|Single by Lionel Richie|
|from the album Lionel Richie|
|B-side||"Just Put Some Love in Your Heart"|
|Format||7" (45 rpm)|
James Anthony Carmichael
|Lionel Richie singles chronology|
"Truly" is the title of the debut solo single by R&B singer-songwriter Lionel Richie in 1982 (see 1982 in music). Resuming where he left off with D-flat major tunes "Sail On" and particularly "Still" when he was lead for the Commodores, Richie wrote the song and co-produced it with James Anthony Carmichael.
Released as the first single from his self-titled debut album in 1982, "Truly" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on 9 October 1982 and climbed to #1 on 27 November - 4 December 1982. It also spent four weeks at #1 on the adult contemporary chart and logged nine weeks at #2 on the R&B chart. In addition, "Truly" made the Top 10 in United Kingdom, where the song peaked at #6. The song won a Grammy Award for Richie in the category Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
In the treatment of the music video, Lionel Richie offers a live performance, the song with a piano.
- 7" single
- "Just Put Some Love in Your Heart"
|New Zealand Singles Chart||21|
|UK Singles Chart||6|
|US Billboard Hot 100||1|
|US Billboard Adult Contemporary||1|
|US Billboard Black Singles||2|
"Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
|Billboard Hot 100 number one single
November 27, 1982 – December 4, 1982
"Mickey" by Toni Basil
"Dirty Laundry" by Don Henley
|Canadian "RPM" Singles Chart number-one single
December 18, 1982
"Mickey" by Toni Basil
Steven Houghton version
|Single by Steven Houghton|
|from the album Steven Houghton|
|Released||March 6, 1998|
|Label||Bertelsmann Music Group|
|Steven Houghton singles chronology|
British singer and actor Steven Houghton released a cover version of the same single in March 1998 which reached the Top-30 on the UK pop chart. Unlike the cover of the song Wind Beneath My Wings was this cover of the songs truly successful lean, it is also very pop-heavy. The song was played in the series 10 finale of London's Burning.
- Truly 3:20
- Wind Beneath My Wings 4:30
|UK Singles Chart||23|
Other cover versions
- The song was also used in the filipino movie I'll Wait For You released by Regal Entertainment in 1982 shot entirely both in Manila & San Francsico, California.
- List of RPM number-one singles of 1982
- List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 1982 (U.S.)
- List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1982 (U.S.)
- Whitburn, Joel (1991). The Billboard Hot 100 Charts: The Eighties (9 October 1982 - 5 February 1983). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-079-2.
- Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)
- Lionel Richie UK chart info Chartstats.com. Retrieved 13 July 2009.
- Music video in MyVideo.com
- Steven Houghton UK chart info Chartstats.com. Retrieved 13 July 2009.