Natural High (Commodores album)

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Natural High
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Studio album by Commodores
Released May 1978
Recorded 1978
Genre Soul, funk
Label Motown
Producer James Carmichael
The Commodores
Commodores chronology
Commodores Live!
(1977)
Natural High
(1978)
Midnight Magic
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C–[2]

Natural High is the sixth studio album by the musical group the Commodores, released in 1978. "Three Times a Lady", released as a single, became their first, as well as the Berry Gordy combine's only Billboard Hot 100 number one for 1978. The album topped Billboard's R&B Album charts for 8 non-consecutive weeks and peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Natural High earned the group a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1979.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. Fire Girl (William King, David Cochrane, Darryl Jones) - 4:12
  2. X-rated Movie (Milan Williams) - 4:45
  3. Flying High (Lionel Richie, Thomas McClary) - 5:11
  4. Three Times a Lady (Lionel Richie) - 6:37
Side two
  1. Such a Woman (Walter Orange) - 4:40
  2. Say Yeah (Lionel Richie, Ronald LaPread) - 5:44
  3. I Like What You Do (Lionel Richie, Walter Orange) - 4:49
  4. Visions (Lionel Richie, Thomas McClary) - 5:43

Personnel[edit]

  • Lionel Richie - vocals, saxophone, keyboards
  • Thomas McClary - vocals, guitar
  • Milan Williams - guitar, keyboards
  • Ronald LaPread - bass guitar
  • William King - trumpet
  • Walter Orange - drums, vocals

Charts[edit]

Year Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
1978 3 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[4]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1978 "Three Times a Lady" 1 1
"Flying High" 38 21

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Natural High - Commodores". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (September 4, 1978). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Commodores US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  4. ^ "The Commodores US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 

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