Music: Lionel Richie “All Night Long” (All Night)

Lionel Richie -All Night Long

Lionel Richie “All Night Long” (All Night).


Our today’s Throwback view us to a song titled “All Night Long” by American Veteran singer and a legend, Lionel Richie.

All Night Long (All Night)” is a hit track by American singer Lionel Richie from 1983.

This record is been taken from his second solo album, “Can’t Slow Down” (1983),

it combines Richie’s soulful Commodores style with Caribbean influences.

This new, more dance music, pop-inspired approach proved popular, as the single reached number {1} one on three Billboard charts (pop, R&B and adult contemporary).

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In the UK, it peaked at number two on the singles chart.

“All Night Long (All Night)” Lyrics.

The song lyrics were written originally in English,

but Richie has admitted in at least one press interview that “African” lyrics in the song,

such as “Tom bo li de say de moi ya” and “Jambo jumbo“, were in fact his sui generis dialects.

Richie has described these portions of the song as a “wonderful joke“,

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written when he discovered that he lacks the time to hire a translator to contribute the foreign-language lyrics he wished to include in the song.

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Music video.

An accompanying music video was produced by former Monkee and TV video pioneer Michael Nesmith and directed by Bob Rafelson.

Lionel Richie – All Night Long (All Night)

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Remarkable performance.

Richie has performed the song at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

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