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“All I've Ever Wanted” is the tenth and final track recorded by Mariah Carey for the standard edition of her third studio album, Music Box . The song was written and produced by Mariah and Walter Afanasieff. It was released on August 31, 1993 through Columbia Records.[1]

Critical reception Edit

In his unauthorized biography, Chris Nickson states: “All I’ve Ever Wanted” was the album’s final track. Closing with a ballad was good, particularly one as strong as this. The song was vaguely reminiscent of Whitney Houston’s gigantic international smash, “I Will Always Love You,” but certainly not close enough for it to lose its own identity. And for an album that had dealt so much with love in such an honest and disarming way, this was an appropriate end. It was a simple love song quite obviously addressed to Tommy Mottola. That the melody was fairly basic was irrelevant; it was the words that were important here, echoing the sentiment of the title all the way through. It was a song that might in the future compete with Whitney’s, to be sung at weddings, or at least at receptions.[2]

Video Edit

Trivia Edit

  • This song is written by Mariah
  • This song was released in August in 1993

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]

If you only knew
What I feel for you
If you only lived for me
The way I lived for you
I'd be in Heaven
My dreams would come true

[Chorus]
'Cause all I've ever wanted
Is you
And you alone
And I love you so
More than you could ever know
All I've ever wanted
Is you

[Verse 2]
If you were my own
To caress and hold
I would shower you with love
And drown within your soul
'Cause I live and breathe for you
And I really need you to know

[Chorus]
That all I've ever wanted
Is you
And you alone
And I love you so
More than you could ever know
All I've ever wanted
Is you
[Bridge]
Everything I do is for you
You are every part of me
And I don't want to face
Another day
Alone
Without your love

[Chorus]
'Cause all I've ever wanted
Is you
And you alone
And I love you so
More than you could ever know
All I've ever wanted
Is you
All I've ever wanted
Is you
Is you

You

References Edit

  1. Music Box - Mariah Carey Wiki article - retrieved June 15, 2020
  2. Mariah Carey Revisited: Chris Nickson (retrieved June 15, 2020)
Music Box
August 31, 1993 • 42:01 • Columbia Records
Songs
Released All I've Ever WantedAnytime You Need a FriendDreamloverHeroI've Been Thinking About YouJust to Hold You Once AgainMusic BoxNever Forget YouWithout You
Bonus Everything Fades AwayHeroeDo You Think Of Me
Artists
Mariah Carey
Tour
Music Box Tour
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