It raised over $3 million for its cause. The four vocalists on this song each recorded their parts separately. [3], Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder performed the song live together for the first time in 23 years at the 25th Anniversary AmfAR Gala in New York City on February 10, 2011. 95 in the UK, remaining in the charts for the one week. A talented lyricist, Philip helped revive Neil Sedaka's career with the words to "Laughter In The Rain" and "Bad Blood. [4], ^shipments figures based on certification alone. On the UK Singles Chart, the song debuted at number 49 and climbed to its peak of number 16 three weeks later, staying at that position for another week before descending the chart. but lately, I have been depressed. Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" is a mashup of "Werewolves Of London" and "Sweet Home Alabama." “Best friends are the people in your life who make you laugh louder, smile brighter and live better.” — Unknown “Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation.” — Tennessee Williams “When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of … [citation needed] It was recorded as a benefit for American Foundation for AIDS Research, and raised over US$3 million for that cause. A one-off collaboration headed by Dionne Warwick and featuring Gladys Knight, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder was released as a charity single in the United Kingdom and the United States in 1985. "That's What Friends Are For" is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager. AIDS was a widely misunderstood disease in 1985, and this recording helped draw attention to the cause and educated people about the disease. See more ideas about Friends quotes, Friendship quotes, Best friend quotes. The LP was originally issued as number AL 8-8398 in the Arista Catalog. "That's What Friends Are For" was the finale song sung by Warwick and cousin Houston before being joined on the stage by the other guests of the event. "Dionne & Friends" was originally just Dionne. Do you remember the first time you heard "email" in a song? The song was written in the key of E♭. It was certified Gold on January 15, 1986 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The singers did all come together for the music video. Rod Stewart first recorded it in 1982 for the soundtrack of the film Night Shift, but Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder had better know it for the 1985 cover version. / You and your ass invited / So gon' and get to clappin' / So pop it for a player / … Surprisingly, the Performance award was Elton John's first Grammy - somehow none of his previous material was deemed worthy. See more ideas about Friends quotes, Best friend quotes, Friendship quotes. From "Some Day My Prince Will Come" to "Let It Go" - how Disney princess songs (and the women who sing them) have evolved. I have felt that no-one cares about me. "Instant Karma" is one of John Lennon's most hopeful songs, written and recorded in one day at a time when he felt people were pulling together in a positive direction. Elton John played piano and Stevie Wonder played harmonica; the two had previously worked together on 1983's "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues". She recorded a string of hits written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David in the '60s before an acrimonious parting with the songwriters. It was a massive hit, becoming the number-one single of 1986 in the United States, and winning the Grammy Awards for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Song of the Year. This recording, billed as being by "Dionne & Friends", was released as a charity single for AIDS research and prevention. The celebrity guests and Arista label performers were: Air Supply, Lauren Bacall, Burt Bacharach, Eric Carmen, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Clive Davis, Taylor Dayne, Michael Douglas, Exposé, Whoopi Goldberg, Melanie Griffith, Hall & Oates, Jennifer Holliday, Whitney Houston, Alan Jackson, Kenny G, Melissa Manchester, Barry Manilow, Milli Vanilli, Jeffrey Osborne, Carly Simon, Patti Smith, Lisa Stansfield, The Four Tops, and Dionne Warwick. "Panama" by Van Halen is not about the country or the canal, but about a stripper David Lee Roth met in Arizona. Due to Stevie Wonder's involvement, it also holds the distinction of being the last number-one song for anyone who had topped the charts before the British Invasion (Stevie Wonder's first number 1 hit, "Fingertips", came in 1963). One month later, CBS aired a two-hour version of the concert on television. It reached No. The Bangles song "Eternal Flame" was inspired by a display at Graceland that honored Elvis Presley. Dionne Warwick - That's What Friends Are For Singers and rappers have both told stories about songs in their catalog as the recordings played … that there was nothing to look forward to, there was nothing to live for, nothing to hope for, no-one I could turn to, no-one I could trust. 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That's What Friends Are For is a song by the British rock band Slade, released in 1987 as the second single from their fourteenth studio album You Boyz Make Big Noize.The song was written by lead vocalist Noddy Holder and bassist Jim Lea, and produced by Roy Thomas Baker. Songs where something goes horribly wrong (literally or metaphorically), and help is needed right away. “I said, ‘I’m recording tomorrow and I … Friends are like warm clothes In the night air Best when they're old And we miss them the most when they're gone Miss them the most when they're gone Friends love your good side And live with your bad It was the final US number one for all but John (John would have two more US number-ones during the 1990s). In the United States, the song held the number-one spot of the adult contemporary chart for two weeks, the number-one spot of the soul chart for three weeks, and the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks, all in January - February 1986, and became Billboard's number one single of 1986. Props to Aretha Franklin: her song "Respect" introduced the term "propers" as a sign of proper respect. 4:48. ' That's What Friends Are For (The Vulture Song) ' is a song sung by Buzzie, Flaps, Ziggy, and Dizzy, Mowgli and Shere Khan in the film, The Jungle Book. Comment by 167903 The title of this quest is a obvious reference to the 1982 hit, "That's What Friends Are For" written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager. On March 17, 1990 an AIDS benefit titled That's What Friends Are For: Arista Records 15th Anniversary Concert was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Over $2.5 million was raised that night for the Arista Foundation which gave the proceeds to various AIDS organizations. How about "hater" or "Facebook"? She explained: "It was kind of given to the problem itself to raise funds and awareness. I have always been the strong type of person - always the one that others would come to for support, strength, help and guidance. "Dionne & Friends" is Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Gladys Knight. See more ideas about words, me quotes, quotes. This rendition is also listed at number 75 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time. 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Warwick has performed the song live on several occasions. Lyrics of THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR by Dionne Warwick feat. Oh, that's what friends are for Oh, keep smilin', keep shinin' Knowing you can always count on me for sure 'Cause I tell youl, that's what friends are for Oh, good times and for bad times I'll be on your side forever more Oh, that's what friends are for (that's what friends are for, ya) On me for sure (count on me for sure, count on me for sure) 'Friends Are the Sunshine of Life' Word-Art Freebie American statesman John Hay (1838-1905) had a quote that's great for both adults and children: “Friends are the sunshine of life.' ", A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs, Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager wrote this for the 1982 movie. Friends is a 1985 album recorded by Dionne Warwick, her seventh for the Arista label. Efrain Eden. Mar 2, 2018 - Explore Ida Canoy's board "thats what friends are for" on Pinterest. The album it came from was released in October, 2007, but they held off until summer, 2008 for a more seasonable release. Outside the United States, the song topped the charts in Canada and Australia and reached the top 10 in Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, and Sweden. A possible reference is one of the persons you must find, His name is Burr, a possible reference to the song writer Burt, (above) It was first recorded in 1982 by Rod Stewart for the soundtrack of the film Night Shift, but it is better known for the 1985 cover version by Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder. That's what friends are for For good times and bad times I'll be on your side forever more That's what friends are for (Luther Vandross) Keep smiling, keep shining Knowing you can always count on me, for sure That's what friends are for For good times and the bad times I'll be on your side forever more That's what friends are for They recorded this song as a single to raise money for the American Foundation For AIDS Research (AmFAR). Stevie Wonder is the stage name of Stevland Hardaway Morris (b. Stevland Hardaway Judkins, 13 May 1950 in Saginaw, MI, USA - a.k.a. Medley looks back on "Unchained Melody" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" - his huge hits from the '60s that were later revived in movies. They recorded this song as a single to raise money for the American Foundation For AIDS Research (AmFAR). The Dionne and Friends version of the song won the performers the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, as well as Song of the Year for its writers, Bacharach and Bayer Sager. Dec 28, 2013 - Explore Jodie Caney's board "Best Friends" on Pinterest. Dionne Warwick - That's What Friends Are For (piano instrumental)Pianist: Carl Doy2/19/2013 - Wow, 30k views Thank you. "Dionne & Friends" is Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Gladys Knight. Those who felt they didn't want to be involved with it-to be seen giving money or being heard talking about the crisis-that song was an avenue to reach out without any stigma.". [Verse] / D F#m Bm Em And I never thought I'd feel this way C#m7 And as far as I'm concerned F#7 Bm I'm glad I got the change to say G A That I do believe I love you D F#m Bm Em And if I sho Warwick, who had previously raised money for blood-related diseases such as sickle-cell anemia, wanted to help combat the then-growing AIDS epidemic because she had seen friends die painfully of the disease.[2]. "That's What Friends Are For" is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager. Here are the songs where they first showed up. AIDS was a widely misunderstood disease in 1985, and this recording helped draw attention to the cause and educated people about the disease. "That's What Friends Are For" is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager. 'Friends Are the Sunshine of Life' Word-Art Freebie I created a word art freebie based on the John Hay quote 'Friends are the sunshine of life.' That's What I Like Lyrics: Hey, hey / I got a condo in Manhattan / Baby girl, what's happening'? Karaoke That's What Friends Are For - Dionne Warwick * Licensehideous. There are many aspects that create a friend and everybody may have a different perspective of what a friend truly is. "Friend" is an extremely strong word in today's society. ' That's What Friends Are For ' is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager. Dionne Warwick's official music video for 'That's What Friends Are For' ft. Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder. Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder LIVE - Thats What Friends Are For. It stands as one of Warwick's most successful albums. Bayer Sager, who produced the song with Bacharach, said that putting it together was like doing a jigsaw puzzle. It remained in the UK top 100 for a further five weeks, totaling 10 weeks on the chart altogether. Dec 17, 2013 - Explore Hannah Van Kampen's board "that's what friends are for" on Pinterest. 4:46. The Dionne & Friends version won Grammy Awards for Best Pop Performance by A Duo Or Group With Vocal and Song Of The Year. That's what friends are for For good times and bad times I'll be on your side forever more That's what friends are for Well, you came and opened me And now there's so much more I see And so by the way I thank you Whoa, and then for the times when we're apart Well, then close your eyes and know These words are comin' from my heart The night before Dionne Warwick was set to record “That’s What Friends Are For,” she ran into Elton John while grocery shopping in Beverly Hills. "It was a very emotional evening in which a lot of tears were shed," Bayer Sager said. Proceeds from the song raised over $500,000 for AmFAR. "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty is set in Los Angeles, as he mentions Reseda, Mulholland and Ventura Boulevard. 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