Carl Anderson & Gloria Loring – “Friends and Lovers” – #1 Adult Contemporary Song / #2 POP
Songwriters – Jay Gruska / Paul Gordon
My demo of this song was used in the soap opera “Days Of Our Lives”, and thanks to that very loyal audience, when Gloria’s and Carl’s record came out, it flew to the top of the charts and stayed there for many weeks. It was a really fun time because the ‘country’ version of the song, by Eddie Rabbit and Juice Newton, was flying up the country charts at the same time. Lucky timing.
THE SINGLE WAS #1 ADULT CONTEMPORARY, #2 POP AND TOP 40 ON R&B BILLBOARD CHARTS AS WELL AS #1 ON THE CANADIAN RPM COUNTRY TRACKS CHART. It stayed in the Top 40 of the Pop charts for 14 weeks and the single sold over 900,000 copies. 4 ASCAP AWARDS for “AMONG MOST PERFORMED SONGS” - TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS