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"Got To Be Real" is a cover by Mariah Carey and Patti LaBelle. It was performed in New York at the Hammerstein Ballroom on June 3, 1998. The song is included as part of LaBelle's live album titled "Live! One Night Only" which was released on September 22, 1998.[1]

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"Got To Be Real" is a song by American singer Cheryl Lynn from her 1978 self-titled debut studio album. The song, which was Lynn's debut single, was written by Lynn, David Paich and David Foster.[2] Mariah and Patti performed the song live in June of 1998 at the Hammerstein Ballroom. In addition, the song is included on LaBelle's live album titled "Live! One Night Only." The duet cover of "Got to Be Real" was used as the title and theme song of the parody digital series Got 2B Real, which featured LaBelle and Carey as lead characters.

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Whoo
Everybody, you've got to keep it real
Hey, keep it real
Mariah, Mariah, Mariah Carey
Hey, my girl

(What you think of)
I think I love you
(What you feel now)
I'm afraid I need ya
(What you know of)
Oh
(To be real)
It's got to be real

What you think of
I think I love you
(What you need about)
Whohoo
(What you know of)
Whoo
(To be real)
It's got to be real

Oh
Mariah Carey!
Your love's for real now
You know that
Your love is my love
My love is your love
Our love is here to stay


Whoa it's myself
It's my clothes
Oh, it's my clothes
(To be real)
It's got to be real

Whooo, your love's for real now
You know that
Your love is my love
And my love is your love
I know it seem to say, hey

(What you think of)
Oh, I think I love you
(What you feel now)
I feel you girl
(What you know of)
Oh
(To be real)
It's got to be real

(To be real)
It's got to be real
It's got to be real
(To be real)
It's got to be real
It's got to be real
(To be real)
It's got to be real
It's got to be real
It's got to be
Real


So, so, so
I gotta higher baby
So, so, so
I gotta higher baby
So, so, so
So, so, so
So, so, so
I gotta higher baby
Yeah
Hey

Patti LaBelle, I love you. Thank You
Take your flowers, sweetheart. Mariah, Mariah, Mariah!
Patti I love you, thank you. Thank you so much, nice to be here
Mariah

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Trivia[]

  • Mariah hits at G#6 whistle note in the song at the same time that LaBelle hits a G#5 belt. However, the whistle is removed from the live album version of the song.

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