August 19, 1978: The Commodores are at No 1 in the UK singles chart with “Three Times a Lady”

the-commodores-motown-three-times-a-lady-1978-3-s-45cat“Three Times a Lady” is a song by American soul group the Commodores, from their 1978 album Natural High.

The song reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart, staying there for five weeks.

The original Commodores’ version of the song was included as the final track on Lionel Richie‘s greatest hits compilation album Back To Front, released in 1992.

Richie has said he was inspired to write the song because of a comment his father made about his mother. His father said to his mother “I love you. I want you. I need you. Forever” hence the three times a lady.

Find out more at Wikipedia.