I totally love this song!! Anytime You Need A Friend is so amazing vocally, lyrically and musically!! Mariah sings with so much soul and emotion and power on this song and I love the choir singing in this too, it makes me feel like I'm in church!! Actually the Stringapella and Soul Convention Remix makes me feel like I'm in church as well because of the Gospel sound and it's awesome that Mariah added more vocals!! Whenever I hear the part in the song that goes "If You Just Believe In Me, I Will Love You Endlessly", I think of Jesus because with the love of Jesus, you'll survive!! All the remixes and club mixes are cool too! The Stringapella is basically just Mariah singing, it lets the listener focus on Mariah's amazing voice, I love it!! Music Box is such an amazing slow ballad that I love because you'll hear a music box throughout the entire song.
When I saw that there was a club mix video for Anytime You Need A Friend on MTV, I was searching for the single with the C & C Club version and finally after a few years I was able to get the CD singles with the club mixes which I totally love and recommend anyone who doesn't have them to get them as soon as possible and of course this CD single with Music Box on it. I got them both the same day and I just totally love them!!
Anytime You Need A Friend should have been another #1!! Every version of Anytime You Need A Friend and Music Box is so amazing and Mariah's voice is so incredible and powerful!! Get these CD singles of Anytime You Need A Friend immediately if you don't have them yet!!!