This song is about a man whose woman gets him through life's difficult times. It was an uptempo hit for the Commodores, and one of their last with Lionel Richie as lead singer.
Suggestion credit: Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
In 1981, sexually suggestive songs like "Physical" and "Girls On Film" caused a bit of controversy. Some disc jockeys poked fun at this buy warning listeners that this was another song with sexually suggestive lyrics: "Lady, you bring me up when I'm down."
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.
"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" was written by Nick Lowe in 1974. The original version with his group Brinsley Schwarz was kind of somber, but Elvis Costello made it a classic with his 1978 uptempo take.