Friends (Dionne Warwick album)

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Studio album by Dionne Warwick
Released November 25, 1985
Recorded 1985
Genre R&B, pop
Label Arista
Producer Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Albhy Galuten, David Foster, Stevie Wonder, Barry Manilow
Dionne Warwick chronology
Finder of Lost Loves
(1985)Finder of Lost Loves1985
Reservations for Two
(1987)Reservations for Two1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

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.


The album was executive produced by Clive Davis. It peaked at #12 on the Billboard album chart in March 1986. It was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, at the 1987 Grammy Awards, eventually selling 900,000 US copies.[citation needed] The album yielded the single "That's What Friends Are For", which became Warwick's biggest U.S. hit, spending four weeks at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. A second single, "Whisper in the Dark", was released in 1986.

"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.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "That's What Friends Are For" (featuring Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder) Carole Bayer Sager, Burt Bacharach 4:15
2. "Whisper in the Dark" Bruce Roberts, Edgar Bronfman, Jr. 4:35
3. "Remember Your Heart" Dan Navarro, David P. Bryant 3:43
4. "Love at Second Sight" David Foster, Paul Gordon 4:40
5. "Moments Aren't Moments" Stevie Wonder 4:36
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Stronger Than Before" Sager, Bacharach, Roberts 3:22
7. "Stay Devoted" Sager, Bacharach 3:36
8. "No One There (To Sing Me a Love Song)" Narada Michael Walden, Preston Glass, Randy Jackson, Walter Afanasieff 4:28
9. "How Long?" Sager, Bacharach 4:12
10. "Extravagant Gestures" Sager, Bacharach 4:59


  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Dionne Warwick: Friends > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.

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