Endless Love (1981) – Lionel Richie

Today’s song is about as commercial as it gets, but I always liked it. It was written by Lionel Richie and recorded with Diana Ross. It was recorded for Motown and it became the second biggest single that year behind Bette Davis Eyes. It was the biggest seller of Ross’ career concluding her 18th and final number 1 song.

Lionel Richie claimed he’s been asking Diana Ross to perform ‘Endless Love‘ with him for “37 years” as he played the Hampton Court Palace Festival in London 2018. He said: “One of my favourite songs to sing is ‘Endless Love’, and for 37 years I have asked Miss Diana Ross to sing it with me, and for 37 years she has said ‘no’. But I still ask her every time”.

The song was covered by Mariah Carey and Shania Twain. Both of which I wish I had the good fortune to meet! Like in Bogota, Colombia. Anyone know when they are coming next? Anyhow this song always struck a strong chord in me and it’s a Karaoke favourite, wherever you live.

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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