Stuck on You (Lionel Richie song)

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"Stuck on You"
Stuck on you (Lionel Richie).jpg
Single by Lionel Richie
from the album Can't Slow Down
B-side ""Round and Round""
Released May 1, 1984
Format
Genre
Length 3:10
Label Motown
Songwriter(s) Lionel Richie
Producer(s)
  • Lionel Richie
  • James Anthony Carmichael
Lionel Richie singles chronology
"Hello"
(1984)
"Stuck on You"
(1984)
"Penny Lover"
(1984)

"Stuck on You" is a song written by and originally recorded by Lionel Richie. It was the fourth single released from his second studio album Can't Slow Down released on May 1, 1984, by Motown, and achieved chart success, particularly in the U.S. and the UK, where it peaked at number three and number 12, respectively. The song differs from Richie's other compositions, as it displays a country pop influence rather than R&B.[1] As such, the single's cover photo shows Richie wearing a cowboy hat, and indeed, "Stuck on You" peaked at number 24 on the country chart.[2] "Stuck on You" reached number one on the Adult Contemporary chart, Richie's seventh chart topper.[3] The song marks Lionel Richie's country music debut.

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Stuck on You" – 3:10
  2. "Round and Round" – 4:48
12" maxi
  1. "Stuck on You" – 3:10
  2. "Round and Round" – 4:48
  3. "Tell Me" – 5:28

Charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[4] 3
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[5] 1
Canada Country Singles (RPM)[6] 18
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 45
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 2
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9] 21
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 28
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 26
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[12] 12
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[13] 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[13] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks[13] 24
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles[13] 8

3T version[edit]

"Stuck on You"
Stuck on you.jpg
Single by 3T
from the album Identity
B-side ""Disappeared""
Released November 25, 2003
Format CD single
Recorded 2002
Genre
Length 3:32
Label
Producer(s) 3T
3T singles chronology
"Eternal Flame"
(1996)
"Stuck on You"
(2003)
"Sex Appeal"
(2003)

In 2003, "Stuck on You" was covered by American band 3T. It was the first single from the band's second studio album Identity, on which the song also appears in a remixed version called 'Smooth Mix' (also available on the CD maxi). Released in summer 2003, it achieved success in the Netherlands, Belgium and France, where it was a top ten hit.

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "Stuck on You" – 3:32
  2. "Stuck on You" (Smooth Mix) – 3:58
  3. "Disappeared" – 3:32
CD single – promo
  1. "Stuck on You" (Radio Mix) – 3:32

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
France[14] Silver November 13, 2003 125,000

Charts[edit]

Other covers[edit]

Another cover was performed by the British Reggae singer, Trevor Walters, in 1984 (only 3 months after the original). This version was Walters biggest hit in his home country peaking inside the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart. In fact it was so successful that it peaked higher than Richie's original.

Sampling[edit]

The song's chorus was used in the song "Stuck on Replay" by German EDM band Scooter.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rolling Stone - Can't Slow Down Review
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 290. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 204. 
  4. ^ Canada top singles peak
  5. ^ Canada adult contemporary peak
  6. ^ Canada country peak
  7. ^ "Musicline.de – Lionel Richie Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  8. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved May 16, 2009)
  9. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Lionel Richie search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  10. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Lionel Richie – Stuck on You". Top 40 Singles.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Lionel Richie – Stuck on You". Swiss Singles Chart.
  12. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved May 16, 2009)
  13. ^ a b c d Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved May 16, 2009)
  14. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved May 16, 2009)
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – 3T – Stuck on You" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  16. ^ "Lescharts.com – 3T – Stuck on You" (in French). Les classement single.
  17. ^ "Musicline.de – 3T Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  18. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – 3T search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – 3T – Stuck on You". Singles Top 100.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – 3T – Stuck on You". Swiss Singles Chart.
  21. ^ "Single top 100 over 2004" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 

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