Cher - I Found Someone (1986)
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"I Found Someone" is the name of a chart single originally written and composed for Laura Branigan by Michael Bolton and ...
"I Found Someone" is the name of a chart single originally written and composed for Laura Branigan by Michael Bolton and Touch keyboardist Mark Mangold. The song was a bigger hit for Cher in 1987, reaching the Top 10.
The most successful version of "I Found Someone" was released by American singer and actress Cher as the first U.S. and European single from her 1987 eighteenth and self-titled album, and was released on November 19, 1987, by Geffen Records. The single was also released on VHS containing the concert version of the video. Cher's power ballad version was produced by Michael Bolton. Fashion photographer Matthew Rolston's full cover photo featured a slightly overexposed close-up of Cher's face, gazing into the lens as she pushes back a mane of tight curls before a bright blue background.
The song debuted on the UK Singles Chart in November 1987 at number 91 and peaked at number five in January 1988 and spent thirteen weeks in the chart.
Part of a much-heralded musical comeback at the height of her movie career, a big-budget music video featured the singer-actress with her then-boyfriend Rob Camilletti. The couple were a big story in the tabloids at the time, as he was seventeen years her junior, and the video was the aspiring actor's debut. The video was in heavy rotation on MTV and Cher's version went to #10 in the U.S.,making it her first Top 10 in nine years. An alternative concert video features Cher in a dress that was also used in The Black Rose Show in 1980. This songs is written in the key of F major.
"I Found Someone" began a three-album association with Bolton and Cher's other contributors, including Branigan alumna Diane Warren as well as Jon Bon Jovi and future boyfriend Richie Sambora, and their song-writing partner Desmond Child. The recording appears on several hits collections and Cher performs the song live on the DVD Cher: The Farewell Tour Live in Miami and a CD album of the tour. Allmusic highlighted the song on her self-titled album.