Say You, Say Me" is a song written and recorded by Lionel Richie for the film , starring White Nights Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines. The single hit #1 in the US [1 ] and on the [2 ] R&B singles charts in December 1985. It became Richie's ninth number one on the [3 ] Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The track is not available on the [4 ] soundtrack album to the film, because Motown did not want Richie's first single since the album to appear on another record label. It finally appeared on the Can't Slow Down album released in Dancing on the Ceiling 1986.
The track won an
Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song as well. A music video was also made for the song. [1 ]
In 2008, the song was ranked at #74 of the top songs of all time on the
chart, commemorating the first 50 years of the chart. Billboard Hot 100 [5 ]
Austrian Singles Chart
[6 ] 6
French Singles Chart
German Singles Chart
[7 ] 12
Japan Hot 100
Norwegian Singles Chart
Swedish Singles Chart
Swiss Singles Char
[7 ] 1
UK Singles Chart [1 ] 8
Billboard Hot 100 [8 ] 1
Billboard Hot Black Singles [8 ] 1
Billboard Adult Contemporary [8 ] 1
Billboard Hot 100 2
French Singles Chart
[9 ] 28
Lionel Richie and Rasmus Seebach version
In 2012, Lionel Richie re-recorded the song with Danish
pop singer-songwriter Rasmus Seebach. The duet is featured on Richie's album [10 ] , for which Richie has picked a host of best-selling singers from around the world in collaborations. Tuskegee [11 ]
"Say You, Say Me" – 5:09
^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 136. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
^ Whitburn, Joel (1991). The Billboard Hot 100 Charts: The Eighties (9 November 1985 - 22 March 1986). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-079-2.
^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 492.
^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 204.
^ The Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs (80-71). Billboard.com.
^ Richie,Lionel. musicline.de Retrieved March 3, 2012
^ a b Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me. Hitparade.ch Retrieved March 3, 2012
^ a b c Say You, Say Me - Lionel Richie. Retrieved March 3, 2012
^ Lundbech, Sine (23 February 2012). "Lionel Richie og Seebach-duet udkommer verden over". (in Danish) Gaffa . Retrieved . 2 March 2012
^ Hollywood Reporter: Lionel Richie Teams With Danish Sensation Rasmus Seebach to Breathe New Life Into a Classic (Video)
^ "Track Top-40". Tracklisten. IFPI Danmark & Nielsen Music. 2 March 2012 . Retrieved . 2 March 2012
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