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), December 1989 (Europe), February 1990 (U.K.), March 21, 1990 (Japan)
Format CD maxi single, Cassette Single, 7-inch vinyl Single, 12 inch vinyl Single, 3" single
Recorded 1988
Genre Pop
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 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".

The song appeared on a 1990 episode of the NBC daytime soap opera Another World in early 1990.

Single Releases (Commercial & Promotional)[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States December 1989 (1989-12)
Europe December 1989 (1989-12)
Netherlands June 1990 (1990-06)
United Kingdom 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, 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.[23] The song peaked at #23 on the UK Singles Chart.

Country Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 6
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (Year-End 1990) 74
Australia 20
Belgium (Vlaanderen) 19
Belgium (Wallonie) 17
Brazil 88
Germany 64
Netherlands 13
Ireland 7
Japan (Tokyo) 13
Poland 17
Sweden 20
United Kingdom 23


Country Certification
Australia Gold


External links[edit]

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