Honey

Mariah Carey

About Honey

"Honey" is a song by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey. It was released on August 26, 1997 by Columbia Records as the lead single from her sixth studio album Butterfly (1997). The song was written and produced by Carey, Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, Kamaal "Q-Tip" Fareed, and Steven "Stevie J" Jordan. The song samples "Hey DJ" by the World's Famous Supreme Team, and "The Body Rock" by the Treacherous Three. "Honey" was a re-defining song in Carey's career, pushing her further into the hip hop music world. "Honey" was acclaimed by music critics, who called Carey's musical transition "genuine". "Honey" was successful in the United States, becoming Carey's third single to debut atop the US Billboard Hot 100, a feat that has yet to be duplicated. The single stayed at number one for three consecutive weeks. "Honey" hit the top-five in Canada, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom, the top-ten in Australia and Sweden, and the top 20 in the majority of charts worldwide. "Honey" was nominated in two categories at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards, for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song. Carey included the song in the set-list of various live shows and future tours, where she would sing both the original and remix versions. 


Year:
1998
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Oh, now you can have me
When you want me
You simply ask me to be there
And you're the only one
Who makes me come running
'Cause what you got
Is far beyond compare

And it's just like honey
When your love comes over me
Oh, baby, I've got a dependency
Always strung out
For another taste of your honey

It's like honey when it washes over me
You know sugar never ever was so sweet
And I'm dying for ya
Crying for ya
I adore ya
One hit of your love affected me
And I'm strung out on you, darling
Don't you see
Every night and day I can hardly wait
For another taste of honey

Honey, I can't describe
How good it feels inside
Honey, I can't describe
How good it feels inside

Oh, I can't be elusive with you honey
'Cause it's blatant that I'm feeling you
And it's too hard for me to leave abruptly
You're the only thing I want to do
And it's just like honey
When your love comes over me
Oh, baby, I've got a dependency
Always strung out
For another taste of your honey

It's like honey when it washes over me
You know sugar never ever was so sweet
And I'm dying for ya
Crying for ya
I adore ya
One hit of your love addicted me
And I'm strung out on you, darling
Don't you see
Every night and day I can hardly wait
For another taste of honey

Harlem world we won't stop for Mariah, you're on fire
Harlem world we won't stop, so Mariah, take us higher
Harlem world we won't stop, for Mariah, you're on fire
Harlem world we won't stop, so Mariah, take us higher
Break it down

Every little thing you do
Now, what we gonna do right here
Is we gonna smooth it out
(Honey got me hooked on you)
MC, and she won't stop

It's like honey when it washes over me
You know sugar never ever was so sweet
And I'm dying for ya
Crying for ya
I adore ya
One hit of your love addicted me
And I'm strung out on you, darling
Don't you see
Every night and day I can hardly wait
For another taste of honey

It's like honey when it washes over me
You know sugar never ever was so sweet
And I'm dying for ya
Crying for ya
I adore ya
One hit of your love addicted me
And I'm strung out on you, darling
Don't you see
Every night and day I can hardly wait
For another taste of honey

It's like honey when it washes over me
You know sugar never ever was so sweet
And I'm dying for ya
Crying for ya
I adore ya
One hit of your love addicted me
And I'm strung out on you, darling
Don't you see
Every night and day I can hardly wait
For another taste of honey

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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She made her recording debut in 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and released her self-titled debut studio album, Mariah Carey. The album went multi-platinum and spawned four consecutive number one singles, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following her marriage to Mottola in 1993, a series of hit records, including Emotions (1991), Music Box (1993) and Merry Christmas (1994), established her position as Columbia's highest-selling act. Daydream (1995), made music history when the second single, "One Sweet Day" a duet with Boyz II Men, spent a record sixteen weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100, and remains… more »

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Written by: Bobby Robinson, Kamaal Fareed, Larry Price, Mariah Carey, Mohandas Dewese, Ronald Larkins, Sean Combs, Stephen Hague, Steve Jordan, Malcolm McLaren

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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10 facts about this song

Decade of Release
"Honey" was released in August of 1997. It was Mariah Carey's first single from her sixth studio album, "Butterfly."
Chart Performance
The song quickly gained popularity and reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It held this position for three weeks.
Grammy Recognition
"Honey" was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1998, for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song.
Style Shift
The song marked a significant shift in Carey's music style, drawing heavily from hip-hop and R&B influences. It featured a sample of the 1981 hit "The Body Rock" by the Treacherous Three.
Music Video Controversy
The music video for "Honey" garnered significant attention and controversy due to its sexually charged imagery, marking a departure from Carey's more wholesome previous image.
High-Profile Collaborations
The remix of "Honey" featured performances from hip-hop artists Puff Daddy, The Lox, and Mase, further signifying Carey's shift into the R&B and hip-hop genre.
Critical Acclaim
"Honey" received generally positive reviews from music critics. Many praised Carey's new musical direction and the song's catchy, upbeat sound.
Global Success
Beyond US shores, "Honey" also topped the charts in Canada and reached the top 5 in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and several other countries.
Performance Legacy
Carey has performed "Honey" live at several high-profile events, including the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards and VH1 Divas Live.
Legacy
"Honey" is remembered both for its chart success and for its role in transforming Carey's image and music, moving her from the realm of pop ballads into more contemporary, R&B-inflected sounds.

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