" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

January 28, 2012

Up Where We Belong

I forgot to mention in the post below that Buffy Sainte-Marie also had a hand in writing Up Where We Belong.
The Song made famous by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes from the movie An Officer and a Gentleman.
Producer Don Simpson unsuccessfully demanded   
Up Where We Belong be cut from An Officer and a Gentleman, saying, "The song is no good. 
It isn't a hit".
The single, released by Island Records in 1982, became a number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on November 6, 1982 and kept the position for three weeks, also reaching number 7 in the  
UK Singles Chart.
Up Where We Belong won the  
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the  
Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1983. 
It also won the BAFTA Film Awards for Best Original Song in 1984. 
Cocker and Warnes also won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1983 for their rendition of this song.
Buffy recorded an album called Coincidence and Likely Stories with the opening track called The Big Ones Get Away.
Well, at least Up Where We Belong didn't. 
It's up there with the best of them all ;- ) 
And if you get a chance to listen to her latest album  
Running for the Drum, I think you'll want that one in your CD's now in mine.

1 comment:

Mike Perry said...

Have always liked 'Up Where We Belong' and also Joe Cocker's voice. Didn't realise that Buffy Sainte-Marie was the writer, haven't heard her sing this before - so thanks!