Released as the second single from MARIAH CAREY'S sophomore LP, Emotions, "Can't Let Go" peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100's, which ended her streak of 5 consecutive No. 1's. Being kept out of No. 1 by Color Me Badd's "All 4 Love".
The Adult Contemporary ballad was written and produced by Carey herself and Walter Afanasieff who would go on to contribute many other signature hits.