Mariah Carey

Vision of Love

Composed by Ben Margulies / Mariah Carey

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Producer Rhett Lawrence was asked to come to New York by CBS Records president Tommy Mottola to hear a demo tape by an 18-year-old singer named Mariah Carey, a new signee to the label. The producer and the singer began working together in Los Angeles. Carey played Lawrence a demo of a song she'd co-written with Ben Margulies titled "Vision of Love," a ballad that sounded like something from the '50s. Lawrence contemporized the tempo. The session for the song was held at New York's Skyline Studios with keyboardist Lawrence, drummer Margulies, bassist Marcus Miller, drum programmer Ren Klyce, and guitarist Jimmy Rip. Produced by Lawrence and Narada Michael Walden, the million-selling "Vision of Love" parked at number one R&B for two weeks and number one pop for four weeks in the summer of 1990. Her debut album, Mariah Carey, sold over eight million copies and included "I Don't Wanna Cry," "Someday," and "Love Takes Time."

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Mariah Carey 1990 Columbia
No Image 1991 Sony Music Distribution
MTV Unplugged 1992 Sony Music Distribution
No Image 1992
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution
Here Is Mariah Carey 1993 Columbia / Sony Music Distribution 3:42
Grammy's Greatest Moments, Vol. 2 1994
Various Artists
Atlantic 4:04
Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden [Video/DVD] 1996 Sony Music Distribution 4:03
Kuschelrock, Vol. 6 [Single Disc #1] 1998
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:26
#1's 1998 Sony Music Distribution 3:31
The Ultimate Grammy Box: From the Recording Academy's Collection 1999
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:29
No Image 1999 Columbia
Romantic Dreams 1999 Storm 3:24
Valentines 2000 Columbia 3:31
Music Box/Emotions/Mariah Carey 2001 Legacy / Sony Music Distribution 3:30
Greatest Hits 2001 Columbia / Sony Music Distribution 3:31
Power of Love: Anything for You 2001
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:32
Instrumental Mariah Carey 2003
Various Artists
Fabulous 3:29
Here Is Mariah Carey 2006 Columbia
No Image 2007
Various Artists
Hit Club
The Adventures of Mimi 2007 Live Nation
E=MC² 2008 Island / Mercury
The Ballads 2008 BMG / BMG / Sony Music / Sony Music Entertainment
Love Songs 2010 Sony Music
Daydream/Mariah Carey 2010 Legacy 3:30
The Essential Mariah Carey 2011 Sony Legacy 3:29
Easy 80s 2011
Various Artists
Time Life / Time/Life Music 3:32
Voices: The Greatest Voices of All Time 2012
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:31
Romantically Yours: The Power of Love 2012
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:32
#1 to Infinity 2015 Sony Legacy 3:29
Romantically Yours
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:32
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