Kenny Rogers performs “Daytime Friends” Live On Hee Haw 1977.

It reached # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, remaining a total of 14 weeks on the charts. Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, also peaked at # 1. The song was included on Kenny's third studio album, Daytime Friends (United Artist 1977)

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Daytime Friends

Single cover Kenny Rogers ( UAR 1977 )
Single cover Kenny Rogers ( UAR 1977 )

“Daytime Friends,” a song written by Ben Peters, was recorded by Kenny Rogers for the United Artist Records label on March 29, 1977, at Jack Clement Recording Studio 3102 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN. In the recording session, 5 other songs were also recorded, in this session Kenny was accompanied by: Billy Sanford (guitar), Dave Kirby (guitar), Jerry Shook (guitar), Jimmy Capps (guitar), Jim Colvard (guitar), Johnny Christopher (guitar), Larry Keith (guitar), Reggie Young (guitar), TG Engel (guitar), Pete Drake (steel), Tommy Allsup (bass guitar), Bob Moore, Joe Osborn and Mike Leech (bass), Bobby Daniels, Jerry Carrigan and Kenny Malone (drums), Bobby Wood, Charles Cochran, Edgar Struble / Gene Golden, Hargus “Pig” Robbins and Steve Glassmeyer (keyboards), Shane Keister (synthesizer) + strings + Bergen White, Bobby Daniels, Buzz Cason, Don Gant, Gene Golden, Johnny MacCrae Jordanaires, Larry Keith, Randy Rogers, Sandy Rogers, Steve Glassmeyer and Steve Pippin (background vocals). With the production of Larry Butler, the song was released in July 1977, and on October 1, 1977, it reached # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, remaining a total of 14 weeks on the charts. Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, also peaked at # 1, for two consecutive weeks, from October 15, 1977, to October 22, 1977. It was the second number one in Kenny’s career.



Lp cover Kenny Rogers ( UAR 1977 )
Lp cover Kenny Rogers ( UAR 1977 )

The song was included on Kenny’s third studio album, Daytime Friends (United Artist 1977), the album was released in July 1977, and peaked at # 2 on the US Top Country Albums charts on September 17, 1977, remaining on the charts for a total of 68 weeks. The album was certified platinum in the USA and gold in Canada.

Versions:
Hank Crawford 1978 (Kudu Records)
Gerry Storme 1980 (Tank Records)
Lee Towers 1986 (Ariola)





Kenny Rogers – Daytime Friends Lyrics

[Verse 1]
And he’ll tell her he’s working late again
But she knows too well there’s something going on
She’s been neglected, and she needs a friend
So her trembling fingers dial the telephone

[Verse 2]
Lord, it hurts her doing this again
He’s the best friend that her husband ever knew
When she’s lonely, he’s more than just a friend
He’s the one she longs to give her body to

[Chorus]
Daytime friends and nighttime lovers
Hoping no one else discovers
Where they go, what they do, in their secret hideaway
Daytime friends and nighttime lovers
They don’t want to hurt the others
So they love in the nighttime
And shake hands in the light of day

[Verse 3]
When it’s over, there’s no peace of mind
Just a longing for the way things should have been
And she wonders why some men never find
That a woman needs a lover and a friend



[Chorus]
Daytime friends and nighttime lovers
Hoping no one else discovers
Where they go, what they do, in their secret hideaway
Daytime friends and nighttime lovers
They don’t want to hurt the others
So they love in the nighttime
And shake hands in the light of day

[Chorus]
Daytime friends and nighttime lovers
Hoping no one else discovers
Where they go, what they do, in their secret hideaway
Daytime friends and nighttime lovers
They don’t want to hurt the others
So they love in the nighttime
And shake hands in the light of day

Daytime friends and nighttime lovers
Hoping no one else discovers
Where they go, what they do, in their secret hideaway
Daytime friends and nighttime lovers
They don’t want to hurt the others
So they love in the nighttime
And shake hands in the light of day

Single Kenny Rogers ( UAR 1977 )
Single Kenny Rogers ( UAR 1977 )

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