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"
Released August 1976
Format 7" single
Genre R&B

3:14 (single edit)

6:21 (album version)
Label Motown
Songwriter(s) Lionel Richie
Producer(s) Commodores

"Just to Be Close to You" is a hit song for the 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 130. 
Preceded by
"(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" by KC & the Sunshine Band
Billboard's Hot Soul Singles number one single
October 9–16, 1976
Succeeded by
"The Rubberband Man" by The Spinners