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Joe Cocker And Jennifer Warnes

However, the American Top 40 radio stations disagreed with Simpson's comments, as the single, released by Island Records in 1982,[3] hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on November 6, 1982 and held the top chart position for three consecutive weeks, also reaching number 7 in the UK Singles Chart. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA for sales of over two million copies in the United States.

"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. In 2004 it finished at #75 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema.


English rock/blues singer Joe Cocker collaborated with American singer-songwriter Jennifer Warnes on the hit single ‘Up Where We Belong”. Done for the 1982 film ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’, the Grammy Award-winning song was written by Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Will Jennings, and the single was certified platinum by the RIAA.

John Robert "Joe" Cocker (born 20 May 1944) is an English rock/blues singer who came to popularity in the 1960s.
He is most known for his gritty voice and his cover versions of popular songs, particularly those of The Beatles.
In 2007, Cocker appeared playing minor characters in the film, Across the Universe, as the lead singer on another Beatles hit, "Come Together".

 

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