What About Your Friends

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This article is about the TLC song. For the TV drama, see What About Your Friends: Weekend Getaway.
"What About Your Friends"
Single by TLC
from the album Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
Released August 28, 1992
Format CD single
cassette
maxi single
Recorded Summer 1991
Genre R&B, new jack swing
Length 4:00 (Radio edit w/o rap)
4:06 (Radio edit w/ rap)
4:55 (Album version)
Label LaFace, Arista
Writer(s) Dallas Austin
Lisa Lopes
Producer(s) Dallas Austin
Certification RIAA: Gold
TLC singles chronology
"Baby-Baby-Baby"
(1992)
"What About Your Friends"
(1992)
"Hat 2 da Back"
(1992)
Music video
"What About Your Friends" on YouTube
Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip track listing
"Das Da Way We Like 'Em"
(6)
"What About Your Friends"
(7)
"His Story"
(8)

"What About Your Friends" is TLC's third single from their debut album, Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip. It reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the group's third consecutive top-ten single.The single was released in August 28, 1992

Song information[edit]

"What About Your Friends" was written by Dallas Austin and TLC member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes,[1] and features lead vocals by T-Boz. Austin also produced the single. The song is an uptempo song about friends that will betray others and knowing who your real friends are. The Extended Remix features the first appearances by OutKast on record, a year prior to their first single Players' Ball. It is used in the show My So-Called Life in the episode The Substitute.

Music video[edit]

The video was shot in a big park where the girls are being very happy, dancing and having fun with their friends and some family members. Jermaine Dupri makes a cameo appearance.

Chart success[edit]

The song reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the group's third consecutive top ten single,[2] and reached No. 2 on the Hot R&B Singles chart.[3] The single was certified gold by the RIAA.[4] In the United Kingdom, "What About Your Friends" peaked at No. 59.[5]

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position[2]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 7
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 2[3]
U.S. Billboard Top 40/Rhythm-Crossover 1
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs 18
UK Singles Chart[5] 59

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 88
Chart (1993) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 62

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