Helen From Oklahoma from Oklahoma When my husband and I were dating, he bought me the single of this record and told me that this is the way he sees me! I think that this is when I fell in love with him. We will be married 40 years this year and I truly believe he is my soul mate. We consider this "our" song! Thank you for such a beautiful song!
Ibukun from NigeriaLionel gave the world a wedding song ,also a song that lifts every soul ,and a song that you sing to your lovely one as an ode!What a staple universal gift to the world!
Rod from Boise, IdThe above information states that Richie holds the record for most consecutive #1's by a songwriter. This is not true, either taking the literal meaning of consecutive #1's or #1's in seven consecutive years. Paul McCartney & John Lennon wrote #1's for the Beatles from 1964-70, and McCartney wrote the #1 song "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" in 1971, giving him eight consecutive years of writing #1 songs. McCartney nearly extended that streak all the way to 1976, but he did not write a #1 song in 1972.
Richie never wrote more than one consecutive #1 song in a row--subsequent releases after his #1 songs didn't make it to #1 until the next one, so the information cannot be about consecutive #1's, as is written above. [thanks, we fixed that - editor]
Scooter from Harrisburg, PaMichael in Lancashire, no, Carl Douglas was never a member of the Commodores. The group formed in 1968 while attending Tuskegee University (then Tuskegee Institute) in Alabama, and stayed together until Lionel went solo in the early '80s. I had the pleasure of meeting all of them in '81 at an after-concert party - some of the nicest people I ever met.
Aimee from Plant City, FlI always heard he wrote this for his grandmother. Thanks for the clarification.
Frank from Brampton, Ontario, CanadaLike many of Lionel Richie's songs, this one makes me cry even to this day. You can all think I'm a real sissy but that is how I feel about this one. Any song that can move you like the way this one does for me, then you know it has to be a good song.
Michael from Bacup, Lancashire, Englandmy friend asked me to check on Songfacts a rumour that Carl Douglas was once a member of the commodores. Can anyone substanciate this. thanks, Mike. UK.
Papa Burgundy from Bridlington, EnglandLionel's face was a model for Simba off the lion king, he later starred alongside elton john playing the recorder for can you feel the love tonight.
Pete from Nowra, Australiathis used to be the last song at The Maroubra Seals Roof Top Disco.....we sort of knew this song was coming up so we'd quickly scan the disco looking for a girl to dance with