That's What Friends Are For, Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager 1982

“That’s What Friends Are For” is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager.

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.

This recording, billed as being by “Dionne Warwick & Friends”, was released as a charity single for AIDS research and prevention. It was a massive hit, becoming the number-one single of 1986, and winning the Grammy Awards for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Song of the Year. It raised over $3 million for its cause.

This song is heartily dedicated to our very good friend Ruth Abrea!!!
Know that you can always count on us!!!
Our love and prayers are with you!!!


Your dedication to your community is inspiring and heart-warming! I remember Burt was a hugely successful composer, and I also remember his collaborations with Carole. Music can change the world, we’ve seen it happen many times before. May we always live up to our “highest good” in life!

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“Highest good”, is the goal, and getting there is a rocky road.
Last week, the message we have is “sell all you have, give to the poor, and come follow me”!
Tough road, indeed!
Thank you for the wonderful comment on this post.
Love your support and conversations!!!

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