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“I've Been Thinking About You” is the ninth track recorded by Mariah Carey for her third studio album, Music Box . The song was written and produced by Mariah, Robert Clivillés and David Cole. It was released on August 31, 1993 through Columbia Records.

Critical reception Edit

In his unauthorized biography about Mariah, author Chris Nickson states that the song was not "as strong as the dance tunes on Emotions, which may have been the ultimate reason neither song saw release as a single."[1]

He also states: As a song, “I’ve Been Thinking About You” probably stood as the most contemporary sounding piece Mariah had committed to tape. While much of this was due to the production (and largely the rhythm track, at that), a great deal of the arrangement ideas came from modern R&B, which in turn had taken its cues from hip-hop. So everything ended up very jerky, with no real flow, or rather the flow seemed interrupted. It was pleasant enough, but after the depth of the ballads that had preceded it, it sounded hollow, a shell without a center. One of the things that worked against it was its wordiness; merely fitting in the lines precluded the expression of emotion. How ironic, then, that out of this track Mariah would see a way ahead that would be expressed more and more over the next few years.[1]

Video Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Coincidentally, Whitney Houston has a song that is close to the title of this song. It is called "Thinking About You" and it is the first song Mariah heard from Whitney's debut album[source?]
  • This song is the ninth track on the album.

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]

We've known each other for a long, long time
But I never really noticed all the magic in your eyes
I've been around you a thousand times before
And you've always been a friend to me
But now I'm wanting more
I must have been so blind, I never realized
You're the one that's right for me
All the while I couldn't see
And now I feel so strange
I'll never be the same
I'm going 'round and 'round in circles
And I don't know what to do 'cause, baby
[Chorus]
I've been thinking about you
In the most peculiar ways
I've been thinking about you
It's unbelievable to me
But suddenly I think I'm falling in love with you
[Verse 2]
There's no explaining how I feel inside
I'm going through a transformation that's so hard for me to hide
I had a revelation that finally opened up my eyes
The one I spent a lifetime searching for was right here all the time
I was oblivious, so very out of touch
All the while I couldn't see
You're the one that's right for me
And now my world has changed
I'll never be the same
I'm going 'round and 'round in circles
And it's all because of you, sweet baby
[Chorus]
I've been thinking about you
In the most peculiar ways (In the most peculiar ways)
I've been thinking about you (Really got you on my mind)
It's unbelievable to me (It's unbelievable)
But suddenly I think I'm falling in love with you
I've been thinking about you, baby, baby, baby
In the most peculiar ways (In the most peculiar ways)
I've been thinking about you (Really got you on my mind)
It's unbelievable to me (It's unbelievable)
But suddenly I think I'm falling in love with you</p> [Bridge]
Don't you know that you're blowing my mind?
What you do to me, I can't describe (No, no, no)
Baby, I can't hold back anymore
I just can't conceal it
You're the one I really adore
[Chorus]
I've been thinking about you
In the most peculiar ways (In the most peculiar ways)
I've been thinking about you (Really got you on my mind)
In the most peculiar ways (In the most peculiar ways)
I've been thinking about you
I've been thinkin', thinkin', thinkin', thinkin' about you
In the most peculiar ways
I've been thinkin', thinkin', thinkin', thinkin' about you
I've been thinking about you
It's unbelievable to me
But suddenly I think I've been thinking about you
(Baby, I've been thinking about you)
In the most peculiar ways
I've been thinking about you
It's unbelievable to me
But suddenly I think I'm falling, I'm falling
In the most peculiar ways (In the most peculiar ways)
I've been thinking about you
It's unbelievable to me

But suddenly I think I'm falling in love with you

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mariah Carey: The Unauthorized Biography by Chris Nickson retrieved June 12, 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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