Mariah Carey – “Can’t Let Go” – (1991)

If you remember your 90s pop ballads – that is early 90s pop ballads – then you just might recognize this one. It hit #2 on the Hot 100 and was a mainstay on pop music stations – but not to the extent of other Mariah songs. Sure, this one got regular play through the mid-90s, it was often overshadowed by later hits, and let’s face it, Mariah had many and some were so much bigger than this. This is definitely a good one and you can hear the pure talent in her voice – especially the parts where it sounds more like an exasperated whisper than singing.