If You Were with Me Now

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"If You Were with Me Now"
Kylie Minogue - If You Were with Me Now.png
Single by Kylie Minogue and Keith Washington
from the album Let's Get to It
B-side "I Guess I Like It Like That"
Released 21 October 1991
Format
Recorded London, England
Genre
Length 3:11
Label PWL
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Stock
  • Waterman
Kylie Minogue singles chronology
"Word Is Out"
(1991)
"If You Were with Me Now"
(1991)
"Keep on Pumpin' It"
(1991)
"Word Is Out"
(1991)
"If You Were with Me Now"
(1991)
"Keep on Pumpin' It"
(1991)
Keith Washington singles chronology
"Are You Still in Love with Me"
(1991) Are You Still in Love with Me1991
"If You Were with Me Now"
(1991) If You Were with Me Now1991
"Make Time for Love"
(1992) Make Time for Love1992
Music video
"If You Were with Me Now" on YouTube

"If You Were with Me Now" is a song written by British songwriting team Stock and Waterman, Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue and American R&B singer Keith Washington for Minogue's fourth studio album Let's Get to It (1991). The song was produced by Stock and Waterman.

It was released as the second single in the autumn of 1991 due to a favourable reaction from radio stations and reached number four in the UK and the top ten in Ireland and South Africa as well as the top thirty in Australia. The song is Minogue's first hit single to feature her as a co-writer.

Both Minogue and Washington recorded their vocals at separate times at Stock Aitken and Waterman's studio in London. Subsequently, the two had not met until the music video filming. Curiously, at no moment of the video do they appear together, and there are no obvious signs that the scenes of each of them were recorded at the same location.

Critical reception[edit]

Digital Spy's Nick Levine called the track a "slushy duet".[1] Writing Minogue's biography for her special on Australian music video programme Rage, they called the song one of the "richly beautiful ballads".[2]

Formats and track listings[edit]

CD single

  1. "If You Were with Me Now" – 3:10
  2. "I Guess I Like It like That" – 5:59
  3. "If You Were with Me Now" (extended) – 5:06

Australian CD single

  1. "If You Were with Me Now" – 3:10
  2. "I Guess I Like It Like That" (edit) – 3:42
  3. "I Guess I Like It Like That" – 6:00

New Zealand cassette single

  1. "If You Were with Me Now" – 3:10
  2. "I Guess I Like It Like That" (7") – 3:42

UK vinyl single

  1. "If You Were with Me Now" (extended) – 5:11
  2. "I Guess I Like It Like That" – 6:00

Australian 12" single

  1. "I Guess I Like It Like That" – 6:00
  2. "I Guess I Like It Like That" (edit) – 3:30
  3. "If You Were with Me Now" – 3:10

Charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 23
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 31
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 56
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 61
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1991 UK Singles Chart[8] 91

References[edit]

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