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Lady by Kenny Rogers

Album: Kenny Rogers Greatest HitsReleased: 1980Charted:
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  • Lionel Richie wrote this song especially for Rogers. When Motown Records' publishing company, Jobete Music, told the Country and Pop singer that Lionel Richie wanted to write a song for him, he immediately flew to Las Vegas to meet him. Richie played a demo to Rogers, who loved the song and within a fortnight had recorded it. He said, "I love songs that are female orientated and that's the market I wanna get."
  • The Metro newspaper asked Richie if he'd kept it for himself. He replied: "Just the opposite. When I wrote the song for Kenny, I called my lawyer and said: 'If I put my voice on this it's going to be a smash, I want it.' My lawyer said: 'If you give it to Kenny, it will be bigger than you ever thought.' Now this was true. What I did not realize was that not only did I have my crowd, I picked up all of Kenny's following too. And that happened to be the rest of the world."
  • Lionel Richie told Entertainment Weekly that this has been his most profitable song. Said Richie: "I have an estate that 'Lady' bought."
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Comments: 5

Certain songs make me think of certain women. Years ago dated a gal who loved Kenny Rogers and this was her favorite. Used to go to a bar where the band covered this. I'm not that crazy about KR or this song, but it was good to slow dance to.Dt - Gulf Breeze, Fl
I have a question for other fans of Kenny Rogers; has anyone heard of a song called "Good Lady of Toronto" by Kenny. I reason I ask is that when Billboard had it's Year-End chart for the Top 100 Songs of 1981 this song was ranked as the No. 3 Song for 1981. Please copy & paste: http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1981.htmBarry - Sauquoit, Ny
Arguably, Kenny's greatest song, though I put "She Believes in Me" right with it. Beautiful, straightforward, and very moving song. One of the greatest first lines in any song- "Lady, I'm your knight in shining armor and I love you." Pretty tough to start a love song out better than that.Shawn - Green Bay, Wi
this song touches my heart deeplyStafler - Durban, South Africa
great soooooooooong, great singer!!!!Sara - Beirut, Lebanon