All Night Long by Lionel Richie – Motown Monday

Every one you meet , they’re jamming in the street, All night long

This song never fails to get a party started. You can hear the Caribbean influence on this track which is what gives it such an universal appeal.

In an interview about the making of the song, Lionel Richie explained “I just couldn’t find the ending – I couldn’t find all night long to save my life. I had everything, the verses, the middle part, all the stuff. I just did not have the hook. It took me forever to find it. And finally one night, the heavens opened up and came through.”

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Motown is a definitely a legacy worthy of a lot or respect. What that record company managed to achieve through music cannot be overstated, particularly given the zeitgeist of the era in which it was started.

Working from the appropriately titled Hitsville Recording Studios, Motown churned out hots after hits, year after year. Their success is not limited to their impact on the music charts but their impact on the culture and the thinking of the people their music reached. It would be fair to say that Motown played a major role in easing racial tension in a then completely segregated America.

To that end, we have created Motown Monday to celebrate and show some respect to some of the amazing music that Motown has blessed us with over the years.

Download All Night Long by Lionel Richie