I Want to Know What Love Is (3:27)

Cover of Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel

From Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel and 17 other releases

“I Want To Know What Love Is” was covered by American singer Mariah Carey and released as the second single from her twelfth studio album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (2009). The single, produced by Carey, C. “Tricky” Stewart and James “Big Jim” Wright, was sent to European radio stations on August 28 and was released in the United States for digital download September 15, 2009.

In Brazil, the song stayed at #1 for a record 27 weeks! One of the reasons for the song’s radio success was its frequent inclusion in a popular soap opera, “Viver a Vida”. According to Crowley Broadcast Analysis, Carey’s version has broken the record for longest Brazilian Hot 100 Airplay Chart run at 27 consecutive weeks.

The song peaked on the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks chart at #10, bringing Carey’s total number of Top Ten hits on that chart to 20, one short of Celine Dion’s record. She has since surpassed this and is now tied with Celine Dion after her single Oh Santa! reached number one in 2010. However, on the U.S. Hot 100, it peaked at #60. On the UK Singles Chart, the song debuted at #19 on the week ending November 29, becoming her highest debuting and peaking song since 2008’s “Touch My Body”, which peaked at #5.

The song debuted at #6 in France, selling 1,910 physical CDs in its first week, and 39,720 copies of all formats there as of late 2009 and it became the best charting version of this song there.

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  • CitizenOfPanem

    It's an amazing song. She did a great job.

    23 Aug 10:53am Reply
  • jealouis

    A mais de uma semana que eu tento me segurar... eu sei que você é casado, como é que eu vou te explicar? Essa vontade louca, muito louca... posso falar? [6]

    9 Jul 8:56pm Reply
  • Xmatheus

    A mais de uma semana que eu tento me segurar... eu sei que você é casado, como é que eu vou te explicar? Essa vontade louca, muito louca... posso falar? [5]

    30 Jun 5:02am Reply
  • badgalyara

    A mais de uma semana que eu tento me segurar... eu sei que você é casado, como é que eu vou te explicar? Essa vontade louca, muito louca... posso falar? [4]

    3 Jun 2:10pm Reply
  • enxe3

    27 weeks #1 on Brazilian Chart. [15]

    21 Apr 8:56am Reply
  • Gardeniablum

    Amazing!.33

    19 Apr 12:42am Reply
  • cadaver11

    Mariah, you my girl and all but this isn't cute.

    17 Apr 7:48am Reply
  • danilomccurdy

    27 weeks #1 on Brazilian Chart. [14]

    10 Apr 7:53pm Reply
  • PrinceLansten

    Valesca acabou com esta música, não consigo ouvir sem falar 'Posso Falar?"

    26 Mar 7:37pm Reply
  • vspeedoflight

    vspeedoflight 卡 *.*卡 *.* ゥ*.*ゥ *.* フ *.* フ *.* ょ*.*ょ*.* ন *.* ন*.* ি *.* ি

    3 Mar 2:30am Reply
  • horeamuresan

    27 weeks #1 on Brazilian Chart. [13]

    2 Mar 1:12am Reply
  • blurrrrrrrrr

    A mais de uma semana que eu tento me segurar... eu sei que você é casado, como é que eu vou te explicar? Essa vontade louca, muito louca... posso falar? [3]

    11 Feb 9:36am Reply
  • guilhermecu

    A mais de uma semana que eu tento me segurar... eu sei que você é casado, como é que eu vou te explicar? Essa vontade louca, muito louca... posso falar? [2] impossível não lembrar disso na intro da música

    10 Feb 12:45am Reply
  • omatheusmota

    A mais de uma semana que eu tento me segurar... eu sei que você é casado, como é que eu vou te explicar? Essa vontade louca, muito louca... posso falar? [2] SOS

    8 Feb 7:19pm Reply
  • rikrijean

    IT IS~~~~THANK YOU JÜRGEN~~~~

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • schmidter

    very good version

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • DziubDziub1

    Amazing <3

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • YUNGRAPUNXOTA

    A mais de uma semana que eu tento me segurar... eu sei que você é casado, como é que eu vou te explicar? Essa vontade louca, muito louca... posso falar?

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • princeshigh

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • MyDay_Dream

    27 weeks #1 on Brazilian Chart. [12] I don't usually prefer covers over the original versions, but this one is an exception. [3]

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
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