Make It Happen
I like to try and give positive messages, if I can in my music...
Written by Mariah Carey, David Cole & Robert Clivilles
Produced by Mariah Carey, David Cole & Robert Clivilles
5:08 Album Version
5:25 C&C Classic Mix
7:26 Dub Version
6:18 Extended Version
4:10 MTV Unplugged
5:29 VH1 Divas Live 1998
ABOUT THE SONG
"I like to try and give positive messages, if I can in my music, whenever I can... like with the songs Make It Happen and Hero," the singer/songwriter notes. She adds: "I do this because there is a lot of negativity out there and lot of people are singing about how screwed up the world is, and I don't think that everybody wants to hear about that all the time.” - Jet Issue: January 24, 1994 ‘Mariah Carey Says: My Mom Taught Me To Believe In Myself” by Robert E. Johnson
Some of the songs I did do with David and Robert, like "Make It Happen," I'll listen to and like it. I'll always remember recording it. It was four in the morning at the studio and I was messing around at it and David was actually asleep at the board. We used to work non-stop. Then when I came up with the part that goes (Mariah bursts into song "If you believe in your soul"), David woke up and put his hand in the air and just said “Yes!”. - Blues & Soul (UK) Issue: October 24, 1995 “Daydream Believer” by Jeff Lorez
1991 Released on the Emotions album.
1992 Live version included on the MTV Unplugged EP.
1998 Live version included on the VH1 Divas Live recording.
2001 Included on the Greatest Hits compilation.
2010 Included on the Playlist: The Very Best of Mariah Carey compilation.