Friends is the sixth album by American R&B group Shalamar, released in 1982 on the SOLAR label. The album, which features the 'classic' Shalamar line-up (Jeffrey Daniel, Howard Hewett and Jody Watley), topped the R&B chart and peaked at #35 on the Billboard chart. It has been certified Gold in the United States for sales over 500,000. It would eventually go Platinum.
In the United Kingdom Friends gained impetus from a now-legendary demonstration of body-popping by Daniel during a performance of "A Night to Remember" on the BBC programme Top of the Pops. It reached #6 on the UK Albums Chart and produced four top 20 singles.
In 2002, Friends was re-released by Sanctuary Records in the United Kingdom in a double-CD package with Shalamar's previous album Go for It.
|1.||"A Night to Remember"||Dana Meyers, Charmaine Sylvers, Nidra Beard||5:08|
|2.||"Don't Try to Change Me"||William Bryant, Tina Scott, Roberta Stiger||4:10|
|3.||"Help Me"||Joey Gallo, Leon Sylvers III, Jody Watley, Nidra Beard||5:10|
|4.||"On Top of the World"||Dana Meyers, Richard Randolph||4:06|
|5.||"I Don't Wanna Be the Last to Know"||Kevin Spencer, William Shelby, Linda Carriere, Nidra Beard||4:02|
|6.||"Friends"||William Shelby, Glen Barbee, Nidra Beard||5:00|
|7.||"Playing to Win"||Jody Watley, Ralph E. Clayborne, Charmaine Sylvers||4:24|
|8.||"I Just Stopped By Because I Had To"||Stephen Shockley, Joey Gallo, Leon Sylvers III, Nidra Beard||4:08|
|9.||"There It Is"||Nidra Beard, Dana Meyers, Charmaine Sylvers||4:27|
|10.||"I Can Make You Feel Good"||William Shelby, Howard Hewett, Renwick Jackson||4:20|
- Shalamar - lead & backing vocals
- Leon Sylvers III - bass, percussion, keyboards
- Wardell Potts, Jr. - drums
- Foster Sylvers - bass
- Joey Gallo - keyboards
- Kevin Spencer - keyboards
- James Ingram - bass, keyboards
- Ricky Sylvers - guitar
- Ed Green - drums
- Ernest "Pepper" Reed - guitar
- Richard Randolph - guitar
- Michael Nash - keyboards
- William Shelby - keyboards
- Wayne Milstein - percussion
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