Song Lyric Sunday | “Three Times a Lady” – Commodores

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is  girl(s).”

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Staying with the adult form of the theme so I can post this great classic from 1978!

Three Times a Lady, from the Commodores‘ sixth album Natural High, topped the Billboard Hot 100, R&B Singles chart and Adult Contemporary chart. It also topped the U.K. Singles chart for 5 weeks.

The song was written by Lionel Richie after being inspired by a comment his father said to his mother.

FUN FACTS

    • This was a breakthrough song for the Commodores and for Lionel Richie as a songwriter. It crossed over to pop, easy listening and even country formats.
    • The Commodores were more of a funk band before their massive success with sentimental love songs like Three Times a Lady.
    •  In the UK, this was #1 for five weeks. It was the biggest UK hit for Motown Records.
    • This was the first #1 hit Lionel Richie wrote, but far from his last: he wrote songs that were #1 US hits in each of the next seven years, giving him the record for most consecutive #1s by a songwriter who was never a Beatle (Paul McCartney wrote songs that went to #1 1964-1971).

The video is a live performance from The Midnight Special.

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection on Nesie’s Place.

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Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

Three Times a Lady

by the Commodores
Songwriter: Lionel Richie
Thanks for the times that you’ve given me
The memories are all in my mind
And now that we’ve come to the end of our rainbow
There’s something I must say out loud

You’re once
Twice
Three times a lady
And I love you

Yes, you’re once
Twice
Three times a lady
And I love you
I love you

You shared my dreams
My joys
My pains
You made my life worth living for
And if I had to live my life over again, dear
I’d spend each and every moment with you

You’re once
Twice
Three times a lady
And I love you

Yes, you’re once
Twice
Three times a lady
And I love you
I love you

When we are together
The moments I cherish
With every beat of my heart
To touch you
To hold you
To feel you
To need you
There’s nothing to keep us apart

You’re once
Twice
Three times a lady
And I love you

You’re once
Twice
Three times a lady
And I love you

Yes, you’re once
Twice
Three times a lady
And I love you
I love you

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