Vanishing was great. She's had several great songs from her first three or four LPs that were not released as singles that were superior to many of the ones that were.
Gawd. I love 80s/90s music very much, but I never ever got why this song was such a big deal. There are songs on Charmbracelet (yes I went there gurl), that are more appealing.
Several critics have interpreted the lyrics to be Mariah singing to God, and I can agree because listening to this extraordinarily astounding song is nothing short of a religious experience. This Mariah needs to come back!
Never gonna happen OP, she can no longer sing like that
Her voice is shot. She can't do this kind of thing anymore. I was a huge fan of Vision of Love back then.
She had her chance and blew it. Her future entails game shows and Celebrity Apprentice.
Biggest selling female artist of the soundscan era.
More number ones than any female artist.
Had the biggest billboard hit of the 2000's with WE BELONG TOGETHER.
Suffice it to say R14 is completely clueless. She's etched her place in pop music history.
OMG, we have mimibot, joining janbot, madbot, and britbot!!!
You got that right, R16
Ehh - I thought it was a Whitney ripoff and it was. Vocal gymnastics.
Never understood the appeal with her so-so looks and always showing the right side of her face - as if that side is sooooo much better. She's average in every way.
R15, the "soundscand era"? How thin are you gonna slice that piece of pie?
r14, what in the hail? That makes no sense. She didn't blow shit.
In addition to her earlier (mental? medication?) troubles, she delivered Moesha and Mongolia by caesarean section- which usually erases and octave or two from your diaphram.
Luckily, this coincided with the advent of Autotune, so now she can sqeak and squeal (electronically) forever.
Is it typical of a singer to blow out their voice when they are only in their early 40s? I thought Mariah always took good care of her voice.
Mariah and Janet were both on the same label, Island Def Jam for a little bit. I think it was around the time of that photo at r21. LA Reid really killed any possibility of these ladies topping the charts for one last time.
She smoked too much and her voice is shot now.
She can't, but she sure could.
I am not a huge fan, but "Vision of Love." was a great song and some fine singing.
I liked her best when she was only a Diva in training, when there was still something natural and raw in her performance.
Here is Mariah, on Saturday Night Live.
Vision of Love
R21, you know if you painted little swirly circles on the cheeks of that photo of Janet, she'd look just like that puppet in all of the SAW movies.
Look at the nose on R33!
Oh gawd, R34, get a life. What are you, following me around to every thread waiting to strike at any mention of Queen Janet? You are undeniably funny, but a nuisance at the same time.
JANBOT, I'm outside your trailer, in the dark. Come out and play.
You're at the wrong address then, because I live in a condo.
Mariah only reached this type of soulful pop perfection a few times throughout her long career. The aforementioned "Vanishing" and "If It's Over." "Vanishing" and "If It's Over" drew inspiration from Atlantic Records era Aretha Franklin, and she displayed more versatility with her first few albums before becoming a mega pop superstar when releasing "Music Box."
(I disagree with R18 that "Vision of Love" is a Whitney knockoff. Musically, the song sounds nothing like Whitney's 80s pop music. Unlike Whitney's 80s music, "Vision of Love" is deeply rooted in Gospel and Doo-Wop soul. Perhaps you mean vocally, but even there I think Mariah's technique is different than Whitney's: early Whitney was all about belting and swooping up the scale using her head-voice; Mariah's style is more melismatic and akin to Stevie Wonder and Karen Clark Sheard, mixed with the Gospel phrasing of Aretha Franklin and the soft angelic touch of Minnie Riperton and Denice Williams.)
Now: she's just a mere shadow of her former self.
Just watch how she sings the fuck out of "If It's Over" on SNL back at '92. No matter how cartoonish and plastic she is now, she has solidified her status as a legendary singer.
Vision of Love is good, but I like some of her other songs better. Like Kurt Cobain, Mariah was a pretty good interpreter of songs she didn't write (although not to the same extent).
Proof: Without You, I'll Be There.
I had a vision of love
When you blew a nut in my eye.
This wasn't a great song - it's just a doo
wop confection. It got so much attention and launched her career because she done out "Whitney-ed" Whitney!
The OP is a fuckin' racist. Why does a nice black girl wanna go back to singing white music? The music that enslaved her people?
She beat Sinead O'Connor (Nothing Compares 2 U) for the Grammy that year.
Of course Sinead did refuse the Grammy ahead of time, so that may have played in Mariah favor.
R44,I live in Chicago and I try to listen to as much oldies radio as I can, and I find it ironic that Nothing Compares to U is played more than any Mariah song except All I want for Christmas. That's been my experience, at least. And Nothing Compares to U is the better song.
Citing the "false and destructive materialistic values" of the music industry, Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has withdrawn from the Grammy Awards and competition.
"As artists I believe our function is to express the feelings of the human race - to always speak the truth and never keep it hidden even though we are operating in a world which does not like the sound of the truth," O'Connor, 24, declared in a letter sent Friday to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
The music establishment, she believes, does not share this view. "They acknowledge mostly the commercial side of art. They respect mostly material gain, since that is the main reason for their existence," she wrote.
So the voters cast their lot with Mariah and Vision of Love, who was eager to accept the Grammy. If Sinead didn't want it, Mariah was only too happy to take it.