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ONE SWEET DAY

The second single from "Daydream" did something unheard of - it became Mariah's second single in a row to enter the Billboard Hot 100 at Number 1, a feat unequaled by any other artist.

"One sweet day" teamed Mariah up with Boyz II Men, an irresistible combination of two of the hottest talents in music. "I wrote the initial idea for One Sweet Day with Walter," she explained, "and I had the chorus... I stopped and said, 'I really wanna do this with Boyz II Men', because... obviously I'm a big fan of theirs and I just thought that the work was crying out for them, the vocals that they do, so I put it away and said, 'Who knows if this could ever happen, but I just don't wanna finish this song because I want it to be our song if we ever do it together.' "

For Mariah, whose good friend David Cole, the man who'd worked with her on two albums and "MTV Unplugged", had recently died, the song was about the "whole idea of when you lose people that are close to you, it changes your life and changes your perspective".

Finally, she had the chance to team up with Boyz II Men. "When they came into the studio I played them the idea for the song and when [it] finished, they looked at each other, a bit stunned, and told me that Nat [Nathan Morris] had written a song for his road manager who had passed away. It had basically the same lyrics and fitted over the same chord changes."

Was it coincidence, or just meant to be? "It was really, really weird," Mariah said. "We finished the song right then and there." "We were kind of flipped about it ourselves," Shawn Stockman agreed. "Fate had a lot to do with that. I know some people won't believe it, but we wouldn't make up such a crazy story."

The recording session itself was the video, and that meant, as Walter Afanasieff recalled for Fred Bronson: "It was crazy. They had film crews and video guys. I'm at the board trying to produce. [Boyz II Men] are the busiest guys in the world. Their managers and bodyguards are in the waiting room and it's 4:30 and they have until 7 o'clock. You've got four guys and you haven't even worked out their parts yet. So I was sweating. And these guys are running around having a ball, because Mariah and them are laughing and screaming and they're being interviewed. And I'm taping people on the shoulder. ‘We've got to get to the microphone!' They're gone in a couple of hours, so I recorded everything they did, praying it was enough. After going home to my studio, I put the tracks together and did a rough blend of the four guys. And then Mariah went in and did some more voices to fill in a little bit, because it sounded like it's all Boyz II Men and there wasn't enough Mariah Carey on it."

But it wasn't enough for "One sweet day" to break one record. With that combination of talent, and that song, it just kept on selling and selling, keeping its number 1 position against all comers. Previously, the longest any song had stayed there was fourteen weeks (a tie between Whitney Houston and Boyz II Men), but "One sweet day" cruised past them all, ending up with an amazing sixteen weeks there, and giving Mariah yet another record to add to her collection.

CD-SINGLES
5" CD-single from Australia (0553)
662493 2
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Sweet A Cappella)
3. One sweet day (A Cappella)
4. One sweet day (Chucky's Remix)
5. One sweet day (Live Version)

5" CD-single from Austria (0560)
XPCD 752
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day

5" CD-single from Austria (0554)
662603 1
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Live Version)

5" CD-single from Austria (0555)
662603 2
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Sweet A Cappella)
3. One sweet day (A Cappella)
4. One sweet day (Chucky's Remix)
5. One sweet day (Live Version)

5" CD-single from Brazil (1103)
44.011 / 2-662603
collection Andre Mazzucco

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Live Version)

5" CD-single from Canada (3012)
38K 78074
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Live Version)

5" CD-single from Canada (1753)
38K 79699
re-released in March 2002
collection Stephen Shim

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Live Version)

5" CD-single from Japan (1090)
XDCS 93195
promo
collection Gustavo Saczk

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day

5" CD-single from Japan (0559)
SRDS 8304
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Live Version)
3. Open arms (Album Version)

5" CD-single from Japan (2799)
SRDS 8304
promo
collection Wei Yi

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Live Version)
3. Open arms (Album Version)

This CD-Single is almost the same as item 0559, but on the back cover is a sticker saying "not for sale".

5" CD-single from Mexico (1104)
PRCD 96578
promo
collection Olivier Pirlot

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)

5" CD-single from South-Africa (0557)
CDSIN 82 I
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Sweet A Cappella)
3. One sweet day (A Cappella)
4. One sweet day (Chucky's Remix)
5. One sweet day (Live Version)

5" CD-single from South-Korea (1102)
CPK-1707 (662603 2)
the clouds on the inside are pink
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Sweet A Cappella)
3. One sweet day (A Cappella)
4. One sweet day (Chucky's Remix)
5. One sweet day (Live Version)

5" CD-single from Spain (1255)
662603 1
collection Marcel Trupia

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Live Version)

5" CD-single from Spain (3516)
662603 2
collection Judith Dos Santos

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Sweet A Cappella)
3. One sweet day (A Cappella)
4. One sweet day (Chucky's Remix)
5. One sweet day (Live Version)

5" CD-single from the UK (1459)
662603 2
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Sweet A Cappella)
3. One sweet day (A Cappella)
4. One sweet day (Chucky's Remix)
5. One sweet day (Live Version)

5" CD-single from the UK (2819)
662603 2
promo
collection Kirill Ostromenskiy

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Sweet A Cappella)
3. One sweet day (A Cappella)
4. One sweet day (Chucky's Remix)
5. One sweet day (Live Version)

This CD-Single is exactly the same as item 1459, but on the back is a sticker saying "property of Sony Music - promotional copy - not for sale".

5" CD-single from the UK (0556)
662603 5
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. Fantasy (Def Drums Mix)
3. Joy to the world (Celebration Mix)
4. Joy to the world (Club Mix)

5" CD-single from the UK (2820)
662603 5
promo
collection Kirill Ostromenskiy

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. Fantasy (Def Drums Mix)
3. Joy to the world (Celebration Mix)
4. Joy to the world (Club Mix)

This CD-Single is exactly the same as item 0556, but on the back is a sticker saying "property of Sony Music - promotional copy - not for sale".

5" CD-single from the USA (0558)
CSK 7385
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Sweet A Cappella)
3. One sweet day (A Cappella)
4. One sweet day (Chucky's Remix)
5. One sweet day (Live Version)

5" CD-single from the USA (0551)
38K 78074
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Live Version)

5" CD-single from the USA (0552)
44K 78075
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Sweet A Cappella)
3. One sweet day (A Cappella)
4. One sweet day (Chucky's Remix)
5. One sweet day (Live Version)
6. Fantasy (Def Drums Mix)

5" CD-single from the USA (0744)
38K 79699
re-released in March 2002
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Live Version)

VINYL SINGLES
7" vinyl single from Holland (1800)
663603 7
collection Luc Baumgartner

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Live)

12" vinyl maxi-single from Holland (0562)
XPR 2270
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Chucky's Remix)
2. One sweet day (Sweet A Cappella)
3. One sweet day (Album Version)
4. Fantasy (Def Drums Mix)

12" vinyl maxi-single from Holland (0561)
662603 6
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Chucky's Remix)
2. One sweet day (Sweet A Cappella)
3. One sweet day (A Cappella)
4. One sweet day (Album Version)
5. Fantasy (Def Drums Mix)

7" vinyl single from Italy (0564)
JC 15484 7
special for juke-box, without picture sleeve
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. A ti a ti - Gipsy Kings
2. One sweet day - Mariah Carey

7" vinyl single from Jamaica (2189)
38-78074
collection Luc Baumgartner

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day
2. One sweet day (Acapella)

7" vinyl single from the USA (0563)
38-78072
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day
2. I am free

7" vinyl single from the USA (2654)
38-78072
a "Collectables" release
collection Anita Braaksma

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day
2. I am free

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (1094)
44 78075

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Chucky's Remix)
2. One sweet day (Sweet A Cappella)
3. One sweet day (A Cappella)
4. One sweet day (Album Version)
5. Fantasy (Def Drums Mix)

CASSETTE SINGLES
cassette single from Australia (1093)
662493 8
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Sweet A Cappella)
3. One sweet day (A Cappella)
4. One sweet day (Chucky's Remix)
5. One sweet day (Live Version)

cassette single from Holland (2983)
662603 4
tracks play both sides
collection Samantha Cullen

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Live Version)

cassette single from Malaysia (1092)
44T 78075

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Sweet A Cappella)
3. One sweet day (A Cappella)
4. One sweet day (Chucky's Remix)
5. Fantasy (Def Drums Remix)
6. One sweet day (Live Version)

cassette single from the UK (0550)
662603 4
tracks play both sides
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Live Version)

cassette single from the USA (0549)
38T 78074
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Live Version)

cassette single from the USA (1091)
44T 78075

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day (Album Version)
2. One sweet day (Sweet A Cappella)
3. One sweet day (A Cappella)
4. One sweet day (Chucky's Remix)
5. Fantasy (Def Drums Mix)
6. One sweet day (Live Version)

VIDEO SINGLES
video single from the UK (2162)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Alison Wheeler

Tracklisting:
1. One sweet day - Mariah Carey
2. Grind - Alice In Chains

SHEET MUSIC
sheet music from the UK (1748)
AM 936199
5 pages
collection Pascal Bellerose
sheet music from the USA (1060)
HL00110054
Hal Leonard Corporation
easy piano
6 pages
collection Eric de Ridder
sheet music from the USA (1059)
HL00351246
Hal Leonard Corporation
piano - vocal - guitar
6 pages
collection Eric de Ridder
sheet music from the USA (2892)
08200632
Hal Leonard Corporation
8 pages
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz
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