You've Got a Friend (Sonia and Big Fun song)

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"You've Got a Friend"
Single by Sonia & Big Fun
Released June 23, 1990
Format CD single
7" single
12" single
Recorded 1990
Genre Pop
Length 3:33
Label Chrysalis
Writer(s) Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Producer(s) Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Sonia singles chronology
"Counting Every Minute"
(1990)
"You've Got a Friend"
(1990)
"End Of the World"
(1990)
Big Fun singles chronology
"Handful of Promises"
(1990)
"You've Got a Friend"
(1990)
"Hey There Lonely Girl"
(1990)

"You've Got a Friend" is a pop ballad written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman and performed by Sonia and Big Fun, and featuring Gary Barnacle on sax. This song was released as a charity single for the Childline foundation in June 1990. Initially the artists recorded the well-known Carole King song of the same name, but for reasons unknown it was ultimately not used and SAW wrote an original song with the same name instead. That version was finally released in the 2010 re-issue of Big Fun's album A Pocketful of Dreams.

The single peaked at #14 in the UK and #12 in Ireland. It was later included on Big Fun's Japanese edition of their debut album A Pocketful of Dreams.

Track listings[edit]

CD Single

  1. "You've Got a Friend" - 3:33
  2. "You've Got a Friend" (Extended Mix) - 6:30
  3. "You've Got a Friend" (Extended Instrumental) - 6:30

7" Single

  1. "You've Got a Friend" - 3:33
  2. "You've Got a Friend" (Instrumental) - 3:33

12" Single

  1. "You've Got a Friend" (Extended Mix) - 6:30
  2. "You've Got a Friend" (Extended Instrumental) - 6:30

Charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
Position
UK Single Charts 14
Ireland Singles Charts 12