Welcome to my songs by Lionel Richie web page, dedicated to the legendary Lionel Richie and his timeless songs!
If you've always been captivated by the soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics of Lionel Richie's music, you're in for a treat. Here, I offer an exciting opportunity to learn and master five of his iconic songs on the acoustic guitar. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, these guitar lessons will guide you through the chords, picking riffs, and strumming techniques that make these songs so memorable.
Join me on this musical journey as we delve into the artistry of Lionel Richie and unlock the secrets to playing his beloved classics. Below are demo covers, full lesson tutorials available for purchase along with several free chord sheets in .pdf format. I'm also using Lionel Richie album covers below so you know which album is associated with each song.
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Deep River Woman was written by Lionel Richie and recorded with country group Alabama back in 1987. The song was released in 1986 as a single from Richie's album "Dancing on the Ceiling." It combines Richie's smooth vocals with Alabama's harmonies to create a beautiful blend of pop and country.
"Deep River Woman" showcases heartfelt lyrics and a soothing melody, paying tribute to the strength and allure of a mysterious woman. The song became a top 10 hit on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot Country Songs chart.
Easy was originally recorded by the Commodores in 1977 and is one of Lionel Richie's most beloved songs. It was also included on his self-titled debut solo album in 1982. "Easy" is a soulful and mellow ballad that showcases Richie's smooth and tender vocals.
The song's gentle melody
and introspective lyrics reflect on the simplicity and comfort of a
laid-back love. "Easy" became a massive hit, reaching the top five on
the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming a signature song for Richie.
It was one of two singles (Brick House the other) released from the 1977 album Commodores.
The song went to #1 on the US R&B chart.
Hello was released in 1984 as a single from Lionel Richie's album "Can't Slow Down and is one of his most iconic songs. The power ballad is known for its memorable piano intro and heartfelt lyrics.
showcases Richie's emotional delivery and his ability to convey
vulnerability and longing. The song became a global sensation, reaching
number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and receiving critical acclaim for
its timeless appeal.
It was one of 5 singles from Lionel Richie's 1983 album and reached #1 in the US, Austria, The Netherlands and The UK and hitting #2 in Germany.
Long Long Way to Go is not actually a song written by Lionel Richie but instead it's a Def Leppard song.
But in 2004 Richie recorded his version for the album Just For You and was released as the 2nd single from the album.
The song reflects on the challenges and obstacles faced in life and relationships. It features Richie's smooth vocals and a melodic blend of pop and R&B elements. "Long Long Way To Go" highlights Richie's ability to deliver emotive performances while incorporating contemporary production styles. It reached the top 20 on the US Contemporary chart.
Stuck On You is a romantic ballad released in 1984 from Lionel Richie's album "Can't Slow Down." The song showcases Richie's warm and tender vocals alongside a soft rock-inspired arrangement.
"Stuck on You" became a major hit, reaching the top three on the Billboard Hot 100. The song's timeless lyrics express an enduring love that transcends any obstacles.
The song was a #1 on the US Contemporary chart and reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
As I conclude this guitar lesson series, I hope that you have found joy and inspiration in learning these iconic Lionel Richie songs on the acoustic guitar. Lionel Richie's music has touched the hearts of millions around the world, and by mastering these songs, you've embarked on a musical journey that pays tribute to his incredible legacy.
Remember, it's not just about playing the right chords—it's about capturing the essence and emotion behind each song. So keep practicing, honing your skills, and embracing your own unique interpretation of these timeless tunes.
Thank you for joining me on this songs by Lionel Richie page and I wish you many rewarding and melodious moments as you continue to explore the magic of Lionel Richie's music on your acoustic guitar.