We Belong

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"We Belong"
Pat Benatar - We Belong.jpg
Single by Pat Benatar
from the album Tropico
B-side "Suburban King"
Released October 16, 1984
Format
Recorded 1984
Genre
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 5000 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.

Appearances in pop culture[edit]

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. ^ "5 Things You Didn't Know: Pat Benatar’s "We Belong"". WCBS-FM. January 31, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970 – 1992. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. pp. 32–33. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Pat Benatar – We Belong" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Radio 2 Top 30" (in Dutch). Top 30. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Le Détail par Artiste". InfoDisc (in French). Select "Pat BENATAR" from the artist drop-down menu. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Pat Benatar – We Belong". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Pat Benatar – We Belong" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 50, 1984" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Pat Benatar – We Belong". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  12. ^ "Pat Benatar – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Pat Benatar. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Pat Benatar – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Pat Benatar. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  14. ^ CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending DECEMBER 29, 1984 at the Wayback Machine (archived 11 September 2012). Cash Box magazine.
  15. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Pat Benatar – We Belong" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  16. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 9672." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  17. ^ CHART NUMBER 1463 – Wednesday, January 09, 1985 at the Wayback Machine (archived 7 November 2006). CHUM.
  18. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – We Belong". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  19. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Pat Benatar – We Belong". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  20. ^ "Pat Benatar: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  21. ^ "Pat Benatar – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Pat Benatar. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  22. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – Top 100 End of Year AMR Charts - 1980s". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  23. ^ "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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