Lady (You Bring Me Up)

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"Lady (You Bring Me Up)"
The Commodores - Lady (You Bring Me Up).jpg
Artwork for UK vinyl single
Single by Commodores
from the album In the Pocket
B-side"Gettin' It"
ReleasedJune 1981
Recorded1980-81
GenreDisco, soul
Length4:04
LabelMotown
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Commodores singles chronology
"Jesus Is Love"
(1980)
"Lady (You Bring Me Up)"
(1981)
"Oh No"
(1981)

"Lady (You Bring Me Up)" is a 1981 hit single by the Commodores. In the United States, it peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 5 on the Billboard R&B singles chart. It reached No. 56 on the UK Singles Chart.

It was written by Commodores member William King, his wife, Shirley, and Harold Hudson, a member of the Commodores' backing group, The Mean Machine. Lionel Richie sang lead vocals, and it was one of the group's last big hits before he left for a solo career.

The music video features the band members playing a six-a-side soccer match with a group of women players.[1]

Accolades[edit]

"Lady (You Bring Me Up)" was Grammy-nominated in the category of Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.[2]

Track listings[edit]

7" single

  1. "Lady (You Bring Me Up)" – 4:46
  2. "Gettin' It" – 4:18

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official video for The Commodores - Lady (You Bring Me Up) on YouTube
  2. ^ "Commodores". grammy.com. The Recording Academy. 23 November 2020.
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 72. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. ^ "Commodores – Lady (You Bring Me Up)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1981-10-17. Retrieved 2022-01-09.
  6. ^ "Commodores – Lady (You Bring Me Up)" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 37, 1981" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Commodores – Lady (You Bring Me Up)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Commodores – Lady (You Bring Me Up)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  11. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  12. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research.
  13. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 56.
  14. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart".
  15. ^ "Number One Awards – Billboard's 1981 Year-End Charts : Pop Singles". Billboard. Vol. 93, no. 51. December 26, 1981. p. YE-9. Retrieved 5 April 2020.

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