokes and yet such overt ones as well. To all of our surprise, this is the song that broke Elvis' record for #1 singles on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. I'm still kinda in shock about it. As magical as it is to be a part of history in this way, it is indescribable and extremely humbling as well.

The last of my mini-series! I hope my #lambs enjoyed watching it!!! 😘❤️😊

Infinity

Here I am, back at Sony Music, and we've come full circle. Sony was where I signed my first record deal when i was just a teenage girl, clutching my demo of many of the songs that are featured here now. "Infinity" felt like the right new song to add to my 18 original #1 hits. I went into the studio with some amazing collaborators and those sessions were literally the most fun experience I've had in years. And when I sang "Infinity." I felt free. I thought it was a perfect bookend to "Vision Of Love" and truly encapsulates my career. "Infinity" represents my infinity musical journey that has now brought me back home. I hope you like it... it feels really good to me :)

#1 To Infinity - Memories & Rants


Without You

My mother used to sing Harry Nilsson's "Without You" to me when I was a baby. I think she even sang it when she was pregnant with me! Years later I heard the song when I was sitting in a restaurant and realized that it could be a worldwide hit all over again for a new generation of people who had not heard it yet. That's where the idea to remake "Without You" came from.

Endless Love

I remember hearing "Endless Love" when I was a little girl, and I loved the duet between Diana Ross and Lionel Richie. It was an honor to sing with the great Luther Vandross.

Against All Odds

"Against All Odds" was one of my favorite songs growing up. Phil Collins is a fantastic writer and an incredible artist. I was very happy to perform the song with Westlife. I remember recording in Capri, which was one of the first time I met Simon Cowell. He saw me producing in the studio and we worked very well together. All of us there in the beautiful studio in Capri where I recorded so many songs. I'm really proud of the fact that this song went to number one in England.