Say You, Say Me" is an Oscar winning song, written and recorded by Lionel Richie for the film , starring White Nights Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines. Bowing at #40 on the [1 ] Hot 100 on 9 November 1985, the single hit number one there and on the [2 ] R&B singles charts in December 1985. It became Richie's ninth number one on the [3 ] Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The track is not available on the [4 ] soundtrack album to the film, because Motown did not want Richie's first single since the album to appear on another record label. It finally appeared on the Can't Slow Down album released in Dancing on the Ceiling 1986.
The track won an
Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song as well. [1 ]
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. [5 ]
Cultural references [ edit ]
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Richie partially parodied his own song to "Beer You, Beer Me" for
Homer Simpson when he guest starred as himself on . The Simpsons Parodist
"Weird Al" Yankovic featured a segment of the song in his "Polka Party!" polka medley. Richie parodied his own song in an advert for British crisp manufacturers
Walkers, appearing with English football legend and long-time Walkers advertiser Gary Lineker. [6 ] This song was also featured twice in
when Blu tries to make a move on Jewel, and when Tulio and Linda look at each other in macaw costumes (disguised as performers). Rio
Austrian Singles Chart
[7 ] 6
French Singles Chart
German Singles Chart
[8 ] 12
Japan Hot 100
Norwegian Singles Chart
Swedish Singles Chart
Swiss Singles Char
[8 ] 1
UK Singles Chart [1 ] 8
Billboard Hot 100 [9 ] 1
Billboard Hot Black Singles [9 ] 1
Billboard Adult Contemporary [9 ] 1
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Billboard Hot 100 2
Lionel Richie and Rasmus Seebach version [ edit ]
In 2012, Lionel Richie re-recorded the song with Danish
pop singer-songwriter Rasmus Seebach. The duet is featured on Richie's album [10 ] , for which Richie has picked a host of best-selling singers from around the world in collaborations. Tuskegee [11 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
"Say You, Say Me" – 5:09
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 136. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
^ Whitburn, Joel (1991). The Billboard Hot 100 Charts: The Eighties (9 November 1985 - 22 March 1986). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-079-2.
^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 492.
^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 204.
^ The Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs (80-71). Billboard.com.
^ Richie,Lionel. musicline.de Retrieved March 3, 2012
^ a b Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me. Hitparade.ch Retrieved March 3, 2012
^ a b c Say You, Say Me - Lionel Richie. Retrieved March 3, 2012
^ Lundbech, Sine (23 February 2012). "Lionel Richie og Seebach-duet udkommer verden over". (in Danish) Gaffa . Retrieved 2 March 2012.
^ Hollywood Reporter: Lionel Richie Teams With Danish Sensation Rasmus Seebach to Breathe New Life Into a Classic (Video)
^ "Track Top-40". Tracklisten. IFPI Danmark & Nielsen Music. 2 March 2012 . Retrieved 2 March 2012.
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