“Solid” is a song by the American husband-and-wife songwriting and performing duo Ashford & Simpson (Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson). It was released in September 1984 as the lead single from their eleventh studio album of the same name, “Solid.” The song is one of Ashford & Simpson’s most recognizable hits and is celebrated for its catchy and soulful sound. “Solid” became a commercial success, reaching high positions on music charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. Its smooth and soulful groove, along with the heartfelt vocal performance by Ashford & Simpson, resonated with audiences and made it a memorable R&B classic of the 1980s.
“Solid” is characterized by its smooth R&B and soul sound, featuring a groovy bassline, tight harmonies, and the expressive vocals of Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson. The song’s production captures a sense of unity and devotion.
The music video for “Solid” was shot in New York City in Central Park at the Willowdell Arch on a rainy afternoon. The song continues to be celebrated for its timeless quality and remains a favorite in the duo’s discography.