You've Got a Friend (Sonia and Big Fun song)

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"You've Got a Friend"
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Single by Sonia & Big Fun
Released11 June 1990
FormatCD single
7" single
12" single
cassette single
Songwriter(s)Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Producer(s)Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Sonia singles chronology
"Counting Every Minute"
"You've Got a Friend"
"End Of the World"
Big Fun singles chronology
"Handful of Promises"
"You've Got a Friend"
"Hey There Lonely Girl"

"You've Got a Friend" is a song written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman and performed by Sonia and Big Fun, and featuring Gary Barnacle on sax. The song, a midtempo pop ballad, was released as a charity single for the Childline foundation on June 11, 1990. Initially the artists recorded the well-known Carole King song of the same name, but for reasons unknown it was ultimately not used and SAW wrote an original song with the same name instead. The cover version was finally released in the 2010 re-issue of Big Fun's album, A Pocketful of Dreams.

The single peaked at #14 in the UK and #12 in Ireland. It was later included on Big Fun's Japanese edition of their debut album A Pocketful of Dreams.

Track listings[edit]

CD single

  1. "You've Got a Friend" - 3:33
  2. "You've Got a Friend" (Extended Mix) - 6:30
  3. "You've Got a Friend" (Extended Instrumental) - 6:30

7" single

  1. "You've Got a Friend" - 3:33
  2. "You've Got a Friend" (Instrumental) - 3:33

12" single

  1. "You've Got a Friend" (Extended Mix) - 6:30
  2. "You've Got a Friend" (Extended Instrumental) - 6:30


Chart (1990) Peak
UK Singles Chart 14
Ireland Singles Chart 12