“Make It Like It Was” was a hit song for R&B singer Regina Belle in 1990 and was written by Carvin Winans.
It was released from Belle’s 1989 album, Stay with Me. It spent one week at number one on the R&B singles chart and peaked at number forty-three on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. On the Adult Contemporary chart, “Make It Like It Was” went to number five.
In 1987, she released her debut album All By Myself. It includes her first hits “So Many Tears” and “Show Me the Way”. Her follow-up album, Stay with Me, released in 1989. Belle recorded a duet in 1991 with Johnny Mathis, “Better Together” which appeared on his album Better Together: The Duet Album. Continuing her tradition of duets, Belle teamed up with Peabo Bryson for several songs, including “Without You”.
Later in 1993, she released her Platinum selling third album, Passion. The album featured the Disney hit “A Whole New World”. She released Reachin’ Back in 1995 followed by Believe in Me in 1998.