Friends (Elton John song)

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"Friends"
Friends - Elton John.jpg
Single by Elton John
from the album Friends
B-side"Honey Roll"
Released10 March 1971
Format7" single
RecordedSeptember 1970
GenrePop
Length2:20
LabelUni
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Gus Dudgeon
Elton John singles chronology
"Your Song"
(1970)
"Friends"
(1971)
"Levon"
(1971)

"Friends" is an international hit song composed and performed by English musician Elton John with lyrics by his longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin. It was John's third U.S. hit, and his second to reach Top 40.

"Friends" was not the follow-up single to "Your Song," but was rather the title track and theme song from the movie "Friends" starring Sean Bury, and was included on the soundtrack. It was the only hit single from the LP.

The song rose to number 34 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number 17 on the Cash Box Top 100.[1] On the Canadian singles chart "Friends" peaked at number 13.[2] "Friends" also became a medium hit on the Adult Contemporary charts of both nations.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report) 96
Canada RPM Top Singles[2] 13
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary[3] 25
New Zealand (Listener)[4] 19
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 34
US Billboard Easy Listening 17
US Cash Box Top 100[6] 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-09. Retrieved 2016-05-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  3. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  4. ^ "flavour of new zealand - search listener". Flavourofnz.co.nz. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-09. Retrieved 2016-05-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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