Here We Are (Gloria Estefan song)

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"Here We Are"
Single by Gloria Estefan
from the album Cuts Both Ways
B-side "1,2,3", "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On me"
Released December 16, 1989 (USA)
Format CD maxi single, Cassette Single, 7-inch vinyl Single, 12 inch vinyl Single, 3" single
Recorded 1988
Length 04:51
Label Epic
Writer(s) Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan singles chronology
"Get on Your Feet"
"Here we Are"
"Oye mi Canto (Hear my Voice)"
Cuts Both Ways track listing
"Ay, Ay I"
"Here We Are"

"Here We Are" is a single by Gloria Estefan. It was released in 1989 in U.S. and in 1990 to the rest of the world as the third single of the album, Cuts Both Ways. It has become one of Estefan's most recognized hit singles.

Song history[edit]

This was the third single of the album Cuts Both Ways and was one of many successful ballads performed by Gloria Estefan. The single was released with a B-side song: "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me", that was included on the European version, later to appear on the Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me album.

A Portuguese version of the song, "Toda Pra Você," is included on the compilation Exitos De Gloria Estefan.

As a duet for her special television concert All The Way Concert, Celine Dion performed this song, while Estefan sang Dion's song, "Because You Loved Me".

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Here We Are".

UK Maxi-CD single/US Cassette single/3" single (Japan)

  1. "Here We Are" (Album Version)
  2. "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"
  3. "Dr. Beat" (Live from the Homecoming Concert)
  4. "1, 2, 3" (Live From the Homecoming Concert) only release in US and Japan

Chart performance[edit]

"Here We Are" continued Estefan's success on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it peaked at #6 in 1990, becoming the her ninth Top 10 single. The song went to #1 on the American adult contemporary chart and remained in the top spot for five weeks.[1] The song peaked at #23 on the UK Singles Chart.


Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
Australia Singles Chart 12
German Singles Chart 64
Irish Singles Chart 7
Dutch Singles Chart 14
UK Singles Chart 23
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 6
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 1

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1990) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 74


Country Certification
Australia Gold


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 87. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1990". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Downtown Train" by Rod Stewart
Billboard Adult Contemporary (chart) number-one single
January 27, 1990 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"All My Life" by Linda Ronstadt featuring Aaron Neville