Music: Acemaax Special Throw Back [Week 12]

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Acemaax Special Throw Back [Week 12] Takes us way back to 1993 with “Hero” by American singer and songwriterMariah Carey. It was released on October 19, 1993, viaColumbia Recordsas the second single from Carey’s thirdstudio album,Music Box(1993). Originally intended forGloria Estefan, the song was written and produced by Mariah andWalter Afanasieff.

Acemaax Special Throw Back [Week 12]

The song received mixed reviews from contemporary music critics for its lyrical content, while Carey’s vocal performance was praised. Aside from its lyrics, “Hero” derived its hook and sound from several musical instruments such as the guitar, piano, and organ. The song experienced strong success in several international markets, and also became Carey’s eighth chart topper on theBillboardHot 100. Additionally, it was ranked number 53 on the Decade-End Chart. Outside the United States, “Hero” enjoyed strong charting, reaching the top five in Canada, France, Ireland, New Zealand and Norway and the top ten in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Due to fan requests and letters, as well as their connection to its personal meaning and content, the song remains one of Carey’s most performed songs. Deemed by many as hersignature song, the song was originally performed onThe Arsenio Hall Show,The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, andHey Hey It’s Saturdayduring its original chart run.

Acemaax Special Throw Back [Week 12]

Additionally, Carey performed it on several live telethons and specials, such asPavarotti and FriendsandMichael Jackson & Friendsin 1999,America: A Tribute to Heroesin 2001,Live 8in 2005, and theinaugural ballforBarack Obamain 2009.

Acemaax Special Throw Back [Week 11]

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Additionally, the song was featured on the set-lists of all of Carey’s tours, usually serving as the encore or closing number, and making its debut during the album’s accompanying set of concerts, theMusic Box Tour.

Acemaax Special Throw Back [Week 12]

 

The song was included on several of Carey’s compilation albums,#1’s(1998),Greatest Hits(2001),The Ballads(2008), and#1 to Infinity(2015)

Mariah Carey – Hero

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