‘After All’ by Cher and Peter Cetera – Classic Hit or Miss
“After All” is a 1989 Billboard Hot 100 number six hit song performed as a duet by American singer and actress Cher and American singer and bass player Peter Cetera (former lead vocalist of Chicago), released on February 21, 1989 by Geffen Records. It was used as the love theme for the movie Chances Are and was nominated for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards 1989. The song was also the first North American single (promo in the rest of the world) release from Cher’s twentieth album Heart of Stone. The song was featured on Peter Cetera’s album You’re The Inspiration – A Collection .The single peaked at number six in the United States and Canada, the only two countries where the song was officially released. However, it did manage to enter some European charts due to airplay, including Ireland, where it peaked at 24, and the United Kingdom, where it reached 84.
“After All” also became Cher’s first number one hit on the Adult Contemporary chart in the United States.I t was ranked #79 on US Billboard Year-end Hot 100 singles of 1989. The song found strong success stateside, but no video was ever made to further promote it.
Peter Cetera and Cher recorded this song separately. There is no footage of Cher and Cetera ever performing this song live together. Although the song was nominated at the Academy Awards 1989, that year was the only time between 1945 and 2010 that Best Original Song nominees were not performed at the ceremony.
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