Saturday, August 21, 2021

When legends get together: That's What Friends Are For (1985)

 Three years after Rod Stewart had originally recorded the song, Dionne Warwick joined forces with Stevie Wonder, Elton John, & Gladys Knight to cover the Burt Bacharach-Carole Bayer Sager composition, "That's What Friends Are For", as a benefit for AIDS research.

The track raised $3 million for AIDS research, and won Grammy awards the following winter.

The second verse had been rewritten for this version, as opposed to the Stewart single.

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