“Ballerina Girl” is a 1986 song written and recorded by Lionel Richie. The song is a track from Richie’s Dancing on the Ceiling album. “Ballerina Girl” peaked at number five on the soul charts. The song was also the last of Richie’s eleven number ones on the Adult Contemporary charts. “Ballerina Girl” spent four weeks at number one and went to number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1987.
The song was reportedly written for Lionel’s adoptive daughter, Nicole
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 […]
James Anthony Carmichael