After All (Cher and Peter Cetera song)

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"After All"
Single by Cher & Peter Cetera
from the album Heart of Stone and Chances Are Soundtrack
B-side "Dangerous Times"
Released February 21, 1989
Recorded 1988
Genre Popadult contemporary
Length 4:03
Label Geffen Records
Writer(s) Dean Pitchford & Tom Snow
Producer(s) Peter Asher
Cher singles chronology
"Main Man"
(1988)
"After All"
(1989)
"If I Could Turn Back Time"
(1989)
Peter Cetera singles chronology
"You Never Listen To Me"
(1988)
"After All"
(1989)
"Restless Heart"
(1992)
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"After All" is a 1989 Billboard Hot 100 number six hit song performed as a duet by American singer and actress Cher and American singer and bass player Peter Cetera (former lead vocalist of Chicago), released on February 21, 1989 by Geffen Records. It was used as the love theme for the movie Chances Are and was nominated for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards 1989. The song was also the first North American single (promo in the rest of the world) release from Cher's twentieth album Heart of Stone. The song was featured on Peter Cetera's album You're The Inspiration - A Collection .

Song information

The single peaked at number six in the United States and Canada, the only two countries where the song was officially released. However, it did manage to enter some European charts due to airplay, including Ireland, where it peaked at 24, and the United Kingdom, where it reached 84.

"After All" also became Cher's first number one hit on the Adult Contemporary chart in the United States.1 It was ranked #79 on US Billboard Year-end Hot 100 singles of 1989.2 The song found strong success stateside, but no video was ever made to further promote it.

Live performances

Peter Cetera and Cher recorded this song separately. There is no footage of Cher and Cetera ever performing this song live together. At the 62nd Academy Awards in 1990, the song was performed by Peabo Bryson and Melissa Manchester.

Cher performed a solo version of the song during her Heart of Stone and Love Hurts tours. She then performed it with her keyboardist/musical director, Paul Mirkovich, for her Believe and Farewell tours. She currently performs it in her latest concert Cher at the Colosseum. These particular performances would accompany a video montage of Cher in film, which would start before the song begins.

Cover versions

According to German press3 in 1989 Thomas Anders (of Modern Talking fame) was supposed to record his version of the song as a duet with Cher for his album Different.

Filipino singers Martin Nievera and Vina Morales covered this song and their version was used as the theme song for the local soap opera series A Beautiful Affair.

Track listing

Germany 12" Vinyl4

  • A1. "After All"
  • A2. "Dangerous Times"
  • B1. "I Found Someone"
  • B2. "Main Man"

Official versions

  • Main Version (4:03)
  • Edit (3:39)
  • Extended Remix (6:46)

Charts

Chart (1989) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 6
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
Australian Singles Chart5 50
Canadian Singles Chart 5
Irish Singles Chart 24
UK Singles Chart6 84

Certifications

Country Providers Certification
United States RIAA Gold

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 54. 
  2. ^ http://www.godadida.com/1989
  3. ^ http://www.thomasanders.ru/massmedia/pressa/1989cher_p.htm
  4. ^ "After All Single". 
  5. ^ Australian Singles Chart [1] . Retrieved October 22, 2010.
  6. ^ Chartstats (1989). "UK Singles Chart (Search)". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 

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Preceded by
"Eternal Flame" by The Bangles
Billboard Adult Contemporary (chart) number-one single
April 22, 1989 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Second Chance" by 38 Special







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