Just to Be Close to You

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"Just to Be Close to You"
Single by Commodores
from the album Hot on the Tracks
B-side"Thumpin' Music"
ReleasedAugust 1976
Format7" single
Length3:14 (single edit) 6:21 (album version)
Songwriter(s)Lionel Richie
Commodores singles chronology
"Slippery When Wet"
"Just to Be Close to You"

"Just to Be Close to You" is a song by American R&B/funk band, Commodores, in 1976. Released from their album, Hot on the Tracks, it would become one of their biggest hits, spending two weeks at the top of the Hot Soul Singles chart and becoming their second Billboard Hot 100 top ten, peaking at number seven.[1] The song was written and sung by Lionel Richie.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 7
US Billboard Hot Soul Singles 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 130.