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Fun Music Information -> Lionel Richie

This is the most recent information about Lionel Richie that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Lionel Richie, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Lionel Ritchie & Diana Ross, Lionel Ritchie, Lionel Richie & Diana Ross, Lional Ritchie


Why can't Lionel Richie recite the entire alphabet? Because he always gets stuck on U.
Submitted by: Gusty O'Windflap
When Nintendo started selling the Wii, it became a big seller and people were looking for it constantly. So Nintendo opened a hotline to help people find them. They hired Lionel Richie to answer the hotline because he'd always say, "Hello, is it Wii you're looking for?"
Submitted by: Larcen Tyler
There are additional music jokes available.

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Livin' Richly. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Lionel Rich-TeaFor all you good old british folk who are well acquainted with this time-old biscuit (The Rich Tea), this will be mildly amusing, I'm certain. Anyone for cucumber sandwiches???Mae
Lionel ItchyBecause his music makes my knuckles itch!Scratchy

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Prancing On The Ceiling""Dancing On The Ceiling"Regina Haniger
"Dancing On The Sealing""Dancing On The Ceiling"Regina Haniger
"Running With A Knife""Running With The Night"Brian Kelly

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Running With The Night,"Nights can't run with people.Candy Welty
"You Are The Sun,"Must have a really hot relationship! (get it?)Larcen Tyler
"Stuck On You,"Only time this happens is w/ conjoined twins.Peter
"Dancing On The Ceiling,"Sorry, gravity won't let you do that.Wendy Torrance

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"I'm Not In Love," 10cc"You Are," Lionel Richie
"Vacation," The Go-Go's"Somewhere In London," Lionel Richie
"Sweet Sticky Thing," The Ohio Players"Stuck On You," Lionel Richie
"Who's That Girl?," Madonna"You Are," Lionel Richie
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Love Will Conquer Al" originally "Love Will Conquer All"
No comment here.
Maya Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
"Hell" originally "Hello"

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"I Call It Lover" originally "I Call It Love"
Candy Welty
"I Call It Glove" originally "I Call It Love"
Candy Welty
"I Call It Clove" originally "I Call It Love"
Candy Welty
"I Call It Loved" originally "I Call It Love"
Candy Welty
"Say You, Say Men" originally "Say You, Say Me"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"I Call It Lore" originally "I Call It Love"
Candy Welty
"I Call It Cove" originally "I Call It Love"
Candy Welty
"I Call In Love" originally "I Call It Love"
Candy Welty
"I Call It Move" originally "I Call It Love"
Candy Welty
"I Call It Lode" originally "I Call It Love"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Dancing On The Ceiling""Dancing With My Feline"The Parody Author
"Penny Lover""Fitty Tucker"Lionel Mertens
"Hello""Hello"Glynn Leaney
"Ballerina Girl""Surfer Girl"AmericanGirlFan8998
"Ballerina Girl""My Chinchilla Girl"Joseph Little
"Ballerina Girl""Superina Girl"AmericanGirlFan8998
"Ballerina Girl""My Subpoena Girl"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Running With The Night""Running With A Knife"RolandB
"Dancing On The Ceiling""Burning and Peeling"Rex Ungericht

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Ballerina GirlBarbie Dolls (Ballerina); Ballet SchoolLoriLoud33
All Night LongPfizer's Viagram
All Night LongWendy'sdilnick
You're My AngelChurch Of Jesus ChristRSWSU
Dancing On The CeilingReeboksVic George
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Dancing On The CeilingHallucinogenics Addiction TherapyDiddims
All Night LongInsomnia HelplineAndrew Lourey
Stuck On YouGlue FactoryAndrew
HelloMissing Person's ClinicHayley
Dancing On The CeilingDrug Rehabilitation CenterNicola

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
I Wanna Sex You Up
   Color Me Badd
All Night Long (All Night)
   Lionel Richie
I Wanna Sex You Up All Night Long
Jacynthia Maries
I Could Have Danced All Night
   Julie Andrews
All Night Long (All Night)
   Lionel Richie
I Could Have Danced All Night Long
Nina, Pretty Ballerina
Ballerina Girl
   Lionel Richie
Nina, Pretty Ballerina Girl
Snowflakes Are Dancing
   Kurt Vile
Dancing On The Ceiling
   Lionel Richie
Snowflakes Are Dancing On The Ceiling
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Sixpence None The Richie
Sixpence None The Richer combined with Lionel Richie
That name hardly made sense as it was!
Submitted By: neptunevsmars
Lionel Train Richie
Lionel Richie combined with Train
Submitted By: Ava Murphy
Lionel Richie Sambora
Lionel Richie combined with Richie Sambora
The Commodores' ex-frontman (who was a successful solo artist) and Bon Jovi's lead guitarist can combine their names in before-and-after fashion!
Submitted By: Megan

Misheard Lyrics:

"Stuck on You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lisa's on my way
Original Lyrics:
Guess I'm on my way
"Stuck on You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lisa’s on my way
Original Lyrics:
Guess I’m on my way
"Penny Lover"
Misheard Lyrics:
Original Lyrics:
Penny Lover
"Ballerina Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
Diarrhea girl
Diarrhea world
Original Lyrics:
Ballerina Girl
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"My Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm so glad you spayed
Original Lyrics:
I'm so glad you stayed

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

It made sense since we commonly mishear "my love" as "Milo", since Milo is a common dog name.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Dancing on the Ceiling"
Better Lyrics:
Oh, I feel like screaming
Tech Support is in Darjeeling!
Oh, the broken English
That this person keeps on speaking!!!
Original Lyrics:
Oh, what a feeling
When we're dancing on the ceiling
Oh, what a feeling
When we're dancing on the ceiling
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Dancing On The Ceiling"
Better Lyrics:
Oh what a feeling
When we're Danson on the ceiling
Original Lyrics:
Oh what a feeling
When we're dancing on the ceiling
Submitted by: Ed

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"All Night Long"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
All night long! (All night)
Why They're Repetitive:
Are you sure it's not all day long? Gees, I certainly hope I don't have to listen to you saying those lyrics all night long!

[Ed's note: Personally, I was always bored off to sleep by the intro music, so never got to hear the droning lyrics!]
Submitted by: sXe LeXi 5X2

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Know it sounds funny
But I just can't stand the pain
Girl I'm leaving you tomorrow
Seems to me girl
You know I've done all I can
You see I begged, stole
And I borrowed
Ooh, that's why I'm easy
I'm easy like Sunday morning
Why They're Nonsensical:
Why does it sound funny to hear that you can't stand the pain? Ha, ha.
Submitted by: Krista Jackson

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Hello? Is it me you're looking for?
Why They're Inappropriate:
Um, I think he's got it backwards, he's the one who seems to be stalking the woman. And does anyone find it weird that in the video, the woman is blind, and he asks, 'Is it me your looking for?'
Submitted by: Leah Lockhart

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Stuck On You"
The Song Lyrics:
I'm leaving on that midnight train to Georgia.
Song They Mention:
"Midnight Train To Georgia" by Gladys Knight and the Pips
Submitted by: Joe

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Ballerina Girl"
Opening Lines:
Ballerina girl, you are so lovely.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Stuck On You"
Opening Lines:
Stuck on you, got a feeling down deep in my soul that I just can't lose.
From his 1983 album Can't Slow Down.
Submitted by: Vic George
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Do It Tom E." originally "Do It To Me"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Icier Hellion Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
I Hello In Rice Submitted by: George Straitjacket
Wonder what he does in other grains (?)

Song Title Anagrams:

"In A Larger Bill" originally "Ballerina Girl"
Submitted by: Keira Dayley
"Real Grain Bill" originally "Ballerina Girl"
Submitted by: Keira Dayley
"Girl Ran Liable" originally "Ballerina Girl"
Submitted by: Keira Dayley
"Liable Girl Ran" originally "Ballerina Girl"
Submitted by: Keira Dayley
"Ill In Large Bar" originally "Ballerina Girl"
Submitted by: Keira Dayley

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Song Title Acrostics:

SOY: "Stuck On You"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
YA: "You Are"
Ya: a type of arrow
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Say "You May See"" originally "Say You, Say Me"
Submitted by: Waldo D. Law
"May You Say "See"" originally "Say You, Say Me"
Submitted by: Waldo D. Law
"Yuck On Stew" originally "Stuck On You"
Submitted by: MOR
"Sanding On The Ceiling" originally "Dancing On The Ceiling"
Submitted by: Allison O'Silla
"Any Plover" originally "Penny Lover"
Any of various short billed shorebirds.
Submitted by: Diana Jasper

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Ryan L. Itchy originally "Lionel Richie"
Submitted by: Carrie Dawn Knight-Lee
Rind All Lichee originally "Lionel Richie"
Submitted by: Soul

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Shouting "Outrageous!""
Richie shouted this after winning his Grammys in the 80s. The word became a favorite sound byte with radio DJs.
Submitted by: Reggie Pillbox

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Stuck On You"
The movie with Matt Damon & Greg Kinnear LOL
Submitted by: Mickey D.

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