|Single by Lionel Richie|
|from the album Dancing on the Ceiling|
|B-side||"Deep River Woman"|
|Released||December 19, 1986|
James Anthony Carmichael
|Lionel Richie singles chronology|
"Ballerina Girl" is a 1986 song written and recorded by Lionel Richie. The song is a track from Richie's Dancing on the Ceiling album. "Ballerina Girl" peaked at number five on the soul charts. The song was also the last of Richie's eleven number ones on the Adult Contemporary charts. "Ballerina Girl" spent four weeks at number one and went to number seven on the Billboard Hot 100  in early 1987.
In the music video Richie plays the song on a piano in a ballet school, while young ballet students dance.
- "Ballerina Girl" - 3:36
- "Deep River Woman" - 4:35
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||7|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||5|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||1|
|UK Singles Chart||17|
|German Singles Chart||66|
|French Singles Chart||18|
|Dutch Top 40||39|
|Australian Singles Chart||43|
|South Africa (Springbok SA Top 20)||24|
- 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.
- "Lionel Richie reflects on his life, career and new album". MSNBC on NBC News. Deborah Norville Tonight - May 10, 2004.
- "Nicole Richie". People. Five Fun Facts.
- music Music video in Dailymotion.com
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