A Definitive Ranking of Mariah’s Infinite #1’s

Vincent Anthony
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“Vision of Love” (4 weeks, 1990)
“Love Takes Time” (3 weeks, 1990)
“Someday” (2 weeks, 1991)
“I Don’t Wanna Cry” (2 weeks, 1991)
“Emotions” (3 weeks, 1991)
“I’ll Be There” (featuring Trey Lorenz) (2 weeks, 1992)
“Dreamlover” (8 weeks, 1993)
“Hero” (4 weeks, 1993-1994)
“Fantasy” (Bad Boy Fantasy featuring O.D.B.) (8 weeks, 1995)
“One Sweet Day” (featuring Boyz II Men) (16 weeks,1995-1996)
“Always Be My Baby” (2 weeks, 1996)
“Honey” (3 weeks, 1997)
“My All” (1 week, 1998)
“Heartbreaker” (featuring Jay-Z) (2 weeks, 1999)
“Thank God I Found You” (featuring Joe & 98 Degrees) (1 week, 2000)
“We Belong Together” (14 weeks, 2005)
“Don’t Forget About Us” (2 weeks, 2005)
“Touch My Body” (2 weeks, 2008)

Okay, well maybe she doesn’t have an infinite amount – but she has 18, more than any other solo artist. As we mentioned last week, we’ll be doing a lot this year to celebrate Mariah Carey’s 25th anniversary in the music business. To coincide with our retrospective write ups of each of Mariah’s #1’s, we would like to solicit the opinions of YOU, the fans, to put together a definitive, fan-voted ranking of her #1 singles.

Each submission will also enter you into our contest to win a copy of the Mariah Carey #1 to Infinity vinyl, released in August. Additional runner-ups will win a digital download of Mariah’s new single, “Infinity,” when it becomes available on iTunes.

Please submit your ranking via the form below. Select your choice for each position in the ranking, from 1 through 18, #1 being your favorite, #18 being your least. Please also respond and tell us why your #1 choice is your favorite, and which other single you feel deserved to be #1 most. We may use some of your quotes in future posts, with credit, of course! 🙂

To be entered into our contest and help us announce our ranking in a timely fashion, please submit your responses no later than April 30, 2015. The decided ranking will dictate the order in which we will post our retrospectives on each #1, from #18 to #1. (However, our “Vision of Love” retrospective will still be posted first in honor of its 25th anniversary).

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Vincent is the founder of the magazine and has had a strong passion for popular music since, well, 1997! If it's not obvious, his favorite artists include Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, P!nk, and many more. Vincent lives in New York, where he is a high school English teacher, and currently he is pursuing a Master's in Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.