#18 – Mariah Carey – “Always Be My Baby” – (1995)

I’ve loved this song since I first heard it back in 1996. I have no idea why either. Maybe it’s the “da do dum” that opens the song, I don’t know. I do know that it’s catchy and that I’m not the only one that liked it – it hit #1 on the Hot 100. Daydream was the album and it was a big one. Three number one singles – from the same album. That is exceedingly rare. One of the other ones was “Fantasy” which is as catchy if not more than “Always Be My Baby” – plus, there’s a remix with ODB. Mariah was the queen of the 90s and remains the queen of the Billboard Hot 100. Even Madonna can’t match her success. Some other big singles: 1993’s “Dreamlover,” 1991’s “Emotions,” and 1999’s “Heartbreaker” (featuring Jay-Z). Yes, there’s one I’m not mentioning. Just wait.