From The Vault: Mariah Carey – ‘Love Takes Time’

Published: Sunday 19th Dec 2021 by Joe

Today’s From The Vault pick is a gem housed in the early 90s.

This week’s pick is the soaring ‘Love Takes Time’ by the ever-dependable Mariah Carey.

After hitting a home run with her debut single ‘Vision Of Love’ in 1990, Mariah and her team were primed for her to become the next big thing in music and keen to prove that she wasn’t a flash in the pan.

Issued as the second single to be released from the diva’s eponymous debut, ‘Love’ was written by Mimi alongside Ben Margulies and marked the first of many collaborations with producer Walter Afanasieff.

A ballad about lost love and the healing process that comes after it, it served as the songbird’s second US #1 and a favorite with critics. Internationally, it didn’t reach the heights of its predecessor globally but still managed to crack the Top 40 of the British charts.

The song’s black-and-white visual was shot in Venice, Los Angeles by Jeb Brien and shows Mimi wandering on the beach with her reliable little black dress and a blanket after a man is seen leaving with a suitcase. 

If the world as a whole is currently excited about Mariah’s festive content, we for one can’t wait to get our ears and eyes on the album follow-up to the exquisite ‘Caution.’ If her at-home performances of the past few months are anything to go by, we’re in for an amazing ride.

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  1. Moose’s Wig December 19, 2021

    Legend ❤️

  2. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) December 19, 2021

    #1 Diva 💅🏿 Crackney hoeston will never

    • Deborah c** stan December 19, 2021

      Monica could never

  3. KeyLoLo December 19, 2021

    People don’t talk about this song enough for me ..if I don’t like any other MC song (which I do) this song right here hits the spot..literally my favorite MC song EVER..and she was cute as fk in this video!

    • Zion December 20, 2021

      This is my favourite from her as well.

  4. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 December 20, 2021

    There’s no words to express the feeling this song gives to the world! 🌎 Mariah is one of the greatest songwriters EVER…one of the best vocalists EVER…and one of the most beautiful people EVER…point, blank, period, comma, colon, apostrophe, exclamation mark lol 💯🎶❤️ And anybody that’s even thinking of throwing shade trees better go listen to Mariah’s version of O Holy Night before they embarrass themselves lol 🤳🏽 Homegirl can SANG your whole life 🤣

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