What About Your Friends

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This article is about the TLC song. For the TV drama, see What About Your Friends: Weekend Getaway.
"What About Your Friends"
Single by TLC
from the album Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
Released August 28, 1992
Format CD single
maxi single
Recorded Summer 1991
Genre Hip hop, new jack swing
Length 4:00 (Radio edit w/o rap)
4:06 (Radio edit w/ rap)
4:55 (Album version)
Label LaFace, Arista
Writer(s) Dallas Austin
Lisa Lopes
Producer(s) Dallas Austin
Certification RIAA: Gold
TLC singles chronology
"What About Your Friends"
"Hat 2 da Back"
Music video
"What About Your Friends" on YouTube
Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip track listing
"Das Da Way We Like 'Em"
"What About Your Friends"
"His Story"

"What About Your Friends" is TLC's third single from their debut album, Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip. It reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the group's third consecutive top-ten single. The single was released in August 28, 1992.

Song information[edit]

"What About Your Friends" was written by Dallas Austin and TLC member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes,[1] and features lead vocals by T-Boz.

Music video[edit]

The video was shot in a big park where the girls are being very happy, dancing and having fun with their friends and some family members. Jermaine Dupri makes a cameo appearance.

Commercial performance[edit]

The song reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the group's third consecutive top ten single,[2] and reached No. 2 on the Hot R&B Singles chart.[3] The single was certified gold by the RIAA.[4] In the United Kingdom, "What About Your Friends" peaked at No. 59.[5]


Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1992-93) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 7
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 2[3]
U.S. Billboard Top 40/Rhythm-Crossover 1
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs 18
UK Singles Chart[5] 59

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 88
Chart (1993) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 62


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