1984 Lionel Richie – Hello (US:#1 UK:#1)

“Hello” is a song by Lionel Richie. Taken as the third single from his second solo album Can’t Slow Down, the song was released in 1984 and reached number one on three Billboard music charts: the pop chart (for two weeks), the R&B chart (for three weeks), and the adult contemporary chart (for six weeks). The song also went to number one in the UK Singles Chart for six weeks. The song later inspired a lawsuit by songwriter Marjorie Hoffman White, who accused Richie of plagiarizing her composition “I’m Not Ready to Go”.