Someday (Mariah Carey song)

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"Someday"
Single by Mariah Carey
from the album Mariah Carey
B-side"Alone in Love"
ReleasedNovember 28, 1990 (1990-11-28)
RecordedDecember 1988-October 1990
StudioThe Power Station
Genre
Length4:06
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Ric Wake
Mariah Carey singles chronology
"Love Takes Time"
(1990)
"Someday"
(1990)
"I Don't Wanna Cry"
(1991)


"Someday" is a song by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey.

Release[change | change source]

This song is from her self-titled debut studio album (1990). It is a pop, new jack swing and R&B song. It was one of the songs that was on Carey's demo tape. It was written by Carey and Ben Margulies. "Someday" was released as the album's third single on November 28, 1990.

Reviews[change | change source]

The song was a critical and commercial success. It was described as an album highlight. It became Carey's third consecutive number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Formats and track listings[change | change source]

  • 12-inch vinyl and cassette single[1][2]
  1. "Someday" (New 12" House) – 6:50
  2. "Someday" (Pianoapercaloopapella) – 4:14
  3. "Someday" (New 12" Jackswing) – 6:55
  4. "Someday" (New 7" Straight) – 4:16
  5. "Alone in Love" – 4:11
  • 7-inch vinyl and cassette singles[3][4]
  1. "Someday" (7" Jackswing Mix) – 4:40
  2. "Alone in Love" – 4:11
  • Worldwide 12-inch vinyl, maxi-CD, CD3 and cassette singles[5][6][7][8]
  1. "Someday" (New 12" House) – 6:50
  2. "Someday" (New 12" Jackswing) – 6:56
  3. "Someday" (Pianoapercaloopapella) – 4:14
  1. "Someday" (New 7" Straight) – 4:16
  2. "Someday" (New 7" Jackswing) – 4:40
  1. "Someday" (New 7" Jackswing) – 4:40
  2. "Someday" (New 7" Straight) – 4:16
  3. "Someday" (New 12" Jackswing) – 6:55
  4. "Someday" (Pianoapercapella – New) – 4:17
  5. "Alone in Love" – 4:11
  1. "Someday" (7" Jackswing Mix) – 4:40
  2. "Someday" (12" Jackswing Mix) – 6:55
  3. "Someday" (12" House Mix) – 6:50
  • UK limited edition picture disc CD single[14]
  1. "Someday" – 4:40
  2. "Vision of Love" – 3:28
  3. "Love Takes Time" – 3:48
  4. "Alone in Love" – 4:11
  1. "Someday" (New 7" Straight) – 4:18
  2. "Someday" (7" Jack Swing Mix) – 4:41
  3. "Someday" (New 12" House) – 6:52
  4. "Someday" (New 12" Jackswing) – 6:58
  5. "Someday" (Pianoapercaloopapella) – 4:15
  6. "Someday" (House Dub Version) – 5:11
  7. "Someday" (New Jack Dub Version) – 4:23
  8. "Someday" (New Jack Bonus Beats) – 4:31

Credits and personnel[change | change source]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Mariah Carey.[16] "Someday" remixes and alternate versions co-produced by Shep Pettibone with Ric Wake.

Charts and certifications[change | change source]

Release history[change | change source]

Release dates and formats for "Someday"
Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United States November 28, 1990 Columbia
United Kingdom December 24, 1990
  • 7-inch vinyl single
  • 12-inch vinyl single
  • cassette single
  • CD single
CBS
Japan January 21, 1991 Mini CD single Sony Music Japan
February 21, 1991 CD maxi single

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