Reunited (song)

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"Reunited"
Reunited - Peaches & Herb.jpg
Single by Peaches & Herb
from the album 2 Hot
B-side "Easy as Pie"
Released March 1979 (1979-03)
Format 7-inch single
Recorded 1977
Genre R&B
Length 5:46
Label Polydor
Songwriter(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. In Canada, "Reunited" likewise reached number one and was the No. 9 song for the year.[2]

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.[3][4][5][6]

Chart performance[edit]

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[17] Platinum 10,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] Silver 250,000^
United States (RIAA)[19] 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. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-10-06. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  3. ^ "The Intruders - (We'll Be) United". YouTube. 2008-03-31. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  4. ^ "(We'll Be ) United - Peaches & Herb". YouTube. 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  5. ^ "Reunited (Peaches & Herbs) with lyrics". YouTube. 2010-05-15. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  6. ^ "Peaches & Herb on Apple Music". Itunes.apple.com. 1942-10-01. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  7. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1979-06-24. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  8. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 186. 
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  11. ^ "Australian Chart Book". Austchartbook.com.au. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  12. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 32, No. 13, December 22, 1979". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1979 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1979-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  14. ^ "Top Singles 1979". Music Week. London, England: Spotlight Publications. 22 December 1979. p. 27. 
  15. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1979/Top 100 Songs of 1979". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
  17. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Peaches & Herb – Reunited". Music Canada. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  18. ^ "British single certifications – Peaches & Herb – Reunited". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 29 March 2012.  Enter Reunited in the search field and then press Enter.
  19. ^ "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

External links[edit]

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