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What is Love 2
What is Love
Composed by Janelle Monáe
Nathaniel Irvin III
Roman Irvin
Lyrics by Janelle Monáe
Performed by Janelle Monáe
Produced by Wondaland
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Language English
Other information Mixed by Robert Orton.


Blu and Jewel dance 2
What is Love (Cast)
Composed by Janelle Monáe
Nathaniel Irvin III
Roman Irvin
Lyrics by Janelle Monáe
Performed by Janelle Monáe
will.i.am
Anne Hathaway
Jesse Eisenberg
Jamie Foxx
Carlinhos Brown
Produced by Wondaland
John Powell
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Language English
Other information Janelle Monáe performs courtesy of Wondaland/Atlantic Recording Corporation


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Rio 2 Soundtrack - Track 1 - What is Love by Janelle Monae

Rio 2 Soundtrack - Track 1 - What is Love by Janelle Monae

Rio 2 Soundtrack - Track 14 - What Is Love by Janelle Monáe, Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg

Rio 2 Soundtrack - Track 14 - What Is Love by Janelle Monáe, Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg

Janelle Monae - What is love

Janelle Monae - What is love

Janelle Monáe performed What Is Love outside Rockefeller Center in New York City

"What Is Love" is a song in Rio 2, performed by Janelle Monáe. In the film, a few parts are performed by Blu, Jewel, Nico and Pedro respectively as they are partying on New Year's Eve. This song has two versions; one for the original version created by Janelle Monáe, while the other version is remixed to suit the film's Brazilian atmosphere and the characters' singing.

Awards

On November 15th 2014, What is Love won the Hollywood Film Award for best song.

Lyrics

Soundtrack version

Rio 2 "What Is Love" Lyrics Video 20th Century FOX

Rio 2 "What Is Love" Lyrics Video 20th Century FOX

Janelle Monáe - What Is Love Official Lyrics Video

Rio 2 New Year's Eve Clip 20th Century FOX

Rio 2 New Year's Eve Clip 20th Century FOX

Janelle Monáe - What Is Love Official ft. Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg and Jamie Foxx

Janelle Monáe - "What Is Love" from the RIO 2 Soundtrack Official Audio-1

Janelle Monáe - "What Is Love" from the RIO 2 Soundtrack Official Audio-1

Janelle Monáe - "What Is Love" from the RIO 2 Soundtrack Official Audio

Rio 2 Janelle Monáe "What Is Love" Music Video 20th Century Fox-0

Rio 2 Janelle Monáe "What Is Love" Music Video 20th Century Fox-0

-HD- Janelle Monae - What Is Love - American Idol 13

-HD- Janelle Monae - What Is Love - American Idol 13

Janelle Monáe performing What Is Love on American Idol Season XIII

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Album Cover for the Official Remixes album

Ooh-ooh
Ooh... (hey-hey)
Yeah... (hey-hey)

What is love if it's not with you?
I know when you're alone, you feel it too
In your arms is where I long to be
'Cause being with you gives me sanity (hey!)

Oh-oh... listen to me, darling
I wake up every morning thinkin' 'bout the way you feel
Oh-oh... I wonder if you know it
And what good is the party if you're not around?
Listen to me now

What good is love... (is it a crazy love?)
If it's not your love...? (is it amazing love?)
What good is love... (am I your baby love?)
If it's not your love...? (is it a crazy love?)

What's a song if you can't hear it too? (hey-hey)
Can't imagine dancing without you (hey-hey)
A shooting star ain't really nothin' to see (hey-hey)
If you're not right here standing next to me (hey-hey)

Oh-oh... listen to me, darling
I wake up every morning thinkin' 'bout the way you feel
Oh-oh... I wonder if you know it
And what good is the party if you're not around?
Listen to me now

What good is love... (Is it a crazy love?)
If it's not your love...? (Is it amazing love?)
What good is love... (Am I your baby love?)
If it's not your love...? (Is it a crazy love?)

Oh, oh, oh, oh... (ooh...)
Oh, oh, oh, oh... (Rio...)
Oh, oh, oh, oh...
Oh... (oh...)

What is love if it's not with you?
I know when you're alone, you feel it too
In your arms is where I long to be
'Cause being with you gives me sanity

Oh-oh... listen to me, darling
I wake up every morning thinkin' 'bout the way you feel
Oh-oh... I wonder if you know it
What good is the party if you're not around?
Listen to me now

What good is love... (Is it a crazy love?)
If it's not your love...? (Is it amazing love?)
What good is love...
If it's not your love...?

What's a song? (is it a crazy love?)
What's the word if it's not with you? (is it amazing love?)
Yep, and it's not with you (am i your baby love?)
If you can't hear it too (is it a crazy love?)
Ooh...
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh...

I know when you're alone
You've got to feel it too
Oh! Yeah! Oh! Yeah!
What is love?
Listen to me, darling!
What is love if it's not with you?

Film version

Janelle Monáe:
What is love if it's not with you? (Carlinhos Brown: Sente o ritmo!)
I know when you're alone, you feel it too (Carlinhos Brown: Amo o Rio!)
In your arms is where I long to be (Carlinhos Brown: Vem brincar com nós!)
'Cause being with you gives me sanity (Carlinhos Brown: Welcome to Rio!)

Janelle Monáe and birds:
Oh-oh... listen to me, darling
I wake up every morning thinkin' 'bout the way you feel
Oh-oh... I wonder if you know it
And what good is the party if you're not around?
Listen to me now

What good is love... (Female(s) and Nico: Is it a crazy love?)
If it's not your love? (Female(s) and Nico: Is it amazing love?)
What good is love... (Nico: Am I your baby love?)
If it's not your love? (Nico: Is it a crazy love?)

Pedro:
This is a crazy party
I'm so glad I'm here with everybody
Baby, move your body, shake it to the ground
Break it, break it, break it, break it, break it down, Blu!

Blu: Me? What's a song if you can't hear it too? (Everyone: Woo!)
Jewel: Can't imagine dancing without you (Blu: Ooh)
Blu: A shooting star ain't really nothin' to see
Jewel: If you're not right here standing next to me (Blu: Oh!)

Jewel and other birds:
Oh-oh... Listen to me, darling
I wake up every morning thinkin' 'bout the way you feel (Jewel: Hey, hey!)
Oh-oh... I wonder if you know it
And what good is the party if you're not around?
Listen to me now
What good is love... (Female(s) and Nico: Is it a crazy love?)
If it's not your love? (Female(s) and Nico: Is it amazing love?)


What is Love (cast) Official Soundtrack Version

Janelle Monáe:
What is love if it's not with you? (Carlinhos Brown: Sente o ritmo!)
I know when you're alone, you feel it too (Carlinhos Brown: Amo o Rio!)
In your arms is where I long to be (Carlinhos Brown: Vem brincar com nós!)
'Cause being with you gives me sanity (Carlinhos Brown: Welcome to Rio!)

Janelle Monáe and birds:
Oh-oh... listen to me, darling
I wake up every morning thinkin' 'bout the way you feel
Oh-oh... I wonder if you know it
And what good is the party if you're not around?
Listen to me now

What good is love... (Female(s) and Nico: Is it a crazy love?)
If it's not your love? (Female(s) and Nico: Is it amazing love?)
What good is love... (Nico: Am I your baby love?)
If it's not your love? (Nico: Is it a crazy love?)

Blu:What's a song if you can't hear it too? (Everyone: Woo!)
Jewel: Can't imagine dancing without you (Blu: Ooh)
Blu: A shooting star ain't really nothin' to see
Jewel: If you're not right here standing next to me (Blu: Oh! Yes)

Oh-oh... listen to me, darling
I wake up every morning thinkin' 'bout the way you feel
Oh-oh... I wonder if you know it
What good is the party if you're not around?
Listen to me now

What good is love... (Is it a crazy love?)
If it's not your love...? (Is it amazing love?)
What good is love... (Am I your baby love?)
If it's not your love...? (Is it a crazy love?)

Oh, oh, oh, oh... (ooh...)
Oh, oh, oh, oh... (Rio...)
Oh, oh, oh, oh...
Oh... (oh...)

What's a song? (is it a crazy love?)
What's the words if it's not with you? (is it amazing love?)
Yep, and it's not with you (am i your baby love?)
If you can't hear it too (is it a crazy love?)
Ooh...
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh...

I know when you're alone
You've got to feel it too
Oh! Yeah!

Lyrics In Rio 2 end credits

Ooh-ooh
Ooh... (hey-hey)
Yeah... (hey-hey)

What is love if it's not with you?
I know when you're alone, you feel it too
In your arms is where I long to be
'Cause being with you gives me sanity (hey!)

Oh-oh... listen to me, darling
I wake up every morning thinkin' 'bout the way you feel
Oh-oh... I wonder if you know it
And what good is the party if you're not around?
Listen to me now

What good is love... (is it a crazy love?)
If it's not your love...? (is it amazing love?)
What good is love... (am I your baby love?)
If it's not your love...? (is it a crazy love?)

What's a song if you can't hear it too? (hey-hey)
Can't imagine dancing without you (hey-hey)
A shooting star ain't really nothin' to see (hey-hey)
If you're not right here standing next to me (hey-hey)

Oh-oh... listen to me, darling
I wake up every morning thinkin' 'bout the way you feel
Oh-oh... I wonder if you know it
What good is the party if you're not around?
Listen to me now

What good is love... (Is it a crazy love?)
If it's not your love...? (Is it amazing love?)
What good is love...
If it's not your love...?

Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh...

I know when you're alone
You've got to feel it too
Oh! Yeah! Oh! Yeah!
What is love?
Listen to me, darling!
What is love if it's not with you?

Official Remixes

Trivia

  • There are 6 official remixes of this song, the Elephante Remix, the Wallen Radio Edit, Giuseppe D Remix, DJ Obscene Remix, Poupon Remix and Chooky Remix and can be purchased in the official What is Love Remixes album