Daytime Friends (song)

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"Daytime Friends"
Daytime Friends - Kenny Rogers.jpg
Single by Kenny Rogers
from the album Daytime Friends
B-side
  • "We Don't Make Love Anymore" (US and most other countries)
  • Lying Again (Germany)
ReleasedAugust 1, 1977
GenreCountry
Length3:10
LabelUnited Artists
Songwriter(s)Ben Peters
Producer(s)Larry Butler
Kenny Rogers singles chronology
"Lucille"
(1977)
"Daytime Friends"
(1977)
"Sweet Music Man"
(1977)

"Daytime Friends" is a song written by Ben Peters and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in August 1977 as the lead single from the album of the same name, 1977 album. "Daytime Friends" was Kenny Rogers' second number one country hit as a solo artist. The single stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of twelve weeks on the country chart.[1] In 2002, the song was covered Irish pop group Westlife.

The single's B-side, "We Don't Make Love Anymore," was composed by Rogers and Marianne Gordon[2] and later covered by Anne Murray and was released on her album Let's Keep It That Way. The single's German B-Side was Lying Again.[3]

Content[edit]

The song is a mid-tempo, about two cheating people who are friends (and whose respective spouses are friends of one-another) during the day but have an extramarital affair at night.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 21
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
New Zealand Singles Chart 16
UK Singles Chart[4] 39
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 28
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[7] 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 298.
  2. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Kenny-Rogers-Daytime-Friends/release/1320412
  3. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Kenny-Rogers-Daytime-Friends-Lying-Again/release/2813082
  4. ^ Kenny Rogers UK Charts history Archived 2011-12-24 at the Wayback Machine, The Official Charts. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
  5. ^ "Kenny Rogers Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Kenny Rogers Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 203.