“Say You, Say Me” is a song written and recorded by Lionel Richie for the film White Nights, starring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines. The single hit #1 in the US and on the R&B singles charts in December 1985. It became Richie’s ninth number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The track is not available on the soundtrack album to the film, because Motown did not want Richie’s first single since the Can’t Slow Down album to appear on another record label. It finally appeared on the Dancing on the Ceiling album released in 1986.
The track won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song as well. A music video was also made for the song.
In 2008, the song was ranked at #74 of the top songs of all time on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, commemorating the first 50 years of the chart.
Dancing on the Ceiling is Lionel Richie’s third solo album, recorded beginning in 1985 and released in mid-1986. The album was originally to be titled Say You, Say Me, after the Academy Award-winning track of the same name, but it was renamed after Richie rewrote the album. The album was released to generally positive reviews […]
White Nights: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack for the 1985 film, White Nights. The most successful single on the album, “Separate Lives” by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin, reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1986. The prize instead went to Lionel […]
|Bass||Abraham Laboriel Sr|
|Acoustic Guitar||Carlos Rios|
|Percussion||Paulinho Da Costa|
James Anthony Carmichael