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Up Where We Belong

From the musical

An Officer and a Gentleman

Music by Jack Nitzsche

Originally Performed by Joe Cocker

"Up Where We Belong" is a song written by Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Will Jennings that was recorded by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes for the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman. It reached record stores in July of that year to coincide with the release of the film. The song is about the belief that love can withstand the struggles of a relationship and make it stronger.

There were many temporary setbacks in making the record. The budget for the film did not allow for a new song to be written and produced. The film's director didn't think Warnes had the kind of voice he wanted until she recommended that she sing a duet with Cocker, and the song's producer had to practically drag Cocker into the studio to get him to record it. When the studio executives heard the finished product, they hated it and tried getting another song made in time to promote the film.

"Up Where We Belong" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. and topped the charts in several other countries. It also sold one million copies in the U.S. and was recognized by the Recording Industry Association of America as one of the Songs of the Century. Cocker and Warnes were awarded the Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, and Nitzsche, Sainte-Marie, and Jennings won both the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

    Release Date: 1982

Songbooks and Arrangements


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Mac Huff : Cinemagic! - Hollywood's Best Movie Music (Medley) : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999302899 : 08730289

Mac Huff : Cinemagic! - Hollywood's Best Movie Music (Medley)

Celebrate the silver screen and Hollywood's musical history in this choral revue by Mac Huff. Spanning eight decades of movie magic, the six flexible sections are easily adaptable to a variety of staging options and can be accompanied with live instruments or the professionally-recorded CD. You'll enjoy all the memories, the romance, and the adventure as the cinema comes alive. Sections include: The Opening Reel, Thanks for the Memory, Isn't It Romantic?, The Heat Is On, The Envelope Please, Give My Regards to Hollywood. Available: SATB Director's Score, SAB Director's Score, 2-Part Director's Score, SATB Singer's Edition, SAB Singer's Edition, 2-Part Singer's Edition, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 38:00.

Songlist: Somewhere Out There, That's Entertainment, Born Free, Call Me Irresponsible, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Mona Lisa, Cheek To Cheek, The Exodus Song, Flashdance...What A Feeling, Footloose, Happy Trails, The Heat Is On, I Won't Dance, In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening, Isn't It Romantic?, Theme From 'Jaws', Just Go To The Movies, The Last Time I Saw Paris, Where Do I Begin (Love Theme), (Meet) The Flintstones, Moon River, Night Fever, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, Shakedown, Speak Softly, Love (Love Theme), Steppin' Out With My Baby, (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear, Thanks For The Memory, Three Coins In The Fountain, Unchained Melody, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 4340b | Songbook | $3.95


Various : Pop Ballads : Solo : Songbook : 888680723248 : 1540015114 : 00255799

Various : Pop Balladsnew

The Vocal Sheet Music series is an exciting new series for singers, featuring authentic piano accompaniments and custom guitar chord diagrams, tailored to each song's unique chord progressions and designed to provide realistic support. 33 contemporary ballads are included in this volume.

Songlist: Hero, Time After Time, Faithfully, Hello, So Far Away, Kiss From A Rose, Angel, My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From 'Titanic'), Un-break My Heart, Shape Of My Heart, Here And Now, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Can't Help Falling In Love, Careless Whisper, Just The Way You Are, Ebony And Ivory, (Everything I Do) I Do It For You, I Knew I Loved You, Glory Of Love, Hard To Say I'm Sorry, Hey Jude, How Am I Supposed To Live Without You, I Honestly Love You, I Just Can't Stop Loving You, Killing Me Softly With His Song, Rainy Days And Mondays, Right Here Waiting, Save The Best For Last, Saving All My Love For You, Take My Breath Away (Love Theme), and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40588b | Songbook | $19.95 | Singer & Piano/Guitar


Various : The Great American Songbook - Movie Songs : Solo : Songbook : 888680754402 : 1540030490 : 00278787

Various : The Great American Songbook - Movie Songs

100 timeless hits from the silver screen are showcased in this massive collection of classics in arrangements for piano, voice and guitar. Songs include: Alfie - Because You Loved Me - City of Stars - Come What May - Don't You (Forget About Me) - Endless Love - Eye of the Tiger - Flashdance...What a Feeling - Happy - I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow - Let It Go - Moon River - My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from 'Titanic') - New York, New York - Over the Rainbow - Puttin' on the Ritz - The Rose - Singin' in the Rain - (I've Had) the Time of My Life - Up Where We Belong - The Way We Were - The Wind Beneath My Wings - You've Got a Friend in Me - and more. 464 pages!

Songlist: Happy, At Last, The Rose, You Light Up My Life, True Love, Alfie, You've Got A Friend In Me, All The Way, Somewhere, Kiss From A Rose, My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From 'Titanic'), Because You Loved Me, When She Loved Me, The Look Of Love, I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow, Let It Go, Come What May, Secret Love, New York, New York, As Time Goes By, Somewhere Out There, High Hopes, This Is Me, The Power Of Love, Ben, Blaze Of Glory, I Believe I Can Fly, Can't Help Falling In Love, The Candy Man, Charade, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40601b | Songbook | $27.50 | PVG


Various Arrangers : Essential Songs - Wedding : Solo : Songbook : 884088055981 : 1423409299 : 00311309

Various Arrangers : Essential Songs - Wedding

83 songs of love and devotion: All I Ask of You - Canon in D - Don't Know Much - Endless Love - Here, There and Everywhere - Love Me Tender - My Heart Will Go On - Somewhere Out There - Wedding March - You Raise Me Up - and more.

Songlist: Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring, I Swear, You And I, Beautiful, Bridal Chorus, Wedding Prayer, Gabriel's Oboe, This Day, On Bended Knee, The Keeper Of The Stars, Love Will Keep Us Alive, You Light Up My Life, True Love, If, Ave Maria, How Beautiful, All I Ask Of You, Forever I Do (The Wedding Song), I Believe In You And Me, Butterfly Kisses, I Finally Found Someone, All The Things You Are, Amen Kind Of Love, My Heart Will Go On, Always And Forever, From This Moment On, Amazed, I Do (Cherish You), Largo, The Irish Wedding Song, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2489b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG


Various Composers : Professional Singers's Pop / Rock Fake Book : Solo : Songbook : 073999538182 : 0793559898 : 00240090

Various Composers : Professional Singers's Pop / Rock Fake Book

There's never been such a singer-friendly fake book! Songs include material from the entire rock era, with ballads as well as many up-tempo dance tunes. Over 100 songs every singer needs, in appropriate keys, with intros, interludes, endings and background vocal harmonies.

Songlist: All I Need Is A Miracle, Angel Of The Morning, Can You Feel the Love Tonight?, Can't Help Falling In Love, Copacabana, Crying, Dust in the Wind, Endless Love, Every Breath You Take, Every Heartbeat, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Good Lovin', Great Balls of Fire, Happy Together, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, I Want To Hold Your Hand, I Will Follow Him, (I've Had) The Time Of My Life, Imagine, Just The Way You Are, Let's Hear It For The Boy, The Loco-Motion, Love Sneakin' Up on You, Me And Bobby McGee, My Boyfriend's Back, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, New York State of Mind, Only the Lonely, Piece of my Heart, Save the Best For Last, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5138b | Songbook | $22.50


Individual Folios

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Up Where We Belong : SATB : Mark Brymer : Joe Cocker : Songbook : 08200846 : 073999008463

Mark Brymer : Up Where We Belong

Here is the #1 pop hit of 1982, recorded by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes, from the Paramount Picture An Officer and a Gentleman, in an updated setting with a touch of gospel. Available: SATB, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:00.

Arranger: Mark Brymer Performed By: Joe Cocker | TV/Movie: An Officer and a Gentleman

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200846 | Showtrax CD Available

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