On Our Own (song)

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"On Our Own"
Single by Bobby Brown[1]
from the album Ghostbusters II soundtrack'
Released June 22, 1989
Format 7", 12", CD single, cassette single
Recorded April 1989
Genre New jack swing[2]
Length 4:55
Label MCA
Writer(s) L.A. Reid, Babyface, Daryl Simmons
Producer(s) L.A. Reid & Babyface
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Bobby Brown[1] singles chronology
"Rock Wit'cha"
(1989)
"On Our Own"
(1989)
"She Ain't Worth It"
(1990)

"On Our Own" is a song by Bobby Brown recorded in April 1989 and released the following month as a single from the Ghostbusters II soundtrack. It peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart for one week. It peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart for three weeks, kept from the top spot by a combination of Prince's "Batdance" and Richard Marx's "Right Here Waiting".[3] It reached number four on the UK Singles Chart. The song appears in the next-gen versions of Grand Theft Auto V on Non-Stop Pop FM.[4]

Music video[edit]

The video was filmed in May 1989 and released in June. The video features several guest appearances by celebrities including Jane Curtin, Malcolm Forbes, Iman, Sally Kirkland, Rick Moranis, Joey and Marky Ramone of The Ramones, Christopher Reeve, Lori Singer, Doug E. Fresh, and Donald Trump. Additionally, there are scenes from Ghostbusters II, interspersed with New York City locations such as the Trump Tower, World Trade Center, and Plaza Hotel.

Personnel[edit]

  • Bobby Brown: lead vocals, rap
  • L.A. Reid: drums, percussion
  • Babyface: keyboards, backing vocals
  • Kayo: synthesized bass
  • Donald Parks: Fairlight programming
  • Daryl Simmons, Melvin Edmonds, Kevon Edmonds, Keith Mitchell: backing vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Australia ARIA Charts 22
German Singles 18
New Zealand Singles 1
Irish Singles 5
UK Singles Chart 4
Canadian Singles 3
US Billboard Hot 100 2
US Top R&B Singles 1
US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GHOSTBUSTERS SEQUEL: The red-hot Bobby Brown, coming off...". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  2. ^ Roffman, Michael (February 28, 2014). "The 30 Best Songs from Movie Soundtracks". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved August 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 81. 
  4. ^ "GTA 5 Radio Stations". iGTA5.com. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Shower Me With Your Love" by Surface
Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single
August 5, 1989
Succeeded by
"Batdance" by Prince