#1 Song May 31 1991

2 min read Jun 11, 2024
#1 Song May 31 1991

The Number One Song on May 31, 1991

"I Don't Wanna Cry" by Mariah Carey

On May 31, 1991, the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart was "I Don't Wanna Cry" by Mariah Carey. This was the fourth single from her debut album "Mariah Carey", which was released in 1990.

Song Background

"I Don't Wanna Cry" is a ballad that showcases Mariah Carey's impressive vocal range and emotional delivery. The song was written and produced by Mariah Carey and Narada Michael Walden. It's a heartfelt plea to a lover to stop the pain and tears caused by their troubled relationship.

Chart Performance

"I Don't Wanna Cry" was a commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on May 18, 1991, and staying at the top for two weeks. It was also a hit on the Adult Contemporary chart, peaking at number one for four weeks.

Impact and Legacy

The success of "I Don't Wanna Cry" solidified Mariah Carey's status as a rising star in the music industry. The song's emotional intensity and Mariah's signature whistle register helped to establish her as a powerhouse vocalist. The song has since become one of Mariah Carey's signature tracks and a classic of the early 1990s.

Listen to "I Don't Wanna Cry" by Mariah Carey

(Note: You can find the song on various music streaming platforms or purchase it from online music stores.)

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