Make It Last Forever (song)

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"Make It Last Forever"
Single by Keith Sweat featuring Jacci McGhee
from the album Make It Last Forever
ReleasedJanuary 9, 1988
GenreNew jack swing[1]
Songwriter(s)Keith Sweat
Teddy Riley
Producer(s)Keith Sweat
Teddy Riley
Keith Sweat singles chronology
"Something Just Ain't Right"
"Make It Last Forever"
"Don't Stop Your Love"

"Make It Last Forever" is a 1988 single by Keith Sweat and Jacci McGhee. The song was written and produced by Keith Sweat and Teddy Riley. Taken as the second single and the title track from Sweat's debut album, the single peaked at #59 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was a hit on the Hot Black Singles chart, where it peaked at #2.


Years later, the song would be covered by Chanté Moore and her then-husband, Kenny Lattimore. Large portions of the song would be interpolated in the 2000 "Make It Last Remix" of Mariah Carey's "Thank God I Found You" (Carey had also previously sampled the song on her 1991 single "Can't Let Go"). It was also covered in Hip-Hop as well with the song "Makin' Cash Forever" by Houston, Texas hip-hop group Botany Boyz and "Collect Call" by T.I. on his album Paper Trail. In the fall of 2011, the song was sampled in the remix of the Jacob Latimore song "Like 'Em All" featuring rapper Issa Thompson. Portions of it can also be heard in the chorus of the song "Walk me Home" by Mandy Moore. Jazz musician Paul Jackson, Jr. covered the song with background vocals by Luther Vandross from his 1990 album Out of the Shadows.


Chart (1988-1989) Peak
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 66
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 59
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 2


  1. ^ Berkman, Meredith (February 7, 1992). "Terry Riley's life". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 3, 2016.