Celebrating 28 Years of Vision Of Love, released May 15, 1990
The debut single (off of her debut album); Vision Of Love not only went to No. 1, it was also the first of Mariah’s record-breaking achievement of having five consecutive No. 1 singles, an unprecedented feat. It stayed No. 1 for 4 straight weeks and was nominated for four Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Two music videos were shot, the first by Bojan Bazelli, the second by Andy Morahan. Record label executives at Sony claimed the video was re-shot by Morahan because they felt Bazelli’s version was subpar. However, Mariah has claimed certain people (read: Tommy Mottola) were unhappy with the first version of the video as it portrayed Mariah somewhat sexually in a bra.
Another amazing fact about the chart topper? A 1998 study done by the Touch Research Institute showed that Vision of Love had positive effects on the physiological and biochemical measures related to depressed females. Yup, the song helps alleviate depression. God bless you, Mariah.