Movin' On (Commodores album)

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Movin' On
The Commodores Movin' On.jpg
Studio album by Commodores
Released October 1975
Recorded 1975
Genre Soul, funk
Length 37:26
Label Motown
Producer James Anthony Carmichael, Commodores
Commodores chronology
Caught in the Act
Movin' On
Hot on the Tracks

Movin' On is the third studio album by the Commodores, released by Motown Records in 1975.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

The album reached number 29 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and number seven on the R&B albums chart. The only single released from the album, "Sweet Love", reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1976, making it the group's first top ten hit on the chart. However, the last track, "Cebu", became a staple on the "Quiet Storm" radio stations, and appeared as a B-side to two of their later singles, "Fancy Dancer" (1976) and "Only You" (1983).

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Hold On" (Thomas McClary, Lionel Richie) 3:16
  2. "Free" (Richie, McClary) 3:54
  3. "Mary, Mary" (Milan Williams) 4:08
  4. "Sweet Love" (Richie) 6:31

Side Two

  1. "(Can I) Get a Witness" (Walter "Clyde" Orange) 5:01
  2. "Gimme My Mule" (Ronald LaPread) 5:05
  3. "Time" (William King, McClary) 3:21
  4. "Cebu" (instrumental) (McClary) 4:48


  • 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 Album Chart positions[2]
1975 Movin' On 29 7


Year Single Chart positions[3]
1975 "Gimme My Mule" 11
1976 "Sweet Love" 5 2

Later samples[edit]

External links[edit]


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