“Fantasy” by Mariah Carey

The main emotion consistent throughout “Fantasy” is that of admiration towards a particular person who she can’t be with in reality. Mariah Carey begins by describing how she feels whenever he passes by. Apparently, she is so in love with him that she keeps thinking about him all the time, notwithstanding her inability to make her feelings audible.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Mariah Carey's Fantasy at Lyrics.org.

In the chorus, we see that Mariah is so engrossed by her feelings towards this person that she dreams about him having an affair with her. She describes her state of heart during these moments as heavenly while admitting to herself that her fantasies may never become real no matter how much she wishes for it. As the song ends, it is clear that she has no intentions of making her feelings known but is completely satisfied with keeping them as her secret fantasies- a sweet one at that.


Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy” is an expression of admiration towards a love interest who may never get to be closely involved with the singer in reality.

Facts about “Fantasy”

As the lead song off her studio album entitled “Daydream”, Mariah Carey released this single in September 1995.

The singer collaborated with Dave Hall to write the lyrics of this masterpiece.

Soon after it was released, the song quickly became a global hit and performed very well on lots of charts, both local and international.

It debuted at the top of America’s prestigious Billboard Hot 100, making the singer the first female to have her single debuting at the summit of said chart.

It also peaked at number one on other Billboard charts, including US Dance Club Songs.

On the international stage, “Fantasy” peaked at number two in Britain’s official singles chart. It further topped the UK R&B chart.

Furthermore, “Fantasy”, attained a top-10 status in the official singles charts of the following places:

  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • The Netherlands

Between 1995 and 1996, the song won many awards and accolades. It won the “Favorite Single” prize at the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards. It further was nominated for an award at the 1996 Grammys.

The song was featured in the 1998 movie titled “Rush Hour”.

There’s an official remix of this song. Carey featured Ol’ Dirty Bastard on said remix.

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