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" is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. She made her recording debut with the release of her eponymous studio album in 1990, under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, whom she later married in 1993...
and Philippe Pierre for Carey's eighth studio album, Glitter
. The ballad has Carey, in character as Billie Frank in the film Glitter
Glitter is a 2001 film starring R&B singer, songwriter Mariah Carey. It was produced by 20th Century Fox and Columbia Pictures and directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall. It centers on the life and times of a struggling singer from the early club music scene in the 1980s.-Production:Carey has said about...
, reflecting on how her mother didn't "care enough" for her. The song is also featured on Carey's 2009 compilation album, The Ballads
The Ballads is a compilation album by American pop/R&B singer-songwriter Mariah Carey. The album features some of Carey's top selling ballads over the course of her career...
"Reflections (Care Enough)" was released as the album's fourth single in late 2001, but wasn't promoted in the United States. Because of contractual obligations, Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment ' is the second-largest global recorded music company of the "big four" record companies and is controlled by Sony Corporation of America, the United States subsidiary of Japan's Sony Corporation....
, Carey's former record label and the international distributor of the Glitter
soundtrack released a CD single for "Reflections (Care Enough)" only in Japan.
Carey performed the song for a U.S. audience on her CBS Christmas special At Home for the Holidays with Mariah Carey
, which aired on December 21, 2001. A clip from the film Glitter
in which Carey (as Billie Frank) performs the song in her apartment right after her character finishes writing it (the song is Frank's first attempt at songwriting) was used in Asia as a teaser for the film.
In the live performance, Carey sang a different lyric in the bridge. While the track sings "you could have had the decency to give me up before you gave me life", Carey sings "...give me up the day you gave me life" in order to avoid referencing abortion
Abortion is defined as the termination of pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a fetus or embryo prior to viability. An abortion can occur spontaneously, in which case it is usually called a miscarriage, or it can be purposely induced...
Formats and track listings
- "Reflections (Care Enough)"
- "Reflections (Care Enough)" (Instrumental)