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  1. Lionel Richie

    Lionel Richie


    Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and actor. Beginning in 1968, he was a member of the musical group Commodores signed to Motown Records. Richie made his solo debut in 1982 with the album Lionel Richie and the number-one hit "Truly". He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.

  2. The Commodores

    The Commodores


    The Commodores are an American funk/soul band, which was at its peak in the late 1970s through the mid 1980s. The members of the group met as mostly freshmen at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) in 1968, and signed with Motown in November 1972, having first caught the public eye opening for The Jackson 5 while on tour.

  3. William King

    William King


    William ("Wak") King (born January 30, 1949) is an American founding member of the Commodores. In addition to being the group's choreographer, he plays trumpet, guitar, synthesizer, flute, and congas/percussion.

  4. Oh No

    Oh No (1981)


    "Oh No" is an R&B ballad from the 1981 Commodores album In the Pocket. Written by Lionel Richie, the song was released as a single in 1981, being his last hit with the Commodores before going solo.

  5. Nightshift

    Nightshift (1984)


    "Nightshift" is a 1985 hit song by the Commodores and title track from the album of the same name. The song was a tribute to Jackie Wilson and Marvin Gaye, two famous R&B musicians who had died in 1984.

  6. Brick House

    Brick House (1977)


    "Brick House" is a song from the Commodores' 1977 self-titled album (released as Zoom in the UK). The single peaked at #5 in the U.S. and #32 in the UK pop charts.

  7. Easy

    Easy (1977)


    "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.

  8. Just To Be Close To You

    Just To Be Close To You (1976)


    "Just to Be Close to You" is a hit song for the R&B/funk band, Commodores, in 1976. Released from their album, Hot on the Tracks, it would become one of their biggest hits, spending two weeks at the top of the Hot Soul Singles chart and becoming their second Billboard Hot 100 top ten, peaking at number seven. The song was written and sung by Lionel Richie.

  9. Still

    Still (1979)


    "Still" is a song by the soul music group the Commodores. It reached number one in the U.S. in 1979. It was released as a single on Motown Records with "Such A Woman" as the B-side. The song appears on their hit album Midnight Magic. The song reached the top of both the pop and R&B charts. It is one of the group's most popular singles. The song is also notable for being their last big hit before Lionel Richie went solo.

  10. Lady



    "Lady (You Bring Me Up)" is a 1981 Top 10 hit single by The Commodores. It reached #8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and also reached the Top 10 of the Billboard R&B Chart, peaking at #5. It was also a hit in England, reaching # 56 on the UK Chart.

  11. Three Times A Lady

    Three Times A Lady (1978)


    "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 the soul chart for two weeks. The song spent three weeks at #1 on the adult contemporary chart.

  12. Slippery When Wet

    Slippery When Wet (1975)


    "Slippery When Wet" is a 1975 single by Commodores. It was the group's first single to reach number one on the soul singles chart and was their second Top 40 single in the U.S, where it peaked at number nineteen. It was on their album Caught in the Act.

  13. Movin' On

    Movin' On (1975)


    Movin' On is the third studio album by the Commodores, released by Motown Records in 1975.

  14. Too Hot Ta Trot

    Too Hot Ta Trot (1977)


    "Too Hot ta Trot" is a hit song by R&B/funk band, the Commodores. Featured on the soundtrack to the movie, Thank God It's Friday, it spent a week at number one on the R&B singles chart and peaked at number twenty-four on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1978.

  15. Commodores 13

    Commodores 13 (1983)


    Commodores 13 is the tenth studio album by the Commodores, released in 1983. It is their first album after Lionel Richie left the group, and their last album with guitarist Thomas McClary before his departure from the band (McClary recorded a solo album for Motown Records in 1984, and then retired from the music industry). The song "Turn Off the Lights" was written as a sequel to 1981's "Lady (You Bring Me Up)".

  16. Natural High

    Natural High (1978)


    Natural High is the sixth studio album by the musical group the Commodores, released in 1978. "Three Times a Lady", released as a single, became their first, as well as the Berry Gordy combine's only Billboard Hot 100 number one for 1978. The album topped Billboard's R&B Album charts for 8 non-consecutive weeks and peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Natural High earned the group a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1979.

  17. Commodores

    Commodores (1977)


    Commodores is the self-titled fifth studio album by the Commodores, released in 1977. The album spent eight weeks at the top of the R&B/soul albums chart, the second of their albums to do so, and was their first Top 5 pop album.

  18. Milan Williams

    Milan Williams


    Milan B. Williams (March 28, 1948 – July 9, 2006) was an American keyboardist and a founding member of Motown's mega-successful band, The Commodores.

  19. Nightshift

    Nightshift (1985)


    Nightshift is the eleventh studio album by the Commodores, released by Motown Records in January 1985. It was the group's last album on the Motown label before switching to Polydor.

  20. Machine Gun

    Machine Gun (1974)


    Machine Gun is the debut studio album by The Commodores, released on July 22, 1974, on Motown Records. Unlike subsequent Commodores albums, Machine Gun has only funk music and is devoid of slow-paced ballads.

  21. Caught In The Act

    Caught In The Act (1975)


    Caught in the Act is the second studio album by Commodores, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). Stylistically, this is a funk/R&B album and differs from the softer pop sound for which the group became known on later releases.

  22. In The Pocket

    In The Pocket (1981)


    In the Pocket is the ninth studio album by the Commodores, released by Motown Records in 1981. It is the last Commodores album to feature Lionel Richie, as he left the band to start a solo career the following year. The bulk of the album was recorded at Web IV Recording Studio in Atlanta, Georgia.

  23. Heroes

    Heroes (1980)


    Heroes is the eighth studio album by the Commodores, released in June 1980 by Motown Records.

  24. Hot On The Tracks

    Hot On The Tracks (1976)


    Hot on the Tracks is the fourth studio album by the Commodores, released by Motown Records in 1976. It includes the Top Ten single "Just to Be Close to You". The album was the band's first to make top the R&B albums chart, where it stayed for six non-consecutive weeks, and peaked two positions below the Top 10 on the pop albums chart.

  25. Midnight Magic

    Midnight Magic (1979)


    Midnight Magic is the seventh studio album by the musical group the Commodores, released in 1979. It contained their second U.S. #1 single, "Still", and the #4 hit "Sail On". "Still" in particular was the only record released by Berry Gordy's combine to top the pop charts that year.

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