Together We Are Beautiful

Last updated

"Together We Are Beautiful"
Together We Are Beautiful - Fern Kinney.jpg
Single by Fern Kinney
B-side "Baby, Let Me Kiss You"
Label WEA
Songwriter(s) Ken Leray
  • Carson Whitsett
  • Wolf Stephenson
  • Tommy Couch

"Together We Are Beautiful" is a popular song by Fern Kinney. Written by Ken Leray and produced by Carson Whitsett, Wolf Stephenson and Tommy Couch, "Together We Are Beautiful" was originally recorded by Ken Leray in 1977, while a 1979 version by Steve Allan peaked at number 67 in the UK Singles Chart. [1] Kinney's version was originally a B-side to "Baby, Let Me Kiss You", but the song was flipped after DJs picked up on it. The song made number one on the UK Singles Chart for one week in March 1980.



Weekly charts

Weekly chart performance for "Together We Are Beautiful"
Chart (1980)Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report) [2] 20
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) [3] 13
Ireland (IRMA) [4] 2
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) [5] 23
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) [6] 24
Netherlands (Single Top 100) [7] 28
South Africa (Springbok Radio) [8] 5
UK Singles (OCC) [9] 1

Year-end charts

Year-end chart performance for "Together We Are Beautiful"
Chart (1980)Position
Australia (Kent Music Report) [10] 95

Use in other media

The song was used in a 1999 UK TV advert for the body spray Physio Sport.

The song was played in an episode of the BBC comedy show Gimme Gimme Gimme when the character Linda gets ready for bed before she is due to meet a secret admirer. In 2003, the song was sung by the main character, Ken, carrying out bar/landlord duties, in the opening episode of the first season of the BBC2 sitcom, Early Doors .[ citation needed ]

The song was also in a 2013 EDF Energy advert, [11] featuring the popular Keepon Zingy, introduced in 2012.

Other cover versions

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Brotherhood of Man</span> British pop group

Brotherhood of Man are a British pop group who achieved success in the 1970s. They won the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest with "Save Your Kisses for Me".

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Seasons in the Sun</span> English-language adaptation of the song "Le Moribond"

"Seasons in the Sun" is an English-language adaptation of the 1961 Belgian song "Le Moribond" by singer-songwriter Jacques Brel with lyrics rewritten in 1963 by American singer-poet Rod McKuen, portraying a dying man's farewell to his loved ones. It became a worldwide hit in 1974 for Canadian singer Terry Jacks and became a Christmas number one in the UK in 1999 for Westlife.

Fern Kinney is an American R&B and disco singer, who is best remembered for her releases, "Groove Me" and "Together We Are Beautiful".

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Atomic (song)</span> 1980 single by Blondie

"Atomic" is a song by American rock band Blondie from their fourth studio album, Eat to the Beat (1979). Written by Debbie Harry and Jimmy Destri and produced by Mike Chapman, the song was released in February 1980 as the album's third single.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">SOS (ABBA song)</span> 1975 single by ABBA

"SOS" is a song by Swedish pop group ABBA. It was released in June 1975 as the fifth single from their self-titled 1975 album.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">I Have a Dream (song)</span> 1979 single by ABBA

"I Have a Dream" is a song by Swedish pop group ABBA. It was released in December 1979 as the sixth and final single from the group's sixth studio album, Voulez-Vous. Anni-Frid Lyngstad sang lead vocals. It was a major hit, topping the charts in many countries and peaking at No. 2 in the UK over the Christmas week of 1979. Twenty years later, Irish pop group Westlife released a version that reached No. 1 in the UK over the Christmas week of 1999.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)</span> 1979 song by ABBA

"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! " is a song by Swedish band ABBA. It was recorded in August 1979 in order to help promote their North American and European tour of that year, and was released on ABBA's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 album as the brand new track.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Chain Reaction (Diana Ross song)</span> 1985 single by Diana Ross

"Chain Reaction" is a song by American singer Diana Ross, released on November 12, 1985, as the second single from her sixteenth studio album, Eaten Alive (1985). The song was written by the Bee Gees and contains additional vocals from Barry Gibb. Sonically, "Chain Reaction" is an R&B and dance-pop song. According to the Gibbs' biography, the brothers had initial reservations about offering the song to Ross in case it was too Motown-like for her.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Wild World (song)</span> 1970 single by Cat Stevens

"Wild World" is a song written and recorded by English singer-songwriter Cat Stevens. It first appeared on his fourth album, Tea for the Tillerman, recorded and released in 1970.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">We've Got Tonite</span> 1978 single by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band

"We've Got Tonite" is a song written by American rock music artist Bob Seger, from his album Stranger in Town (1978). The single record charted twice for Seger, and was developed from a prior song that he had written. Further versions charted in 1983 for Kenny Rogers as a duet with Sheena Easton, and again in 2002 for Ronan Keating.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">We Don't Talk Anymore (Cliff Richard song)</span> 1979 single by Cliff Richard

"We Don't Talk Anymore" is a song recorded by Cliff Richard that reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in August 1979, remaining there for four weeks. Produced by the Shadows' rhythm guitarist, Bruce Welch, and written by Alan Tarney, it was Cliff Richard's tenth UK number one and his first since "Congratulations" in 1968.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">19 (song)</span> 1985 single by Paul Hardcastle

"19" is a song by British musician Paul Hardcastle, released as the first single from his self-titled fourth studio album Paul Hardcastle (1985).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Living Doll (song)</span>

"Living Doll" is a song written by Lionel Bart made popular by Cliff Richard and the Shadows in 1959. It was the top selling single in the UK in 1959. It has topped the UK charts twice: in its original version in 1959 and a new version recorded in 1986 in aid of Comic Relief. It is one of the few songs released by an English singer to chart on the American Billboard charts before the British Invasion occurred.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Baggy Trousers</span> 1980 single by Madness

"Baggy Trousers" is a song by English ska/pop band Madness from their 1980 album Absolutely. It was written by lead singer Graham "Suggs" McPherson and guitarist Chris Foreman, and reminisces about school days.. The band first began performing the song at live shows in April 1980.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Shine (Take That song)</span> 2007 single by Take That

"Shine" is the second single taken from English pop group Take That's comeback album, Beautiful World (2006). It became Take That's sixth consecutive number one single and their tenth number-one overall, making them one of only seven acts in the history of the UK charts to have more than nine number one hits. The song is about former Take That member Robbie Williams' battle with depression.

<i>Together in Electric Dreams</i> 1984 single by Giorgio Moroder and Philip Oakey

"Together in Electric Dreams" is a song by the British singer and composer Philip Oakey and Italian composer and producer Giorgio Moroder. It was written by Oakey and Moroder and recorded for the original soundtrack of the film Electric Dreams (1984). It later formed part of the joint album Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder, released in 1985.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Gimme Hope Jo'anna</span> 1988 single by Eddy Grant

"Gimme Hope Jo'anna" is a British anti-apartheid song written and originally released by Guyanese-British singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Eddy Grant in 1988, during the apartheid era in South Africa. The song was banned by the South African government when it was released, but was widely played there nonetheless. It reached number seven on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Grant's first British top 10 hit for five years.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Gimme All Your Lovin'</span> 1983 single by ZZ Top

"Gimme All Your Lovin'" is a song by American rock band ZZ Top from their 1983 album Eliminator. It was released as the album's first single in 1983. The single reached No. 37 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart), and reached No. 10 on the UK Singles Chart. It ties with the band's 1992 cover of Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas" as their highest-charting single in the UK. The song was produced by band manager Bill Ham, and recorded and mixed by Terry Manning.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Brotherhood of Man discography</span>

This is a discography of the singles and albums of British pop group Brotherhood of Man.

<i>Sing 20 Number One Hits</i> 1980 studio album by Brotherhood of Man

Sing 20 Number One Hits is the tenth album by British pop group Brotherhood of Man. It was the first of two consecutive cover version albums by them. Released in 1980, it became the group's second biggest-selling album.


  1. "Official Singles Chart Top 75 21 Jan 1979". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 . St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN   0-646-11917-6.
  3. "Fern Kinney – Together We Are Beautiful" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  4. "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Together We Are Beautiful". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  5. "Fern Kinney – Together We Are Beautiful". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  6. "Nederlandse Top 40 – Fern Kinney" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  7. "Fern Kinney – Together We Are Beautiful" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  8. "SA Charts 1965–March 1989" . Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  9. "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  10. "National Top 100 Singles for 1980". Kent Music Report. 5 January 1981. Retrieved 17 January 2022 via Imgur.
  11. "TV Ad Music". 9 April 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2014.