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WE BELONG TOGETHER

"We belong together" is the second single from the album "The emancipation" of Mimi and Mariah's 16th number 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. It was released in March 2005 and hit the top spot 2 months later. "Even though it's a very specific story, I feel like people can probably apply it to their own lives," Mariah said.

Just like "It's like that", the single was never commercially released in the USA. In Australia it debuted at number 1. In the UK it debuted at number 2, and in the Netherlands the top position was the third spot.

Billboard wrote about this song: "Mariah Carey is on the comeback trail. With new single 'We belong together', she builds on the momentum of recent hit 'It's like that'. The latter track was her biggest success on the Mainstream Top 40 chart since 1997 (discounting her featured role on Busta Rhymes' 'I know what you want'). On 'We belong together', Carey delivers a return-to-form R&B groove ballad. It's a stellar I-shoulda-known-better-please-come-back-to-me song, with her vocals taking center stage: A 'foolish' Carey sings about how she desperately wants her baby back. Radio and fans have been asking for a classic Carey ballad for a long time. 'We belong together' is the kind of track that makes the wait worth it."

FMQB Magazine wrote: "While 'It's like that' proved that Mariah Carey still has a lot more to offer, 'We belong together', her next single from 'The emancipation of Mimi', is sure to ignite even more support. We told you that this CD was loaded with soon-to-be-hits, and this record tops the list of single choices that will have MC chart-bound again in no time. Imagine that, two chart topping hits before Mariah's CD is even released on April 12. Who would have ever thought Mariah could pull it all together and deliver one of her best performances in some time? While 'It's like that' is the type of party record that Mariah likes to hit her fans with out of the box, 'We belong together' is the type of record that will tug at their emotions, with Mariah delivering her passionate plea. Mariah being back in play, and at the top of her game is not only a great thing for music, it's a welcomed returned from one of pop music's top divas who's signature vocal helped define the '90s and still sounds great in 2005, if not better. It's gonna take a lot to derail this diva who's definitely back on the right track. Bet on it!"

"We belong together" was a massive radio hit. It became the first song ever to hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, the Adult R&B chart, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, the Rhythmic Top 40, the Pop 100, the Pop 100 Airplay and the Mainstream Top 40 chart at the same time. On the Billboard Hot 100, it stayed at number 1 for a massive 14 weeks, just 2 weeks shorter than "One sweet day".

The video was shot at the same time as the video for "It's like that". In this video, Mariah wore the Vera Wang wedding gown she donned when she exchanged vows with ex-husband Tommy Mottola. She decided to wear a wedding outfit for the video and couldn't find anything suitable at short notice, so she used the gown she wore in June 1993 when she got married. Mariah said, "How was I gonna find another Vera Wang, exclusive dress that fit me perfectly with a 27-foot train in two days?" Mariah admitted putting the gown on again left her with many strange feelings. She added, "It's a weighty thing. It is pretty intense that I put it back on. I needed a dress but I'm sure a few demons got set free in the process. It was a very emancipating moment."

CD-SINGLES
5" CD-single from Australia (2604)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Kerry Scrimshaw

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together

5" CD-single from Australia (2488)
no catalogue number
promo, called "We belong together - The Remixes"
collection Kerry Scrimshaw

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Remix featuring Jadakiss & Styles P)
2. We belong together (Reconstruction Radio Mix)
3. We belong together (Reconstruction Club Mix)
4. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Radio Edit)
5. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Vocal)
6. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Instrumental)

5" CD-single from Australia (2399)
9883428
comes with a free poster
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Main Version)
2. We belong together (Reconstruction Radio Mix)
3. It's like that (Remix feat. Fat Joe)

5" CD-single from Australia (2516)
9883428
comes with a free poster
collection Rob Fredie

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Main Version)
2. We belong together (Reconstruction Radio Mix)
3. It's like that (Remix feat. Fat Joe)

This CD-Single is almost the same as item 2399, the difference are the letters on the single. Here the letters are white, while on the other single the color is silver.

5" CD-single from Brazil (2567)
2802783
promo
collection Tahiana D'Egmont

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together
2. It's like that (video)
3. We belong together (video)

5" CD-single from Denmark (2992)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Andy H Tjondrodihardjo

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Main Version)
2. Mariah radio ID

5" CD-single from Europe (2348)
MARIAHCDP6
promo
collection Gonšalo Peres

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Main Version)
2. Mariah radio ID

5" CD-single from Europe / France (2689)
0010784
promo, called "Remixes"
collection Bernadette Kasander

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Reconstruction Radio Mix)
2. We belong together (Reconstruction Club Mix)
3. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Radio Edit)
4. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Vocal)
5. We belong together (Main Version)

5" CD-single from Europe (2417)
MARIAHCDP7
promo, called "Remixes"
collection Gonšalo Peres

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Remix featuring Jadakiss and Styles P)
2. We belong together (Reconstruction Radio Mix)
3. We belong together (Reconstruction Club Mix)
4. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Radio Edit)
5. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Vocal)
6. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Instrumental)

5" CD-single from Europe (2404)
0602498833193
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Main Version)
2. We belong together (Reconstruction Radio Mix)
3. It's like that (Remix feat. Fat Joe)
4. We belong together (Video)

5" CD-single from Europe (2405)
0602498833209
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Album Version)
2. We belong together (Remix feat. Jadakiss and Styles P)

5" CD-single from France (2442)
38004 0010767 8
promo in gatefold sleeve
collection Gustavo Saczk

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Album Version)
2. We belong together (video)

Inside this CD-Single has all the information about "We belong together" on Billboard and on the back it has reviews of journals.

5" CD-single from France (2480)
988 332 0
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Album Version)
2. We belong together (DJ Clue Remix feat. Jadakiss and Styles P)

5" CD-single from Japan (2510)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Rob Fredie

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Remix feat Jadakiss & Styles P.)
2. We belong together (Main Version)
3. General ID

5" CD-single from Japan (2378)
SIC-1194
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together

5" CD-single from Japan (2395)
UICL-5019
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Main Version)
2. We belong together (Instrumental)

5" CD-single from Japan (2568)
UICL-5019 / KY 455023
promo
collection Rob Fredie

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Main Version)
2. We belong together (Instrumental)

This promo is exactly the same as item 2395, but on the back there is a sticker saying in Japanese: "This sampler is for promo only, not for sale."

5" CD-single from Mexico (2429)
CDP 201659
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Album Version)
2. We belong together (Reconstruction Radio Mix)
3. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Radio Edit)
4. ID Radio Mariah Carey

5" CD-single from New-Zealand (2450)
9883319
collection Kerry Scrimshaw

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Main Version)
2. We belong together (Reconstruction Radio Mix)
3. It's like that (Remix feat. Fat Joe)
4. We belong together (Video)

On the front- and back cover is a sticker saying "parental guidance recommended for younger viewers".

5" CD-single from Poland (2394)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz and Filip Tulak

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Main Version)
2. Mariah radio ID

5" CD-single from Spain (2382)
MARIAH#1
promo
collection Marjan Gjuraj

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together

5" CD-single from Taiwan / Europe (2409)
988 331-9 / 0602498833193
collection Jamie Wu

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Main Version)
2. We belong together (Reconstruction Radio Mix)
3. It's like that (Remix feat. Fat Joe)
4. We belong together (Video)

5" CD-single from Taiwan / Thailand (2453)
9883318
collection Jamie Wu / Rob Fredie

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Album Version)
2. We belong together (Reconstruction Radio Mix)
3. We belong together (Reconstruction Club Mix)
4. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Radio Edit)
5. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Vocal)
6. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Instrumental)

This single is the same as item 2428, 300 copies were imported.

5" CD-single from Thailand (2428)
9883318
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Album Version)
2. We belong together (Reconstruction Radio Mix)
3. We belong together (Reconstruction Club Mix)
4. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Radio Edit)
5. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Vocal)
6. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Instrumental)

This single is really a collector's item, only 5000 copies were made. When you open the CD-Single, a beautiful white rose pops up.

5" CD-single from the UK (2817)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Christopher Gnass

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together

5" CD-single from the UK (3274)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Andy Hermawan Tjondrodihardjo

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Short Clipped End)
2. We belong together (Clipped Ending)

5" CD-single from the UK (2398)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Stephen Slack

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Reconstruction Club Mix)
2. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Vocal Mix)
3. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Instrumental)
4. We belong together (Reconstruction Radio Mix)
5. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Radio Edit)
6. We belong together (Original Radio Edit)

5" CD-single from the UK (2413)
9883481
collection Kerry Scrimshaw

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Main Version)
2. We belong together (Remix featuring Jadakiss and Styles P.)

5" CD-single from the UK (2414)
9883483
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Album Version)
2. We belong together (Reconstruction Radio Mix)
3. We belong together (Reconstruction Club Mix)
4. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Vocal)
5. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Instrumental)

5" CD-single from the UK (2721)
9883483
promo
collection Mike Fuhrmann

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Album Version)
2. We belong together (Reconstruction Radio Mix)
3. We belong together (Reconstruction Club Mix)
4. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Vocal)
5. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Instrumental)

This promo is exactly the same as item 2414, but on the back there is a sticker saying "Promo only - not for sale".

5" CD-single from the USA (2420)
no catalogue number
promo, called "Dance Remixes"
collection Yuan Man

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Peter Rauhofer Reconstruction Radio Mix)
2. We belong together (Peter Rauhofer Reconstruction Club Mix)
3. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Vocal)
4. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Instrumental)
5. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Radio Edit)

5" CD-single from the USA (2314)
ISLR 16265-2
promo
collection Luis Uribe

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Main Version)
2. We belong together (Instrumental)
3. We belong together (Call Out #1)
4. We belong together (Call Out #2)

VINYL SINGLES
12" vinyl maxi-single from Europe (2418)
LC00407
promo
collection David

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Main Version) - Mariah Carey
2. Slow down - Bobby Valentino

12" vinyl maxi-single from Europe (2487)
MARIAHVP7
promo, called "We belong together Remixes"
collection Kerry Scrimshaw

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Reconstruction Radio Mix)
2. We belong together (Reconstruction Club Mix)
3. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Radio Edit)
4. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Vocal)

12" vinyl maxi-single from Europe (2426)
MARIAHVP8
promo, called "We belong together / It's like that Remixes"
collection Anita Braaksma

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Remix featuring Jadakiss and Styles P)
2. It's like thay (Scott Storch Remix featuring Fat Joe)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the UK (2911)
JJ008
promo
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Juicy Joints Mix)
2. We belong together (Mask 4x4 Mix)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the UK (2408)
WEDJ1
promo
collection Kerry Scrimshaw

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Remix featuring Jadakiss and Styles P)
2. It's like that (Album Version feat. Fat Joe)
3. It's like that (Instrumental)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the UK (2412)
9883354
picture disc
collection Kerry Scrimshaw

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Album Version)
2. We belong together (Remix feat. Jadakiss and Styles P.)
3. It's like that (Remix - Album Version)
4. We belong together (Reconstruction Radio Mix)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (?) (2684)
no catalogue number
promo, tracks repeated on both sides
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Remix feat. Jadakiss & Styles P - Main)
2. We belong together (Remix feat. Jadakiss & Styles P - Instrumental)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (2430)
ISLR 16339-1
promo, tracks repeated on both sides
collection Gustavo Saczk

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (featuring Jadakiss And Styles P - Main)
2. We belong together (featuring Jadakiss And Styles P - Instrumental)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (2451)
ISLR 16344-1
promo
collection Stephen Slack

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (Peter Rauhofer Reconstruction Mix)
2. We belong together (Atlantic Soul Vocal Mix)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (2440)
B0005162-11
tracks repeated on both sides
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. We belong together (featuring Jadakiss And Styles P - Main)
2. We belong together (featuring Jadakiss And Styles P - Instrumental)

On the sticker, the catalogue number is ISLR 16339-1.

SHEET MUSIC
sheet music from the USA (2456)
HL00352938
Hal Leonard Corporation
piano - vocal - guitar
10 pages
collection Luc Baumgartner
sheet music from the USA (2981)
PVM05033
Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
piano - vocal - guitar
7 pages
collection Chan Kafung
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