Retro of the day: Lionel Richie

“Hello” is a song by Lionel Richie. Taken as the third single from Richie’s multi-platinum album Can’t Slow Down, the song was released in 1984 and reached number one on three Billboard music charts: the pop chart (for two weeks), the R&B chart (for three weeks),[1] and the adult contemporary chart (for six weeks). The song also went to number one in the UK Singles Chart.[2]

The song is memorable for the line “Hello, is it me you’re looking for?”. The guitar solo on the song was played by session guitarist Louis Shelton.