Here We Are (Gloria Estefan song)

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"Here We Are"
Here We Are US Cassette.jpg
U.S. Cassette Single
Single by Gloria Estefan
from the album Cuts Both Ways
B-side "1-2-3 (Live)
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (U.K.)"
Released December 1989
Format 3" CD
3" CD-Maxi
CD-Maxi
Cassette
7" Vinyl
12" Vinyl
Genre Pop
Length 4:49 (Album Version)
4:49 (Portuguese Version)
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Gloria Estefan
Producer(s) Emilio Estefan, Jr.
Jorge Casas
Clay Ostwald
Gloria Estefan singles chronology
"Get On Your Feet"
(1989)
"Here We Are"
(1989)
"Oye Mi Canto (Hear my Voice)"
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"Get On Your Feet"
(1989)
"Here We Are"
(1989/1990)
"Oye Mi Canto (Hear my Voice)"
(1989/1990)

"Here We Are" is a single by Gloria Estefan. It was released in 1989 in the United States and in 1990 to the rest of the world as the third single of the album, Cuts Both Ways.

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 well as the Brazilian Version of "Cuts Both Ways"

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".

Track listings[edit]

Official versions[edit]

Original Versions

  1. Album Version — (4:49)
  2. Portuguese Version ("Toda Prá Você") — (4:49)

Release history[edit]

Region Date
U.S. December 1989 (1989-12)
Europe December 1989 (1989-12)
Netherlands June 1990 (1990-06)
U.K. February 1990 (1990-02)
Japan January 20, 1990 (1990-01-20)

Chart performance[edit]

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

Country Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles 6
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Recurrents 24
U.S. ARC Weekly Top 40 6
Australia[2] 20
Belgium (Flanders) 19
Belgium (Wallonie) 17
Brazil 88
Canada[3] 18
Germany 64
Netherlands 13
Ireland 7
Japan (Tokyo) 13
Poland 17
Sweden 20
U.K. 23

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[4] 90
US Billboard Hot 100 Singles 74

In popular culture[edit]

"Here We Are" was used for the Cruz and Eden characters on the American soap opera Santa Barbara.[5] The song also appeared in an episode of the NBC daytime soap opera Another World in early 1990 as well as a 1990 episode of One Life to Live on ABC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 87.
  2. ^ "australian-charts.com > Gloria Estefan discography". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2015-12-02. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  3. ^ Nanda Lwin (1999). Top 40 Hits: The Essential Chart Guide. Music Data Canada. ISBN 1-896594-13-1.
  4. ^ "Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1990". RPM. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  5. ^ http://www.cybercom.net/~jima/misc/songs.html

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