Throwbacks

26th Anniversary of ‘Endless Love’ by Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey

On this day in 1994, Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey released their version of ‘Endless Love’, originally recorded by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross.

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After Mariah found out that Luther was creating an album of cover songs, it was her idea to include ‘Endless Love’ as a duet with her.

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In New Zealand, the song spent five weeks at #1. In the US, the single peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100, behind Boyz II Men’s ‘I’ll Make Love To You’, and also peaked at #2 in Australia, behind Kylie Minogue’s ‘Confide In Me’. It also peaked within the Top 10 in numerous other countries.

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‘Endless Love’ was Luther’s biggest commercial success of his career.

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Mariah performed ‘Endless Love’ in 2019 for the first time since 1994, with Trey Lorenz, at Royal Albert Hall where she had famously performed it with Luther.

Music Video:

Live Performance at Royal Albert Hall:

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