Peter Cetera

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Peter Cetera
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Cetera in 2004
Background information
Birth name Peter Paul Cetera
Born (1944-09-13) September 13, 1944 (age 72)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Rock, adult contemporary, soft rock, jazz fusion
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, bass guitar, guitar, accordion
Years active 1962–present
Labels Warner Bros. Records
River North Records
Associated acts Chicago, David Foster
Website www.petercetera.com
Notable instruments
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
Gibson Ripper
Rickenbacker 4001

Peter Paul Cetera (/səˈtɛrə/ sə-TERR; born September 13, 1944)[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and bassist best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago (1967-1985),[1][2] before launching a successful solo career.[3] His career as a recording artist encompasses seventeen albums with Chicago and eight solo albums.

With “If You Leave Me Now,” a song written and sung by Cetera off of the group's tenth album, Chicago garnered its first Grammy Award.[4] It was also the group's first number one single.[5]

As a solo artist, Cetera has scored six Top 40 singles, including two that reached number one on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in 1986, “Glory of Love” and “The Next Time I Fall.”[6] “Glory of Love,” the theme song from the film, The Karate Kid Part II, was co-written by Cetera, David Foster and Diane Nini, and was nominated for both an Academy Award[7] and a Golden Globe Award for best original song from a motion picture.[8] In 1987 he received an ASCAP award for “Glory of Love” in the category, “Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures.”[9] His performance on “Glory of Love” was nominated for a Grammy Award for best pop male vocal.[10] That same year Cetera and Amy Grant, who duetted on “The Next Time I Fall,” were nominated for a Grammy Award for best vocal performance by a pop duo or group.[10]

Besides David Foster and Amy Grant, Cetera has collaborated throughout his career with other nationally known and internationally known recording artists from various genres of music including: The Beach Boys, Billy Joel, Karen Carpenter, Paul Anka, Agnetha Fältskog, Bonnie Raitt, Madonna, David Gilmour, Cher, Chaka Khan, Crystal Bernard, Ronna Reeves, and Alison Krauss. His songs have been featured in soundtracks for movies and television.[11]

In 2014, the first album by the group Chicago, The Chicago Transit Authority (Columbia, 1969), with Cetera on bass and vocals, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.[12] Cetera was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Chicago in April 2016,[13] and Cetera, Robert Lamm, and James Pankow are among the 2017 nominees for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for their songwriting efforts as members of the group.[14]

Early life[edit]

Family[edit]

Cetera was born and raised in the Morgan Park section of Chicago, Illinois, located on the far South Side.[15] He was the second of six children and is of Polish[1][16] and Hungarian[citation needed] descent. His father worked as a machinist.[17][18] Cetera's siblings include two brothers, Tim Cetera (who also recorded an album with Ricky Nelson in the early 1970s)[19] and Kenny Cetera,[15] who are listed as contributing musicians on some of the recordings he made with Chicago and on some of his solo recordings.[20][21][22][23]

Formal education[edit]

Cetera attended Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary for one year of high school because, he says, "my mother wanted me to be a priest."[16][24] He transferred to Mendel Catholic Prep High School, graduated from there in 1962, and is listed among the "Notable Alumni".[25]

Musical beginnings[edit]

Cetera's interest in music began at 11 years of age when his parents bought him an accordion instead of the guitar he wanted. When he was 15, some older students from his high school took him to a club to see a band called The Rebel Rockers, which led to his purchasing an acoustic guitar at Montgomery Ward.[15]

He eventually took up the electric bass, and with some high school friends—a drummer, guitarist and saxophone player—Cetera began playing the local dance circuit, dividing lead vocals with the guitarist. Cetera played in several groups in the Chicago area, including a popular local rock band named The Exceptions, which toured the Midwest in the mid-1960s.[15][26] They released several singles and a five-song seven-inch EP titled Rock 'N' Roll Mass.[27][28] Cetera is quoted as saying, "By the time I was 18 I was making more money than my dad."[15]

Professional music career[edit]

History[edit]

Tenure in Chicago[edit]

In December 1967, Cetera arrived early for a show to watch a band called The Big Thing. Impressed by their use of a horn section combined with rock and roll, Cetera left The Exceptions to join The Big Thing within two weeks. The Big Thing, which soon changed their name to The Chicago Transit Authority (and eventually shortened it to Chicago) released their self-titled debut album The Chicago Transit Authority on Columbia Records in 1969. Cetera sang lead vocal on three of the eleven songs on the album, with his tenor voice complementing the baritone voices of the two other lead singers in the group, keyboardist Robert Lamm and guitarist Terry Kath.

The follow-up album, Chicago, vaulted the band to popular status throughout the world. The song "25 or 6 to 4" was the first major hit single with Cetera singing lead vocals. Chicago is also notable for featuring Cetera's first songwriting effort, "Where Do We Go From Here?"

As the 1970s progressed, Cetera would become a more prolific songwriter for the group, contributing the songs "Wishing You Were Here" and "Happy Man" from the 1974 album Chicago VII. "Wishing You Were Here" featured vocals by members of The Beach Boys,[29] and reached number eleven on the charts.[5] "Happy Man" was, according to Chicago producer James Guercio, " 'a Number 1 record that was never released as a single.' "[29] Cetera's biggest singing and songwriting accomplishment with Chicago came in 1976 with the ballad "If You Leave Me Now," from Chicago X. It was the group's first number one single in the United States,[5] it reached number one on charts worldwide,[30][31] and it has been certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA.[32] The song won a Grammy Award for Chicago, the group's only Grammy Award to date, for the 1976 Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus,[4] at the 19th Annual Grammy Awards held on February 19, 1977.[33] Following that success was Cetera's 1977 composition, "Baby, What A Big Surprise," from Chicago XI. The song featured Cetera on lead vocals and made it to number four on the record charts.[5] Some argue that this latest hit cemented the band's status in the late 1970s as a "ballad band."

During this time Cetera also worked with other recording artists. He is credited as one of the background vocalists on the single "My Life," released in 1978, from the album 52nd Street by Billy Joel.[34] The following year he collaborated with Karen Carpenter on her self-titled solo album, providing backing vocals for a song which he had also written, "Making Love in the Afternoon."[35]

By the end of the 1970s, with the rise of disco music, Chicago's popularity declined, culminating in the release of the band's poorest-selling album Chicago XIV (#71) in 1980. Columbia Records subsequently bought out the remainder of Chicago's contract.

Peter Cetera, his first solo album, released in 1981

In 1981, Cetera released his first solo album, Peter Cetera, on Warner Bros. Records, after personally buying the rights from his previous contract with Columbia Records, who would not release the project. The album was, subsequently, a commercial failure, which Cetera attributed to Warner Bros.' refusal to promote him as a solo artist out of fear that he would leave Chicago, who had only recently signed with the label.[3]

In 1982, David Foster was brought in as producer and the resulting group effort was Chicago 16 (#9). The album represented a major comeback for Chicago, and leading the way was the hit single co-written by Cetera and Foster and featuring Cetera on lead vocals, "Hard to Say I'm Sorry." It went to number one in the charts[36] and was certified Gold by the RIAA.[37] It was also featured in the movie Summer Lovers starring Daryl Hannah. The second single, "Love Me Tomorrow," was also co-written (again with Foster) and sung by Cetera, reaching No. 22 on the singles chart. The third single, "What You're Missing", was yet again sung by Cetera. In 1983, he took a break from his duties as Chicago frontman to add backing vocals on Paul Anka's final U.S. Top-40 hit "Hold Me 'Til the Mornin' Comes," which debuted in the summer of that year.

When Chicago 17 was released in 1984, it became the veteran band's most successful selling album in their history, eventually going on to sell over 6 million copies in the United States alone. All four singles released from the album were sung by Cetera, including three which he co-wrote, and all of them charted in the top 20: "Stay the Night" (#16), "Hard Habit to Break" (#3), "You're the Inspiration" (#3) and "Along Comes a Woman" (#14).

With the advent of the music video and the growing popularity of MTV, Cetera became the 'face' and public leader of the longtime faceless band that was Chicago.[38]

Departure from Chicago[edit]

With his newfound popularity, Cetera was interested in recording another solo album. In addition, he had stated his lack of interest for the extensive touring schedule of the band, especially to promote Chicago 17. When the 17 Tour concluded in May 1985, Chicago's management, along with several members of the band, had expressed a desire to book another tour for that summer and start working on the group's next album. Cetera, however, insisted that they take a break from touring so that he could concentrate on a solo album and spend more time with his family. Cetera then proposed a working arrangement similar to the one that Phil Collins and Genesis had at the time, with Collins still being a member and touring with Genesis, while also doing some solo work at the same time. Chicago's management and the rest of the group declined the offer, resulting in Cetera leaving Chicago in July 1985.[24]:200, 209-2016, 265-266[39] In a 1987 interview, Cetera said about his split from the group, “ 'It wasn’t amicable, but it wasn’t the worst. It’s nothing that me having a hit and them having a hit won’t make better.' ”[40]

Solo career[edit]

After leaving Chicago, Cetera continued his streak of success. His first single, "Glory of Love" was used as the theme song for the film The Karate Kid Part II. Co-written by Cetera, David Foster, and Diane Nini,[7] Cetera has said it was written originally for the film, Rocky IV.[41][42] It was a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts in the US in 1986,[6][43][44][45] and achieved similar success throughout the world.[3] It went on to win an ASCAP Award for Cetera for Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures[9] and a BMI Film & TV Award for David Foster for Most Performed Song from a Film.[46] It was also nominated for both an Academy Award[7] and a Golden Globe Award[8] in the category of Best Original Song, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Male Artist.[10][47] He performed a shortened version of the song live at the 59th Academy Awards ceremony.[48][49]

Peter Cetera's first solo single after parting ways with Chicago, "Glory of Love," went to No. 1 in 1986.

"Glory of Love" was included on Cetera's second solo album, Solitude/Solitaire, released in 1986. The album was also successful, with more than one million copies sold, and has been certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA.[50] It produced another number one hit single on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts, "The Next Time I Fall," a duet with Amy Grant.[6][43][44] "The Next Time I Fall" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.[10] Solitude/Solitaire, which made it to number twenty-six on the Billboard 200 chart,[51] outsold Chicago 18, the first Chicago album without him, which peaked at number thirty-five.[52]

In 1988, he teamed up with producer Patrick Leonard and released his third solo album, One More Story.[21] The album features many well-known music artists such as: Richard Sterban of The Oak Ridge Boys on backup vocals, and Bonnie Raitt on guitar and backup vocals on the song, “Save Me”;[21] David Gilmour of Pink Floyd on guitar on the songs "Body Language" and "You Never Listen To Me";[21] and Madonna, who was working with Leonard on her new album at the time, in cameo as 'Lulu Smith,' on vocals on the song, “Sheherazade.”[53] "Save Me," co-written by Cetera and David Foster,[21] was the original opening theme music for the television show Baywatch.[54][55] Cetera and Leonard share writing credits on eight of the ten songs on the album, including the title song "One More Story," and the song, "One Good Woman,"[21] which became a number four hit single.[56] Leonard also played piano and synthesizers on the album.[21]

In 1989, Cetera recorded another duet, this time with Cher, called "After All,"[26] which was included on the soundtrack of the movie Chances Are, as well as on Cher's Heart of Stone album. The song was a hit, reaching number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart[57][58] and receiving a Gold certification by the RIAA.[59] In a 2014 article in Billboard, writer Keith Caulfield listed "After All" as Cher's ninth biggest Billboard hit.[58]

In 1992, his final album on Warner Bros. Records, World Falling Down, was released. It featured the Adult Contemporary #1 hit, "Restless Heart," as well as two other successful singles: "Even a Fool Can See" and a duet with Chaka Khan, "Feels Like Heaven."

In 1995, Cetera released his first album for River North Records, One Clear Voice, and featured the hit single, "(I Wanna Take) Forever Tonight," a duet with actress Crystal Bernard. Following the release of the album, Cetera launched his first solo tour—accompanied by his River North labelmate, country singer Ronna Reeves—lasting into 1996.[26] The tour had been delayed while Cetera recuperated from a motorcycle accident.[60]

1997 brought You're the Inspiration: A Collection, a collection of all his duets from over the years, along with three re-recorded songs he had written while a member of Chicago—"If You Leave Me Now," "You're the Inspiration," and "Baby, What a Big Surprise"—and two brand new recordings, "Do You Love Me That Much," and "She Doesn't Need Me Anymore."[23] In a 1997 interview, Cetera said that he had to remake the three Chicago songs because Chicago band members refused to release the master recordings for River North Records to use for this album. Although Cetera was at first reluctant to revisit his Chicago material, he soon had a change of heart and said, " 'I viewed them as what I would do with the songs if they were new today.' "[61] Additionally, this is the only one of Cetera's solo albums to feature "After All," his 1989 number six duet with Cher from the soundtrack of the movie Chances Are.[23]

2001 saw the release of Another Perfect World.[26]

In 2002, Cetera performed a medley of four of his songs at The Concert for World Children's Day, backed by David Foster and an orchestra at Arie Crown Theater in Chicago.[16][62] This concert aired on PBS and was released in DVD format.[63] Subsequently, this led to his appearance, in October 2003, with the Chicago Pops Orchestra on the PBS music program Soundstage, which was broadcast throughout the United States and released on DVD. Amy Grant also appeared on the program as a special guest.[64]

From 2003 until summer 2007, Cetera performed a very limited number of concerts each year with a 40 piece orchestra, playing re-arrangements of songs from throughout his career, including several from his tenure as a member of Chicago.

In 2004, Cetera released a collection of holiday classics, You Just Gotta Love Christmas. The track, "Deck the Halls," features Alison Krauss on vocals with Cetera.[65] The album also features background and duet vocals by his elder daughter, Claire.[65] His younger daughter, Senna, contributed to the CD's artwork.[65][66] He appeared in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that year, which was televised nationally, shortly after the release of the album.[66][67]

In December 2007, Cetera embarked on the You Just Gotta Love Christmas tour of the United States. It marked his return to a traditional rock band show, his first since 1996, featured songs from his 2004 Christmas album and from throughout his career.

Cetera sang live with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra for Smucker's Presents Hot Ice, Cool Sounds, an event featuring world-class ice skaters performing to the music of Peter Cetera. The show was taped on October 18, 2008, in Youngstown, Ohio, and was televised nationally by NBC on December 25, 2008.[68][69][70]

Cetera appeared as himself in the 2010 Adult Swim program Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Season 5, Episode 9, "Greene Machine," which also featured the actor, Ted Danson. In it, Cetera sings the "song," "Little Danson Man."[71]

Recently, Cetera formed a new band called The Bad Daddies. A seven-piece electric rock band, the group performs original material and covers of popular songs, as well as material from Chicago and Cetera's solo career and Cetera also plays bass on some songs during the shows.[39][72][73]

Prospect of a reunion with Chicago[edit]

During interviews, Cetera has often been asked about the prospect of a reunion with Chicago. While Cetera has compared his departure from the band to the divorce of a married couple,[74] and thus far has declined to perform with the band despite attractive financial offers,[75] he has also said "never say never."[76]

In December 2015 it was announced that the seven original members of Chicago — Cetera, Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, Walter Parazaider, James Pankow, Danny Seraphine, and Terry Kath — were to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the induction ceremony was set for April 8, 2016 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.[77][78] Although initially Cetera and current band members had entertained the possibility of performing together for the induction ceremony,[75][79][80] ultimately, Cetera decided against it. He announced his decision via two posts to his web site, dated February 8, 2016,[81] and February 25, 2016,[82] and in those posts expressed his frustration with trying to work out the performance details with band members and show producers.[83] Cetera did not attend the ceremony even for the purpose of accepting his award.[84][85][86] Since then there have been indications that a reunion between Cetera and Chicago is unlikely to ever happen.[87][88]

Musicianship[edit]

Singing style and vocal range[edit]

Cetera's tenor voice has been labeled as "distinctive"[39] and "unmistakable"[66] by music reviewers.

Cetera's trademark singing style would develop as a result of having to sing for a period of time with a wired-shut jaw after getting into a brawl at a Los Angeles Dodgers game in 1969.[24]:107–108[89][90][91]

For Cetera, recording the vocals with members of The Beach Boys for “Wishing You Were Here” from Chicago VII was satisfying on a personal level per William James Ruhlmann. He writes that Cetera said, " ‘There's two people that I always wanted to be, and that was a Beatle or a Beach Boy. …I got to do the background harmonies - myself and Carl and Dennis [Wilson] and Alan Jardine. For a night, I was a Beach Boy.’ "[29]

Recognition and influence as singer[edit]

Cetera’s former Chicago bandmates had high regard for his voice and singing ability. In his autobiographical book, Street Player: My Chicago Story, Danny Seraphine, the original drummer for the band Chicago, recollects that when the group was being formed in the city of Chicago in the 1960s it needed someone who could sing in the high range. Seraphine says Cetera was, at that time, "the best singer in the city."[24]:58–59 In a 1992 interview, seven years after Cetera had left the group, original band member and woodwinds player Walt Parazaider called Cetera, “one of the finest singers in the world” and rated Cetera among his choice of top five singers.[92]

Cetera has been given the honor of singing at professional sporting events, including at least three times for home team Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field where he was guest conductor for "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch in 2003,[93] 2007,[93] and again in 2009;[94][95] and at least one time singing the national anthem, in 1988, in Oakland, at the fourth game of World Series between the Los Angels Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics.[96][97]

Cetera is mentioned in an advertisement for Heineken Premium Light beer that first aired in summer 2010.[98][99] A young man at an assisted-living home holds up a copy of the World Falling Down LP cover and asks one of the residents why he likes Cetera. The older resident replies that he does not like Cetera, but the ladies do, "and if you like the ladies, then by default, you like Cetera." Cetera's song "Restless Heart" from the World Falling Down album is heard playing in the background.

Equipment and playing style[edit]

Cetera's first bass guitar was a Danelectro Shorthorn and he switched to a Höfner 500/1 to use with The Exceptions, but after determining that the sound was not "bassy or ballsy" enough for Chicago, he bought a 1963 Fender Precision Bass to play and being his favorite bass, it would be his usual choice of instrument throughout his 17-year tenure with the band, hence he kept returning to it.[15][100]

Other basses that Cetera has played include the Fender Jazz Bass (both in fretted and fretless versions), Gibson EB-3, Gibson Ripper, Rickenbacker 4001, Steinberger, Ibanez, Music Man StingRay and Spector models while his amplification varied between Ampeg, Orange, Kustom, Acoustic Control Corporation, Phase Linear and Sound City.[15]

He cites James Jamerson, Paul McCartney and Andy Fraser among his bass influences and says that he was aware of John Entwistle and Jack Bruce. While the bass guitar has been less prominent in his solo career, it has begun to re-emerge in more recent years and he has started to play the instrument again.[15]

He currently endorses Wilkins basses,[39][101] Taurus amplification[102] and initially using LaBella flatwound bass strings, he switched to the roundwound bass strings made by LaBella, but didn't quite like them as much as the flatwounds. He now uses the flatwounds again and Fender medium picks.[100]

Recognition and influence as bass player[edit]

Cetera was featured in the cover story of the December 2007 issue of Bass Player magazine.[15] Shortly thereafter, he saw the former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee playing bass guitar on television. Cetera sent his compliments, along with an autographed copy of the issue, to Huckabee, who was at that time a presidential hopeful in the 2008 Republican primaries. Huckabee said, “ 'I was totally awestruck to get a letter from Peter Cetera. ...having one of the greatest bass players in my generation give me a compliment is like winning New Hampshire.' "[103]

Songwriting[edit]

In October 2016 the Songwriters Hall of Fame announced that Cetera, Robert Lamm, and James Pankow are among the 2017 nominees for induction for their songwriting efforts as members of the music group, Chicago.[14]

About the process of writing songs, Cetera has said, " 'I'm like the very bad student who only studies the day before a test! I only tend to write songs when I have a purpose – I need to know that I'm going to do a new album, and then I would start writing. There are not a lot of Peter Cetera songs lying around, because I don't really write a lot of things when I'm not expected to do an album!' "[104]

Producing credits[edit]

Cetera co-produced seven of his eight solo albums: Peter Cetera,[citation needed] One More Story,[21] World Falling Down,[22] One Clear Voice,[105] You're the Inspiration: A Collection,[23] Another Perfect World,[106] and You Just Gotta Love Christmas.[65]

Cetera produced the album, I Stand Alone, by Swedish singer and former ABBA member Agnetha Fältskog. It was released in November 1987,[107] and reached number one on Swedish charts.[108] The album featured a duet between Cetera and Fältskog, "I Wasn't the One (Who Said Goodbye)."

Acting credits[edit]

Cetera has appeared in two movies: Electra Glide in Blue, filmed in 1973, in which he played the character of Bob Zemko;[109] and Sidney Sheldon's Memories of Midnight, a 1991 television movie made for the USA Network, in which he played the role of Larry Douglas.[110]

Personal life[edit]

Cetera's first marriage was to Janice Sheely in 1968, but they divorced in 1973.[24]:84[111] In 1982, Cetera married Diane Nini, with whom he had his first daughter.[40] Claire, born in 1983, graduated from the University of Southern California[16] in 2006 and is currently an artist, actor, singer and producer living in Los Angeles. She was previously a competitive snowboarder.[112] Cetera and Nini divorced in 1991. For a period of time, Cetera was brother-in-law to bandmate Robert Lamm, who had married Diane's sister, Julie.[17] They have since been divorced as well.

In 1997 he had a second daughter, Senna, with then girlfriend, Blythe Weber.[61] He met Blythe while she was working at River North Records/Platinum Entertainment.[113][114] Senna lives in Nashville, where in 2006 she starred in the music video for country singer Josh Turner's song, "Would You Go with Me", which was a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart.

Cetera, a long-time resident of Ketchum, Idaho, has lived in Idaho since the mid-1980s,[18] and is a sports enthusiast.[18][40][115]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
[117]
US AC
[118]
US Adult
[119]
US Main
[120]
US Pop
[121]
UK
1982 "Livin' in the Limelight" 6 Peter Cetera
1986 "Glory of Love" 1 1 3 Solitude/Solitaire
"The Next Time I Fall" (with Amy Grant) 1 1
1987 "Big Mistake" 61
"Only Love Knows Why" 24
1988 "One Good Woman" 4 1 One More Story
"Best of Times" 59 22
"You Never Listen to Me" 32
1992 "Restless Heart" 35 1 36 World Falling Down
1993 "Feels Like Heaven" (with Chaka Khan) 71 5
"Even a Fool Can See" 68 2
1995 "(I Wanna Take) Forever Tonight" (with Crystal Bernard) 86 22 33 One Clear Voice
1996 "One Clear Voice" 12
"Faithfully" 13
1997 "You're the Inspiration" 77 29 You're the Inspiration: A Collection
"Do You Love Me That Much" 6
1998 "She Doesn't Need Me Anymore" 27
2001 "Perfect World" 21 Another Perfect World
2005 "You Just Gotta Love Christmas" 39 You Just Gotta Love Christmas
"Silent Night" 24
"Something That Santa Claus Left Behind" 37
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Featured singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US US AC US R&B UK
1983 "Hold Me 'Til the Mornin' Comes" Paul Anka 40 2 Walk a Fine Line
1987 "I Wasn't the One (Who Said Goodbye)" Agnetha Fältskog 93 13 I Stand Alone
1989 "After All" Cher 6 1 Chances Are (soundtrack)
1991 "Voices That Care" Various 11 6 single only
1997 "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" Az Yet 8 14 20 7 Az Yet

Movie soundtracks[edit]

Television[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director ref
1986 "Glory of Love" Peter Sinclair [125]
1986 "The Next Time I Fall" (featuring Amy Grant) Dominic Sena [126]
1991 "Voices That Care" (Various) Jim Yukich [127]

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