"Lady (You Bring Me Up)" is a 1981 Top 10 smash single by The Commodores. It reached #8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100chart and also reached the Top 10 of the Billboard R&B Chart, peaking at #5.It was also a hit in England, reaching # 56 on the UK Chart.
It was written by Commodores member William King, his wife, Shirley, and Harold Hudson, a member of the Commodores' backing group, The Mean Machine. Richie did sing lead vocals, however, and it was one of the group's final big hits before he left the group for a solo career.