The Next Time I Fall
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|"The Next Time I Fall"|
|Single by Peter Cetera and Amy Grant|
|from the album Solitude/Solitaire|
|Writer(s)||Bobby Caldwell and Paul Gordon|
"The Next Time I Fall" is a 1986 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 song written by Bobby Caldwell and Paul Gordon, recorded as a duet by Peter Cetera and Amy Grant for Cetera's 1986 album Solitude/Solitaire, and as a solo by Caldwell himself for his 1988 album Heart of Mine. The single reached No. 1 on both the Adult Contemporary chart and the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. It went to No. 1 in December 1986, remaining in that position for one week. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
As a duet, the song was Grant's first of two No. 1 pop singles and her first foray into the secular music field (she had scored several No. 1 singles in Contemporary Christian Music previously). Grant released the song on her Greatest Hits 1986–2004 album and the music video on the corresponding Greatest Hits 1986-2004 DVD.
- Peter Cetera: vocals
- Dann Huff: electric guitars
- Chester Thompson: drums
- Kenny Cetera: percussion, additional backing vocals
- Jeff Porcaro: percussion
- Michael Omartian: keyboards
- Willie Alexander: Fairlight programming
- Steve Azbill: PPG Wave Term synthesizer programming
- Erich Bulling: synthesizers, drum programming
- Amy Grant: vocals
|Billboard Hot 100||1|
- Van Matre, Lynn (October 5, 1986). "Life After Chicago - It's Hard For Peter Cetera To Say He's Sorry". Chicago Tribune.
- "Billboard Charts Archive: The Hot 100 - 1986 Archive". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
- Back to the 80s: Interview with songwriter/composer Paul Gordon - Kickin' it Old School
- Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 50.
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|Billboard Hot 100 number-one single (Cetera & Grant version)
December 6, 1986
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|Billboard Adult Contemporary (chart) number-one single (Cetera & Grant version)
November 8, 1986 (two weeks)
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