Reunited (song)

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"Reunited"
Single by Peaches & Herb
from the album 2 Hot
B-side "Easy as Pie"
Released March 1979 (1979) (U.S.)
Format 7" single
Recorded 1977
Genre R&B
Length 5:46
Label Polydor
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Freddie Perren
Peaches & Herb singles chronology
"Shake Your Groove Thing" (1978) "Reunited"(1979) "We've Got Love"
(1979)

"Reunited" was a hit song for R&B vocal duo Peaches & Herb. As the second single release from their 1978 album, 2 Hot, the song was a huge crossover smash, topping both the pop and soul charts. It spent four weeks at number one on both the R&B singles chart and the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1979[1] and sold over 2 million copies. Billboard ranked it as the No. 5 song for 1979.[2] In Canada, "Reunited" likewise reached number one and was the No. 9 song for the year.[3]

The song was written by Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren, and was the sequel song to the duo's 1968 hit "(We'll Be) United", which was itself a cover of The Intruders' original 1966 hit.[4][5][6][7][8]

Chart performance[edit]

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[16] Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] Silver 250,000^
United States (RIAA)[18] Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Cover versions[edit]

Sampled versions[edit]

  • South Korean rapper Cho PD sampled in First Love (첫사랑) from the 2007 album Money Talks.

Uses in popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 454. 
  2. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1979
  3. ^ http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/films-videos-sound-recordings/rpm/Pages/image.aspx?Image=nlc008388.6855a&URLjpg=http%3a%2f%2fwww.collectionscanada.gc.ca%2fobj%2f028020%2ff4%2fnlc008388.6855a.gif&Ecopy=nlc008388.6855a
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3asHf8dFDvI
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLGYDyB7Jtg
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1uvmh75xxs
  7. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/peaches-herb/id867627
  8. ^ Peaches & Herb#History
  9. ^ http://nztop40.co.nz/chart/singles?chart=2846
  10. ^ [Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002]
  11. ^ http://50.6.195.142/archives/70s_files/19790526.html
  12. ^ David Kent's "Australian Chart Book 1970-1992"
  13. ^ http://nztop40.co.nz/chart/?chart=3868
  14. ^ http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1979.htm
  15. ^ http://50.6.195.142/archives/70s_files/1979YESP.html
  16. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Peaches & Herb – Reunited". Music Canada. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "British single certifications – Peaches & Herb – Reunited". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 29 March 2012.  Enter Reunited in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  18. ^ "American single certifications – Peaches & Herb – Reunited". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 29 March 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
"Heart of Glass" by Blondie
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
May 5–26, 1979
Succeeded by
"Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer
Preceded by
"Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)" by GQ
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
April 28 - May 19, 1979
Succeeded by
"I Wanna Be with You (Part 1)" by The Isley Brothers

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