Remember the days when every big Hollywood movie had a soundtrack and accompanying music videos? Mariah Carey and David LaChapelle sure do and this clip has all the classic hallmarks of the field — a gorgeously lit vocal performance, plenty of film footage and a sweeping crescendo. Mariah's performance is simple, which certainly works with a performer like her, but I couldn't help but hope for an Oz-like transformation from black and white into color for the big finish. Oh well, there are flying monkeys.
Doug Stern also writes music video treatments and reps the Lollipop Guild.