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"Always" is a ballad 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 also topped the Canadian RPM 100 national singles chart, where it remained for two weeks.[4][5]

"Always"
Atlantic Starr-Always.jpg
Single by Atlantic Starr
from the album All in the Name of Love
B-side"I'm In Love"
ReleasedMay 1987
Format
Recorded1986
Genre
Length4:47 (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)

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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!.[19] Johnny Mathis recorded the song with Mone't on his album A Night to Remember.[20]

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

External linksEdit

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. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1987-06-27. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  7. ^ http://nztop40.co.nz/chart/singles?chart=3266
  8. ^ {http://www.rock.co.za/files/sa_charts_1969_1989_songs_(A-B).html%7Caccessdate=17[permanent dead link] January 2018}
  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. ^ http://tropicalglen.com/Archives/80s_files/19870613.html
  14. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?brws_s=1&file_num=nlc008388.0920&type=1&interval=24&PHPSESSID=mhe12pta2k83e08udtq66ot062
  15. ^ http://nztop40.co.nz/chart/?chart=3876
  16. ^ "Gallup Year End Charts 1987: Singles". Record Mirror. London, England: Spotlight Publications. 23 January 1988. p. 36.
  17. ^ Musicoutfitters.com
  18. ^ http://tropicalglen.com/Archives/80s_files/1987YESP.html
  19. ^ [1] Archived December 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ "A Night to Remember". amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-12-02.