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I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS

"I want to know what love is" is a 1984 power ballad recorded by the British-American rock band Foreigner. The song hit #1 in both the UK and the USA and is the band's most successful single. "I want to know what love is" was covered by Mariah as the second single from her twelfth studio album, Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel. The single, produced by Mariah, C. "Tricky" Stewart and James "Big Jim" Wright, was released in Europe on August 28, 2009 and in the USA on September 15, 2009.

Initial reviews of the song were very positive, with many critics praising Mariah's version of the classic ballad. Australian magazine Rhyme & Reason stated that "While Carey stayed true to the original, this piano-led remake is less an overhaul of the classic '80s hit than it is a modest but impressive update." The UK Daily Star gave it a 5 out of 5 rating: "The song is given the Carey treatment and is complete with choir and karaoke climax. It's a great rework." Bill Lamb from About.com said that "Mariah Carey's new version could leave you speechless. The diversity of vocal coloring expressed in this recording is stunning. While the single Obsessed remains disappointing, this single is a reminder of just how formidable Carey's talents are given a strong production and arrangement." Los Angeles Times said "Tackling a well-known power ballad seems like a safe choice. It's a comfortable fall-back plan after Obsessed performed well, but did far from blockbuster numbers. It will undoubtedly be a hit." And Friday Morning Quarterback wrote: "MC is at her very best vocally, delivering a heartfelt emotion and passion that is sure to connect with an even wider audience than the #1, Obsessed, which generated lots of headlines and buzz. It's the perfect follow-up and launch track for Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, a new album due September 29. It's a big song that only a big artist could handle... Mariah Carey is that artist! MC shines with a performance that screams multi-format hit!"

CD-SINGLES
5" CD-single from Brazil (3352)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Rad Zaraket

Tracklisting:
1. I want to know what love is (Main Version)

This CD-Single comes with three promotional photos from the album "Memoirs of an imperfect angel".

5" CD-single from Denmark (3395)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Leon Chee

Tracklisting:
01. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Club Edit)
02. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Club Mix)
03. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Dub)
04. I want to know what love is (Donnie Hotwheel Tempo Mix)
05. I want to know what love is (Low Sunday Tempo Mix)
06. I want to know what love is (Chriss Ortega Club Edit)
07. I want to know what love is (Chriss Ortega Club Mix)
08. I want to know what love is (Chew Fu Radio Mix)
09. I want to know what love is (Chew Fu Club Mix)
10. I want to know what love is (Cutmore's Radio Shakedown)
11. I want to know what love is (Cutmore's Club Shakedown)
12. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Club Edit)
13. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Club Mix)
14. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Dub)

5" CD-single from Europe (3353)
MCWANTCDP1
promo
collection Cleyton Bento

Tracklisting:
1. I want to know what love is

5" CD-single from Europe (3342)
0602527211985
collection Szilvia Kiss

Tracklisting:
1. I want to know what love is
2. Obsessed (Cahill Club Edit)

5" CD-single from Europe (3390)
602527275666
collection Yoann Leclerc

Tracklisting:
1. I want to know what love is
2. Obsessed (Cahill Club Edit)

5" CD-single from France (3481)
no catalogue number
collection Andy Hermawan Tjondrodihardjo

Tracklisting:
1. I want to know what love is

5" CD-single from Germany (3389)
no catalogue number
promo, most likely a bootleg
collection Andy Hermawan Tjondrodihardjo

Tracklisting:
01. I want to know what love is (Donni Hotwheel Tempo Mix)
02. I want to know what love is (Low Sunday Tempo Mix)
03. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Club Edit)
04. I want to know what love is (Cutmore's Radio Shakedown)
05. I want to know what love is (Chew Fu Radio Fix)
06. I want to know what love is (Chriss Ortega Club Edit)
07. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Club Edit)
08. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Club Mix)
09. I want to know what love is (Cutmore's Club Shakedown)
10. I want to know what love is (Chew Fu Club Fix)
11. I want to know what love is (Chriss Ortega Club Mix)
12. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Club Mix)
13. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Dub)
14. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Dub)

5" CD-single from Hong Kong (3372)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Leon Chee

Tracklisting:
1. I want to know what love is

5" CD-single from Japan (3385)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Andy Hermawan Tjondrodihardjo

Tracklisting:
1. I want to know what love is

5" CD-single from South-Korea (3343)
DP6312/272 119-8
collection SangWook Park and YoungTaek Lim

Tracklisting:
1. I want to know what love is
2. Obsessed (Cahill Club Edit)

5" CD-single from the UK (3333)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Leon Chee

Tracklisting:
1. I want to know what love is

5" CD-single from the UK (3354)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Leon Chee

Tracklisting:
1. I want to know what love is

5" CD-single from the UK (3484)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Andy Hermawan Tjondrodihardjo

Tracklisting:
1. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Edit)
2. I want to know what love is (Chew Fu Edit)

5" CD-single from the UK (3378)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Corey Pattinson

Tracklisting:
01. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Club Mix)
02. I want to know what love is (Chriss Ortega Club Mix)
03. I want to know what love is (Chew Fu Club Mix)
04. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Club Mix)
05. I want to know what love is (Cutmore's Club Shakedown)
06. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Dub)
07. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Edit)
08. I want to know what love is (Chew Fu Edit)
09. I want to know what love is (Chriss Ortega Edit)
10. I want to know what love is (Original)

5" CD-single from the UK (3309)
IWANTCJ1
promo
collection Cleyton Bento

Tracklisting:
1. I want to know what love is

5" CD-single from the USA (3369)
no catalogue number
promo
collection David Hinz

Tracklisting:
01. I want to know what love is (Donnie Hotwheel Tempo Mix)
02. I want to know what love is (Chew Fu Radio Mix)
03. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Club Radio Mix)
04. I want to know what love is (Cutmore's Radio Shakedown)
05. I want to know what love is (Chriss Ortega Club Edit)
06. I want to know what love is (Low Sunday Tempo Mix)
07. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Club Edit)
08. I want to know what love is (Chew Fu Club Mix)
09. I want to know what love is (Cutmore's Club Shakedown)
10. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Club Mix)
11. I want to know what love is (Chriss Ortega Club Mix)
12. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Club Mix)
13. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Dub Mix)
14. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Dub)

5" CD-single from the USA (3296)
ISLR 17003-2
promo
collection Cleyton Bento

Tracklisting:
1. I want to know what love is

5" CD-single from the USA (3355)
no catalogue number
promo, most likely a bootleg
collection Rad Zaraket

Tracklisting:
01. I want to know what love is (Donnie Hotwheel Tempo Mix)
02. I want to know what love is (Chew Fu Radio Mix)
03. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Club Radio Mix)
04. I want to know what love is (Cutmore's Radio Shakedown)
05. I want to know what love is (Chriss Ortega Club Edit)
06. I want to know what love is (Low Sunday Tempo Mix)
07. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Club Edit)
08. I want to know what love is (Chew Fu Club Mix)
09. I want to know what love is (Cutmore's Club Shakedown)
10. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Club Mix)
11. I want to know what love is (Chriss Ortega Club Mix)
12. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Club Mix)
13. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Dub Mix)
14. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Dub)

5" CD-single from the USA (3356)
no catalogue number
promo, most likely a bootleg
collection Stefano Veneziani

Tracklisting:
01. I want to know what love is (Donni Hotwheel Tempo Mix)
02. I want to know what love is (Low Sunday Tempo Mix)
03. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Club Edit)
04. I want to know what love is (Cutmore's Radio Shakedown)
05. I want to know what love is (Chew Fu Radio Fix)
06. I want to know what love is (Chriss Ortega Club Edit)
07. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Club Edit)
08. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Club Mix)
09. I want to know what love is (Cutmore's Club Shakedown)
10. I want to know what love is (Chew Fu Club Fix)
11. I want to know what love is (Chriss Ortega Club Mix)
12. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Club Mix)
13. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Dub)
14. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Dub)

5" CD-single from the USA (3480)
no catalogue number
promo, most likely a bootleg
collection Anja-Tatjana Wiese

Tracklisting:
01. I want to know what love is (Donni Hotwheel Tempo Mix)
02. I want to know what love is (Low Sunday Tempo Mix)
03. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Club Edit)
04. I want to know what love is (Cutmore's Radio Shakedown)
05. I want to know what love is (Chew Fu Radio Fix)
06. I want to know what love is (Chriss Ortega Club Edit)
07. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Club Edit)
08. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Club Mix)
09. I want to know what love is (Cutmore's Club Shakedown)
10. I want to know what love is (Chew Fu Club Fix)
11. I want to know what love is (Chriss Ortega Club Mix)
12. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Club Mix)
13. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Dub)
14. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Dub)

VINYL SINGLES
12" vinyl maxi-single from the UK (3401)
IWANNA
bootleg
collection Trevor Slater

Tracklisting:
1. I want to know what love is (Moto Blanco Club Mix)
2. I want to know what love is (Chew Fu Club Mix)
3. I want to know what love is (Low Sunday Tempo Mix)
4. I want to know what love is (Nu Addiction Club Mix)
5. I want to know what love is (Chris Ortega Club Mix)
6. I want to know what love is (Album Version)

SHEET MUSIC
sheet music from the USA (3398)
02501480
Cherry Lane Music Company
exclusively distributed by Hal Leonard Corporation
8 pages
coleection Andy Hermawan Tjondrodihardjo
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