"Love Takes Time" topped the Hot 100 this day 25 years ago.
Flashback: Mariah Carey's 'Love Takes Time' Topped Billboard Charts 25 Years Ago
We're having trouble remembering a time when Mariah Carey was anything other than an established pop powerhouse, but even a self-anointed "diva" has to start somewhere.
On Nov. 10, 1990, the single "Love Takes Time" (off Carey's self-titled debut album, Mariah Carey) rose to the top of the Billboard Charts, establishing Carey as a veritable force in pop – and a hair icon who would go on to define a generation of curl envy. That's right – it's been a full 25 years since Carey's hauntingly powerful vocals became the soundtrack to break-ups everywhere.
"Love Takes Time" was the second in an astonishing streak of four consecutive No. 1 singles from that record, including "Vision of Love," "Someday" and "I Don't Wanna Cry."
Excuse us while we feel super-old, and apply her lyrics of heartbreak to our own mortality: "I can't escape the pain/ Inside/ 'Cause love takes time/ I don't wanna be here/ I don't wanna be here alone."
"'Vision Of Love', when I first heard that song, I knew it, my mind was made up, I had to be a singer." - Beyonce "When I discovered Mariah Carey and 'Vision of Love,' that was a breath of fresh air. And I adored her from that moment on and idolized her." - Christina Aguilera "I think ['Vision Of Love'] was a vision of the future world of American Idol." - Rich Juzwiak, Slant
Post by disman00911 on Aug 7, 2020 11:08:31 GMT -5
Like many Mariah ballads thoughout the radio, this was played all over the radio, primarily on the AC stations (such as Lite FM 93.9 in my market). This is okay but I would rank "Vision of Love", "Hero", "I Don't Wanna Cry", "Can't Let Go", "One Sweet Day", "I'll Be There" and "Without You" over this one.
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"Love Takes Time" started a three-week run at No.1 on the Hot 100 30 years ago today. It's one of her loveliest heartbreak songs, a lament rather. Her transitions, the whistle notes, the inflections, the feeling, everything is brilliant. God-given talent for sure. I still remember seeing the video for the first time on MTV. It was played after "Cherry Pie" by Warrant. It was mindblowing anyone could sing like that and look so gorgeous whilst doing so.
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