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If You Were with Me Now
If You Were With Me Now
Single by Kylie Minogue and Keith Washington
From the album Let's Get to It
B-side "I Guess I Like It Like That"
Released 21 October 1991 (1991-10-21)
Recorded London, England
Format
  • CD single
  • cassette single
  • vinyl single
Genre
  • Pop
  • R&B
Length 3:11
Writer(s)
  • Mike Stock
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Pete Waterman
  • Keith Washington
Producer(s)
  • Mike Stock
  • Pete Waterman
Kylie Minogue singles chronology
Word Is Out
(1991)
If You Were With Me Now
(1991)
Keep on Pumpin It
(1991)
Let's Get to It track listing
"Finer Feelings"
(4)
"If You Were with Me Now"
(5)
"Let's Get to It"
(6)
Music Video
Kylie Minogue & Keith Washington - If You Were With Me Now

Kylie Minogue & Keith Washington - If You Were With Me Now

"If You Were with Me Now" is a song by Kylie Minogue from fourth studio album Let's Get to It (1991). Written and produced by Mike Stock and Pete Waterman, the song features American R&B singer Keith Washington.

The song was released as the second single from the album in October 1991 due to a favourable reaction from radio stations and reached number four in the UK and the top ten in Ireland and South Africa as well as the top thirty in Australia. The song is Kylie's first hit single to feature her as a co-writer.

Both Kylie and Washington recorded their vocals at separate times at Stock Aitken and Waterman's studio in London. Subsequently, the two had not met until the music video filming. Curiously, at no moment of the video do they appear together, and there are no obvious signs that the scenes of each of them were recorded at the same location.

Critical reception

Digital Spy's Nick Levine called the track a "slushy duet." Writing Kylie's biography for her special on Australian music video programme Rage, they called the song one of the "richly beautiful ballads."

Formats and track listings

CD single

  1. "If You Were with Me Now" – 3:10
  2. "I Guess I Like It Like That" – 5:59
  3. "If You Were with Me Now" (extended) – 5:06

Australian CD single

  1. "If You Were with Me Now" – 3:10
  2. "I Guess I Like It Like That" (edit) – 3:42
  3. "I Guess I Like It Like That" – 6:00

New Zealand cassette single

  1. "If You Were with Me Now" – 3:10
  2. "I Guess I Like It Like That" (7") – 3:42

UK vinyl single

  1. "If You Were with Me Now" (extended) – 5:11
  2. "I Guess I Like It Like That" – 6:00

Australian 12" single

  1. "I Guess I Like It Like That" – 6:00
  2. "I Guess I Like It Like That" (edit) – 3:30
  3. "If You Were with Me Now" – 3:10

Charts

Chart (1991) Peak position
Australia (ARIA) 23
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 31
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 56
Germany (Official German Charts) 61
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 4

Lyrics

Without you standing by my side
Love and good fortune passes me by
And you were my guiding light
It seemed so easy
When we said goodbye

How different would the world be now
If only we had worked it out somehow
What kind of fools are you and I
There would be stars up in the sky
If you were with me now

And I know I may go astray
But who's to say that we can't change our mind
My love burns stronger each day
If I'm sure of one thing

One love at a time
How could we throw our love away
When we had so much more than words can say
The darkest clouds would fade away
To bring the light into my day
If you were with me now

If loving you is right
Then turn back the hands of time
I'd do anything to make you mine
There's nothing that I wouldn't do
I could make you feel my love for you
If you were with me now
If you were with me now
If you were with me now