After All (Cher and Peter Cetera song)
|Single by Cher & Peter Cetera|
|from the album Heart of Stone and Chances Are Soundtrack|
|Released||February 21, 1989|
|Genre||Pop • adult contemporary|
|Writer(s)||Dean Pitchford & Tom Snow|
"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 .
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.
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.
Germany 12" Vinyl4
- A1. "After All"
- A2. "Dangerous Times"
- B1. "I Found Someone"
- B2. "Main Man"
- Main Version (4:03)
- Edit (3:39)
- Extended Remix (6:46)
|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|
- Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 54.
- "After All Single".
- Australian Singles Chart  . Retrieved October 22, 2010.
- Chartstats (1989). "UK Singles Chart (Search)". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2009-03-13.
- Official Cher site
- Cher at the Internet Movie Database
- Thomas Anders site
- Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
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