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
Format7"
Recorded1980-81
GenreDisco, soul
Length4:04
LabelMotown
Songwriter(s)Harold Hudson, William King, Shirley Hanna-King
Producer(s)James Anthony Carmichael, Commodores
Commodores singles chronology
"Jesus Is Love"
(1980)
"Lady (You Bring Me Up)"
(1981)
"Oh No"
(1981)

"Lady (You Bring Me Up)" is a 1981 Top 10 hit single by The Commodores. It reached #8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and also reached the Top 10 of the Billboard R&B Chart, peaking at #5. It was also a hit in the United Kingdom, reaching #56 on the UK 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 the lead vocal, and it was one of the group's last big hits before he left the group for a solo career.

Track listings[edit]

7" single

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

Charts[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[1] 17
Germany (Official German Charts)[2] 64
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[3] 20
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 15
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 56
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 8
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles[7] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ultratop.be – Commodores – Lady (You Bring Me Up)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Commodores – Lady (You Bring Me Up)". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 37, 1981" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Commodores – Lady (You Bring Me Up)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Charts.nz – Commodores – Lady (You Bring Me Up)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research.

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