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#1's

Tracklisting
01. Sweetheart
02. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt)
03. Whenever you call
04. My all
05. Honey
06. Always be my baby
07. One sweet day
08. Fantasy (featuring O.D.B.)
09. Hero
10. Dreamlover
11. I'll be there
12. Emotions
13. I don't wanna cry
14. Someday
15. Love takes time
16. Vision of love
17. I still believe
International tracklisting
01. Sweetheart
02. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt)
03. Whenever you call
04. My all
05. Honey
06. Always be my baby
07. One sweet day
08. Fantasy (featuring O.D.B.)
09. Hero
10. Dreamlover
11. I'll be there
12. Emotions
13. Someday
14. Love takes time
15. Vision of love
16. I still believe
17. Without you
18. Do you know where you're going to
With "Butterfly" continuing to show a steady chart presence and its sales heading toward five million copies, there really was no rush to put out another studio album. But with the lucrative holiday season coming, Sony was wringing their collective hands at the possibility to having no Mariah Carey album in stores for the second time in nearly a decade. The answer seemed simple. Mariah had a total of thirteen number one hits in her career, more than enough to fill a greatest hits album. And greatest hits albums by topselling artists had become something of a Christmas tradition and were usually money in the bank as well as a guaranteed chart fix.

But Mariah felt that simply releasing a greatest hits package was like preaching to the converted and believed her fans should be rewarded for their support with something new as well. She couldn't spare the time to produce a whole new album from scratch, so a compromise was reached. The greatest hits album, "#1's", would also contain four new songs. The bonus tracks would include "When you believe", her duet with Whitney Houston, another duet, this one with singer Brian McKnight, "Whenever you call", and two Mariah solo songs, "I still believe" and "Sweetheart". International versions of "#1's" also include "Do you know where you're going to (theme from Mahogany)".

The album was released on November 17, 1998 and debuted at Number 4 on the Billboard 200 (which was also its peak). In the USA, #1's was awarded 5 times platinum.

In an open letter to the fans, Mariah wrote: "First of all - this is not a greatest hits album! It's too soon, I haven't been recording long enought for that! This album is a 'Thank you' and an acknowledgement of my gratitude to all of you out there for making these records #1 on the charts.
One day, I will put out a greatest hits with songs that didn't even go on the charts because they were never commercially released (i.e., 'Breakdown', 'Underneath the stars', 'Butterfly', etc.) or songs that came out that didn't go to #1 that are, in my opinion, better than some that did (i.e., 'Make it happen', 'Anytime you need a friend', 'Endless love' with Luther, or 'Can't let go'). This is a tribute to my fans for all your love and support since day one.
I chose the bonus tracks for various reasons. 'Sweetheart' - because I ain't got one! Try that one on! Ha ha. 'When you believe (from The prince of Egypt)' - because to me, it almost is a miracle that Whitney and I are on a record together! After meeting and working with Whitney Houston, I have gained a whole other layer of respect for this truly talented woman in so many ways. 'Whenever you call' with Brian McKnight - I feel that it was one of the best songs on the 'Butterfly' album and Brian's vocals made it so beautiful. 'I still believe' reminds me of the fact that not so long ago I was a teenage girl with nothing to my name but a demo tape, my voice and my ability to write songs. Brenda K. Starr treated me like a 'star' and gave me a shot as a back-up singer. This remake is my tribute to her.
Thank you to everyone who's ever helped me out in any way, shape or form. Encouragement, support, dedication and friendship. You know who you are (especially you, mom). Thank you God for my life and the faith in you that has brought me this far. Love and thanks, Mariah."

COMPACT DISCS (CD'S)
CD from Argentina (1729)
2-000452
promo
collection Pascal Bellerose

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (Cuando tu crees)
2. Sweetheart (Querido)
3. Whenever you call (Cuando tu llames)
4. I still believe (Todavia creo)

CD from Argentina (0763)
2-492604
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from Asia (0009)
492604.2
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from Asia (1858)
492604.2
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder

The text on the back cover and the CD itself is slightly different from item 0009.

CD from Asia (2415)
492604.2
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder

The text on the back cover and the CD itself is slightly different from items 0009 and 1858.

CD from Australia (3156)
491956 2
promo, called "No. 1s"
collection Jamie Griffith

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt)
2. Whenever you call
3. My all
4. Honey
5. Always be my baby
6. One sweet day
7. Fantasy (featuring O.D.B.)
8. Hero
9. Dreamlover
10. I'll be there
11. Emotions
12. Someday
13. Love takes time
14. Vision of love
15. I still believe
16. Without you
17. Do you know where you're going to

CD from Australia (0004)
491956 2
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from Austria (0018)
XPCD1074
promo, also called "Album sampler"
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Vision of love
2. Emotions
3. I'll be there (Featuring Trey Lorenz)
4. Dreamlover
5. Hero
6. Without you
7. Fantasy
8. One sweet day
9. Always be my baby
10. Honey
11. My all
12. Sweetheart (JD and Mariah Carey)

CD from Austria (0006)
492604 2
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from Austria (1700)
492604 6
comes in a card slipcase
collection Eric de Ridder

This super audio CD is designed for use in super audio CD players only.

CD from Austria (1699)
492604 9
comes in a card slipcase
international tracklisting
collection Luc Baumgartner
CD from Austria / France (1663)
492604 2
comes in a card slipcase
international tracklisting
collection Jennifer Njo

This super audio CD is designed for use in super audio CD players only.

CD from Brazil (0010)
789.167/2-492604
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from Brazil (2297)
789.167/2-492604
international tracklisting
collection Mikael Mansur Martinelli

The back cover is different from item 0010.

CD from Brazil (2058)
2-492604
international tracklisting
CD from Canada (1276)
CK 69670
collection Pascal Bellerose
CD from China / Asia (0008)
CD-0593 / 492604.2
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from China / Asia (0012)
CD-0593 / 492604.2
comes in a card slipcase with all the lyrics on a seperate paper
international tracklisting
2 CD set, on the second CD is the "Around the world" video
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from China (2005)
ISRC CN-E25-99-332-00/A.J6
international tracklisting
collection Marcel Trupia
CD from China (2020)
ISRC CN-H01-01-306-00/A.J6
international tracklisting
collection Marcel Trupia
CD from Colombia (1915)
52 492604
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from France (2903)
88697123432
international tracklisting, limited edition
collection Oscar de Bruyn / Wojciech Sichniewicz
CD from Germany (2781)
88697025482
international tracklisting
collection Anita Braaksma
CD from India (2920)
492604 2
international tracklisting
collection Andy H Tjondrodihardjo
CD from India (3267)
492604 2
2009 re-issue in fusebox
international tracklisting
collection Marcel Trupia and Andy Hermawan Tjondrodihardjo
CD from Indonesia (1223)
CK 69670
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from Japan (0017)
SRCS 8820
also called "The ones"
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
19. All I want for Christmas is you

In a seperate booklet are all the lyrics in Japanese and English, plus an open letter in Japanese from Mariah to her fans.

CD from Japan (3495)
SRCS 8820
promo
also called "The ones"
international tracklisting
collection Judith Dos Santos

Tracklisting:
19. All I want for Christmas is you

This promo is exactly the same as item 0017, but there is a sticker saying "not for sale".

CD from Japan (3345)
SICP 20201
also called "The ones"
international tracklisting
collection Andy Hermawan Tjondrodihardjo

Tracklisting:
19. All I want for Christmas is you

This is a so-called Blu-spec CD.

CD from Japan (1962)
SRGS 4523
super audio CD, comes in a card slipcase
collection Luc Baumgartner

In a seperate booklet are all the lyrics in Japanese and English.

CD from Mexico (2300)
2-069670
collection Carlos Valencia Lira
CD from Mexico (1609)
CK 492604
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder

Comes sometimes with an extra CD called "Bonus tracks en Espaņol" (1600).

CD from Russia (2826)
492 604 0
international tracklisting
collection Jamie Griffith
CD from Saudi Arabia (1616)
MIA NO. 7025-1419
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from Singapore (0005)
492604 2
comes with a notebook
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from Singapore (1451)
492604 2
international tracklisting
collection Gilbert Chong

Comes with the 5" CD-single of "I don't wanna cry" (0907).

CD from South-Africa (2004)
CDCOL 5683 D
international tracklisting
collection Marcel Trupia
CD from South-Korea (0014)
CPK-1964 (492604 2)
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from Taiwan (2099)
492604.2
comes in a card slipcase
international tracklisting
collection Rob Fredie
CD from Taiwan (0007)
492604.2
comes with 12 pencils in a card slipcase
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from Taiwan (2206)
CNC 99331
collection Luc Baumgartner
CD from Taiwan / Austria (2101)
CS69670 / 492604 6
collection Rob Fredie

This super audio CD is designed for use in super audio CD players only.

CD from Taiwan / Asia (2517)
SMC1311 / 492604.2
international tracklisting
collection Rob Fredie

This CD is the regular Asian release, but included are an information paper from Taiwan and all the lyrics in Chinese.

CD from the USA (2205)
CK 69670
promo
collection Luc Baumgartner
CD from the USA (0013)
CK 69670
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from the USA (0015)
CS 69670
comes in a card slipcase
collection Eric de Ridder

This super audio CD is designed for use in super audio CD players only.

CD from the USA (3214)
CS 69670
collection Andy Hermawan Tjondrodihardjo

This super audio CD is designed for use in super audio CD players only.

LONG PLAYERS (LP'S)
LP from Holland (2770)
492604 1
2 LP set
collection Jamie Griffith
LP from the USA (0023)
C2 69670
2 LP set
collection Eric de Ridder
CASSETTES
cassette from Argentina (1198)
170267 / 4-492604
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder

All the song titles are in Spanish, but the songs are sung in English.

cassette from Australia (1306)
491956 4
collection Eric de Ridder
cassette from Holland (0002)
492604 4
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder
cassette from Hungary (3528)
492604 4
international tracklisting
collection Szilvia Kiss
cassette from Indonesia (1426)
CT 69670
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder
cassette from Lebanon (2551)
492604 4
international tracklisting
collection Kerry Scrimshaw
cassette from Malaysia (1683)
492604.4
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder
cassette from the Philippines (1558)
492604.4
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder
cassette from the Philippines (1575)
492604.4
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder

This item is almost exactly the same as item 1558, but the print on the cassette is different.

cassette from Poland (1450)
492604 4
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder
cassette from Russia (2437)
492604 4
international tracklisting
collection George Chumburidze

Only for sale in CIS.

cassette from Saudi Arabia (2369)
628400 030284
international tracklisting
collection Marcin Blaszczyk
cassette from South-Africa (2207)
MCCOL 5683 D
international tracklisting
collection Luc Baumgartner
cassette from South-Korea (2626)
CPT 1964 (492604 4)
international tracklisting
collection Soyeon Park
cassette from Taiwan (0752)
Y-1515 / SMC1311 / 492604.4
comes in a card slipcase with all the lyrics on a seperate paper
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder
cassette from Taiwan (2419)
SMC1311 / 492604.4
comes in a card slipcase with all the lyrics on a seperate paper
international tracklisting
collection Rob Fredie
cassette from the USA (0003)
CT 69670
collection Eric de Ridder
MINI DISCS
mini disc from Austria (0024)
492604 8
international tracklisting
collection Eric de Ridder
mini disc from the USA (1938)
CM 69670
international tracklisting
collection Andreas Hudec
SONG BOOKS
song book from Japan (1826)
ISBN 4-8456-0369-1
Rittor Music
collection Sharon Zagame
song book from the USA (0001)
ISBN 0-634-00202-3
Sony / ATV Music Publishing
exclusively distributed by Hal Leonard
piano - vocal - guitar
103 pages
collection Eric de Ridder
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