Inspired by a fight that broke out in the audience before a show, Why Can't We Be Friends? was the title track on
War's sixth album. Both Why Can't We Be Friends? and Low Rider were top 10 hits on the R&B
and pop charts (Why Can't We Be Friends? made #6 on the singles charts June 16, 1975).1
Why Can't We Be Friends?
Why Can't We Be Friends? has been heard on The Simpsons. Homer used it as his entrance music when
fighting Drederick Tatum in episode 4F03 entitled, The Homer They Fall -- Tatum, like Mike
Tyson, chose Time 4 Sum Aksion by Redman as his comeback entrance music.
Why Can't We Be Friends? was remade by Smashmouth in 1998, complete with music video.
, the album, released 1975
Information on Low Rider's
performance in the charts is strangely difficult to find. If someone has the scoop, I'd appreciate a /msg.