We Belong

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"We Belong"
Pat Benatar - We Belong.jpg
Single by Pat Benatar
from the album Tropico
A-side "We Belong"
B-side "Suburban King"
Released October 16, 1984
Format
Recorded 1984
Genre Soft rock
Length 3:40
Label Chrysalis
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Pat Benatar singles chronology
"Love Is a Battlefield"
(1983)
"We Belong"
(1984)
"Painted Desert"
(1984)

"Love Is a Battlefield"
(1983)
"We Belong"
(1984)
"Painted Desert"
(1984)

"We Belong" is a song written by Eric Lowen and Dan Navarro.[1] It was made popular by American rock singer Pat Benatar after being released as the lead single from her sixth studio album, Tropico (1984). It matched the success of "Love Is a Battlefield" on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the United States, peaking at #5. It reached #3 on Billboard's Top Rock Tracks chart and #34 on the Adult Contemporary.

It was also successful in the United Kingdom, where it peaked number 22 in the charts, nearly matching the popularity of "Love Is a Battlefield" which is her most recognized song there. The song earned Benatar a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance alongside Linda Ronstadt, Tina Turner, Madonna, and Whitney Houston. It was awarded a Gold certification in Canada for sales of 5,000 units.[2]

The music video uses the 7" version of the song, which contains some additional vocals in the 4 bar introduction that aren't present in the album version. Benatar discovered she was pregnant during filming of the video, and gave birth to her first child, Haley Giraldo on February 16, 1985.

It is featured in the 2006 sports comedy film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, the 2015 musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2, the 2018 superhero film Deadpool 2, and the season one finale of the CW's Dynasty.

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paulson, Dave. Story Behind the Song: 'We Belong'. The Tennessean, June 25, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Canadian single certifications – Pat Benatar". Music Canada. 
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970 – 1992. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. pp. 32–33. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Pat Benatar – We Belong" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Radio 2 Top 30" (in Dutch). Top 30. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Le Détail par Artiste". InfoDisc (in French). Select "Pat BENATAR" from the artist drop-down menu. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
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  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Pat Benatar – We Belong" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  9. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 50, 1984" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Pat Benatar – We Belong". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  11. ^ "Pat Benatar Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Pat Benatar Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  13. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending DECEMBER 29, 1984". Cash Box. Archived from the original on October 1, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Pat Benatar – We Belong" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  15. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 9672." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  16. ^ "CHART NUMBER 1463 – Wednesday, January 09, 1985". CHUM. Archived from the original on November 7, 2006. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  17. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – We Belong". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  18. ^ "Charts.nz – Pat Benatar – We Belong". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  19. ^ "Pat Benatar: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  20. ^ "Pat Benatar Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  21. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – Top 100 End of Year AMR Charts - 1980s". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  22. ^ "Volume 97 No. 52, DECEMBER 28. 1985" (PDF). Billboard. New York, NY, USA. 28 December 1985. p. TA-21. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 

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