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01 = All night Long
02 = Angel
03 = Dancing On The Ceiling
04 = Easy
05 = Hello
06 = Say You, Say Me
07 = Stuck On You
08 = The One
09 = Endless Love
10= Ballerina Girl
11= Donīt wanna loose you.




Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.

Beginning in 1968, he was a member of the funk/soul band the Commodores and then launched a hugely successful solo career in 1982.

He also co-wrote the 1985 charity single "We Are the World" with Michael Jackson, which sold over 20 million copies.  Richie has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. He is also a five-time Grammy Award winner.  In 2016, Richie received the Songwriters Hall of Fame's highest honor, the Johnny Mercer Award.
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Lionel Richie - All night Long


"All Night Long (All Night)" is a hit single by American singer-songwriter Lionel Richie from 1983. Taken from his second solo album, Can't Slow Down, it combined Richie's soulful Commodores style with Caribbean influences. This new, more dance music, pop-inspired approach proved popular, as the single reached number one on three Billboard charts (pop, R&B and adult contemporary).  Richard Marx contributed backing vocals as an unknown until his 1986 debut album appeared.

In the UK, the song was kept off the top spot by Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl", peaking at number two on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks.

The song lyrics were written primarily in English, but Richie has admitted in at least one press interview that "African" lyrics in the song, such as "Tom bo li de say de moi ya," and "Jambo jumbo," were in fact made-up gibberish of his own invention. Richie has described these portions of the song as a "wonderful joke," written when he discovered that he lacked the time to hire a translator to contribute the foreign language lyrics he wished to include in the song.

The song has achieved massive popularity in the Arab World, where Richie is as well known, if not more than in his native U.S. The Independent has referred to Richie as "a phenomenon" over the past decade or so in nations such as Iraq, with "Hello" also achieving much success.
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Lionel Richie - Dancing On The Ceiling


Dancing on the Ceiling is the third solo studio album by Lionel Richie, released on August 5, 1986. The album was originally to be titled Say You, Say Me, after the Academy Award-winning track of the same name, but it was renamed after Richie rewrote the album. The album was released to generally positive reviews and warm sales, peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and selling 4 million copies. Following the album's release Richie went on a long hiatus, releasing his first album of entirely new material ten years later.
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Lionel Richie - Easy


"Easy" is a song by Commodores for the Motown label, from their fifth studio album, Commodores. Released in March 1977, "Easy" reached #1 on the Billboard R&B chart, and #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.  The success of "Easy" paved the way for similar Lionel Richie-composed hit ballads such as "Three Times a Lady" and "Still" and also for Richie's later solo hits.

The song is noted for a feedback noise, with an echo, that is heard in the bridge of the song. Also, an electric guitar solo dominates the instrumental portion of the song. In addition, the other Commodores are heard singing wordless harmonies during the chorus of the song. Strings and Brass are also featured as well.

The edited version receives the most airplay. The longer version from the album features the chorus being repeated more times, a semitone up, from A-flat major to A major (representing the change from morning to afternoon), a few times before it fades out.
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Lionel Richie - Hello


"Hello" is a song by Lionel Richie.

Taken as the third single from Richie's multi-platinum album Can't Slow Down, the song was released in 1984 and reached number one on three Billboard music charts: the pop chart (for two weeks), the R&B chart (for three weeks),[2] and the adult contemporary chart (for six weeks). The song also went to number one in the UK Singles Chart for six weeks.  The song later inspired a lawsuit by songwriter Marjorie Hoffman White, who accused Richie of plagiarizing her composition "I'm Not Ready to Go".
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Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me


"Say You, Say Me" is a song written and recorded by Lionel Richie for the film White Nights, starring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines. The single hit number 1 in the US and on the R&B singles chart in December 1985. It became Richie's ninth number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

 The track is not available on the soundtrack album to the film, because Motown did not want Richie's first single since the Can't Slow Down album to appear on another record label. It finally appeared on the Dancing on the Ceiling album released in 1986. A 50 sec clip was used in an episode of the TV show Valerie in 1987.

The track won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song as well. A music video was also made for the song.

In 2008, the song was ranked at #74 of the top songs of all time on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, commemorating the first 50 years of the chart.
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Lionel Richie - Stuck On You


"Stuck on You" is a song written by and originally recorded by Lionel Richie. It was the fourth single released from his second studio album Can't Slow Down released on May 1, 1984, by Motown, and achieved chart success, particularly in the U.S. and the UK, where it peaked at number three and number 12, respectively.

The song differs from Richie's other compositions, as it displays a country pop influence rather than R&B.As such, the single's cover photo shows Richie wearing a cowboy hat, and indeed, "Stuck on You" peaked at number 24 on the country chart. "Stuck on You" reached number one on the Adult Contemporary chart, Richie's seventh chart topper. The song marks Lionel Richie's country music debut.
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Lionel Richie - Endless Love


"Endless Love" is a song written by Lionel Richie and originally recorded as a duet between Richie and fellow soul singer Diana Ross.

In this ballad, the singers declare Their "endless love" for one another. It was covered by soul singer Luther Vandross with R & B singer Mariah Carey And Also by country music singer Shania Twain. Richie's friend (and sometimes co-worker) Kenny Rogers Also has recorded the song. Billboard has named the original version as the greatest song duet of all-time.
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Lionel Richie - Ballerina Girl


"Ballerina Girl" is a 1986 song written and recorded by Lionel Richie. The song is a track from Richie's Dancing on the Ceiling album. "Ballerina Girl" peaked at number five on the soul charts.

 The song was also the last of Richie's eleven number ones on the Adult Contemporary charts. "Ballerina Girl" spent four weeks at number one and went to number seven on the Billboard Hot 100  in early 1987.

The song was reportedly written for Lionel's adoptive daughter, Nicole.
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Lionel Richie - Can't Slow Down


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Lionel Richie - Love Will Find A Way



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Lionel Richie - Put Some Love In Your Heart



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Lionel Richie - Round And Round
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Lionel Richie - Running With The Night


"Running with the Night" was the second single released from Lionel Richie's multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning 1983 album, Can't Slow Down.

Richie co-wrote the song with songwriter Cynthia Weil and co-produced it with James Anthony Carmichael.
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Lionel Richie - Serves You Right


Lionel Richie is the eponymous debut solo studio album by American singer Lionel Richie, released on October 6, 1982 on Motown Records.

 It was recorded and released while Richie was still a member of the Commodores; he would leave the group shortly after the album's release. The first single from the album, "Truly", topped the Billboard Hot 100. Follow-up single "You Are" reached number four, and "My Love" reached number five. The album was also a hit, reaching number one on the Cashbox albums chart on December 11, 1982.

In 2003, Lionel Richie was re-released as part of a remaster series that saw two additional tracks added; a solo version of "Endless Love" and an instrumental version of "You Are".

As well as featuring English musician Thomas Dolby on synthesizers, Joe Walsh provided the guitar solo for the song "Wandering Stranger".
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Lionel Richie - Tell Me



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Lionel Richie - Truly


"Truly" is the title of the debut solo single by singer-songwriter Lionel Richie. Resuming where he left off with D-flat major tunes "Sail On" and particularly "Still" when he was lead for the Commodores, Richie wrote the song and co-produced it with James Anthony Carmichael.

Released as the first single from his self-titled debut album in 1982, "Truly" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on 9 October 1982 and climbed to No. 1 on 27 November – 4 December 1982.  It also spent four weeks at No. 1 on the adult contemporary chart,  and logged nine weeks at No. 2 on the R&B chart, behind Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing". In addition, "Truly" made the Top 10 in United Kingdom, where the song peaked at No. 6.  The song won a Grammy Award for Richie in the category Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
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Lionel Richie - Wandering Stranger


Lionel Richie is the eponymous debut solo studio album by American singer Lionel Richie, released on October 6, 1982 on Motown Records. It was recorded and released while Richie was still a member of the Commodores; he would leave the group shortly after the album's release. The first single from the album, "Truly", topped the Billboard Hot 100. Follow-up single "You Are" reached number four, and "My Love" reached number five. The album was also a hit, reaching number one on the Cashbox albums chart on December 11, 1982.

In 2003, Lionel Richie was re-released as part of a remaster series that saw two additional tracks added; a solo version of "Endless Love" and an instrumental version of "You Are".

As well as featuring English musician Thomas Dolby on synthesizers, Joe Walsh provided the guitar solo for the song "Wandering Stranger".
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Lionel Richie - You Are


"You Are" is the title of a popular song from 1983 by the singer-songwriter Lionel Richie. "You Are" was written by Richie and his then-wife, Brenda Harvey Richie. It appears on his self-titled debut solo album, which came out in 1982. Resuming where he left off with D-flat major tunes with Commodores' "Sail On", "Still" and "Truly".

Released as the follow-up single to his number-one hit song "Truly", "You Are" reached the top five on three major Billboard music charts. On the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart, the song spent two weeks at number four in early 1983  It peaked at number two on the R&B chart and spent six weeks at number one on the adult contemporary chart.  In the United Kingdom, the song reached number 43 on the British pop chart.

"You Are" is a romantic song, although it has a more upbeat arrangement than many of Richie's slower ballads, including a horn section. Before achieving popularity for his own music, singer Richard Marx was a studio musician who can be heard singing backing vocals on "You Are" as well as other songs from Richie's debut album. Kenny Rogers and Jimmy Connors are also heard on backing vocals.
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Lionel Richie - You Mean More To Me



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Lionel Richie - Three Times A Lady


"Three Times a Lady" is a song by American soul group the Commodores, from their 1978 album Natural High. It was produced by James Anthony Carmichael and the Commodores. It was also the only Motown song to reach the Top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 that year and the Commodores's first Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, topping the chart for two weeks on August 12, 1978 and also went to number one on the soul chart for two weeks. The song spent three weeks at #1 on the adult contemporary chart.

The song also reached #1 on the Canadian RPM Singles Chart for four weeks, and was one of only a few Motown singles to reach the top spot in the UK Singles Chart, staying there for five weeks. The song was also successful in Ireland, staying at #1 in the charts for three consecutive weeks. It was #1 in Australia for five weeks, and reached #2 in New Zealand.

The original Commodores' version of the song was included as the final track on Lionel Richie's greatest hits compilation album Back To Front, released in 1992.

In an appearance on The Early Show on June 12, 2009, Lionel Richie said he was inspired to write the song because of a comment his father made about his mother. His father said to his mother "I love you. I want you. I need you. Forever" hence the three times a lady.
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