Sunday, July 30, 2006

Number 982 - Lionel Richie


Number 982

Lionel Richie

"Dancing On The Ceiling"

(1986)
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Genre:Pop
"Dancing on the Ceiling is a solid, enjoyable affair -- a comedown after the peaks of Lionel Richie and Can't Slow Down, and one that suggests that Richie needed the extended break he took after its release, but a good record all the same" ....
Or so says one critic .....One of the hardest things in life is to explain to children why the way we were in the 80s, the bad hair, the dreadful clothes and the music.
Imagine explaining to kids the meaning of "Dancing On The Ceiling" How do you dance on a ceiling they say? Why don't they call it dancing on the floor? AArrrGGhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !
I always say that its before my time and i don't know what those silly people from the 80s are on about.
Try it, it works.
For the Commodores see Number 725
What does Rolling Stone think of Mr Richie?
Lionel Richie will never surprise you. His triumph has been his ability to turn conservative dependability into a commercial, and at times even an aesthetic, virtue. If he's rarely galvanizing, he's never less than accomplished, and Dancing on the Ceiling sets an impressive standard for mainstream pop craft in the Eighties. Richie's musical brilliance, however, reveals itself on "Say You, Say Me," the bracing, Beatlesque pop classic that closes the album. That song's stirring arrangement, affirmative message and gentle expansiveness embody Richie's finest qualities – qualities in abundant supply on Dancing on the Ceiling. ~ [Source:Rolling Stone 1986]
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at (Nope they hated it) and the Album ranked at Number (Nope, doesn't even know its out yet)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 48.2 out of 108

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