Friends is a 1985 album recorded by Dionne Warwick, her seventh for the Arista label. The LP was originally issued as number AL 8-8398 in the Arista Catalog. It stands as one of Warwick's most successful albums.
"On My Own", a song recorded by Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald, was originally written for Warwick by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager. Warwick recorded the song to be released on this album but it wasn't included in the final track list. The version recorded by LaBelle and McDonald was released in 1986 and became a hit. Warwick has performed the song live on several occasions.