Always - Atlantic Starr
Song Lyrics / Chart History / Artist Information

  • The song Always was written and originally performed by Atlantic Starr
  • Written by brothers Jonathan Lewis, David Lewis, and Wayne Lewis, all members of the band
  • The band Atlantic Starr was formed in 1976 in White Plains New York
  • The band had only been performing locally around the northeast for a couple of years when they were discovered and signed to a record contract with A&M records
  • They were considered to be in the mold of the extremely popular crossover artists Earth Wind & Fire and The Commodores
  • "Always" was a #1 chart topper on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1987
  • It also hit #1 on the R&B charts as well as the adult Contemporary chart
  • The song also charted in the UK, rising to #3 on the charts there
  • Ironically, the song had been written back in 1982 and was intended for one of their earlier releases, but their record producer at the time didn't think it fit with other songs they were producing, and so it was shelved until 1987, when it was released on the album "All In The Name of Love", their seventh album release
  • It was the second single to be released from that album
  • Always remains their only #1 hit, although they have reached the charts with no fewer than 23 songs making it into either the Hot 100 or the Hot R&B singles charts
  • Although the band has seen numerous personnel changes over the years, it remains together and the original brothers Wayne and Jonathan Lewis continue to tour together
  • Always was covered in 2000 by a band called Boyz n Girlz United, consisting of 4 members (two male; two female) Robbie Carrico, Daniel Dix, Rina Mayo, and Criss Ruiz
  • They were molded in the Backstreet Boys / 'NSync image, and in spite of some early good press pretty much died out after their initial album release
  • Carrico appeared on American Idol in Season 7 but was quickly eliminated
  • It is somewhat unusual that a song that is so popular, and that has retained it popularity over the course of two decades has not been covered by more mainstream artists
  • The song became an instant hit for a first dance at weddings and anniversary parties, and has been entrenched in the repertoire of just about every wedding band for over 20 years now

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Always (Album Version)

Song Lyrics - Always

Girl you are to me
All that a woman should be
And I dedicate my life to you,

A love like yours is rare
It must have been sent from up above
And I know you'll stay this way,
For always

And we both know
That our love will grow
And forever it will be
You and me

Ooh, You're like the sun
Chasing all the rain away
When you come around
You bring brighter days

You're the perfect one for me
And you forever will be
And I will love you so,
For always

Come with me my sweet
Let's go make a family
And they will bring us joy
For always

Oh boy I love you so
Can't find enough ways to let you know
But you can be sure I'm yours,
For always

And we both know
That our love will grow
And forever it will be
You and me

Ooh, You're like the sun
Chasing all the rain away
When you come around
You bring brighter days

You're the perfect one for me
And you forever will be
And I will love you so,
For always

Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

Atlantic Starr
The Ultimate Collection

If you're a fan of the late 70s early 80s R&B funk scene, this is a must have collection of great dance hits and smooth ballads from a band that ranks right up there with groups like The Commodores and Earth Wind & Fire

Here and Forever

If your tastes run a little more mellow and are looking for a great CD of love songs or songs appropriate for a first dance at a wedding, here's a great collection by various artists to consider.

The CD contains 16 tracks, all familiar.  Since there are so many great songs here, we'll give you the entire track listing:

1. Here & Now
(Luther Vandross)
2. Tonight I Celebrate My Love
(Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack)
3. You're The Inspiration
4. More Than Words
5. Always And Forever
6. Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
(Gladys Knight & The Pips)
7. Theme From Ice Castles (Through The Eyes Of Love)
(Melissa Manchester)
8. If
9. Could I Have This Dance
(Anne Murray)
10. You Are My Lady
(Freddie Jackson)
11. I Just Wanna Stop
(Gino Vannelli)
12. Through The Fire
(Chaka Khan)
13. Always
(Atlantic Starr)
14. Two Less Lonely People In The World
(Air Supply)
15. I'll Always Love You
(Taylor Dayne)
16. At Last
(Etta James)

More Ultimate Power Of Love
(Various Artists)

Here's a rather eclectic mix of love songs that many will enjoy, in that these are NOT all slow ballads.  In addition to "Always" by Atlantic Starr, it includes:

Take On Me
Stand By Me
(Ben E. King)
Waiting For A Girl Like You
(The Cars)
Baby I'm A Want You
...and 26 more hits spanning multiple decades!

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