Commodores

Still

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Lionel Richie got the song idea for "Still" from the marriage travails of his childhood friend William "Smitty" Smith, specifically from an all-night conversation the two based around the thought that it's better to divorce as friends than stay married and hate each other. Co-produced by James Anthony Carmichael and the Commodores, "Still" went to number one R&B and pop in the fall of 1979. The Midnight Magic LP stayed at number one R&B for three weeks, peaking at number three pop, and included the singles "Wonderland" and "Sail On." It would be Richie's last number one hit with the group before he left to begin a highly successful solo career.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Midnight Magic 1979 Motown 5:47
All the Great Hits 1982 Motown 3:43
The Commodores Anthology 1983 Motown 5:51
No Image 1983
Various Artists
Motown
No Image 1987
Various Artists
Motown
No Image 1990
Various Artists
Motown
Commodores Hits, Vol. 2 1992 Sound Barrier 3:36
Slow Jamz from Back in Da Day 1995
Various Artists
Quality Music / Quality 3:45
Class Reunion '79: Greatest Hits of 1979 1995
Various Artists
Rebound Records 3:48
The Ultimate Collection 1997 Motown 5:48
Best of Love: 16 Great Soft Rock Hits 1998
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 3:46
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of the Commodores 1999 Motown 5:51