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Can't Slow Down
Studio album by Lionel Richie
Released October 11, 1983
Recorded March-September 1983
Genre Pop, World
Length 40:56
Label Motown
Professional reviews
Lionel Richie chronology
Lionel RichieDan
(1982)
Can't Slow Down
(1983)
Dancing on the Ceiling
(1986)

Can't Slow Down is the title of Lionel Richie's second solo album, which was released on October 11, 1983. The album reached #1 on the Billboard album chart on December 3, 1983, where it stayed for three weeks.[1] It also spent 59 consecutive weeks inside the Top 10 (including the whole year of 1984) and a total of 160 weeks (over three years) on the Billboard 200. After being the third best-selling album of 1984, it went on to win a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1985 and sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

Can't Slow Down achieved the feat of having every single released hit the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Two songs, "Hello" and "All Night Long (All Night)", both went to #1. Other hits include "Stuck On You" (US #3), "Running With the Night" (US #7), and "Penny Lover" (US #8).

The single "Stuck on You" also reached #24 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart (now Hot Country Songs).

Contents

Appearances in popular culture

Track listing

  1. "Can't Slow Down" (David Cochrane, Richie) – 4:43
  2. "All Night Long (All Night)" (Richie) – 6:25
  3. "Penny Lover" (Brenda Harvey Ritchie, Richie) – 5:35
  4. "Stuck on You" (Richie) – 3:15
  5. "Love Will Find A Way" (Greg Phillinganes, Richie) – 6:16
  6. "The Only One" (David Foster, Richie) – 4:24
  7. "Running with the Night" (Richie, Cynthia Weil) – 6:02
  8. "Hello" (Richie) – 4:11

Personnel

  • Israel Baker – Concert Master
  • Brian Banks – Synthesizer Programming
  • Harry Bluestone – Concert Master
  • Michael Boddicker – Synthesizer, Vocoder
  • Sonny Burke – Keyboards, Fender Rhodes
  • Diane Burt – Vocals, Chant
  • James Anthony Carmichael – Arranger, Vocals, Background Vocals, Producer, Chant
  • Jim Cassell – Engineer
  • Melinda Chatman – Sound Effects, Vocals
  • Joe Chemay – Bass
  • Terry Christian – Engineer
  • Jane Clark – Engineer
  • David Cochrane – Synthesizer, Guitar, Arranger, Background Vocals, Chant, Vocoder, Synthesizer Bass, Synthesizer Programming
  • Steve Crimmel – Engineer
  • Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion
  • Nathan East – Bass
  • David Egerton – Engineer
  • Mark Ettel – Engineer
  • Larry Ferguson – Engineer
  • David Foster – Bass, Keyboards, Producer
  • Humberto Gatica – Engineer, Mixing
  • Dr. Lloyd Byro Greig – Vocals, Chant
  • Bernie Grundman – Mastering
  • Calvin Harris – Background Vocals, Engineer, Chant, Mixing
  • Brenda Harvey Ritchie – Vocals, Chant, Production Assistant
  • Jeanette Hawes – Vocals, Background Vocals, Chant
  • John Hobbs – Piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Mitch Holder – Guitar
  • Janice Marie Johnson – Vocals, Chant
  • Darryl Jones – Guitar
  • Abraham Laboriel – Bass
  • Fred Law – Mixing
  • Paul Leim – Drums
  • Steve Lukather – Guitar
  • Anthony Marinelli – Synthesizer Programming
  • Richard Marx – Vocals, Background Vocals, Chant
  • Tim May – Acoustic Guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes – Synthesizer, Vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro – Drums
  • Deborah Joyce Richie – Vocals, Chant
  • Lionel Richie – Arranger, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Producer, Chant
  • Carlos Rios – Guitar
  • John "J.R." Robinson – Drums
  • Louie Shelton – Guitar
  • Karen Siegel – Mixing
  • Suzanne Stanford – Vocals, Chant
  • Fred Tackett – Acoustic Guitar
  • Deborah Thomas – Vocals, Background Vocals, Chant
  • Kin Vassy – Vocals

Chart positions

Chart (1983-1984) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 1
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 55
UK Albums Chart 1
Australian Albums Chart 1
Media Control Charts 2

See also

References

  1. ^ Album chart positions from allmusic.com Retrieved 24 March 2009.
Preceded by
Metal Health by Quiet Riot
Billboard 200 number-one album
December 3 – December 23, 1983
Succeeded by
Thriller by Michael Jackson
Preceded by
Colour by Numbers by Culture Club
Human's Lib by Howard Jones
UK number one album
November 12, 1983 – November 18, 1983
March 31, 1984 – April 13, 1984
Succeeded by
Colour by Numbers by Culture Club
Now That's What I Call Music II by Various Artists
Preceded by
Throbbin' '84 by Various artists
Australian Kent Music Report number-one album
June 18 – July 8, 1984
Succeeded by
Breaking Hearts by Elton John
Preceded by
Thriller by Michael Jackson
UK Albums Chart best-selling album of the year
1984
Succeeded by
Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits







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