You can say a lot of things about Lionel Richie. Yes his 80’s jheri curl afro-shag hybrid was a questionable look. His daughter and her reality TV success helped lay the foundation for the rise of President Trump. You can even be like “why the long face, Lionel?” and everyone would know what you’re talking about. All of that said, this man is easily one of the best singer/songwriters of all-time. Lionel Richie my friend, you are the sun. You are the rain.
See how hard it was for me to smoothly incorporate that song into this entry? Lionel made a living making metaphors fit into love songs, and then singing the absolute Hell out of them. He was so good at what he did, he was able to stalk a blind woman for almost minutes straight. Instead of calling the police, she made a Bizarro World bust of Lionel and presented it to him. No, there was not a restraining order on the other side. Apparently IT WAS YOU that she was looking for, Mr. Richie.
I posted the video above, just in case you’ve never seen the cheesy 80’s greatness of “Hello” and that last paragraph flew over your head. P.S., that bust was terrible, but a blind woman created it so I’ll cut her some slack.
Lionel Richie, welcome to the Hall of Beige. I am about to party All Night Long in your honor, sir.