Young girls'll like it the way I liked it when I was growing up.
Written by Rainy Davis & Pete Warner
Produced by Mariah Carey & Jermaine Dupri
Cover of “Sweetheart” by Rainy Davis
4:26 Album Version featuring Jermaine Dupri
4:33 Lil Jon Remix featuring Jermaine Dupri
6:21 The Dance featuring Jermaine Dupri
3:46 The Story featuring Jermaine Dupri
ABOUT THE SONG
“Remember that song ‘Sweetheart’ by Rainy Davis? It’s a remake of that. I was like, Jermaine, let’s just do a remake. I was thinking of the old songs I used to listen to when I was in school. It’s a really cute record. Young girls’ll like it the way I liked it when I was growing up.”
VIBE Magazine, November 1998 – Danyel Smith
“I chose the bonus tracks for various reasons - ‘Sweetheart’ - because I ain’t got one! Try that one on! Ha Ha”
#1s Liner Notes, 1998
[ed. Talking about the top 3 songs that make the soundtrack of your life]
MC: Can you pick just three?
SS: Umm, I have, I have. Like “Funkin’ 4 Jamaica,” I love that…
MC: And I remade that song!
SS: You sure did, honey! You know another one that I hold dear to my heart that you redid was Rainy Davis’ “Sweetheart.”
MC: Rainy Davis! I love her!
SS: What! Girl! When you did “Sweetheart”…
MC: Do you know Val Young? ‘Cause I did “If You Should Ever Be Lonely” with Heartbreaker.
SS: Buffalo, New York, yup. I told you, I’ve been there since we were babies together, coming up. I was coming up in radio, you was coming up in music. But every time you came out with a song, it resonated, because I grew up at the same time.
WBLS 107.5 NYC “Mariah Carey Talks New Music, Rebirth of Glitter and Listening to WBLS Throughout The Years” with Shaila Scott, November 20, 2018
1998 Released on the #1s compilation & Jermaine Dupri’s Life in 1472 album
2001 Included on the Greatest Hits compilation
2003 Included on The Remixes compilation