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173 1 year ago
"We've Got Tonight" was remade by Irish singer Ronan Keating and Scottish singer Lulu for Lulu's twelfth studio album Together released in 2002, with the track also appearing on Keating's second studio album Destination. The Together album, consisting of tracks pairing Lulu with a variety of "name" duet partners, was a comeback vehicle for Lulu designed by top entertainment impresario Louis Walsh whom the singer had signed on with in 2000: three of the acts the album paired Lulu with: Samantha Mumba, Westlife and Keating, were protégées of Walsh. However Keating has stated that Lulu herself recruited him to duet with her: (Ronan Keating quote:)"I said 'Yeah, as long as you let me pick the song!' I picked...one of my all time favourite love songs".
Both the Together and Destination albums were released in the spring of 2002: it was decided to forego any single releases of off Together but - after two earlier singles - Keating's label Polydor issued "We've Got Tonight" - credited to Ronan Keating featuring Lulu - that November to debut at its No. 4 peak on the UK Singles Chart dated 7 December 2002. The track was also an international hit, reaching No. 7 in the Netherlands, No. 10 in Ireland, No. 12 in Australia, and No. 14 in Flemish Belgium.
Polydor Records elected to release a reformatted version of the track which replaced Lulu's vocal with that of Jeanette Biedermann, a Polydor artist who had enjoyed considerable success with English-language releases in her native Germany and also Austria and Switzerland: "We've Got Tonight" credited to Ronan Keating & Jeanette was issued in those three nations with resultant Top Ten status in Austria and Germany and moderate Swiss chart success. In Italy, the track was issued with the Italian soul singer Giorgia Todrani and published as the B-side of Giorgia's single "Gocce di memoria", and in the Philippines, Keating performed the song with Kyla.