Always (Atlantic Starr song)

"Always" is a song by American R&B band Atlantic Starr. The track was the second single from the group's seventh studio album All in the Name of Love (1987). The single peaked at number one on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts in June 1987.[2] The song also spent two weeks atop the U.S. adult contemporary chart.[3] In July, it topped the Canadian RPM 100 national singles chart, where it remained for two weeks.[4][5]

"Always"
Atlantic Starr-Always.jpg
UK LP cover art, also used as the US 7-inch cover art
Single by Atlantic Starr
from the album All in the Name of Love
B-side
  • "Always" (instrumental)
  • "I'm In Love" (LP single only)
ReleasedMay 1987
Recorded1986
StudioAcme Recording Studios, ( Mamaroneck, New York ) Mixed at Minot Sound Studios in White Plains, New York
Genre
Length
  • 4:47 (album version)
  • 3:59 (single version)
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)
  • David Lewis
  • Jonathan Lewis
  • Wayne Lewis
Producer(s)
  • David Lewis
  • Wayne Lewis
Atlantic Starr singles chronology
"If Your Heart Isn't in It"
(1986)
"Always"
(1987)
"One Lover at a Time"
(1987)

Chart performanceEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Cover versions and appearancesEdit

In 2000, pop act Boyz N Girlz United included a cover version of the song on their self-titled debut album. In 2008, it was covered by Filipina singer-actress Iya Villania as a duet with Jay-R on her album Finally!.[20] Johnny Mathis recorded the song with Mone't on his album A Night to Remember.[21]

MF Doom sampled "Always" for his song "Dead Bent", from his album Operation: Doomsday.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Johnny, Loftus. "Atlantic Starr - All in the Name of Love". Allmusic. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 37.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 24.
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 21. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1987-06-27. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  8. ^ "OFFICIAL TOP 40 SINGLES". The Official New Zealand Music Chart. 6 September 1987.
  9. ^ "UK Official Singles Chart", UK Official Charts Company
  10. ^ "Atlantic Starr Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Atlantic Starr Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Atlantic Starr Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ [2]
  15. ^ "OFFICIAL TOP 40 SINGLES – END OF YEAR CHARTS 1987". The Official New Zealand Music Chart.
  16. ^ "Gallup Year End Charts 1987: Singles". Record Mirror. London, England: Spotlight Publications. 23 January 1988. p. 36.
  17. ^ Musicoutfitters.com
  18. ^ "1987 Year-end Charts - Top Adult Contemporary Singles". Billboard. December 31, 1987. Archived from the original on September 12, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2019.
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-10-24. Retrieved 2016-08-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  20. ^ [3] Archived December 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  21. ^ "A Night to Remember". Retrieved 2011-12-02.

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