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DREAMLOVER

"Dreamlover" was the first release from Mariah's forthcoming album "Music box". In the middle of August 1993, the single glided onto the charts at number 13, rising over the next couple of weeks to number 9, then to number 3, before hitting the magical number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 4, 1993, Mariah's seventh number 1 recording. The only real surprise, and a very joyous one, was that "Dreamlover" hogged the top spot for a total of eight weeks, an absolute indication that, far from being on the wane, Mariah's popularity was still increasing.

Mariah had worked on the song with Dave Hall, a record producer who'd recently finished Mary J. Blige's album. "I loved what Dave was doing at the time," Mariah told Fred Bronson. "I wanted to do something that had a happy feeling, and that's really not Dave. It's very anti what he's about. So he said, 'Oh, you want to do that happy stuff? All right, all right.' He wasn't into doing it. Then we listened to a lot of loops, and we used the Blind Alley loop and I started singing the melody over it."

The "Blind alley" loop came from an old record, and was so low in the mix it was barely audible. "It was used on a rap record called Ain't No Half-steppin' by Big Daddy Kane and probably a lot of other things," Mariah explained. "But it never had this kind of song over it. We built the song from there and I wrote the lyrics and the melody and Dave ended up liking it."

In fact, Hall ended up enjoying his entire time with Mariah. "My experience with Mariah was a good one," he agreed. "Some artists don't arrive on time and you sit in the studio waiting. But Mariah was always on time, very on point. She's a perfectionist. She knew exactly what she wanted to do when we got in the studio. We would lay down some ideas in the morning, and she would go home with it that evening, until the next evening. We would get the hook down that night. She's pretty quick on that."

Mariah played Tommy the version of "Dreamlover" that she and Hall had concocted. While he liked it, he felt it needed more to be properly commercial, and he approached Walter about lending his talents to the track. "Mariah and Dave did this loop thing, and it was new to us pop producers at that time," Walter said. "Their version of Dreamlover was missing a lot of stuff. The spirit of the song was up but it wasn't hitting hard enough." Walter's solution was to re-arrange the drums and keyboards, to give it more swing, and more drive. "It put a whole different shade of colors to it."

The video, directed by Diane Martel, picked up on the song's summery sheen with its images of Mariah swimming in a pool by a waterfall with her dog Jack, lying in a field of wildflowers, and singing in front of a group of hip-hop dancers. (Mariah commented later that the water was so cold that she refused to swim until Diane dived in first.) The casual feel, almost like clips from home movies edited together, captured the song's off-the-shoulder airiness, and its frequent showing on various video-music channels did nothing to hurt the song's success.

CD-SINGLES
5" CD-single from Australia (0942)
659532 1
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover
2. Do you think of me

5" CD-single from Australia (0945)
659808 2
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover (Theo's Club Joint)
2. Dreamlover (Bam Jam Soul)
3. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix - Edit)
4. Dreamlover (LP Version)

5" CD-single from Australia (2762)
659808 2
promo
collection Rudy Sueters

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover (Theo's Club Joint)
2. Dreamlover (Bam Jam Soul)
3. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix - Edit)
4. Dreamlover (LP Version)

This CD-Single is exactly the same as item 0945, but on the back cover is a stamp saying "promotion only - not for sale".

5" CD-single from Austria (0181)
SAMP 1897
promo without picture sleeve
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover

5" CD-single from Austria (0178)
659444 1
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover
2. Do you think of me

5" CD-single from Austria (0179)
659444 2
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover
2. Do you think of me
3. Someday

5" CD-single from Austria (0953)
659444 3
collection Amanda Erickson

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix)
2. Dreamlover (Eclipse Dub)
3. Dreamlover
4. Do you think of me

5" CD-single from Austria (0952)
659444 5
collection Marcel Trupia

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover
2. Do you think of me
3. Someday

5" CD-single from Austria (0180)
659444 9
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover
2. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix)
3. Dreamlover (Eclipse Dub)

5" CD-single from Brazil (2109)
899.049
promo
collection Rafael Frattini Cabral

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover (Versão Original) - Mariah Carey
2. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix) - Mariah Carey
3. Said I loved you... but I lied - Michael Bolton

5" CD-single from Brazil (1174)
44.006/2-659444
collection Jorge André

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover (LP Version)
2. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix)
3. Dreamlover (Def Instrumental)
4. Dreamlover (USA Love Dub)
5. Dreamlover (Eclipse Dub)
6. Dreamlover (Def Tribal Mix)

3" CD-single from Japan (0182)
SRDS 8264
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover
2. Do you think of me

3" CD-single from Japan (2680)
SRDS 8264
promo
collection Wei Yi

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover
2. Do you think of me

This item is exactly the same as item 0182, but on the back cover there is a promo sticker.

5" CD-single from the USA (0941)
CSK 5324
promo
collection Gilbert Chong

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover

5" CD-single from the USA (0949)
CSK 5373
"a special advance teaser" promo
collection John Paul Loo

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover (Excerpt)

5" CD-single from the USA (0943)
CSK 5450
promo
collection Licinio Lisboa

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover (Theo's Club Joint)
2. Dreamlover (Bam Jam Soul)
3. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix - Edit)

5" CD-single from the USA (2751)
CSK 5450
promo
collection Marcel Trupia

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover (LP Version w/Acappella Intro)
2. Dreamlover (LP Version)
3. Dreamlover (Club Joint Mix)
4. Dreamlover (Bam Jam Soul)
5. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix - Edit)
6. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix - Edit #2)

5" CD-single from the USA (1556)
CSK 5450-S1
promo
collection Gilbert Chong

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover (Theo's Club Joint)
2. Dreamlover (Bam Jam Soul)
3. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix - Edit)
4. Dreamlover (LP Version)

5" CD-single from the USA (0175)
38K 77080
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover
2. Do you think of me

5" CD-single from the USA (0176)
44K 77079
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover (LP Version)
2. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix)
3. Dreamlover (Def Instrumental)
4. Dreamlover (USA Love Dub)
5. Dreamlover (Eclipse Dub)
6. Dreamlover (Def Tribal Mix)

5" CD-single from the USA (0177)
44K 77079
exactly the same as 0176, only the front cover is different
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover (LP Version)
2. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix)
3. Dreamlover (Def Instrumental)
4. Dreamlover (USA Love Dub)
5. Dreamlover (Eclipse Dub)
6. Dreamlover (Def Tribal Mix)

VINYL SINGLES
12" vinyl maxi-single (3129)
MACA 001
promo, limited DJ copy
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover (Mayhem Musaphia 2006 Anthem Mix)
2. Dreamlover (Mayhem Musaphia 2006 Anthem Dub)

7" vinyl single from Brazil (2203)
901.135
special for juke-box ("especial para juke box")
collection Luc Baumgartner

Tracklisting:
1. Crazy - Julio Iglesias
2. Dreamlover - Mariah Carey
3. Se você pensa - Roberto Carlos
4. O homem que eu amo - Fafa De Belém

7" vinyl single from Holland (0186)
659444 7
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover
2. Do you think of me

12" vinyl maxi-single from Holland (0185)
659444 8
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix)
2. Dreamlover (Eclipse Dub)
3. Dreamlover
4. Do you think of me

7" vinyl single from Italy (0188)
JC 15336
special for juke-box
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover - Mariah Carey
2. The river of dreams - Billy Joel

7" vinyl single from Malaysia (1967)
E-030
promo, without picture sleeve
collection Luc Baumgartner

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover - Mariah Carey
2. If - Janet Jackson

7" vinyl single from the Philippines (2659)
QCL45-10345
collection Rodrigo C. Jusay

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover
2. Dreamlover

7" vinyl single from Spain (0187)
ARIC 233
1-side promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover

12" vinyl maxi-single from the UK (0954)
XPR 1945
promo without picture sleeve
collection Pascal Bellerose

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix)
2. Dreamlover (Def Instrumental)
3. Dreamlover (USA Love Dub)
4. Dreamlover (Eclipse Dub)
5. Dreamlover (Def Tribal Mix)

7" vinyl single from the USA (0950)
38-77080
without picture sleeve
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover
2. Do you think of me

12" maxi vinyl-single from the USA (0940)
ACD 77079
promo
collection Pascal Bellerose

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix)
2. Dreamlover (Def Instrumental)
3. Dreamlover (USA Love Dub)
4. Dreamlover (Eclipse Dub)
5. Dreamlover (Def Tribal Mix)

12" maxi vinyl-single from the USA (3479)
CAS 5450
promo
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover (Club Joint Mix)
2. Dreamlover (Bam Jam Soul Mix)
3. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix)
4. Dreamlover (LP Version)

12" maxi vinyl-single from the USA (0184)
44 77079
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix)
2. Dreamlover (Def Instrumental)
3. Dreamlover (USA Love Dub)
4. Dreamlover (Eclipse Dub)
5. Dreamlover (Def Tribal Mix)

7" vinyl single from Zimbabwe (3517)
SP 3642
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover
2. I've been thinking about you

"I've been thinking about you" is misspelled as "I've been thinking of you".

CASSETTE SINGLES
cassette single from Australia (0946)
659532 4
collection Licinio Lisboa

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover
2. Do you think of me

cassette single from Australia (0947)
659808 8
collection Licinio Lisboa

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover (Theo's Club Joint)
2. Dreamlover (Bam Jam Soul)
3. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix - Edit)
4. Dreamlover (LP Version)

cassette single from Canada (2859)
38T 77080
collection Jamie Griffith

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover
2. Do you think of me

cassette single from Holland (0174)
659444 4
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover
2. Do you think of me

cassette single from Malaysia (3098)
659444 4
tracks repeated on both sides
collection Ian Lim

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover
2. Do you think of me
3. Someday

cassette single from the UK (1960)
659444 4
collection Sharon Zagame

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover
2. Do you think of me

cassette single from the USA (0948)
38T 77080
collection Licinio Lisboa

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover
2. Do you think of me

cassette single from the USA (0944)
44T 77079
collection Licinio Lisboa

Tracklisting:
1. Dreamlover (LP Version)
2. Dreamlover (Def Club Mix)
3. Dreamlover (Def Instrumental)
4. Dreamlover (USA Love Dub)
5. Dreamlover (Eclipse Dub)
6. Dreamlover (Def Tribal Mix)

SHEET MUSIC
sheet music from the USA (1759)
HL00349527
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
easy piano
6 pages
collection Jessica Plotkin
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