I Want To Know What Love Is (Album Version)

September 28, 2009 | Format: MP3

$1.29
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 28, 2009
  • Release Date: September 28, 2009
  • Label: Island Records
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  • Duration: 3:27 minutes
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  • ASIN: B002POXEVQ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,348 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

Customer Reviews

'I Want To Know What Love Is' was not a very good choice for Mariah.
panda
The song was absolutely a very weak and less than strong cover for a few reasons.
Michael Kerner
Her remake is not as good as the original by Foreigner but she does it justice.
Robert Holley Jr.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Amini on September 29, 2009
This remake of the Foreigner classic is done major justice by the amazingly talented Mariah Carey. Having done many high-profile remakes in the past ("Without You", "I'll Be There", "Open Arms", "Bringing On The Heartbreak"), you knew Mariah would pull this off (or at least you should have) even before you heard the track. Mariah keeps the melody simple on this one, allowing the listener to focus on her vunerable vocals as she asks the quesition: What is love? Mariah begins the first verse with a subtle whisper like vocal, leading into the 2nd and final parts of the song, where she belts beautifully at the top of her lungs amongst a background of a gospel choir singing the wonderful chorus to this classic. Mariah did an amazing job with this and I highly recommend you download her version of "I Want To Know What Love Is."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adrian on January 1, 2010
January 1, 2010 (first review of the New Year! 2010, woo hoo!!)

But at the same time, even with the cool snaps and the extremely powerful high note at the end, this song is missing lyrics. Probably a verse and a couple of choruses. And this is due to the fact that these days you need to have the song fit into a 3 minute length quota which is stupid. Some of the best R&B songs are longer, more subdued tracks.

But anyway, this remake isn't bad like some say it is but it's not as stunning as the original. It does however, have enough originality and Mariah imprint on it to be likeable.

All in all, a decent remake but she's done better.

My biggest qualm is that it was too short. Somehow, if she could have made it a 4 minute affair then this song would probably have scored higher for me.

3.5 stars.

end note: Get Mariah's latest album if you don't already have it. If you are a Mariah fan, and you liked her E=MC2, Emancipation of Mimi and Rainbow albums, then I think this album will be right up your alley. Let it grow on you.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Kerner HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on September 28, 2009
There has no been question about Mariah Carey. She has been under a lot of pressure to really deliver with a strong cover. She has had a lot of weak cover songs that she has done over the years, from a lackluster cover of Journey's Open Arms, to a mixed cover of Brenda K. Starr's I Still Believe. While her best cover was of The Jackson 5's I'll Be There, she still needs to really deliver. With her latest single, a cover of Foreigner's I Want To Know What Love Is, the second single from her latest album, Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel, she honestly has not done that. The song was absolutely a very weak and less than strong cover for a few reasons. One of them is that she missed recording an entire verse of the song from when Foreigner did it 25 years ago, and the second is that it missed the heart and soul that had been made from the song for years. Next to when Wynonna Judd covered the song a few years ago, this honestly has to be the least-enjoyed version of the Foreigner classic. I thought this was not a good idea for it to be a single from the album, and I was right. Better luck with Memoirs, Mariah. You really are going to need it, badly!!

Song: D 1/2-
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By I'm hungry. feed me VINE VOICE on January 28, 2010
Mariah, Vocally is awesome on this Foreigner cover. But she lyrically ruined it by skipping a whole verse.

I gotta take a little time, A little time to think things over
I better read between the lines, In case I need it when I'm older

Now this mountain I must climb, Feels like a world upon my shoulders
And through the clouds I see love shine It keeps me warm as life grows colder

In my life

She replaced older with colder to bypass verse 2, lyrically ruining the song. Her awesome vocals make a second star worthy. but the cover was lyrically ruined
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Mariah was at the top of her game then. Her remake is not as good as the original by Foreigner but she does it justice.
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