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We're Not Makin' Love Anymore is a song Mariah performed with Michael Bolton at the 1990 NARM Convention.[2] The collaboration with Bolton was significant as it would be Mariah's first duet that introduced her to the music industry audience.[2] The song was originally recorded by Barbra Streisand for her fourth greatest hits album in 1989. According to sources, Mariah and Bolton discussed collaborating on a studio recording of the song but due to scheduling conflicts Mariah was unable to finish it.[3] Bolton would go on to record a version of the song with Patti LaBelle for his seventh studio album and for Labelle's studio album titled "Burnin'"[2]

Collaboration Edit

In an interview on the Wendy Williams show, Bolton talked about the collaboration.[4] Then CEO of Columbia Records and Mariah's former husband Tommy Mottola wanted to introduce Mariah to the music industry and contacted Bolton requesting that they do a song. The two would sing this song during the 1990 NARM Convention on March 11, 1990.[5] The performance of their collaboration was leaked on YouTube on December 26, 2018.[6] Bolton mentioned his knowledge of the song "leaking" on YouTube during his Wendy Williams show interview.[4]

Trivia Edit

  • Mariah and Michael only performed this song once
  • The performance of this song was March 11, 1990
  • Only a snippet of the footage of Mariah's and Michael's performance is available on Youtube
  • The performance of this song was leaked on December 26, 2018
  • Mariah hits a G#6 whistle during her performance of this song
  • Michael knows that the performance of their collaboration got leaked on YouTube[4]

References Edit

  1. Thread About We're Not Makin Love Anymore
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Were Not Makin Love Anymore - wikipedia
  3. Mariah Carey's Unreleased Songs | Pre-Debut Years (1985-1990) via Youtube
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Michael Bolton Talks Music, Mariah Carey & Paula Abdul
  5. Pulse
  6. Youtube:Mariah Carey and Michael Bolton - We're Not Makin Love Anymore (Full Version)
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