Yes, it’s true. Back in the 80s I was a huge Lionel Richie fan (don’t judge). I loved his music, and dare I say it……I still do. In my opinion, he was and is one of the greatest singer/songwriters of our time. He wrote, produced, and sang several love ballads that were No. #1 hits which earned him several Grammy Awards.
Whenever I hear one of his classic hits I’m immediately transported back to a time in my life where I was a vibrant, sweet, innocent (yes, I said innocent—don’t judge) young teen on the cusp of adulthood. And as a general rule, people typically associate songs from their past with particular events and people in their lives at that time.
One of my particular favorites from Lionel was Endless Love. And although I love pretty much all of Lionel Richie’s songs from the 80s (except that “Dancing on the Ceiling” fiasco), Endless Love was/is a special favorite. This song always reminds me of my youth, and young love (and that’s all the detail you’ll get outta me). So naturally when I heard he was doing a remake of this song, I was all ears.
The other day while flipping through channels on TV, I ran across a documentary on Lionel and the making of his new CD. He’s teaming up with different country music artist to remake some of his classic R&B hits. Now first let me just say, I’m not a big country music fan, but because it’s Lionel Richie, and he’s delving into country waters, I’m willing to listen.
Here’s his remake of Endless love with Shania Twain, and I must say…I don’t hate it. I actually think it’s pretty cool.