I’m your knight in shining armor, and I love you.
Album Greatest Hits
Music & Lyrics Lionel Richie
US 1 | 1980: 20 | All-time: 47
US AC 1
US Country 1
US Radio 1 | 1980: 7
Brazil 1980: 7
Canada Country 2
New Zealand 6
South Africa 3 | 1981: 17
Grammy Awards Best Pop Vocal Performance (nominated)
Grammy Awards Record of the Year (nominated)
RateYourMusic.com 2.82/5 | 1980: 955
My Rating 8.45/10
Now, this is my kind of song. I don’t know how I never came to own this song. It’s a perfect fit for my old mix tapes…or any new playlists, for that matter. Well, maybe not perfect, since it’s just #318. But I think that’s because it’s somewhat new to me. I mean, it’s on every Time-Life Best Love Songs Ever compilation, so I’ve heard it on those commercials. However, I never really listened to it until recently.
It was written by Lionel Richie, which may come as no surprise, because you may have (as I think I have) heard Lionel Richie singing it. Kenny Rogers says he wanted to blend some R & B with his country sound. I think he does this rather successfully.
#47 all-time on Billboard (1958-2008).317. Kenny Rogers • Lady,