This bouncy track was the 11th US #1 hit for Mariah Carey. She was doing very well at this time with pure, upbeat pop songs like "Fantasy
" and "Honey
," but "Always Be My Baby" takes a different lyrical turn: Mariah has just been dumped, but it doesn't bother her at all because she knows he'll be back. Her confidence is unshakable, but could land her in crazy-ex-girlfriend territory as she tells the guy, "You can't escape me."