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The Commodores


Funk/soul band founded 1968 in Tuskegee, Alabama.

  • Lionel Richie -- Vocals, Keyboards (1968-82)
  • William King -- Trumpet
  • Thoams McClary -- Lead Guitar (1968-82)
  • Milan Williams -- Keyboards, Other Instruments (1968-89)
  • Ronald LaPraed -- Bass Guitar, Trumpet (1968-86)
  • Walter Orange -- Vocals, Drums

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lionel Richie
20-Jun-1949   All Night Long, former Commodore


Machine Gun (1974, Motown)
1Machine Gun
2Young Girls Are My Weakness
3I Feel Sanctified
5Rapid Fire
6Assembly Line
7Zoo (The Human Zoo)
8Gonna Blow Your Mind
9There's A Song In My Heart

Caught In The Act (1975, Motown)
1Wide Open
2Slippery When Wet
3The Bump
4I'm Ready
5This Is Your Life
6Let's Do It Right
7Better Never Than Forever
8Look What You've Done To Me
9You Don't Know That I Know
10Wide Open (Reprise)

Movin' On (1975, Motown)
1Hold On
3Mary Mary
4Sweet Love
5(Can I) Get A Witness
6Gimmie My Mule

Hot On The Tracks (1976, Motown)
1Let's Get Started
2Girl, I Think The World About You
3High On Sunshine
4Just To Be Close To You
5Fancy Dancer
6Come Inside
7Thumpin' Music
8Captain Quickdraw
9Can't Let You Tease Me

Commodores (1977, Motown)
1Squeeze The Fruit
2Funny Feelings
3Heaven Knows
5Won't You Come Dance With Me
6Brick House
7Funky Situation
8Patch It Up

Also released under the title Zoom.

Commodores Live! (1977, Motown)
1Won't You Come Dance With Me
2Slippery When Wet
3Come Inside
4Just To Be Close To You
5Funny Feelings
6Fancy Dancer
7Sweet Love
10I Feel Sanctified
11Brick House
12Too Hot Ta Trot

Natural High (1978, Motown)
1Fire Girl
2X-rated Movie
4Flying High
5Three Times A Lady
6Such A Woman
7Say Yeah
8I Like What You Do

Greatest Hits (1978, Motown)
1Brick House
2Sweet Love
3This Is Your Life
4Too Hot Ta Trot
6Fancy Dancer
7Just To Be Close To You
8Slippery When Wet
9Machine Gun
10Three Times A Lady

Midnight Magic (1979, Motown)
1Gettin' It
2Midnight Magic
3You're Special
6Sexy Lady
7Lovin' You
8Sail On
912:01 AM

Heroes (1980, Motown)
1Got To Be Together
3Old Fashion Love
5All The Way Down
6Sorry to Say
7Wake Up Children
8Mighty Spirit
9Jesus Is Love

In The Pocket (1981, Motown)
1Lady (You Bring Me Up)
2Saturday Night
3Keep On Taking Me Higher
4Oh No
5Why You Wanna Try Me
6This Love
7Been Loving You

The final original Commodores release to include Lionel Richie.All The Great Love Songs (1981, Motown)
1Sweet Love
2Just To Be Close To You
4Three Times a Lady
5Say Yeah
7Lovin' You
8Sail On
9Old-Fashioned Love
10Jesus Is Love
11Lady (You Bring Me Up)
12Oh No
13This Love

Commodores 13 (1983, Motown)
1I'm In Love
2Turn Off The Lights
3Nothing Like A Woman
6Welcome Home
7Ooo, Woman You
8Only You

Nightshift (1985, Motown)
1Animal Instinct
3I Keep Running
4Lay Back
5Slip Of The Tongue
6Play This Record Twice
8Woman In My Life
9Lighting Up The Night

United (1986, Polydor)
1Goin' To The Bank
2Take It From Me
3United In Love
4Can't Dance All Night
5You're The Only Women I Need
6Land Of The Dreamer
7I Wanna Rock You
8Let's Apologize
9Serious Love

Rise Up (1987, Blue Moon)
1Cowboys To Girls
2Rise Up
3Losing You
4Who's Making Love
5Sing A Simple Song
6Baby This Is Forever
7Love Canoe
8Come By Here
9Keep On Dancing

A compilation of Lionel Richie-era tracks.

Rock Solid (1988, Polydor)
2Bump The La La
3Thank You
4I'm Gonna Need Your Loving
7Miracle Man
8Right Here 'N Now
10Ain't Givin' Up
11So Nice

Commodores Christmas (1992, Sound Barrier)
1When The Stars Come Out For Christmas
2Hark The Herald Angels Sing
3Christmas Time Is Here
4The First Noel
5Merry Christmas, Oh Happy Day
6O Come All Ye Faithful
7The Christmas Song
8Deck The Halls
9Do You Hear What I Hear
10Sleigh Ride Together With You
11Angels We Have Heard On High
12Jerry The Elf

No Tricks (1993, Sound Barrier)
1No Tricks
2Shut Up And Dance
3Brick House '93
4Living On The Edge
5Let's Get Busy
6Everything Reminds Me Of You
7Missing You
8Don't Rock It
9Your Smile
10Take My Hand

Ultimate Collection (1997, Motown)
1Machine Gun
2Slippery When Wet
3Sweet Love
4Just To Be Close To You
5Fancy Dancer
6Girl, I Think The World About You
9Brick House
10Too Hot Ta Trot
11Three Times A Lady
13Old Fashion Love
14Lady (You Bring Me Up)

Anthology (2001, Motown)
Disc 1
1Machine Gun
2I Feel Sanctified
3Are You Happy
4The Bump
5Slippery When Wet
6This Is Your Life
7Gimme My Mule
8Sweet Love
10Fancy Dancer
11High On Sunshine
12Just To Be Close To You
13Brick House (12" version)
Disc 2
1Come Inside (live)
2Too Hot Ta Trot
3Flying High
4Say Yeah
5Three Times A Lady
6Sail On
8Old Fashion Love
10Jesus Is Love
11Lady (You Bring Me Up)
12Oh No
13Painted Picture
14Lay Back

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