Daytime Friends (song)

"Daytime Friends"
Single by Kenny Rogers
from the album Daytime Friends
B-side "We Don't Make Love Anymore"
Released August 1, 1977
Genre Country
Length 3:10
Label United Artists
Writer(s) Ben Peters
Producer(s) Larry Butler
Kenny Rogers singles chronology
"Daytime Friends"
"Sweet Music Man"

"Daytime Friends" is a song written by Ben Peters and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in August 1977 as the lead single from the album of the same name, 1977 album. "Daytime Friends" was Kenny Rogers' second number one country hit as a solo artist. The single stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of twelve weeks on the country chart.[1] In 2002, the song was covered Irish pop group Westlife.

The single's B-side, "We Don't Make Love Anymore," was composed solely by Rogers and later covered by Anne Murray and was released on her album Let's Keep It That Way.


The song is a mid-tempo, about two cheating people who are friends (and whose respective spouses are friends of one-another) during the day but have an extramarital affair at night.

Chart performance

Chart (1977) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 28
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 21
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
New Zealand Singles Chart 16
U.K. Singles Chart 39[4]


  1. Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 298.
  2. "Kenny Rogers – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Rogers.
  3. "Kenny Rogers – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Kenny Rogers.
  4. Kenny Rogers UK Charts history, The Official Charts. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
Preceded by
"I've Already Loved You in My Mind"
by Conway Twitty
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

October 1, 1977
Succeeded by
"Heaven's Just a Sin Away"
by The Kendalls
Preceded by
"Christopher Mary"
by Burton & Honeyman
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

October 15-October 22, 1977
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