Hot on the Tracks

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Hot on the Tracks
The Commodores Hot on the Tracks.jpeg
Studio album by Commodores
Released June 1976
Recorded 1976 at Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Soul, funk
Length 38:25
Label Motown
Producer James Anthony Carmichael Commodores
Commodores chronology
Movin' On
Hot on the Tracks
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Hot on the Tracks is the fourth studio album by the Commodores, released by Motown Records in 1976. It includes the Top Ten single "Just to Be Close to You". The album was the band's first to make top the R&B albums chart, where it stayed for six non-consecutive weeks, and peaked two positions below the Top 10 on the pop albums chart.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Let's Get Started" - (Lionel Richie, Milan Williams, Walter Orange, Ronald La Pread, Thomas McClary, William King) 3:55
  2. "Girl, I Think the World About You" - (Lionel Richie, Thomas McClary) 4:33
  3. "High On Sunshine" - (Lionel Richie, Thomas McClary) 4:25
  4. "Just to Be Close to You" - (Lionel Richie) 6:23

Side Two

  1. "Fancy Dancer" - (Lionel Richie, Ronald La Pread) 3:51
  2. "Come Inside" - (Lionel Richie, Thomas McClary) 4:26
  3. "Thumpin' Music" - (William King) 3:26
  4. "Captain Quickdraw" - (Milan Williams) 4:20
  5. "Can't Let You Tease Me" - (Walter Orange) 3:18


  • Lionel Richie - vocals, saxophone, keyboards
  • Thomas McClary - vocals, guitar
  • Milan Williams - keyboards
  • Ronald LaPread - bass guitar
  • William King - trumpet
  • Walter Orange - drums, vocals, percussion


Year Chart positions[2]
1976 12 1


Year Single Chart positions[3]
1976 "Just to Be Close to You" 7 1
"Let's Get Started" 3
1977 "Fancy Dancer" 39 9 33

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "The Commodores US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  3. ^ "The Commodores US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-07-15. 

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