Get Here

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"Get Here"
Single by Oleta Adams
from the album Circle of One
B-side I've Got to Sing My Song
Released 1991
Format 7", 12", CD single, Cassette single
Recorded 1990
Length 04:37
Label Fontana
Writer(s) Brenda Russell
Producer(s) Roland Orzabal, David Bascombe
Oleta Adams singles chronology
"Circle of One"
"Get Here"
"You've Got to Give Me Room"
Chart Peak position Chart Peak position
UK Singles Chart[1] 4 US Billboard R&B Chart 8
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 5 Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart 3

Other versions[edit]

The Beautiful South's album Gaze included a song with the same title and, partially, similar lyrics - but reversed the theme, with Paul Heaton protesting his unwillingness to travel any distance at all for his lover. (Sample lyric: "You can get here by helicopter"/"I can barely make Blackpool sands").


  1. ^ a b "Oleta Adams - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Peak Position noted,
  3. ^ a b "Songfacts". Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Get Here" album,
  5. ^ Norment, Lynn (August 1996). "Moving on and up with Oleta Adams: with new husband and renewed religious faith, soulful singer scores with new album". Ebony. Retrieved 2009-09-16. Circle of One spawned three Top-20 pop singles, including an impassioned take on Brenda Russell's "Get Here," which became a big anthem during the Persian Gulf War. 
  6. ^ Mann, Brent (2003). 99 Red Balloons and 100 Other All-Time Great One-Hit Wonders. New York: Bristol Park Books, Inc. p. 275. ISBN 978-0-88486-435-6. 
  7. ^ Schoenherr, Steven (2006-05-01). "Get Here by Oleta Adams, 1990". Songs in American History. Retrieved 2009-09-16. Get Here" became the unofficial anthem for the Gulf War (Desert Storm) in 1991. The lyrics express the longing for a loved one who's many miles away, and the different methods of transportation he can use to return. The song was sung to US troops in the Middle East whose loved ones were home in America, awaiting their return. 
  8. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1991". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  9. ^