I knew that it would be really cool for us to do
- Mariah Carey
Written by Lionel Richie
Produced by Walter Afanasieff
Cover of “Endless Love” by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
4:21 Album Version with Luther Vandross
4:20 Mariah Only Solo
ABOUT THE SONG
Luther Vandross: And he says, “Boy have I got a great idea for your next album,” he says. “Each of your albums, when you do a cover version, it’s always the highlight of, one of the highlights of the album. What about an album with all cover versions?” And I just loved the idea, so that’s how the album got done. Mariah was helping us choose songs for the album and she…
Mariah Carey: Behind the scenes though…
LV: Right, behind the scenes, right. And she said ‘I would love to hear Luther sing this and he could sing that and oh, this one and what about Endless Love and I’ll sing it with him?’ And I said, “Yes please, we would sound really great together,” so that’s how that came about, and we love the end result.
MC: It was always one of my favorite songs growing up, you know, from a little girl, and I just, I knew that it would be really cool for us to do. - ~1994
1994 Released on Luther Vandross’ Songs album.
2002 Included on the Greatest Hits compilation.
2009 Included on the The Ballads/Love Songs compilation.