New Music: Mariah Carey – ‘I Want to Know What Love Is’ (Radio Rip)

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey goes back to ballads, covering Foreigner’s ’80s classic “I Want to Know What Love Is” on the second single from her new album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (Sept. 29). The C. “Tricky” Stewart and James “Big Jim” Wright production is a total 180 from the Eminem-baiting first offering, “Obsessed.” But is this really single material?

Mariah Carey – “I Want to Know What Love Is” [Radio Rip]

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46 Comments

  1. jaguarm

    Not single material at all!! This should be just a bonus/hidden track on the album and, btw, who needed a cover of this song? I love you Mariah but…

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  2. Steven

    Wow,this song is going to be her next #1 single.It’s going to explode in all radio formats.Congratulations Mariah for your longevity, as we head to your 20th year in the music industry.
    Keep on doing it for the Fans and no one else.Everyone else move on.No time for haters.

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  3. Gary

    She’s done a great job. Ballads like these are what made her famous in her early career.

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  4. Jay

    Wow, I’m speechless! This is such a beautiful song. This is why Mimi is a legend.

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  5. joe

    this is truly amazing. it has that classic 90ties sound to it and really -radio is full of crap right now. this is music!! takes me back to when a song meant something and lasted longer than two months on the radio.
    classic mariah, classic song, GREAT!!!

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  6. Jeremy

    This is way Mimi is famous and has had a career that no other woman ever has!!! She went back to her roots and Sang!!! Love it!!!

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  7. Michael

    THIS SONG IS AMAZING! This is truly going to be her next # 1. MC IS THE BEST!

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  8. Mz. C.

    Mariah has come home!! This one’s not about hype, not about career achievements, just about beautiful, inspiring music! Add this one to her classics.

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  9. lorenzo

    adios mimi! welcome home mariah!

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  10. Peter

    WOW.. that is really perfect to say: adios Mimi, welcome home Mariah.
    Once again you’ve proved everyone wrong Mariah and it looks like you’re ready to take over the world…again…

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  11. gee man

    I must say she did a great job with this cover. This is classic Mimi right here.

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  12. leo

    AMAZING

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  13. kykilicious

    Adios Mimi, welcome back Mariah! I like this sentence. Mimi is from the 2000′s who makes generic pop/rnb music, Mariah is the girl that really sang her heart out in the 90s.

    This song reminds me of 2005′s Emancipation of Mimi, when she brought back the voice. After a dud like Obsessed I think this song will at least save her album and career.

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  14. Enbie

    I LOVE it! The song is truly beautiful and really inspiring! ^_^

    Lorenzo your comment is SO true, I loves it LOL

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  15. chan

    love it!!!!!!!

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  16. LaBonquisha

    the vocals are incredible! bravo Mariah!!!

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  17. dr

    i looooooooooove this very new fresh modern take on a classic song.

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  18. Tim

    AMAZING!!! Wowwww!!

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  19. essjae

    HOLY SHIT. SO GOOD!

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  20. fabrizio

    Grande Mariah è bellissima questa versione, mariah The voice!!!

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  21. Giselle

    Yes, this is single material. Mariah is known as one of the best singers in the world, and this song proves that.

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  22. angela

    TOTALLY!!!!!

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  23. Love MC

    I agree that I may not make it my fist official single from my album. But so far it’s the reviewers favorite and it is a great song! She really rocked it. It sounds like a new song. I think it will do great!

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  24. mc20012003

    I mean you are asking if it can be a single? Why not? Whitney new song is a ballad single that everyone claims is great. Why Mariah cant have one? Thats what everybody has been bitching and crying for. Now you got one. And it is amazing. Her voice is not gone. This is what Im talking bout MC. Go get them.

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  25. david

    Mariah will rule the world again

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  26. RaeRae

    damn. mariah is back! she be singggginnnn! go ahead mimi.

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  27. Drizzy

    i feel like a kid in a candy store lol. this is bananas! mc is on point! this is classic!

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  28. Jay

    Man I love it!!! You betta sang it MC! I’ve always loved the original version and now I love this song even more! Such a great melody…Mariah is still #1! Can’t wait for the album!

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  29. Jay

    …this really reminds me of why I love Mariah! Can’t stop listening!

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  30. DJ Triumph

    good music mariah can sing again. lol.

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  31. Cas coverr .

    This is greatness / for all those who doubted her , this is like a kiss my a s s . I lovee this so

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  32. gimme1mimi

    CLASSIC.

    Oh,mariah,you made me cry with this song.this slips into her array of classics so easily.

    This is just what all the old mariah fans need…and the new ones too !

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  33. James

    Love it. instant classic. Mariah never ceases to impress.

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  34. John

    Mariah say hi to your 19th #1!

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  35. MC rocks!!!

    Not sure if it should be next single but REALLY good job!!!! Released as 3rd single would be better…

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  36. karen

    FANTASTIC!!! This is why I love Mariah, she’s putting some credibility back on the radio. What a legend, that final chorus sends shivers down my spine

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  37. LiCari

    Yesss i love it! Mariah doesnt disappoint!

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  38. Dillon_68

    I ain’t gonna lie, this is HOT! I had doubt about this cover, but she shocked me!

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  39. MARS GFK

    Come on be serious, you fools are quick to jump on the band wagon, I would love to here this LIVE!!, Third rate production,like it was made with FLStudio, you mean with such a great original song, this is the best they could do, Easy vocal arrangments, it was simple to do , just because she did her trademark howls, doesnt equate to NEW or FRESH!!!. Some songs are not meant to be remade, like Thriller, LET IT BE< And a host of other songs< this song is ONE OF THEM!!! i know its hard in the biz for original material but isnt this what ARTISTS supposed to do

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  40. TS

    what band wagon? if a song is good its good. and this remake is classic. your on your own here, mars gfk. this is classic mariah only she can take an original and make it her own, in some cases even better. get over it. don’t be hating on a living legend.

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  41. cassie11

    OMFG THIS IS WHAT IVE BEEN PRAYING 4 !!!this is sooooooo
    Original nothing like 2000s more like her 90s sinsation hits !!!:)))))))))))))))))

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  42. Catie

    Her voice sounds amazing on this. I’m not sure if it was the right decision for the second single thouhgh.

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  43. mal

    Love Mariah but she should have left this one ALONE!

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  44. dan

    one of her best songs in a while!

    she made it! but i dont know if it will be successfull…

    great classic song… but is it mainstream enough? dont know…

    love her!!!!

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  45. Brandon

    I love it. This is her best ballad since We Belong Together and Don’t Forget About Us. I think that it is going to be huge. I am so glad that she is back to S-I-N-G-I-N’ like only she can I have heard Whitney’s ballad and I felt sorry for her she had lost her voice she has to strain to hit notes that arent even high

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  46. MimiFan

    Mariah, Mariah, Mariah! You NAILED it!!

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