Mariah Carey‘s debut single, “Vision of Love,” celebrated a major anniversary on Friday (May 15), marking 30 years since the world was introduced to the icon’s superhuman, five-octave voice and unmistakable melisma.
Featured as the lead single of Carey’s self-titled debut album in May 1990, the song shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, eventually spending four week at the top of the chart. To celebrate the milestone for an artist who famously refuses to acknowledge the passage of time (after all, it’s not a birthday, dahhlings), Billboard wants to know which of Mimi’s singles is your all-time favorite.
And we’re not just talking her record 19 No. 1 hits across four separate decades — with 75 official singles in her legendary catalog of work, there are more than enough fan-favorite tracks to choose from. Does “Vision of Love” still reign supreme over every thing that followed?
Is your favorite single one of Mariah’s instant classics like “Fantasy,” “Always Be My Baby” or “Heartbreaker? Or are you more partial to a later-era smash like “We Belong Together” or “Don’t Forget About Us”? How about an underrated gem like “Angels Cry” from 2009’s Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel or The Emancipation of Mimi lead single “It’s Like That,” which only peaked at No. 16 in Jan. 2005 before being eclipsed by the relentless string of No. 1 hits that followed off that album?
Lambs, no matter which Mariah hit ranks as your personal number one, vote in Billboard‘s poll below and let your voice be heard (preferably in whistle tone)!