Why Can't We Be Friends?

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Why Can't We Be Friends?
War-WhyCan'tWeBeFriends.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 16, 1975
Recorded1974
Genre
Length44:04
LabelUnited Artists
Producer
War chronology
War Live
(1974)
Why Can't We Be Friends?
(1975)
Love Is All Around
(1976)
Singles from Why Can't We Be Friends?
  1. "Why Can't We Be Friends?"
    Released: 1975
  2. "In Mazatlan"
    Released: 1975
  3. "Low Rider"
    Released: 1975
  4. "So"
    Released: 1975

Why Can't We Be Friends? is the seventh studio album by American funk band War, released on June 16, 1975 by United Artists Records. Two singles from the album were released: the title track backed with "In Mazatlan", and "Low Rider" backed with "So". Both A-sides were nominated for the Grammy Awards of 1976.

Of the songs on this album, an interpolation of the first part of the song "Smile Happy" was used in the song It Wasn't Me by Shaggy featuring RikRok.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by War (Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott), except where indicated. Note: CD edition does not break "Leroy's Latin Lament" into sections.

  1. "Don't Let No One Get You Down" (War, Jerry Goldstein) – 3:59
  2. "Lotus Blossom" (War, Francie Nelson) – 3:59
  3. "Heartbeat" – 7:25
  4. "Leroy's Latin Lament (Medley)" - 6:36
    1. "Lonnie Dreams" – 0:49
    2. "The Way We Feel" (War, lyrics: Keri Oskar) – 1:10
    3. "La Fiesta" – 2:10
    4. "Lament" – 2:27
  5. "Smile Happy" – 7:22
  6. "So" – 4:58
  7. "Low Rider" (War, Jerry Goldstein) – 3:11
  8. "In Mazatlan" – 2:45
  9. "Why Can't We Be Friends?" (War, Jerry Goldstein) – 3:49

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[2]
US US
R&B
Jazz Albums
1975 Why Can't We Be Friends? 8 1 14

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1975 "Low Rider" 7 1
"Why Can't We Be Friends?" 6 9
"Heartbeat" 6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "War US albums chart history". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13.
  3. ^ "War US singles chart history". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13.

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