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Billboard #1 Hits: #541: ‘All Night Long’- Lionel Richie. November 12, 1983. #1 for 4 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘All Night Long’- Lionel Richie
  • Record Company-Motown
  • Genre: Calypso, Pop
  • Written by Lionel Richie
  • Time: 4:20
  • B-side:’Wandering Stranger’
  • Album-Can’t Slow Down
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #1 4 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #2 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia, Canada, Netherlands, South Africa.

Lionel Richie’s third solo #1. A change of pace from his ballads that were so popular on the chart. The song has Caribbean influences and mixes that with the soulful music he was famous for with the Commodores. I like this one- he should have done more like this- instead of those rather dull ballads. The video that went with the song was directed by Michael Nesmith of The Monkees fame.