Say You, Say Me

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"Say You, Say Me"
Lionel-Richie-Say-You-Say-Me.jpg
Single by Lionel Richie
from the album Dancing on the Ceiling
B-side"Can't Slow Down"
ReleasedOctober 1985
FormatCD single, 7" single, 12" single
Recorded1985
Length4:03
LabelMotown
Songwriter(s)Lionel Richie[1]
Producer(s)Lionel Richie
James Anthony Carmichael
Lionel Richie singles chronology
"Penny Lover"
(1984)
"Say You, Say Me"
(1985)
"Dancing on the Ceiling"
(1986)
"Penny Lover"
(1984)
"Say You, Say Me"
(1985)
"Dancing on the Ceiling"
(1986)

"Say You, Say Me" is a song written and recorded by Lionel Richie for the film White Nights, starring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines.[1] The single hit number 1 in the US[2] and on the R&B singles chart[3] in December 1985. It became Richie's ninth number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.[4] The track is not available on the soundtrack album to the film, because Motown did not want Richie's first single since the Can't Slow Down album to appear on another record label. It finally appeared on the Dancing on the Ceiling album released in 1986.

The track won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song as well.[1] A music video was also made for the song, with clips from White Nights randomly inserted into the video.

In 2008, the song was ranked at #74 of the top songs of all time on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, commemorating the first 50 years of the chart.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Say You Say Me" - 3:59
  2. "Can't Slow Down" - 4:40

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Lionel Richie and Rasmus Seebach version[edit]

"Say You, Say Me"
Single by Lionel Richie and Rasmus Seebach
from the album Tuskegee
ReleasedFebruary 24, 2012
Recorded2012
GenreCountry, pop
Length5:09
LabelMercury
Songwriter(s)Lionel Richie
Producer(s)Dann Huff, Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie singles chronology
"Endless Love"
(2012)
"Say You, Say Me"
(2012)
"Endless Love"
(2012)
"Say You, Say Me"
(2012)
Rasmus Seebach singles chronology
"Millionær"
(2011) Millionær2011
"Say You, Say Me"
(2012) Say You, Say Me2012

In 2012, Lionel Richie re-recorded the song with Danish pop singer-songwriter Rasmus Seebach.[47] The duet is featured on Richie's album Tuskegee, for which Richie has picked a host of best-selling singers from around the world in collaborations. The album version feature American country singer Jason Aldean.[48]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Say You, Say Me" – 5:09

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Denmark (Tracklisten)[49] 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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