Love and Understanding


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"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.


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Here, here in this world
Where do we go
Where can we turn
When we need some love
It seems that love just can't be found
Where, where do we stand
When love's supply don't meet love's demands

We got enough stars to light the sky at night
Enough sun to make the whole world bright
We got more than enough
But there's one thing there's just not enough of

Not enough love and understanding 
We could use some love to ease these troubled times
Not enough love and understanding why, oh wh-why-why

Spend all of our time
Building buildings up to the sky 
Reaching everywhere but where we need to reach the most
Hearts never can win
Oh, in this race
This race that we're in

We've got enough cars to drive around the world
Enough planes to take us anywhere
We got more than enough
But there's one thing there's just not enough of

[Chorus:Repeat x2]

We need some understandin'
We need a little more love
Some love and understandin'
Enough stars to light the sky at night
Enough sun to make the whole world bright
Enough hearts to find some love inside
We got more than enough
But there's one thing there's just not enough of

[Chorus:Repeat x5]

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Cher ( /ˈʃɛər/; born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer and actress. A major figure for over five decades in popular culture, she is often referred to as the Goddess of Pop for having first brought the sense of female autonomy and self-actualization into the entertainment industry. She is known for her distinctive contralto and for having worked in various areas of entertainment, as well as for continuously reinventing both her music and image, the latter of which has caused controversy. more »

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15 facts about this song

Release Date
"Love and Understanding" by Cher was released on May 4, 1991.
The song comes from Cher's nineteenth studio album, "Love Hurts."
Chart Performance
It peaked at number ten on the UK charts, making it Cher's twelfth top 10 hit in the UK.
"Love and Understanding" was produced by Richie Zito, who has also worked with notable acts such as Cheap Trick and The Cult.
Music Video
The music video for this song was directed by Cher herself, marking one of the first times she took on this role.
The song was originally written by Diane Warren, an acclaimed songwriter responsible for numerous hits sung by various artists.
The song carries a strong message of love, peace, and unity.
Live Performances
Cher performed "Love and Understanding" on her 'Love Hurts Tour' and continued to perform it regularly on subsequent tours.
The song falls under the pop-rock genre, demonstrating Cher's versatile vocal range.
"Love and Understanding" was widely promoted in Europe, leading it to reach number one in Norway for three consecutive weeks.
Despite its popularity, "Love and Understanding" didn't receive any major music awards.
In the United Kingdom, the song has been certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales of over 200,000 units.
Notable Ranking
The song also reached number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States.
Cover Versions
Despite its popularity, not many cover versions of "Love and Understanding" have been produced.
Global Reach
Besides Norway and the UK, the song also charted well in several other European countries, as well as in Canada and Australia.

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