"Always" took the band Atlantic Starr to a whole new audience. The tender number one ballad had been written five years earlier, but was shelved at the time, because some thought that it was too early for the group to begin singing pop-tinged ballads. After all, this was the band that had given the world the seriously funky "Freak-A-Ristic." "Always" was written by the band's brothers trio, Jonathan Lewis, Wayne Lewis, and David Lewis (the latter two produced the track). "Always" started out as a chord progression that almost sounded like those used in a hymn. The song has nice metaphors that link romantic love with nature, saying that love will last always. It was recorded as a duet between David Lewis and Barbara Weathers and included on their 1987 Warner Bros. debut All in the Name of Love. "Always" stayed at number one R&B for two weeks and number one pop in spring 1987.