#1 Song October 1991

3 min read Jun 11, 2024
#1 Song October 1991

The Number One Song of October 1991

"Emotions" by Mariah Carey

In October 1991, the music world was dominated by the powerful vocals of Mariah Carey, as her song "Emotions" reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The Song

"Emotions" is an upbeat dance-pop track that features Carey's signature whistle register. The song was written and produced by Carey and David Cole, and it was released as the lead single from her second studio album of the same name.

** Chart Performance**

"Emotions" debuted at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on September 14, 1991, and quickly rose to the top, reaching number one on October 12, 1991. It stayed at the top of the chart for three weeks, becoming Carey's fifth number one single in the US.

Impact and Legacy

"Emotions" was a commercial success, selling over 2 million copies in the US alone. The song's success can be attributed to its catchy melody, infectious beat, and Carey's impressive vocal range. The song has since become a classic of the 1990s and one of Carey's signature hits.

Fun Facts

  • "Emotions" was the highest-debuting single at the time, entering the chart at number 17.
  • The song's music video was directed by Jeff Preiss and features Carey performing the song in a nightclub.
  • "Emotions" was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 1992 Grammy Awards.

Overall, "Emotions" is a timeless classic that showcases Mariah Carey's vocal prowess and staying power as a pop icon.

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