Back to Front (Lionel Richie album)

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Back to Front
Lionel Richie Back to Front.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedMay 5, 1992
ProducerLionel Richie
Lionel Richie chronology
Dancing on the Ceiling
Back to Front
Louder Than Words
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars [1]

Back to Front is the first compilation album by American singer Lionel Richie, which was released on May 5, 1992. It contains songs from both his successful solo career and as part of the band the Commodores, along with three new tracks (1-3). The international version of the album also includes the tracks "Dancing on the Ceiling" and "Stuck on You". It debuted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart and spent 12 weeks at number one in the Dutch Album Top 100.

Track listing[edit]

All songs performed by Lionel Richie, unless stated otherwise.

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Do It to Me"Lionel RichiePreviously unreleased6:04
2."My Destiny"Lionel RichiePreviously unreleased4:50
3."Love, Oh Love"
  • Lionel Richie
Previously unreleased5:48
4."All Night Long (All Night)"Lionel RichieCan't Slow Down4:20
5."Easy" (The Commodores)Lionel RichieCommodores4:18
6."Still" (The Commodores)Lionel RichieMidnight Magic3:47
7."Endless Love" (Lionel Richie & Diana Ross)Lionel RichieEndless Love4:28
8."Running with the Night"
Can't Slow Down4:10
9."Sail On" (The Commodores)Lionel RichieMidnight Magic4:00
10."Hello"Lionel RichieCan't Slow Down4:10
11."Truly"Lionel RichieLionel Richie3:22
12."Penny Lover"
  • Lionel Richie
  • Brenda Harvey Richie
Can't Slow Down3:47
13."Say You, Say Me"Lionel RichieDancing on the Ceiling4:03
14."Three Times a Lady" (The Commodores)Lionel RichieNatural High3:37
Total length:61:04

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ Back to Front at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Lionel Richie – Back to Front" (in German). IFPI Austria. Enter Lionel Richie in the field Interpret. Enter Back to Front in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen. 
  3. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Lionel Richie – Back to Front". Music Canada.
  4. ^ "Les Albums Triple Platine :" (in French). Retrieved 25 May 2012.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "French album certifications – Lionel Richie – Back to Front" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  6. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Lionel Richie; 'Back to Front')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  7. ^ "Italian album certifications – Lionel Richie – Back to Front" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Back to Front" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Album e Compilation" under "Sezione".
  8. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Lionel Richie; 'Back to Front')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "British album certifications – Lionel Richie – Back to Front". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Back to Front in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Lionel Richie – Back to Front". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.