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MAKE IT HAPPEN

Shortly after the Grammys, the third and final single off "Emotions" was released. "Make it happen" struggled to a number 5 slot. Again, that was nothing to sneeze at, but to the number crunchers in the Sony tower, it was a sign that something was wrong and needed to be fixed. Mariah didn't think so and was secure in her status as pop star. "If I wanted to stay home and write songs and make a moderate living, I could do that," she said in New York magazine in the wake of Emotions' mediocre showing. "I'm not worried that I might have to go back and waitress." Mariah had completely confident in herself, and that's all that really mattered.

For "Make it happen", Mariah wrote a set of very autobiographical lyrics, dealing with the struggles she went through before being signed by Columbia (even down to the fact that she could only afford that single pair of holey sneakers), and what kept her going through it all: her faith. That wasn't just a faith in herself and her talent, but also the ability to let herself go, to pray to God, and to trust in what would happen. These were, by far, her most inspiring words to date, letting others know that whatever they were doing, no matter how difficult things were, with help they could win through. Musically, the piece had a restrained dance beat, very Motownish, that owed more than a little to gospel, with a chorus - sung by Mariah, Trey and Patrique - that rose gloriously from the verse to repeat and drive its very positive message home.

The "Make it happen" video was directed by Marcus Nispel, who picked up on the gospel element of the song and used it as the focal point, having Mariah perform her song at a benefit to Save Our Church. The audience, as they filed into a dusty, deserted building, was made up of the widest cross section possible: old and young (with a strong emphasis on children), abled and disabled, all races and colors. Although they were there for a good cause, everyone was out to have fun. From the first beat, dancers were moving. There was a deliberately amateurish, spontaneous quality about things, from the old-fashioned square microphone (Mariah's prop in the ads for her first album, as well in the Vision of love video), to the small drum kit and beat-up piano. Cuts to faces in the growing crowd showed people enjoying themselves, as well as a contented look on the face of the black minister, holding a little girl. The numbers onstage grew, too, as Mariah was joined by children playing chellos and a group of black women singing backup. At the end, when the song finished, there were real cheers, not on the record, but dubbed in to give more of a real, live experience to the video.

CD-SINGLES
5" CD-single from Australia (0882)
657819 5
collection Licinio Lisboa

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Edit)
2. Emotions (Special Motion Edit)

5" CD-single from Australia (0877)
657941 2
collection Licinio Lisboa

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Extended Version)
2. Make it happen (Dub Version)
3. Make it happen (C+C Classic Version)
4. Make it happen (Radio Edit)
5. Make it happen (LP Version)
6. Emotions (Special Motion Edit)

5" CD-single from Australia (1681)
657941 2
promo
collection Alison Wheeler

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Extended Version)
2. Make it happen (Dub Version)
3. Make it happen (C+C Classic Version)
4. Make it happen (Radio Edit)
5. Make it happen (LP Version)
6. Emotions (Special Motion Edit)

This item is exactly the same as item 0877, but on the back is a stamp saying "promotion only not for sale".

5" CD-single from Austria (0410)
657819 2
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Radio Edit)
2. Make it happen (Extended Version)
3. Make it happen (Dub)
4. Make it happen (C&C Classic Mix)
5. Make it happen (LP Version)

5" CD-single from Austria (0771)
657941 2
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Radio Edit)
2. Make it happen (Extended Version)
3. Make it happen (Dub)
4. Make it happen (C&C Classic Mix)
5. Make it happen (LP Version)

3" CD-single from Japan (0880)
SRDS 8222
collection Licinio Lisboa

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Edit)
2. Emotions (Special Motion Edit)

3" CD-single from Japan (2681)
SRDS 8222
promo
collection Wei Yi

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Edit)
2. Emotions (Special Motion Edit)

This item is exactly the same as item 0880, but on the back cover there is a promo sticker.

5" CD-single from the USA (0875)
CSK 74239
promo
collection Gilbert Chong

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Edit)
2. Make it happen (Album Version)

5" CD-single from the USA (0884)
44K 74189
picture disc
collection Janine Chaidez

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Extended Version)
2. Make it happen (Dub Version)
3. Make it happen (C+C Classic Version)
4. Make it happen (Radio Edit)
5. Make it happen (LP Version)
6. Emotions (Special Motion Edit)

VINYL SINGLES
12" vinyl maxi-single from Australia (0878)
657941 8
collection Licinio Lisboa

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Extended Version)
2. Make it happen (Dub Version)
3. Make it happen (C+C Classic Mix)
4. Make it happen (LP Version)

7" vinyl single from Holland (0414)
657819 7
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Radio Edit)
2. Emotions (Special Motion Edit)

7" vinyl single from Holland (0918)
657941 7
collection Fernanda Sousa Fontes

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Radio Edit)
2. Emotions (Special Motion Edit)

12" vinyl maxi-single from Holland (0411)
657819 6
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Extended Version)
2. Make it happen (Dub Version)
3. Make it happen (C&C Classic Mix)
4. Make it happen (LP Version)

12" vinyl maxi-single from Holland (2282)
657941 6
collection Luc Baumgartner

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Extended Version)
2. Make it happen (Dub Version)
3. Make it happen (C&C Classic Mix)
4. Make it happen (LP Version)

12" vinyl maxi-single from Mexico (2094)
PRLP-95655
promo, without picture sleeve
collection Luc Baumgartner

Tracklisting:
1. Hazlo "Make it happen"
2. Hazlo "Make it happen"

7" vinyl single from the Philippines (2733)
QCL45-10398 (38-74239)
collection Rod C. Jusay

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen
2. Someday (Remix Version)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the Philippines (2611)
QCLEP-18295 (44-74189)
collection Rod C. Jusay

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Extended Version)
2. Make it happen (Dub Version)
3. Make it happen (C+C Classic Mix)
4. Make it happen (LP Version)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the UK (0412)
XPR 1741
pre-release d.j. promotional copy
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Extended Version)
2. Make it happen (Dub Version)
3. Make it happen (C&C Classic Mix)

7" vinyl single from the USA (0413)
38-74239
without picture sleeve
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Edit)
2. Emotions (Special Motion Edit)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (1404)
XSS 74189
promo
collection Fernanda Sousa Fontes

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Extended Version)
2. Make it happen (Dub Version)
3. Make it happen (C + C Classic Mix)
4. Make it happen (LP Version)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (0885)
44 74189
collection Kerry Scrimshaw

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Extended Version)
2. Make it happen (Dub Version)
3. Make it happen (C&C Classic Mix)
4. Make it happen (LP Version)

CASSETTE SINGLES
cassette single from Australia (3174)
657819 4
tracks repeated on both sides
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Edit)
2. Emotions (Special Motion Edit)

cassette single from Australia (0879)
657941 4
collection Licinio Lisboa

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Edit)
2. Emotions (Special Motion Edit)

cassette single from Australia (0881)
657941 5
collection Licinio Lisboa

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Extended Version)
2. Make it happen (Dub Version)
3. Make it happen (C&C Classic Mix)
4. Make it happen (LP Version)

cassette single from Canada (1893)
38T 74239

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Radio Edit)
2. Emotions (Special Motion Edit)

cassette single from Holland (1872)
657819 4
tracks repeated on both sides
collection Kerry Scrimshaw

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Radio Edit)
2. Emotions (Special Motion Edit)

cassette single from the UK (0883)
657941 4
collection Licinio Lisboa

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Extended Version)
2. Make it happen (Dub Version)
3. Make it happen (C&C Classic Mix)
4. Make it happen (LP Version)

cassette single from the USA (0876)
38T 74239
collection Licinio Lisboa

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Radio Edit)
2. Emotions (Special Motion Edit)

cassette single from the USA (0409)
44T 74189
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Make it happen (Extended Version)
2. Make it happen (Dub Version)
3. Make it happen (C+C Classic Mix)
4. Make it happen (LP Version)

SHEET MUSIC
sheet music from the USA (1768)
HL00356099
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
piano - vocal - guitar
11 pages
collection Jessica Plotkin
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