Oh No (Commodores song)

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"Oh No"
Single by Commodores
from the album In the Pocket
B-side "Lovin' You"
Released October 1981
Format 7" single
Genre Pop, R&B
Label Motown
Songwriter(s) Lionel Richie
Producer(s) James Anthony Carmichael, Commodores
Commodores singles chronology
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"Oh No"
"Why You Wanna Try Me"
"Lady (You Bring Me Up)" 1981) "Oh No"
"Why You Wanna Try Me"

"Oh No" is an R&B ballad from the 1981 Commodores album In the Pocket. Written by Lionel Richie, the song was released as a single in 1981, being his last hit with the Commodores before going solo.

Similarities of the song's opening bars can be heard in Richie's 1981 duet "Endless Love" with Diana Ross.

This song was also featured in the 1982 movie The Last American Virgin.

Track listings[edit]

7" single

  1. "Oh No" – 3:00
  2. "Lovin' You" – 4:36


Chart (1981) Peak
Canada (RPM)[1] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 44
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 4
US Hot Black Singles[4] 5
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[5] 5


  1. ^ {{url=https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/films-videos-sound-recordings/rpm/Pages/image.aspx?Image=nlc008388.0440&URLjpg=http%3a%2f%2fwww.collectionscanada.gc.ca%2fobj%2f028020%2ff4%2fnlc008388.0440.gif&Ecopy=nlc008388.0440%7Ctitle=Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada|accessdate=12 February 2018}}
  2. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Commodores Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. 
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. 

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