“There’s Got to Be a Way” is a song written by American singer Mariah Carey and Ric Wake, and produced by Wake for Carey’s debut album Mariah Carey (1990). The protagonist of this dance song declares “There’s got to be a way to connect this world today” and pleads for other ways to help fix the state of the world. It is one of Carey’s few socially conscious songs, and deals with racism and poverty.
It was released as the album’s fourth and final single in the second quarter of 1991 in the United Kingdom, instead of international single “I Don’t Wanna Cry”. The song received little promotion and failed to reach the top 40, unlike her previous three singles. It made a brief appearance in the top 75, peaking at number 54.