"On Our Own"
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Single by Bobby Brown
from the album Ghostbusters II
ReleasedJune 22, 1989
RecordedApril 1989
GenreNew jack swing[1]
Length4:55
LabelMCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Bobby Brown singles chronology
"Every Little Step"
(1989)
"On Our Own"
(1989)
"Rock Wit'cha"
(1989)

"On Our Own" is a song by American singer Bobby Brown from the Ghostbusters II soundtrack, released as a single on June 22, 1989. It peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot Black Singles chart for one week and at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks. Outside the US, it reached number one in New Zealand for three weeks and became a top-five hit in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, while in Australia it went to number 22.

Music video

The video was filmed in May 1989 and released in June. The video features several guest appearances by celebrities including Jane Curtin, Malcolm Forbes, Iman, Victoria Jackson, Sally Kirkland, Rick Moranis, Joey and Marky Ramone of the Ramones, Christopher Reeve, Lori Singer, Doug E. Fresh, and then celebrity Donald Trump. Additionally, there are scenes from Ghostbusters II, interspersed with New York City locations such as the Trump Tower, World Trade Center, and Plaza Hotel.

Personnel

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[21] Silver 200,000^
United States (RIAA)[22] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

In popular culture

The song appears in the next-gen versions of Grand Theft Auto V on Non-Stop Pop FM.[23]

References

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  6. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 6, no. 30. July 29, 1989. p. V. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
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  16. ^ "Top 100 Singles of '89". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
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  20. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1989". Billboardtop100of.com. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  21. ^ "British single certifications – Bobby Brown – On Our Own". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
  22. ^ "American single certifications – Bobby Brown – On Our Own". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  23. ^ "GTA 5 Radio Stations". iGTA5.com. Retrieved November 18, 2014.