We Should Be Together (song)

"We Should Be Together" is a Christmas-themed song by Cliff Richard. Released as a single in November 1991 in the UK, the song bidded for the Christmas No.1 spot. However the song peaked at the No. 10 position - ultimately being beaten to the festive top spot by the re-release of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" following the death of Freddie Mercury.

"We Should Be Together"
Single by Cliff Richard
from the album Together with Cliff Richard
B-side"Miss You Nights (Live)"
Released25 November 1991[1]
Recorded19 July 1991[2]
GenrePop
Length4:20
LabelEMI Records
Songwriter(s)Bruce Roberts
Producer(s)Cliff Richard / Paul Moessl
Cliff Richard singles chronology
"More to Life"
(1991)
"We Should Be Together"
(1991)
"This New Year"
(1991)

The song differed from Richard's previous Christmas efforts - primarily being a love song. The promotional video for the single depicts an offshore oil worker who makes the journey back to his home to join his family for Christmas. In the song, at around 3 minutes and 44 seconds, the solo trumpet quotes the 2nd theme from the second movement of Dvořák's New World Symphony. This quote bears significance to the song, as Dvořák wrote this symphony when he was missing his home.

Chart performance

Chart (1991) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 10
Irish Singles[4] 9

References

  1. Husmann, Anton; de Louw, Harry (December 1991). "Records/cd/video (releases)". Dynamite International. Utrecht, Netherlands: The International Cliff Richard Movement (139): 2.
  2. Read, Mike; Goodall, Nigel; Lewry, Peter (1993). The Complete Chronicle Cliff Richard. Hamlyn, London. p. 286. ISBN 0-600-57897-6.
  3. "Cliff Richard: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  4. "Search the charts". IrishCharts.ie. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
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