Performed by: Erykah Badu
Produced by: Zach Witness, Ethan Worland, Ben Hixon, Erykah Badu
Release Date: 1 October 2015
With Mariah Carey’s Daydream album turning 20 tomorrow, it was only right to pick a classic song from the album as today’s throwback pick. In case you didn’t know…Mariah Carey is a multi Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. With sales over 200 million albums and singles and 18 No. 1 hits, Carey is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. “Fantasy” was the lead single for her fifth studio album, Daydream. Sean “Diddy” Combs served as the primary producer of the single. The song heavily samples Tom Tom Club’s 1981 song “Genius of Love.” The song’s lyrics describe a woman who is in love with a man, and how every time she sees him she starts fantasizing about an impossible relationship with him. The classic remix for the song features rap verses from Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Musical moments such as this allowed Carey to transition into the Hip Hop market as well as take Hip-Hop to mainstream audiences.
“Fantasy” is an up-tempo pop, contemporary R&B and dance-pop song, which blends elements of funk, Hip Hop, and bubblegum pop.The remix, which features rap verses from O.D.B, also incorporates Hip Hop into the bridge. “Fantasy” achieved strong commercial success around the world. The song became Carey’s ninth No. 1 single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. It became the first single by a female artist to debut atop the chart, and only the second single to do so after “You Are Not Alone” by Michael Jackson. It spent eight weeks at the top of the chart. “Fantasy” spent 23 weeks in the top 40 and was successful on other Billboard formats, including the R&B and dance charts. Its strong sales led it to be certified double-platinum by the RIAA. Enjoy the throwback above!
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Tyrese is a Grammy-nominated R&B singer-songwriter, actor, author, television producer, and former fashion model. He is also a member of R&B super group TGT.
“Sweet Lady” was the second single released from Tyrese’s eponymous debut album. The single reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 9 on the R&B charts. The song stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a total of twenty five weeks.
The music video shows Tyrese riding a bus singing “Sweet Lady” with his eyes closed fantasizing about another passenger, the video’s leading lady, actress Maia Campbell.
Classic! Enjoy the throwback above!
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