Together Forever (song)

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"Together Forever"
Single by Rick Astley
from the album Whenever You Need Somebody
Released1988
Recorded1987
GenreDance-pop
Length3:24
LabelRCA
Writer(s)Stock Aitken Waterman
Producer(s)Stock Aitken Waterman
Rick Astley singles chronology
"When I Fall in Love/My Arms Keep Missing You"
(1987)
"Together Forever"
(1988)
"It Would Take a Strong Strong Man"
(1988)
Music video
"Together Forever" on YouTube
 
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Not to be confused with the song "Forever Together" by Randy Travis.
"Together Forever"
Single by Rick Astley
from the album Whenever You Need Somebody
Released1988
Recorded1987
GenreDance-pop
Length3:24
LabelRCA
Writer(s)Stock Aitken Waterman
Producer(s)Stock Aitken Waterman
Rick Astley singles chronology
"When I Fall in Love/My Arms Keep Missing You"
(1987)
"Together Forever"
(1988)
"It Would Take a Strong Strong Man"
(1988)
Music video
"Together Forever" on YouTube

"Together Forever" is a song recorded by Rick Astley, which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on 18 June 1988.

It was Astley's second and final U.S. chart-topper. It reached number 2 in Britain, being denied the top spot by Neighbours star Kylie Minogue with her debut single "I Should Be So Lucky". It uses a similar chord structure and melody to "Never Gonna Give You Up" (as with most songs produced by Stock Aitken Waterman at the time).

Cover versions[edit]

Appearances in other media[edit]

Formats and track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Together Forever" (Lover's Leap Remix) – 3:20
  2. "I'll Never Set You Free" – 3:30
12" maxi
  1. "Together Forever" (Lover's Leap Extended Remix) – 7:00
  2. "I'll Never Set You Free" – 3:30
12" maxi – "Together Forever / Megamix"
  1. "Together Forever" (Super Dub Mix)
  2. "Don't Say Goodbye"
  3. "Never Gonna Give You Up"
  4. "Whenever You Need Somebody"
  5. "Together Forever"

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1988)Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[1]10
Canadian Singles Charts[2]1
Dutch Top 40[3]12
French SNEP Singles Chart[1]18
German Singles Chart[4]5
Irish IRMA Singles Chart[5]1
Spain (AFYVE)[6]1
Swiss Singles Chart[1]14
UK Singles Chart[7]2
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[8]1
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks[8]2
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs[8]1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1988)Position
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[9]54
UK Singles Chart[10]48
US Billboard Hot 100[11]44
German Singles Chart42
Preceded by
"One More Try" by George Michael
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
18 June 1988
Succeeded by
"Foolish Beat" by Debbie Gibson
Preceded by
"Like a Child" by Noel
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
28 May 1988
Succeeded by
"Divine Emotions" by Narada
Preceded by
"One More Try" by George Michael
Canadian RPM Singles Chart number-one single
25 June 1988 – 16 July 1988
Succeeded by
"New Sensation" by INXS

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Together Forever", various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved 14 February 2008)
  2. ^ Canadian RPM Top 100 Library and Archives Canada - RPM
    NOTE:searches for Rick Astley do not yield complete chart listings, one must search by date
  3. ^ Hit Dossier (ISBN 978-90-230-1254-2)
  4. ^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved 28 April 2008)
  5. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved 14 February 2008)
  6. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  7. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 28 April 2009)
  8. ^ a b c Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved 28 April 2008)
  9. ^ "1988 Belgian Flanders Singles Chart" (in Dutch). ultratop.be. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  10. ^ The Complete Book Of British Charts by Warwick/Kutner/Brown
  11. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1988". Retrieved 15 September 2009. 

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