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That's What Friends Are For was the title of the 1986 top song of the year. That's What Friends Are For was written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager. Initially, in 1982, Rod Stewart recorded That's What Friends Are For. A few years later, Dionne Warwick got together with Elton John, Stevie Wonder, and Gladys Knight. As Dionne And Friends, this all-star quartet remade That's What Friends Are For as a charity song to donate to the American Foundation For AIDS Research. This was the version that became the top song of the year.
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  1 That's What Friends Are For   Jul 1972  
  B.J. Thomas  
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  2 That's What Friends Are For   Aug 1977  
  Deniece Williams  
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  3 That's What Friends Are For   Aug 1982  
  Rod Stewart  
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  4 That's What Friends Are For 1   Jan 1986  
  Dionne And Friends Featuring Elton John, Gladys Knight And Stevie Wonder  
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  5 That's What Friends Are For   May 1987  
  Slade  
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