My Friend

Groove Armada

About My Friend

"My Friend" is a song by English duo Groove Armada, released as the second single from their third studio album, Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub) (2001).


Year:
2002
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Whenever I'm down
I call on you my friend
A helping hand you lend
In my time of need

Whenever I'm down
I call on you my friend
(I call on you my friend)
(I call on you my friend)

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Whenever I'm down
I call on you my friend
A helping hand you lend
In my time of need

Whenever I'm down
I call on you my friend
(I call on you my friend)
(I call on you my friend)

Whenever I'm down
And all that's going on
Is really going on
Just one of those days (and ju-h)

You say the right things
To keep me moving on
To keep me going strong
(going strong)
(going strong)

Whenever I'm down

Ain't nobody
(body)
Ain't nobody
(body)

Whenever I'm down
I call on you my friend
A helping hand you lend
In my time of need

Whenever I'm down
I call on you my friend
(I call on you my friend)
(I call on you my friend)

Whenever I'm down
And all that's going on
Is really going on
Just one of those days (and ju-h)

You say the right things
To keep me moving on
To keep me going strong
(going strong)
(going strong)

Whenever I'm down
I call on you my friend
A helping hand you lend
In my time of need

Whenever I'm down
I call on you my friend
(I call on you my friend)
(I call on you my friend)

(Whenever I'm down)
(I call on you)
(Whenever I'm down)
(I call)

Ain't nobody
(body)
Ain't nobody
(body)

Listen
Listen
Listen

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Groove Armada

Groove Armada is an electronic music duo from London, England, comprising Andy Cato and Tom Findlay. They are perhaps best known for the singles "I See You Baby" and "Superstylin'". The group has released eight studio albums to date,[when?] four of which have charted in the UK Albums Chart top 50. more »

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Written by: Billy Curtis, Glenn Mckinney, Keith Edward Crouch, Richard Cornwell

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group

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12 facts about this song

Song Release
"My Friend" by Groove Armada was released in 2001 as part of their third album "Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)" which marked a shift in their musical style.
Genre
This song is typically classified under Electronic music, with strong influences from the House genre.
Sampling
"My Friend" samples two songs - "The Fatback Band's" 1975 song "Gotta Learn How to Dance" and "A Tribe Called Quest's" song "1nce Again."
Rankings
The song was immensely popular and reached 23rd place in the UK charts, reflecting the broad appeal of Groove Armada’s unconventional style of electronic music.
Music Video
The music video for "My Friend" features a day in the life of three friends, reflecting the happy, upbeat tone of the song itself.
Vocals
The vocals of the song are performed by Celetia Martin, whose soulful voice added a unique flavor to Groove Armada's style in this track.
Live Performances
"My Friend" became a highlight in Groove Armada's live performances due to its danceable rhythm and uplifting lyrics.
Critical Reception
Critics praised "My Friend" for its blend of energetic beats and soulful vocals, further solidifying Groove Armada’s place in the electronic music scene.
Song Sequencing
"My Friend" is the second track on the "Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)" album. Its placement works well to set the upbeat and danceable tone for the rest of the album.
Cultural Impact
Immensely popular upon release, "My Friend" is still often played in clubs and music festivals worldwide, reflecting the timeless appeal of its danceable beat and happy lyrics.
Lyrical Theme
The lyrics of "My Friend" deal with friendship and good times, making it a popular choice for social gatherings and celebratory events.
Remixes
Several popular DJs and music producers have remixed "My Friend", signifying the song's enduring impact and popularity in electronic music.

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