Always by Atlantic Starr
"Always" was the second single from All In The Name Of Love, the seventh album from R&B group, Atlantic Starr. The song went to number one on both the Hot Black Singles and Billboard Hot 100 charts in June 1987. The song also spent two weeks atop the U.S. adult contemporary chart. In July, it also topped the Canadian RPM 100 national singles chart, where it remained for two weeks. In 2000, the pop act Boyz N Girlz United included a cover version of the song on their self titled debut album; in 2008, it was revived by Filipina diva-actress Iya Villania as a duet with Jay-R under her album Finally!. MF DOOM sampled Always for his song, Dead Bent, from his album Operation: Doomsday. The song appears on the game Karaoke Revolution Party. Show video tutorial!
About the Artist
Atlantic Starr was a 1980s R&B band. Among their biggest hits were "Always" and "Secret Lovers." The group was started in 1976 in White Plains, New York by trumpeter Duke Jones (who left the band prior to their first recordings), drummer Porter Carroll Jr., bassist Clifford Archer, percussionist and flautist Joseph Phillips, and three brothers: David Lewis (vocals and guitar), Wayne Lewis (keyboards and vocals), and Jonathan Lewis (percussion and trombone). Other members of the band were lead singer Sharon Bryant (who was later replaced by Barbara Weathers), trumpeter William Sudderth, and saxophonist Damon Rentie (who was replaced by Koran Daniels). In 1977 the band came to Westwood, California and performed on the nightclub scene under the name "Newban" which was changed on their debut hit single. Throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, Atlantic Starr scored several hits on the R&B charts. However, significant crossover success (onto the pop charts) did not come until halfway into the 80s, with the release of their As The Band Turns album, and the single "Secret Lovers."