Always (Atlantic Starr song)

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"Always"
Atlantic Starr-Always.jpg
Single by Atlantic Starr
from the album All in the Name of Love
B-side "I'm In Love"
Released May 13, 1987
Format 12" maxi single
Recorded 1986
Genre R&B, pop
Length 4:47 (album version)
3:59 (single version)
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(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)
"If Your Heart Isn't in It"
(1986)
"Always"
(1987)
"One Lover at a Time"
(1987)

"Always" is a song by American recording R&B band Atlantic Starr. The track was the second single from the group's 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]

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart
3
Canada RPM 100
1
New Zealand [5]
17
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[6] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 1
US Cash Box Top 100 [9]
1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Rank
Canada [10] 8
New Zealand [11] 47
UK [12] 25
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [13] 14
U.S. Cash Box [14] 7

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!.[15] Johnny Mathis recorded the song with Mone't on his album A Night to Remember.[16]

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

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. ^ http://nztop40.co.nz/chart/singles?chart=3266
  6. ^ "Atlantic Starr – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Atlantic Starr.
  7. ^ "Atlantic Starr – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Atlantic Starr.
  8. ^ "Atlantic Starr – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Atlantic Starr.
  9. ^ http://tropicalglen.com/Archives/80s_files/19870613.html
  10. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?brws_s=1&file_num=nlc008388.0920&type=1&interval=24&PHPSESSID=mhe12pta2k83e08udtq66ot062
  11. ^ http://nztop40.co.nz/chart/?chart=3876
  12. ^ "Gallup Year End Charts 1987: Singles". Record Mirror. London, England: Spotlight Publications. 23 January 1988. p. 36. 
  13. ^ Musicoutfitters.com
  14. ^ http://tropicalglen.com/Archives/80s_files/1987YESP.html
  15. ^ [1] Archived December 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ "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