Together We Are Beautiful

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"Together We Are Beautiful" was a popular single by Fern Kinney.

Written by Ken Leray and produced by Carson Whitsett, Wolf Stephenson and Tommy Couch, "Together We Are Beautiful" was originally recorded by Steve Allan in 1978 and peaked at No. 67 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] In the following year, the track became a No. 1 single in the UK for Fern Kinney.[2] Originally a B-side to "Baby, Let Me Kiss You", the song was flipped after DJs picked up on it. The song made No .1 on the UK Singles Chart for one week in March 1980.[2]

The song was played in an episode of the BBC comedy show Gimme Gimme Gimme where the character Linda gets ready for bed before she is due to meet a secret admirer.

In 2003, the song was sung by the main character, Ken, carrying out bar/landlord duties, in the opening episode of the first season of the BBC2 sitcom, Early Doors.

Chiwetel Ejiofor performed a version of this song for the movie Kinky Boots.

The song was used in a 2013 EDF Energy advert,[3] featuring the popular Keepon Zingy, introduced in 2012. In 1996, it was used in a Right Guard commercial featuring Tony Adams as a midget.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
United Kingdom 1
Ireland 2
Belgium 13
New Zealand 23
Netherlands 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 20. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 378. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "TV Ad Music". Tvadmusic.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
Preceded by
"Atomic" by Blondie
UK number one single
15 March 1980
Succeeded by
"Going Underground" by The Jam