It was produced by Commodores - Three Times A Lady Anthony Carmichael and the Commodores. It was the Commodores' first Billboard Hot number-one hit, topping the chart for two weeks on August 12, and it also went to number one on the soul chart for two weeks.
It was 1 in Australia for five weeks, and reached 2 in New Zealand. The group primarily Introspective Future - Deathmachine - Engines Of Creation funk and party songs written by band members.
Richie had grown up in a household full of varying kinds of music. At a party to celebrate his parents' 37th wedding anniversary,  Richie's father toasted his mother, Alberta, saying "She's Commodores - Three Times A Lady great lady, she's a great mother, and she's a great friend.
As the band prepared to record the album Natural Highgroup members presented various songs that they had written. Richie played "Three Times a Lady" for producer James Carmichael, with the warning that he intended to pitch the song to Sinatra. Carmichael insisted that the song be added to The Commodores' album.
Eight week later, it reached number 1, where it remained for two weeks. The Limoges - Norwegian Brass Expo - Exhibition Commodores' version of the song was included as the final track on Lionel Richie's greatest hits compilation album Back To Frontreleased in The song was a "smash hit"  which launched The Commodores into a higher level of fame and notice. Billboard also named them the number 3 pop group ofmaking them one of the historically few non-white performers listed.
Many other artists reached out to Richie, asking him to write songs with them. Richie at first turned them all down, but eventually agreed to work with country singer Kenny Rogers. The collaboration resulted in Rogers' hit song " Lady ". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Record Research. Top Adult Contemporary: London: Guinness World Records Limited. Retrieved William King Walter Orange J.
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