We actually got a real music box and sampled that and kept the name
- Mariah Carey
Written by Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff
Produced by Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff
4:57 Album Version
ABOUT THE SONG
- I’ve always made up melodies in my head since I was a little girl - there’s never been a time when I didn’t have things going on in my head. They weren’t songs that were already out there, but things that I was making up. I didn’t realize it until later that I could actually write a song.
Songs come to me at different times, in different was. Sometimes I'll just be collaborating with someone and they’ll have an idea for a chord structure or whatever and I’ll start singing a melody over it or sometimes I’ll be lying in bed and something will just come to me I’ll just start hearing it over and over in my head and I’ll have to go and record it on my answering machine or just put it down somewhere so I don’t forget it. The melody is definitely the easiest part of the song to write for me because it just kind of flows out of whatever mood it makes me feel is what I end up writing the lyrics.
Walter Afanasieff, my writing partner, was playing the keyboard, the synthesizer, and the name of the sound that he was using - the names come up on the computer - so we loved the sound and we were like, ‘what sound is this?’ and we looked at it and it was called ‘music box.’ So then we actually got a real music box and sampled that and kept the name. - 1994 Music Box Album Promo Video
1993 Released on the Music Box album.