Always (Atlantic Starr song)

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"Always"
Single by Atlantic Starr
from the album All in the Name of Love
B-side I'm In Love
Released 1987
Format 12" maxi single
Recorded 1986
Genre R&B, pop
Length 4:47 (album version); 3:59 (single version)
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) David Lewis, Jonathan Lewis, Wayne Lewis
Producer(s) David Lewis, Wayne Lewis
Atlantic Starr singles chronology
"If Your Heart Isn't in It"
(1986)
"Always"
(1987)
"One Lover at a Time"
(1987)

"Always" is ballad song by American recording R&B band Atlantic Starr. The track was the second single from the groups seventh album All in the Name of Love. The single peaked at number one on both the Hot Black Singles and Billboard Hot 100 charts in June 1987.[1] The song also spent two weeks atop the U.S. adult contemporary chart.[2] In July, it also topped the Canadian RPM 100 national singles chart, where it remained for two weeks.[3][4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart
3
Canada RPM 100
1
US Billboard Hot 100
1
US Billboard Hot Black Singles
1
US Billboard Adult Contemporary Songs
1

Cover versions and appearances[edit]

In 2000, pop act Boyz N Girlz United included a cover version of the song on their self-titled debut album. In 2008, it was revived by Filipina singer-actress Iya Villania as a duet with Jay-R on her album Finally!.[5] Johnny Mathis recorded the song with Mone't on his album A Night to Remember.[6]

MF DOOM sampled "Always" for his song "Dead Bent", from his album Operation: Doomsday.

The song appears in the game Karaoke Revolution Party, and in the 2011 film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 37. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 24. 
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "A Night to Remember". amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
Preceded by
"You Keep Me Hangin' On" by Kim Wilde
US Billboard Hot 100 number one single
June 13, 1987
Succeeded by
"Head to Toe" by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
Preceded by
"There's Nothing Better Than Love" by Luther Vandross with Gregory Hines
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number-one single
May 16, 1987 - May 23, 1987
Succeeded by
"Head to Toe" by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
Preceded by
"La Isla Bonita" by Madonna
US Billboard Adult Contemporary (chart) number-one single
May 30, 1987 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"In Too Deep" by Genesis
Preceded by
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston
Canadian RPM 100 number-one single
July 11–18, 1987 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Head to Toe" by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam