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Can't Slow Down

Lionel Richie

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There were few more successful R&B songwriters and voices more recognizable in the '80s than Lionel Ritchie. Fresh off a blockbuster outing with his funky band the Commodores, he was the new hit king of Motown and, after recording his wildly popular debut, he was under significant pressure to outdo himself. Which is exactly what he did on follow-up tunes like "Hello," "All Night Long" and six other magical numbers. These songs would become more than mere hit records; they'd become the soundtrack for much of the '80s.

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Un classique pour les amateurs des années 80

Lionel Richie

Très bon souvenir


Born: June 20, 1949 in Tuskegee, AL

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

After leaving the Commodores, Lionel Richie became one of the most successful male solo artists of the '80s, arguably eclipsed during his 1981-1987 heyday only by Michael Jackson and Prince. Richie dominated the pop charts during that period with an incredible run of 13 consecutive Top Ten hits, five of them number ones. As his popularity skyrocketed, Richie moved further away from his R&B origins and concentrated more on adult contemporary balladry, which had been one of his strengths even as...
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