Lady (You Bring Me Up)

Album: In The Pocket (1981)
Charted: 56 8
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Songfacts®:

  • The biggest hits for the Commodores were ballads like "Three Times A Lady" and "Still," but they also had some very memorable uptempo hits like "Brick House" and "Lady (You Bring Me Up)," a song about a man whose woman gets him through life's difficult times. It was released as the lead single from their album In The Pocket, their last with Lionel Richie in the group.
  • Lionel Richie sang lead on "Lady," but he didn't write it. The song was written by their trumpet player, William King, along with King's wife Shirley and Harold Hudson, who wasn't a group member but often played on their recordings.
  • In 1981, sexually suggestive songs like "Physical" and "Girls On Film" caused a bit of controversy. Some disc jockeys poked fun by warning listeners that this was another song with sexually suggestive lyrics: "Lady, you bring me up when I'm down."

Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 14th 1981, "Lady (You Bring Me Up)" by the Commodores entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #84; and on August 30th it peaked at #8 (for 3 weeks) and spent 22 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #5 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Lionel Richie sang lead on the record and the week it peaked at #8 on the Top 100 the #1 record for that week was "Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie.
  • Alejandro from Chinandega, NicaraguaBeautiful and great song.
  • Ed from Incognito, IlLionel Ritchie is a great performer. Anyone who hasn't heard this man perform live should put it on their things-to-do-before-I-die list.
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