"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 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.
|Single by Peaches & Herb|
|from the album 2 Hot|
|B-side||"Easy as Pie"|
|Peaches & Herb singles chronology|
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.
Weekly singles charts
Sales and certifications
|Canada (Music Canada)||Platinum||150,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||250,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||2,000,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
- A version by Louise Mandrell and R. C. Bannon reached #13 on the Hot Country Singles chart in 1979.
- It was regularly covered by Faith No More as the intro song to the live shows on their 2009/2010 reunion tour.
- It was sung by David Hasselhoff at the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
- Lulu recorded a version with Cliff Richard for her Together album.
- Raven-Symoné and Bobb'e J. Thompson sang "Reunited" in 2005 in the season 3 episode of That's So Raven, "The Grill Next Door".
Uses in popular culture
- It appears in the TV shows Son of the Beach, Haven, Grounded for Life, King of the Hill, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, That '70s Show and was also used as the theme for the BBC TV series Stars Reunited between 2003 and 2004.
- It also appears in the 1999 film Dudley Do-Right.
- The song featured in the 2002 movie Stealing Harvard for the scenes where the lonely widower judge forces some unsuspecting man to wear his late wife's dress and spoon with him.
- The song appeared on the September 16, 2019 episode of ESPN's Monday Night Countdown about Odell Beckham Jr.'s return to MetLife Stadium as a member of the Cleveland Browns.
- It appears in episode 7 of season 1 of the BBC time travel procedural television series Ashes to Ashes, originally broadcast on March 20, 2019.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 454.
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- "Canadian single certifications – Peaches & Herb – Reunited". Music Canada. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
- "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.
- "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.