♫ Stuck On You ♫

I have wanted to start doing music posts again for months now, but my energy is still at ebb tide and I just cannot seem to rake together enough of it to get back into the groove of doing the music posts.  However, last night I discovered that tonight, none other than Lionel Richie will be honoured with the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and it was enough to inspire and motivate me, at least this once!  Lionel Richie and Stevie Wonder are two who can bring me out of hiding most any day!

Lionel Richie will receive the honor Wednesday night in the nation’s capital in a special taping that will be broadcast on PBS on Tuesday, May 17.  Past recipients include Paul Simon (2007), Stevie Wonder (2009), Paul McCartney (2010), Burt Bacharach & Hal David (2012), Carole King (2013), Billy Joel (2014), Willie Nelson (2015), Smokey Robinson (2016), Tony Bennett (2017), Gloria & Emilio Estefan (2019) and Garth Brooks (2012), who all provide input into who should be the next honoree each year.

This one peaked at #3 in the U.S. and Canada, and #12 in the UK.  Interestingly, for I think of Lionel and his music as R&B or soul, this was the first, but not last, of his songs to chart on the Country music charts!  I listened to this one, watched the video twice tonight, and found myself smiling … something that doesn’t happen too often these days.  Thank you, Lionel!

Stuck on You
Lionel Richie

Stuck on you
I’ve got this feeling down deep in my soul that I just can’t lose
Guess I’m on my way
Needed a friend
And the way I feel now I guess I’ll be with you ’til the end
Guess I’m on my way
Mighty glad you stayed

I’m stuck on you
Been a fool too long I guess it’s time for me to come on home
Guess I’m on my way
So hard to see
That a woman like you could wait around for a man like me
Guess I’m on my way
Mighty glad you stayed

Oh, I’m leaving on that midnight train tomorrow
And I know just where I’m going
I’ve packed up my troubles and I’ve thrown them all away
‘Cause this time little darling
I’m coming home to stay

I’m stuck on you
I’ve got this feeling down deep in my soul that I just can’t lose
Guess I’m on my way
Needed a friend
And the way I feel now I guess I’ll be with you ’til the end
Guess I’m on my way
I’m mighty glad you stayed
I’m mighty glad you stayed

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Lionel B. Jr. Richie
Stuck on You lyrics © Brockman Music, Brenda Richie Publishing

14 thoughts on “♫ Stuck On You ♫

  1. I like me some Lionel, for sure. I’ve enjoyed watching him being a judge on American Idol. He’s been more of a mentor to the contestants, almost a father figure. He’s always been a brilliant performer.

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