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The song incorporates a sample of the hook from "Blind Alley" by the Emotions into its melody and instrumentation. Lyrically, the song pictures a protagonist calling for a perfect lover, her "dreamlover," to whisk her away into the night and not disillusion her like others in the past. The song was the first of several of her lead singles that sampled older tunes as a musical bed, as seen in " Fantasy "" Honey "" Heartbreaker "and " Loverboy " It experienced strong worldwide success, becoming Carey's seventh chart topper on the US Billboard Hotremaining there for eight weeks.
Carey performed "Dreamlover" live on several televised talk shows around the world, including The Arsenio Hall Show in Septemberthe British music chart program Top of the Popsand the Music Fair in Japan.
Additionally, "Dreamlover" was featured in the set-lists of most of her succeeding tours, making its debut on the Music Box Tour The song was included on Carey's compilation albums, 1'sGreatest Hitsand 1 to Infinity It includes an appearance by Carey's dog Jack, and shows Carey dancing in a flowerbed and field, swimming in a large pond, boarding a hot air balloon, and dancing alongside several shirtless male dancers.
According to author Chris Nickson, the video's carefree setting harmonized well with the song's soft instrumentation. Due to the song's strong radio airplay and extended charting, the video received frequent play on several music video channels throughout the summer of Carey's debut studio album made a strong impact on pop music, but the singer became interested in altering her sound and branching out into other genres for her second studio effort, Emotions Carey worked with many new musicians and producers on the album; Walter Afanasieff was the only holdover from her debut.
While the Dreamlover (Original Edit) - Unlimited Nation - Dreamlover (DAT) was praised by some as being more mature and raw, it failed to reach the critical or commercial heights of her debut effort, selling fewer units and failing to introduce Carey into new markets.
Their plans were to tone down Carey's vocals and soften the album's production to create a contemporary pop record. While recording Music BoxCarey began to alter her songwriting style and genre choices, most notably in "Dreamlover". Blige 's debut album, What's the ? The pair reviewed several Dreamlover (Original Edit) - Unlimited Nation - Dreamlover (DAT) tunes and melodies, and chose "Blind Alley", performed by The Emotions in It's very anti what he's about.
So he said, 'Oh, you want to do that happy stuff? All right, all right. Then we started listening to a lot of different and old loops and we used the 'Blind Alley' loop and I started singing the melody over it. Although Carey had heard the hook used in several other songs over the years, she felt her use of the sample was done in a more innovative way. After having completed the song, Hall complimented Carey's work ethic and form of writing, calling her a "perfectionist" and "very professional.
The song's title was not added until the end of production. We'll grab the hook, whether sampled or created, and use it as the working title. I wrote the verses first, as well as the melody and the inclusion of several instrumentals. Sometimes I'll have an idea for a lyrics. If I'm collaborating with someone, I'll direct them in the direction that I'm going chord wise, because I get all these melody ideas and then I lose them if I don't have someone really good with the keyboard with me.
That's why I tend to collaborate because I lose the ideas by the time I figure out the chord. All these melody ideas just go. Their version of 'Dreamlover' was missing a lot of stuff. The spirit of the song was up but it wasn't hitting hard enough.
I re-worked the drums, organ and keyboard. The organ and hi-hat part I changed made it a bit more swinging and Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 In F Major, BWV 1046 - Johann Sebastian Bach - Cologne Chamber Orchestra* little bit more driving. I put a whole new shade of colors to it. The song was written and produced by Carey and Hall, with additional work done by Afanasieff, who added a slightly altered instrumentation.
The sampling provides a "backbone" for the instrumentation and production, as well as being interlooped in the bridge.
In his review, Jozen Cummings from PopMatters described the song as "pure, frothy pop. Fluffy-seeming stuff, to be sure and possibly cringe-inducing for some folkbut very possibly also an expression of the simplest of romantic dreams: to find the 'right' person; someone who makes you feel taken care of, loved, safe.
In De/Vision - Pictures Of The Past (DVD) to the common criticism that Carey over-sings and over-uses her upper registers, Cummings wrote "truth is, she is never crass in the use of her amazing instrument.
On 'Dreamlover', especially, she keeps a close, tasteful rein on the acrobatics. He enjoyed Carey's more mature vocal style on the album, as well as the usage of the hook and the instrumentation. Considine from The Baltimore Sun called its melody Dreamlover (Original Edit) - Unlimited Nation - Dreamlover (DAT). After attaining a peak of number nine, the song dropped off the top 40 after a chart run of 13 weeks.
She is soon gasping for air and climbing into a flower bed Dreamlover (Original Edit) - Unlimited Nation - Dreamlover (DAT). As she frolics and rolls in a field, scenes of Carey boarding a hot air balloon are intercut. After a short interval of dancing alongside several male dancers, Carey leaves with her dog as the video concludes.
Ashes - Katrine Suwalski - Another World Chris Nickson felt the video captured the song's soft and relaxed nature: "The casual feel, almost like clips from home movies edited together, captured the song's off-the-shoulder airiness. She enlisted David Morales to create the Def Club Mix ; it was the first of Carey's remixes to use re-recorded vocals.
Carey's ad-libs; her ultrafalsetto vocals sound spookier than all of Basement Jaxx 's sound effects combined. Carey performed "Dreamlover" on several telecasts in the United States and throughout Europe.
It aired on December 21, The song was performed in on The Today Show as part Dreamlover (Original Edit) - Unlimited Nation - Dreamlover (DAT) a four-song set as a promotion for Carey's album, Charmbracelet. Following the televised appearances, Various - Decca Pop Package 69 performed the song live on several of her tours. In the Daydream World Tour she performed it in front of a backdrop showing footage from the song's video.
Carey performed alongside several female back-up dancers who mimicked her light dance routines. On the latter tour, Carey's wore a black bikini, with a matching cape and Christian Louboutin pumps. She mixed the song with an instrumental remix of Mtume 's song " Juicy Fruit. It was her first tour that did not regularly feature the song, as it was only performed on a few select dates. For the performance, she donned a sequined white dress, and entered the stage in a pink convertible car.
At the end of the performance, she stands atop a stage fan, while her skirt blows in the wind, as an homage to Marilyn Monroe. These credits were adapted from the Music What A Friend - Preservation Hall Jazz Band - New Orleans Preservation Vol.
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