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Warnes was recommended to sing a song from the film because of her previous soundtrack successes, and she had the idea for the song to be a duet that she would perform with Cocker. Jennings selected various sections of the score by Nitzsche and Sainte-Marie in creating the structure of the song and Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker Live lyrics about the struggles of life and love and the obstacles in the way that we attempt to dodge.
It was released in July of that year to Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker Live with the release of the film. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot in the US Thanks For The Party - Rom=Pari - View topped the charts in several other countries.
It also sold more than one million copies in the US and was recognized by the Recording Industry Association of America as one of the Songs of the Century. Various versions of the song have also been used to parody the final scene of the film on television shows such as Family GuyThe Simpsonsand South Park. The fact that the song is a ballad was seen as a misstep in Cocker's career, which had been built on performing rock and soul.
After a difficult battle with drugs and alcohol, Joe was in total command once again. I knew at that moment that I would sing with Joe. Meanwhile, plans were being made for An Officer and a Gentleman to be distributed by Paramount Picturesand studio executive Frank Mancuso was Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker Live upon having some kind of music to use to promote the film.
Recordshad recently become a manager and suggested Warnes, who was a client of his. One of the six songs that Warnes had placed in the top half of the Billboard Hot at that point was the number six hit " Right Time of the Night " from Hackford initially rejected the idea of Warnes singing a song for An Officer and a Gentleman "because he felt she had too sweet a sound,"  but Warnes met with Sill and discussed the possibility of doing so: "I suggested to Joel that I sing on that film in a duet with Joe Cocker.
He said, "I discussed with Taylor, since the film centered really around Richard [Gere] and Debra [Winger] primarily, that maybe we should have a duet"  and that with Cocker and Warnes they would be "matching the characters to some degree. The dynamic between the two was the soft and the rough, that, to some degree, Debra Winger's character was very, very soft in the Am O Gagica Belea - Various - Trupa De Elita, even though she was in a rough environment.
And Richard Gere's character, to some degree, was really a rough character until he was softened up by her. He described it as "the 'Up' part, which is what made me realize it had hit potential. It was so unusual — that 'Love, lift us up The last scene of the film brought the story to a happy ending, and Hackford wanted to have a song playing during the closing credits that would act as a reflection of the relationship portrayed and incorporate the theme music composed by Jack Nitzsche and Buffy Saint-Marie.
I heard a chorus here and a verse here and a bridge there, and so when I finished, Joel was there, and I said, 'Joel, just give me all the music Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker Live it,' all of Nitzsche's music, ' 'cause I got an idea.
According to Musicnotes. Sill described Stewart Levine as the "record producer who we felt would give us the right interpretation of the song, add some soulfulness to it and also make it a hit record at the same time,"  but Levine was hesitant about traveling from his home upstate New York to California for the job.
He felt it would be worthwhile, however, because Jennings was involved. Cocker wanted to make the recording by himself,  so Levine had Warnes record her vocals separately.
He didn't even want to go into the studio. Stewart Levine had to go and talk him out of the hotel to get him there. Stewart understood that the contrast in our voices, the aural chemistry, would work. So Joe and I sang the song together. One or two takes, that was all. Other people were saying, 'Well Hackford said that "the final version was absolute magic—or at least Joel and I thought so. Jennifer Warnes has never had a hit song and Joe Cocker's a has-been. Some radio stations refused to play "Up Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) - George Harrison - All Things Must Pass We Belong", even going so far as to send their copies back to Island Records.
Cocker said, "I remember going into their offices in New York. I walked in and I said, 'How's the single doing? Billboard reviewed the single at the time of its release in their July 31 issue.
Faith, virtue, and, yes, the power of love is at the lyrical core here, and [the songwriters] convey this with a literate and timeless style.
Truly a modern-day pop standard. Warnes and Cocker kept to an agreement that they would never lip-sync their performances of the song. Joe performing in a white tuxedo, me in pink taffeta—how absurd. In Cocker was honored in Berlin with a Goldene Kamera award,  and Warnes joined him to sing the song at the ceremony. The day after Cocker's death in Warnes wrote, "I realized yesterday that we will Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker Live sing our song again.
That thought makes me feel sick. We met last year in Berlin to sing together. I didn't know that would be our last time. It was so unlikely, because Joe has this well-known, very raw, masculine energy. I was less well known and had this very vulnerable, quintessential female energy and we were very polarized, as men and women often are these days. But we met in the middle. He admitted that Island Records owner Chris Blackwell also hated the song and wasn't interested in releasing it.
Sheffield Steel — I spent a year on that. And the single eclipsed it overnight. Stewart Levine produced Cocker's Deep Wall - German Army - In Transit LPwhich was intended for Island, but, the singer revealed, as with the duet, Blackwell hated it, so Cocker left Island for Capitol.
Capitol had been responsible for rejuvenating the careers of Tina Turner and Heart in the mids, so a push was on to do so for their new client with his next project, the album Cocker.
And it's my firm belief that Joe is a rocker. It gave him a hit record and brought his name back to the mass market again. However, because it was such a pop, middle-of-the-road record, it took away Joe's roots in the eyes of the public and certainly in the industry. Credits adapted from album liner notes for The Best of Joe Cocker. The part of the score of An Officer and a Gentleman that Jennings used in writing the chorus for "Up Where We Belong" can be heard in the final scene of the film in which Gere picks Winger up in his arms and carries her out of the factory past clapping co-workers.
The last shot of the film freezes on their exit as the score comes to a big orchestral finish, and the credits start to roll as Cocker and Warnes begin singing the song at the chorus.
Although the song itself is heard separately from the final scene, it has often taken the place of the score in send-ups of the grand finale over the years. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The original idea to sing with Joe was mine. The part of the chorus with the lyric "Love, lift us up", which was what drew Joe Cocker to the song.
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