|"(We Want) the Same Thing"|
|Single by Belinda Carlisle|
|from the album Runaway Horses|
|Released||October 2, 1990 (UK) |
1989 (Australia, Japan)
4:17 (summer remix)
|Songwriter(s)||Rick Nowels, Ellen Shipley|
|Belinda Carlisle singles chronology|
"(We Want) The Same Thing" is a song by the American singer Belinda Carlisle. Written by Rick Nowels and Ellen Shipley, it was produced by Nowels for Carlisle's third album Runaway Horses (1989). It was released as the album's fifth single in the United Kingdom, on October 2, 1990.
To help promote the single in the United Kingdom, Virgin Records released a deluxe 12" vinyl boxed set with free stickers, and a picture disc single on CD, in addition to standard formats. The single peaked at #6 on the UK singles chart, and spent ten weeks in the Top 75.
The song was used during adverts, including one for the Peugeot 106.
The single version of "(We Want) The Same Thing" is drastically different from the original version found on the album Runaway Horses. While the album version has a heavily accented punk rock staccato sound, the single version was changed into a powerful pop anthem; one of her most successful to date. The intro of the single version is notable for its chants of 'Hey!' repeated four times before a drum piece introduces the song. In the Runaway Horses album booklet, the lyrics listed for "(We Want) The Same Thing" vary from the actual version on the album though they match the lyrics for the single version.
|Australia (ARIA Chart)||103|
|Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)||25|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||53|
|UK Singles (OCC)||6|