Reunited (song)

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"Reunited"
Single by Peaches & Herb
from the album 2 Hot
B-side Easy as Pie
Released 1978 (1978)
Format 7" single
Recorded 1977
Genre R&B
Length 3:58
Label Polydor
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Freddie Perren
Peaches & Herb singles chronology
Soothe Me with Your Love (1977) Easy as Pie (1979) Shake Your Groove Thing (1978)

"Reunited" was a hit song for R&B vocal duo Peaches & Herb. Released from their 1978 album, 2 Hot, the song was a huge crossover smash, topping both the pop and soul charts. It spent four weeks at number one on both the R&B singles chart and the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1979[1] and sold over 2 million copies. Billboard ranked it as the No. 5 song for 1979.[2]

The song was written by Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren, and was the sequel song to the duo's 1968 hit "(We'll Be) United", which was itself a cover of The Intruders' original 1966 hit.[3][4][5][6][7]

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[8] Platinum 150,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Gold 500,000^
United States (RIAA)[10] Platinum 2,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Cover versions[edit]

  • Lulu recorded a version with Cliff Richard for her Together album.

Sampled versions[edit]

  • South Korean rapper Cho PD sampled in First Love (첫사랑) from the 2007 album Money Talks.

Uses in popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
"Heart of Glass" by Blondie
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
May 5–26, 1979
Succeeded by
"Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer
Preceded by
"Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)" by GQ
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
April 28 - May 19, 1979
Succeeded by
"I Wanna Be with You (Part 1)" by The Isley Brothers