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"
ReleasedMarch 1979 (1979-03)
Format7-inch single
Recorded1978
GenreR&B
Length5:46
LabelPolydor
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Freddie Perren
Peaches & Herb singles chronology
"Shake Your Groove Thing"
(1978)
"Reunited"
(1979)
"We've Got Love"
(1979)

"Reunited" is 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.It was the sequel to the duo's 1968 hit "(We'll Be) United", performed with the original Peaches, 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)[19] Platinum 150,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[20] Silver 250,000^
United States (RIAA)[21] 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. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1979-06-16. Retrieved 2019-06-24.
  8. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1979-06-24. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  9. ^ "Peaches Herb Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  10. ^ "Peaches Herb Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "Peaches Herb Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-05-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Australian Chart Book". Austchartbook.com.au. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  14. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 32, No. 13, December 22, 1979". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  15. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1979 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1979-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  16. ^ "Top Singles 1979". Music Week. London, England: Spotlight Publications. 22 December 1979. p. 27.
  17. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1979/Top 100 Songs of 1979". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-04-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Peaches & Herb – Reunited". Music Canada. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  20. ^ "British single certifications – Peaches & Herb – Reunited". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 29 March 2012. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Reunited in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  21. ^ "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. 

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