I totally ignored this song when it came out. I think it might have been because I was in the middle of a hardcore Dylan phase, and in a heated argument with my father about Dylan's singing voice he had the nerve to say, "Just look at Mariah Carey: better voice, and just as as good a songwriter as Dylan." It took me a long time to get over that one. She actually co-wrote most of her hits with Walter Afanasieff, aka Baby Love, the Russian-American producer who also co-wrote Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On." Th is song, co-written by Afanasieff, unlike the rest of Carey's catalog has steadily grown on me over the years. Or, as my friend Walker recently said, "I don't even care, I fucks with mid-90's Mariah all day."

AuthorJohn Proctor