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Vision of Love

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"Vision of Love"
Single by Mariah Carey
from the album Mariah Carey
B-side
  • "Sent from Up Above"
  • "Prisoner/All in Your Mind/Someday"
Released May 15, 1990 (1990-05-15)[source?]
Format
Recorded January 1989
Genre
Length 3:29
Label Columbia
Writer(s)
Producer
Mariah Carey singles chronology
"Vision of Love"
(1990)
"Love Takes Time"
(1990)

"Vision of Love" is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey. It was Carey's debut single and the first from her self-titled debut album. Written by Carey and Ben Margulies, "Vision of Love" was released on May 15, 1990, by Columbia Records. After being featured on Carey's demo tape for Columbia, the song was re-recorded and produced by Rhett Lawrence and Narada Michael Walden. It was Carey's first Billboard Hot 100 number one.

Formats and track listings[change | change source]

  • Worldwide 7" single[1]
  1. "Vision of Love"
  2. Special excerpts from the debut release "Prisoner/All in Your Mind/Someday"
  • UK 7" single[2]
  1. "Vision of Love"
  2. "Sent from Up Above"
  • UK CD maxi-single[3]
  1. "Vision of Love"
  2. "Sent from Up Above"
  3. Special excerpts from the debut release "Prisoner/All in Your Mind/Someday"

Credits and personnel[change | change source]

Credits adapted from the Mariah Carey linear notes.[4]

Charts and certifications[change | change source]

Weekly charts[change | change source]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 14
Canada (The Record)[7] 1
Illegal chart entered Canadatopsingles 1
Illegal chart entered Canadaadultcontemporary 1
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[8] 14
France (SNEP)[9] 25
Germany (Official German Charts)[10] 17
Illegal chart entered Ireland2 10
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 8
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[12] 8
New Zealand (RIANZ)[13] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 17
Switzerland (Media Control AG)[15] 24
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[16] 9
US Billboard Hot 100[17] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[18] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[19] 1

Decade-end charts[change | change source]

Chart (1990–99) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[20] 91

Year-end charts[change | change source]

Chart (1990) Position
Australia (ARIA)[21] 66
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[22] 8
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[23] 4
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[24] 52
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[25] 72
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[26] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[27] 79
US Billboard Hot 100[28] 6
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[28] 5
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[28] 5

Certifications and sales[change | change source]

Region Certification Sales
Australia (ARIA)[21] Gold 35,000^
New Zealand (RIANZ)[29] Gold 7,500*
United Kingdom (BPI)[30] Silver 200,000[31]
United States (RIAA)[32] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Vision of Love (7-inch Single liner notes). Mariah Carey. Columbia Records. 1990. 38-73348.
  2. Vision of Love (UK 7-inch Single liner notes). Mariah Carey. Columbia Records. 1990. 655932 0.
  3. Vision of Love (UK CD Maxi-Single liner notes). Mariah Carey. Columbia Records. 1990. 655932 2.
  4. Carey, Mariah (1990). Mariah Carey (Liner Notes) (Compact Disc). Mariah Carey. New York City, New York: Columbia Records.
  5. "Australian-charts.com – Mariah Carey – Vision of Love". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  6. "Ultratop.be – Mariah Carey – Vision of Love" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  7. "Hits of the World". Billboard. September 8, 1990. p. 69. http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Billboard/90s/1990/BB-1990-09-08.pdf. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  8. "Hits of the World". Billboard. September 29, 1990. p. 80. http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Billboard/90s/1990/BB-1990-09-29.pdf. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  9. "Lescharts.com – Mariah Carey – Vision of Love" (in French). Les classement single. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  10. "Mariah Carey - Vision of Love" (in German). GfK Entertainment. https://www.offiziellecharts.de/titel-details-2155. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  11. "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 34, 1990" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  12. "Dutchcharts.nl – Mariah Carey – Vision of Love" (in Dutch). Mega Single Top 100. Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  13. "Charts.org.nz – Mariah Carey – Vision of Love". Top 40 Singles. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  14. "Swedishcharts.com – Mariah Carey – Vision of Love". Singles Top 60. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  15. "Mariah Carey – Vision of Love swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  16. "Mariah Carey: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  17. "Mariah Carey Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Mariah Carey. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  18. "Mariah Carey Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary Songs for Mariah Carey. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  19. "Mariah Carey Album & Song Chart History" Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Mariah Carey. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  20. "Hot 100 Singles of the '90s". Billboard. December 25, 1999. https://books.google.com/?id=9w0EAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=RA1-PA4#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
  21. 21.0 21.1 Gavin Ryan (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  22. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named can90.
  23. "Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1990". RPM. December 22, 1990. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?&file_num=nlc008388.9175&type=1&interval=20&PHPSESSID=n9r1vhv4h332416tpp9virk376. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  24. "Jaarlijsten 1990" (in Dutch). Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. http://www.top40web.nl/jaarlijsten/jr1990.html. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  25. "Jaaroverzichten - Single 1990" (in Dutch). GfK Dutch Charts. http://www.dutchcharts.nl/jaaroverzichten.asp?year=1990&cat=s. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
  26. "Top Selling Singles of 1990". RIANZ. http://nztop40.co.nz/chart/?chart=3879. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  27. "Najlepsze single na UK Top 40-1990 wg sprzedaży" (in Polish). Official Charts Company. http://hosting1642755.az.pl/sp%20uk%20best%201990.html. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 "The Year in Music: 1990". Billboard. December 22, 1990. http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Billboard/90s/1990/Billboard-1990-12-22.pdf. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  29. "New Zealand single certifications – Mariah Carey – Vision of Love". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. http://nztop40.co.nz/chart/singles?chart=3443. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  30. "British single certifications – Mariah Carey – Vision of Love". British Phonographic Industry. http://www.bpi.co.uk/certified-awards.aspx. Enter Vision of Love in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go
  31. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named uksales.
  32. "American single certifications – Mariah Carey – Vision of Love". Recording Industry Association of America. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?artist=%22Vision+of+Love%22. Retrieved 2012-12-12. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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