“Say You, Say Me” is a song by American singer-songwriter Lionel Richie, released on October 29, 1985. The song was featured in the soundtrack of the film “White Nights” and later included on Lionel Richie’s album “Dancing on the Ceiling.” The track’s uplifting melody and powerful chorus have made it one of Lionel Richie’s most iconic and beloved songs. Upon its release, “Say You, Say Me” became a major commercial success, reaching the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States and topping the charts in several other countries.
“Say You, Say Me” is a soulful and heartfelt ballad that showcases Lionel Richie’s smooth and soulful vocals. The song’s lyrics convey a message of hope, understanding, and the power of communication in building meaningful relationships. It encourages openness and honesty in expressing feelings and emotions. In recognition of its popularity and impact, “Say You, Say Me” won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1986. Lionel Richie’s stirring performance of the song at the Oscars ceremony further cemented its status as a timeless classic.
The music video was directed by Taylor Hackford. It featured inserted clips from “White Nights”, a ballet drama starring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines.
“Say You, Say Me” remains a cherished ballad in Lionel Richie’s discography and a favorite among fans of his music. Its sentimental and uplifting message continues to resonate with audiences, making it a popular choice for romantic occasions and sentimental moments.
Lionel Richie’s career has seen continued success with numerous hit singles and albums. As a solo artist and former member of the Commodores, he has left an indelible mark on the music industry and remains an influential figure in the realms of soul, R&B, and pop music. “Say You, Say Me” stands as a testament to his talent as a songwriter and performer, capturing the essence of his signature soulful sound.