Love and Understanding

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"Love and Understanding"
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Single by Cher
from the album Love Hurts
B-side "Trail Of Broken Hearts"
Released May 21, 1991
Format
Recorded 1990/91
Genre
Length 4:43 (album version)
4:08 (edit)
Label Geffen Records
Songwriter(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s)
Cher singles chronology
"The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)"
(1990)
"Love and Understanding"
(1991)
"Save Up All Your Tears"
(1991)
"The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)"
(1990)
"Love and Understanding"
(1991)
"Save Up All Your Tears"
(1991)
Audio sample
Music video
"Love and Understanding" on YouTube

"Love and Understanding" is a rock song by American singer-actress Cher from her 20th studio album, Love Hurts. Written by Diane Warren, produced by Warren & Guy Roche, it was released as the album's lead single in 1991 for the European and North American market. The B-Side "Trail Of Broken Hearts" appears on the soundtrack to the Tom Cruise film Days of Thunder and is not available on any Cher album.

Promotion and performances[edit]

Cher performed the song on the Love Hurts Tour.

Music video[edit]

The single spawned a music video that had Cher and her backing band rehearsing the song while interlocking scenes of her in an orange colored wig and her dancers dancing around her are shown.

Critical reception[edit]

AllMusic's Joseph McCombs highlighted the song and called it "pleasantly melodic."[1] Entertainment Weekly editor Jim Farber called it "socially conscious in a way only Hollywood could conceive, tailor-made for one of those publicity-seeking charity functions."[2]

Track listing[edit]

"Love And Understanding" – UK 7" single[3]
No. Title Length
1. "Love And Understanding" (Edit) 4:08
2. "Trail Of Broken Hearts" 4:30
"Love And Understanding" – German CD single[3]
No. Title Length
1. "Love And Understanding" 4:08
2. "Trail Of Broken Hearts" 4:30
3. "If I Could Turn Back Time" 4:16
"Love And Understanding" – US 12" single[4]
No. Title Length
1. "Love And Understanding" (12" Dance Mix) 5:25
2. "Love And Understanding" (Stringappella Mix) 4:20
3. "Love And Understanding" (Dub And Understanding Mix) 5:35
4. "Love And Understanding" (House Of Love Mix) 5:45
5. "Love And Understanding" (Cher Some Love Dub) 4:10
6. "Trail Of Broken Hearts" 4:30
"Love And Understanding" – Promo - CD-Maxi single 1[3]
No. Title Length
1. "Love And Understanding" (Edit) 4:08
2. "Love And Understanding" 4:43
3. "Love And Understanding" (AC Version) 4:38
"Love And Understanding" – Promo - CD-Maxi single 2[3]
No. Title Length
1. "Love And Understanding" (12" Extended Dance Mix) 5:25
2. "Love And Understanding" (12" Edit Dance Mix) 4:40
3. "Love And Understanding" (House Of Love Mix) 5:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Vocals – Cher
  • Producer – Diane Warren, Guy Roche
  • Recorded by - David Thoener, Frank Wolf
  • Mix engineer - Curtis Frasca
  • Mixed by - David Thoener
  • The song was recorded at A&M Recording Studios, The Music Grinder and The Complex

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Review by AllMusic October 15, 2013
  2. ^ Review by Entertainment Weekly Retrieved 15 October 2013
  3. ^ a b c d "Love and Understanding Tracks". Ultratop.de. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  4. ^ "Love And Understanding Single". 
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  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Cher – Love and Understanding" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  8. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 1600." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  9. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 1613." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  10. ^ "Hits of the World" (PDF). Billboard. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
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  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Cher – Love and Understanding" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  13. ^ "Cher - Top Titel" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  14. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Love & Understanding". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  15. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 36, 1991" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Cher – Love and Understanding" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  17. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Cher – Love and Understanding". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  18. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Cher – Love and Understanding". Singles Top 100. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  20. ^ "Cher: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  21. ^ "Cher Chart History (Hot 100)" Billboard. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  22. ^ "Cher Chart History (Adult Contemporary)" Billboard. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  23. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1991" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  24. ^ "RPM 100 Hit Tracks of 1991". RPM. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  25. ^ "RPM 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1991". RPM. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  26. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Single Top 100 Van 1991" (PDF) (in Dutch). Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  28. ^ "The Year in Music: 1991" (PDF). Billboard. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 

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