There's Got to Be a Way

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"There's Got to Be a Way"
Single by Mariah Carey
from the album Mariah Carey
B-side "I Don't Wanna Cry"
"Vision of Love"
Released May 6, 1991
Format CD single, cassette single, 7" single, 12" single
Recorded February 1990[1](album version)
February 1991[2](remix)
Genre
Length 4:53
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Mariah Carey, Ric Wake
Producer(s) Ric Wake, Narada Michael Walden, Shep Pettibone
Mariah Carey singles chronology
"I Don't Wanna Cry"
(1991)
"There's Got to Be a Way"
(1991)
"Emotions"
(1991)
Mariah Carey track listing
"Vision of Love"
(1)
"There's Got to Be a Way"
(2)
"I Don't Wanna Cry"
(3)

"There's Got to Be a Way" is a song written by American singer Mariah Carey and Ric Wake, and produced by Wake for Carey's debut album Mariah Carey (1990). Carey had lobbied to co-produce the song, but was denied permission by Columbia Records. The protagonist of this dance song declares "There's got to be a way to connect this world today" and pleads for other ways to help fix the state of the world. It is one of Carey's few socially conscious songs, and deals with racism and poverty.

It was released as the album's fourth and final single in the second quarter of 1991 in the United Kingdom, instead of international single "I Don't Wanna Cry." The song received little promotion and failed to reach the top 40, unlike her previous three singles. It made a brief appearance in the top 75, peaking at number 54.

Music video[edit]

The single's video, directed by Larry Jordan, starts off with Carey walking the streets as she laments homeless people and racism. She is soon joined by friends, and they all break into an impromptu dance in the street. Remixes of the song were commissioned by Shep Pettibone, who was also responsible for the "Someday" remixes. The 7" remix was also used for the music video.

Track listings[edit]

CD single #1

  1. "There's Got to Be a Way" (album version)
  2. "There's Got to Be a Way" (7" remix)

CD single #2

  1. "There's Got to Be a Way" (album version)
  2. "I Don't Wanna Cry"

CD maxi-single #1

  1. "There's Got to Be a Way" (album version)
  2. "There's Got to Be a Way" (12" remix)
  3. "There's Got to Be a Way" (alt. vocal club mix)

CD maxi-single #2

  1. "There's Got to Be a Way" (album version)
  2. "I Don't Wanna Cry"
  3. "There's Got to Be a Way" (12" remix)

UK CD maxi-single

  1. "There's Got to Be a Way" (album version)
  2. "There's Got to Be a Way" (7" remix)
  3. "Someday" (7" jackswing mix)
  4. "Vision of Love"

Charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
Position
UK Singles Chart[3] 54

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