Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Songoftheday 8/9/17 - You were so blind to let me go you had it all but did not know, no one you'll find will ever be closer to all your dreams than me...

"Someday" - Mariah Carey
from the album Mariah Carey (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #1 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 15

Today's song of the day comes from vocal icon Mariah Carey, whose eponymous debut album had already scored a pair of #1 pop hits with the ballads "Vision Of Love" and "Love Takes Time". The third release from the record picked up the pace for the bubbly dance-pop kiss-off of "Someday". Written by Carey with Ben Margulies, the song warns a lover who is breaking up with her that he'll live to regret it...


"Someday" became Mariah's third consecutive #1 pop hit in March of 1991. The song spent a week at #3 on Billboard's R&B chart, while peaking at #5 on their Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio list. The remixed track topped the Dance Club Play chart as well. Internationally, "Someday" topped the singles chart in Canada, and reached the top-40 in New Zealand (#14), the Netherlands (#29), France (#38), and the UK (#38).

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The single and video mix above was Shep Pettibone's "New 7" Jackswing" remix. The album version was more lush in the Taylor Dayne bucket...


Here's the "house music mix" that topped the club chart for a week...


Next up, Mariah singing "Someday" on the American Music Awards in 1991...


Finally, Mariah reprised "Someday" on her MTV Unplugged appearance and album...


Up tomorrow: Comely pop troubadour doesn't play fair.

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