On Our Own (song)

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"On Our Own"
Single by Bobby Brown[1]
from the album Ghostbusters II soundtrack'
Released May 30, 1989
Recorded March 22 – April 1989[2]
Genre R&B, new jack swing
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
"Every Little Step"
"On Our Own"
"Rock Wit'cha"

"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.


  • Bobby Brown: Lead Vocals, Rap
  • L.A. Reid: Drum Programming
  • Babyface: Keyboards, Backing Vocals
  • Kayo: Synthesizer [Bass]
  • Donald Parks: Drum Programming, Synthesizer [Fairlight CMI]
  • Daryl Simmons, Melvin Edmonds, Kevon Edmonds, Keith Mitchell: Backing Vocals


Chart (1989) Peak
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


  1. ^ "GHOSTBUSTERS SEQUEL: The red-hot Bobby Brown, coming off...". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  2. ^ "972 F2d 939 Moore v. Columbia Pictures Industries Inc McA La - OpenJurist". Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  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. 

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