1985 Lionel Richie – Say You, Say Me (US: #1 UK: #8)

1985_Lionel_Richie_Say_You_Say_MeSay 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.