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Encyclopedia > One Sweet Day
"One Sweet Day"
"One Sweet Day" cover
Single by Mariah Carey featuring Boyz II Men
from the album Daydream
Released November 14, 1995 (U.S.) November 19, 1995 (UK)
Format CD single, CD maxi single, cassette single, cassette maxi single, 7" single, 12" single
Genre Pop
Length 4:41
Label Columbia
Writer Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff, Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman, Michael McCary
Producer Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff
Certification 2x platinum (RIAA)
Mariah Carey singles chronology
"Fantasy"
(1995)
"One Sweet Day"
(1995)
"Open Arms"
(1996)
Boyz II Men singles chronology
"Vibin'"
(1995)
"One Sweet Day"
(1995)
"I Remember"
(1996)
Daydream track listing
"Underneath the Stars"
(2)
"One Sweet Day"
(3)
"Open Arms"
(4)
#1's track listing
"Always Be My Baby"
(6)
"One Sweet Day"
(7)
"Fantasy" (featuring O.D.B.)
(8)
Greatest Hits (CD #2) track listing
"One Sweet Day"
(1)
"Always Be My Baby"
(2)
The Ballad Collection track listing
Girl in the Life Magazine
(7)
"One Sweet Day"
(8)
"4 Seasons of Loneliness"
(9)

"One Sweet Day" is a song recorded by American singer Mariah Carey and quartet Boyz II Men and co-written by Carey, Walter Afanasieff and Boyz II Men members Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris, and Michael McCary. It was co-produced by Carey and Afanasieff for Carey's sixth album Daydream, and was released as the album's second single in 1995 (see 1995 in music). It holds the record for the longest run at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (16 weeks total), and is one of the biggest hits of both Carey's and Boyz II Men's careers. Popular both within and outside the U.S., it is widely considered the most successful non-charity single of all time in the United States. Image File history File links This image is the cover of an album or single. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... 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Walter Wally Afanasieff (born 1958-02-10) is a Grammy-award-winning record producer and songwriter who started out as Whitney Houstons arranger, but rose to success co-writing and co-producing music with Mariah Carey. ... Wanya Jermaine Morris (born July 29, 1973, in Philadelphia) is an African-American R&B singer, best known as the leader of the popular R&B group Boyz II Men. ... Nathan Bartholomew (thats right, Bartholemew) Morris (born 18 June 1971, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an African-American singer, also known as Alex Vanderpool (his nickname in the early Boyz II Men days). ... Shawn Stockman Shawn Patrick Stockman (born September 26, 1972, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an African-American R&B singer, best known as a member of the vocal group Boyz II Men. ... Michael Sean McCary (born December 16, 1971, in Philadelphia) is an African-American R&B singer, best known as the bass singer of the popular R&B group, Boyz II Men. ... 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Russell Jones appears as Dirt McGirt Ol Dirty Bastard (also known as ODB, Dirty, Dirt McGirt, Dirt Dog, Big Baby Jesus, Osirus, Joe Bannanas, and Unique Ason), born Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968–November 13, 2004), was an African American rapper with one of the most highly distinctive... Greatest Hits is the eleventh album by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, released in the United States on December 4, 2001 (see 2001 in music). ... The Ballad Collection is a 2000 compilation of ballads recorded by R&B group Boyz II Men, released by Universal Records. ... 4 Seasons of Loneliness is a R&B/pop ballad recorded by Philadelphia-based vocal quartet Boyz II Men. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ... Boyz II Men is an American R&B/soul singing group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... 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Contents

About the record

"One Sweet Day" was inspired by the death of David Cole, who worked with Mariah Carey on her two previous albums, including her 'MTV Unplugged' album. During this period, she had arranged to record a song with Boyz II Men. This is also one of the songs that Carey showcases the power of her voice on her Daydream album.[1]


In terms of Billboard magazine charts, 'The song is the most successful single for both Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men'. The protagonists of this memorial pop anthem lament the deaths of friends, but say that they will be together again "one sweet day". The single's video, directed by Larry Jordan, is made up of footage showing Carey and Boyz II Men writing and recording the song in the studio, as it was difficult for both Boyz II Men and Carey to schedule a time to film a video. Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Larry Jordan is a music video director who is known for directing many music videos and television specials/DVDS of Mariah Carey. ...


There are no major remixes of the song, but there is a Chuck Thompson-produced remix, "One Sweet Day" (Chucky's remix), which gives the song a slightly more R&B feel. An a cappella version of the song, known as the "Sweet a cappella", features slightly different vocal arrangements and a new intro which also serves as a countermelody throughout the song. A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ... Charles L. Chuck Thompson (June 10, 1921 - March 6, 2005) was an American sportscaster best known for his broadcasts of the National Football League Baltimore Colts and Major League Baseballs Baltimore Orioles. ... This article is about the vocal technique. ...


Reception

Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men at Madison Square Garden.

The single became Carey's tenth number-one single on the Hot 100 and Boyz II Men's fifth, remaining at the peak for a record-breaking sixteen weeks from November 26, 1995 to March 16, 1996. Boyz II Men had previously held this record twice, with "End of the Road" (1992) spending thirteen weeks at the top and "I'll Make Love to You" (1994) spending fourteen. (The latter song shared its record with Whitney Houston's cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You".) "One Sweet Day" replaced "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" by Whitney Houston at number one, and was replaced by Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me". Image File history File links Msgcap20. ... Image File history File links Msgcap20. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see End of the Road (disambiguation). ... Ill Make Love To You is a 1994 #1 hit single by R&B group Boyz II Men for the Motown label. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated American country singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress, and philanthropist. ... I Will Always Love You is a song written and originally performed by American country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton (first released as a single in 1974) and then most famously recorded by American pop/R&B singer Whitney Houston. ... Exhale (Shoop Shoop) is a 1995 hit single by R&B singer Whitney Houston, featured on the soundtrack of the film Waiting to Exhale, in which she also starred. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ...


The single also debuted at number one, making Carey the first artist to have more than one number-one debut, and also the only artist ever to have two consecutive singles debut at number one; the record hasn't been broken yet. The single spent twenty-six weeks in the top forty, was certified two times platinum by the RIAA, and ranked number two on the Hot 100 1996 year-end charts. Despite its success in the United States, it was not as big a hit elsewhere as previous Carey singles such as "Fantasy" (1995), the first release from Daydream. It failed to top any chart outside the U.S aside of New Zealand's and the Philippines, but was a top ten hit in the United Kingdom, France, Australia, and Canada. It had some success across Continental Europe, but failed to match the success of "Fantasy".It did though search number #1 on the United World Chart staying there for 6 weeks. It ranked #5 at the end of the year chart.It was Boyz II Men's biggest success outside the U.S. since "End of the Road", and was later included on their greatest hits release Legacy: The Greatest Hits Collection (2001). Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The RIAA Logo. ... Fantasy is a song co-written and co-produced by American singer Mariah Carey and Dave Hall for Careys sixth album, Daydream. ... Continental Europe, also referred to as mainland Europe or simply the Continent, is the continent of Europe, explicitly excluding European islands and, at times, peninsulas. ... A greatest hits album (sometimes referred to as a best of album) is a compilation album of successful, previously released songs by a particular music artist or band. ...


In the Philippines, it became Carey's biggest hit, topping the Philippines Singles Chart for 14 weeks, the longest number one ever. Due to this huge reception, the song became MTV Asia Hitlist's longest number single, topping the charts for a record-breaking 11 weeks. The record in the Philippines has not been broken yet, but in tha MTV Asia Hitlist, Carey broke her own record with 2005's 'We Belong Together." MTV Asia Hitlist is an Asian chart show or countdown on MTV Asia, produced by MTV Asia and hosted by MTV VJs, which first aired in 1996. ... We Belong Together is a pop–R&B song recorded by Mariah Carey for her ninth studio album The Emancipation of Mimi (2005) and released as the albums second single in 2005 (see 2005 in music). ...

A scene from the "One Sweet Day" music video.

"One Sweet Day" was nominated for the 1996 Grammy Awards for "Record of the Year" and "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals", losing both categories. As two of the top nominees at the 1996 Grammy Awards, Carey and Boyz II Men were invited to perform, and sang "One Sweet Day". Carey began the evening happily as she had been nominated for six Grammys that night. "One Sweet Day" was the current #1 record on the Hot 100 at that time, and the following morning it was announced that it had just broken the record set by Whitney Houston, giving Mariah a "consolation prize". Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The jejejeje Record of the Year is one of the four most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals has been awarded since 1995. ...


Audio samples

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Track listings

US CD maxi single
  1. "One Sweet Day" (Album Version)
  2. "One Sweet Day" (Sweet A Cappella)
  3. "One Sweet Day" (A Cappella)
  4. "One Sweet Day" (Chucky's Remix)
  5. "One Sweet Day" (Live Version)
  6. "Fantasy" (Def Drums Mix)
UK CD maxi single
  1. "One Sweet Day" (album version)
  2. "Fantasy" (Def Drums mix)
  3. "Joy to the World" (Celebration mix)
  4. "Joy to the World" (club mix)

Fantasy is a song co-written and co-produced by American singer Mariah Carey and Dave Hall for Careys sixth album, Daydream. ... Joy to the World is one of the best-known and best-loved of Christmas carols. ...

Charts

Chart (1995) Peak
position
No. of chart topper
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1 (16 weeks) 10th (Carey)
4th (Boyz II Men)
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 2
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 1 (13 weeks) 6th (Carey)
U.S. ARC Weekly Top 40 1 (11 weeks) 13th (Carey)
6th (Boyz II Men)
United World Chart 1 (6 weeks)
Philippines Singles Chart 1 (14 weeks)
New Zealand 1 (2 weeks)
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 2
Canadian Singles Chart 2
French Singles Chart 5
Norwegian Singles Chart 6
UK Singles Chart 6
Swiss Singles Chart 12
Italian Singles Chart 23
German Singles Chart 25
Japanese Oricon Singles Chart 87
Preceded by
"Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" by Whitney Houston
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
December 2, 1995- March 16, 1996
Succeeded by
"Because You Loved Me" by Céline Dion
Preceded by
"Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio featuring L.V.
RIANZ (New Zealand) number one single
22 December 1995 - 19 January 1996
Succeeded by
"How Bizarre" by OMC
Preceded by
"Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio
United World Chart number one single
January 27, 1996March 2, 1996
Succeeded by
"Missing by Everything but the Girl

The United World Chart is a worldwide chart issued every week by Media Traffic, using both sales (digital and physical) and airplay to determine the most popular albums and singles in the world. The United World Chart uses the same system as the Billboard Hot 100, in which the tracking... The Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) is a trade group representing the Australian recording industry. ... Oricon ), also known as Oricon Style, is a Japanese company which provides music industry-related information. ... Exhale (Shoop Shoop) is a 1995 hit single by R&B singer Whitney Houston, featured on the soundtrack of the film Waiting to Exhale, in which she also starred. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Because You Loved Me is a smash hit from Céline Dions Falling into You album, released as the first single on February 19, 1996 in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Latin America. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC, OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy, Juno, and Oscar award-winning pop singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ... Gangstas Paradise is a rap song by Coolio from the new Paramount Pictures movie Hey Arnold!: The Movie (2002) (starring Arnold Doug Funnie). ... This article is about the hip hop artist. ... Larry L.V. Sanders. ... The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) is a non-profit trade association of record producers, distributors and recording artists in New Zealand. ... This is a list of Number 1 hit singles in 1996 in New Zealand, starting with the first chart dated, 12th January 1996. ... is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... How Bizzare is a 1996 album by OMC. It was first done under the huh! recording label, issued by PolyGram New Zealand, and manufactured and marketed by Mercury Records in the United States. ... OMC is a TLA that may stand for: Offshore Management Centre Offshore Marine Contractors, Inc. ... Gangstas Paradise is a rap song by Coolio from the new Paramount Pictures movie Hey Arnold!: The Movie (2002) (starring Arnold Doug Funnie). ... This article is about the hip hop artist. ... The United World Chart is a worldwide chart issued every week by Media Traffic, using both sales (digital and physical) and airplay to determine the most popular albums and singles in the world. The United World Chart uses the same system as the Billboard Hot 100, in which the tracking... This is a list of the United World Chart number-ones of 1996. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Missing is a song written and recorded by British pop music duo Everything but the Girl. ... Everything but the Girl Is a song composed and written by Tyler Buckkie of Ontario. ...

See also

  • Hot 100 number-one hits of 1995 (USA)
  • Hot 100 number-one hits of 1996 (USA)

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