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Kool & The Gang - Cherish (1985)

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“Cherish” is a song by American R&B band Kool & the Gang, released in 1985. It was the third single ...

“Cherish” is a song by American R&B band Kool & the Gang, released in 1985. It was the third single released from the band’s album, Emergency. It was certified Gold by the RIAA and held the number 1 position on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart for six weeks running. It would ultimately rank as the biggest Adult Contemporary chart hit of the 1980s.

The song is a romantic ballad that proved to be extremely popular when it was released and has since been a wedding song staple of sorts.

Chart performance

“Cherish” peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in September 1985, remaining in the runner-up position for three weeks, behind “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits. It was a number-one hit on both the R&B and adult contemporary charts in the US, spending one week atop the R&B chart and six weeks atop the AC chart. In the UK, the song reached number four on the UK Singles Chart and remained there for three weeks.

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