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The second tune published and recorded by Motown Records with this title; the Temptations' "Zoom" written by Norman Whitfield preceded the Commodores' totally different song. This Lionel Richie/Ronald LaPread composition is a combination message and fantasy flight song. The underlying message is a wish for world happiness and the hope for a better place to magically fly away to -- Zoom! It has a nice wavy cadence, uplifting harmonies, and a pacifying lead by Richie. Off the album Commodores, Motown was concentrating on Richie's successful solo compositions and never gave this favorite a shot at the charts.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Commodores 1977 Motown 6:43
The Commodores Anthology 1983 Motown 7:06
Anthology [1995] 1983 Motown 4:24
Commodores Hits, Vol. 2 1992 Sound Barrier 4:12
Slow Jams: The 70's, Vol. 2 1993
Various Artists
The Right Stuff 4:13
Baddest Love Jams, Vol. 1 1995
Various Artists
Motown 7:05
The Very Best of the Commodores 1995 Polygram / Motown 4:22
The Ultimate Collection 1997 Motown 6:38
The Universal Masters Collection 1999 Spectrum Music 4:20
Back to Mine 2002 DMC 4:08
WDAS 105.3 FM: Classic Soul Hits, Vol. 7 2002
Various Artists
Collectables 7:06
The 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Lionel Richie 2003 Motown 7:05
Gold 2006 Hip-O / Motown 7:04
Colour Collection 2006 Motown 4:20
Black Music History Hits 2008
Various Artists
Chron Reissues 6:39
Gold 2008 Motown 7:06
The Definitive Collection 2009 Motown 6:38
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