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Lionel Richie's " All Night Long"

On a day like today November 12, 1983 Lionel Richie’s song ALL NIGHT LONG (released on October 11, 1983, on Motown Records) hit #1 on the US Charts. The single taken from his second album  ” Can’t Slow Down”, was a combination of various styles , highlighting the smooth vocals of Richie over a Caribbean infused track even incorporating African sounding language that was later revealed as ” made up” by Richie himself. Lyrics such as  Oh jambali Tom bo li d, Say de Mo ya, Eh “Jambo jumbo, Almost The entire album was released as singles except for one track
The single “Stuck on You” also reached #24 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart