I just basically did it in the studio by myself and I like the sparseness of it
- Mariah Carey
Written by Mariah Carey & Ben Margulies
Produced by Mariah Carey
4:12 Album Version
ABOUT THE SONG
- Q: Do you have a favorite song and why?
MC: Off the [debut] album?
MC: Vanishing is my favorite.
Q: Is there any reason why?
MC: I just basically did it in the studio by myself and I like the sparseness of it - it’s just piano and vocal. - Interview circa 1990
- "Some songs on my first album I love and will always love like the song "Vanishing" and other songs I wrote when I was in high school, so it was a different time for me. Some of the things that I did with other people that I had just met and written songs with, now I'll think "ahh-that was okay" - Blues & Soul (UK) Issue: October 24, 1995 “Daydream Believer” by Jeff Lorez
Is there a song from one of your previous albums that you most embrace?
There are the songs that were the hits that I love and there were some songs that were never released that many people may not necessarily know like "Underneath The Stars", "Crybaby" (with Snoop), "The Roof" from the Butterfly album, "Babydoll" was another favorite, "Vanishing" from my first album is one that I still love. It's hard to narrow it down because they all represent something different for me - the more personal ones represent a certain era in my life and the fun songs represent, well, you know... fun! - FMQB Magazine “The Emancipation of… MARIAH" April 2005
1990 Released on the Mariah Carey album.
2010 Included on the Playlist: The Very Best of Mariah Carey compilation.