We Belong Together

Randy Newman, Brian Wilson

About We Belong Together

"We Belong Together" is a song written, composed and performed by Randy Newman for the 2010 movie Toy Story 3. The song was nominated for several Best Original Song awards from various film society and movie awards committees. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 83rd Academy Awards in February 2011.


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Don't you turn your back on me,
Don't you walk away.
Don't you tell me that I don't care,
'Cause I do.

Don't you tell me, I'm not the one,
Don't you tell me, I ain't no fun,
Just tell me you love me, like I love you.
You know you do.

When we're together,
Gray skies are clearer.
And I'll share them, till where I'm less depressed.
And it's sincerely, from the bottom of my heart,
I just can't take it when we're apart.

We belong together,
We belong together.
Yes, we do,
You'll be mine, forever.

We belong together,
We belong together.
Oh, it's true,
It's gonna stay this way, forever,
Me and you.

If I could really talk to you,
If I could find a way.
I'm not shy,
There's a whole lot I wanna say,

Talk about friendship, and loyal things.
Talk about how much you mean to me.
And I'll promise, to always be by your side,
Whenever you need me.

The day I met you,
Was the luckiest day of my life.
And I bet you feel the same.
At least I hope you do.
So don't forget,
If the future should take you away,
That you'll always be a part of me.

We belong together,
We belong together.
Wait and see.
Gonna be this way, forever.

We belong together,
We belong together.
Honestly,
We'll go on this way, forever,
Me and you,
You and me.

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Randy Newman

Randall Stuart "Randy" Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter,arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his mordant (and often satirical) pop songs and for film scores. more »

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10 facts about this song

Album Placement
"We Belong Together" is a song from Randy Newman's album titled “Toy Story 3: Original Soundtrack." It was the closing track of this Disney-Pixar film’s soundtrack.
Academy Recognition
Newman took the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2011 for "We Belong Together." It was his second Oscar after a string of 20 nominations.
Grammy Nomination
The song was also nominated for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media at the Grammy Awards in 2011.
Performance at Academy Awards
Newman performed "We Belong Together" live at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony in 2011, marking one of the few times he performed at the prestigious event.
Connection to Toy Story Franchise
Randy Newman has a strong connection to the Toy Story franchise. He created the iconic song “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” for the first Toy Story, and has scored all four films in the series.
Music Video
A music video was released for "We Belong Together," featuring clips from the Toy Story 3 film. This enhances the emotional aspects of the song.
Song Interpretation
"We Belong Together" is often interpreted as a reflection of the bond between the toys in the film, particularly Woody and Buzz.
Newman's Songwriting Technique
Despite its upbeat sound, "We Belong Together" showcases Newman’s trademark wry songwriting with lyrics that subtly explore feelings of abandonment and resilience.
Critical Reception
This song received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised its catchy tune and the poignant sentiment in its lyrics.
Collaboration with Pixar
"We Belong Together" is another successful collaboration between Newman and Pixar, following their earlier joint works that include the hits songs for “Monsters Inc.” and “A Bug’s Life.”

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