Deep River Woman

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"Deep River Woman"
Single by Lionel Richie with Alabama
from the album Dancing on the Ceiling
A-side"Ballerina Girl"
ReleasedDecember 6, 1986
GenreCountry pop
Songwriter(s)Lionel Richie
Producer(s)Lionel Richie
James Anthony Carmichael
Lionel Richie singles chronology
"Love Will Conquer All"
"Deep River Woman"
"Se La"
Alabama singles chronology
"Touch Me When We're Dancing"
"Deep River Woman"
""You've Got" the Touch"

"Deep River Woman" is a single written by American artist Lionel Richie and recorded by Richie with American country music group Alabama. It was released in December 1986 as the fourth single from Richie's album Dancing on the Ceiling. The song peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and number 71 on the Hot 100.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986-1987) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 71
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[3] 28
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 10
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 10

Cover versions[edit]

On Richie's 2012 duets album, Tuskegee, he re-recorded the song with Little Big Town. It charted on the Hot Country Songs chart from unsolicited airplay at number 60 for the week of June 16, 2012, spending only one week on the chart.[5]


  1. ^ "Lionel Richie singles". Allmusic. Retrieved November 27, 2011.
  2. ^ "Lionel Richie Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Lionel Richie Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Lionel Richie Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Lionel Richie: Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2 November 2012.

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