lionel richie all night long
Well my friends, the time has come, to watch a video that’s dumb.
Sorry Lionel Richie, but your 1983 music video for All Night Long may have us jamming in the street, but we’re cringing inside the house.
Lionel Richie All Night Long
The song is a hit, a classic if you may, but the video’s makeshift sound set, better suited for a (bad) high school production of Grease, is no place for a legend like Richie to be caught dead on.
Speaking of Grease, with the backup dancers dressed in sweatbands, cut-off sweatshirts, and goofy leg warmers, you’d think Olivia Newton-John would bust out in a cameo blasting Let’s Get Physical.
Along with those cheesy get-ups, Lionel takes the cake in shiny pleather-looking pants and a totally 80s red top. That said, his chest hair sets off the look nicely.
All nighter excitement lionel richie all night long
Each dancer is worse than the one before him and ladies appear by the dozen prancing around, excited to pull this all-nighter.
There are Vogue-esque bits, jungle style dancing, and even toddlers up way past their bedtimes bopping about.
Despite the fact that Lionel can’t dance for shit, his song inspires the lots of people to stay up all night long and to feel good, feel good.
Why this must go on till daybreak is beyond me, but perhaps Lionel ought to stop for a hamburger during this dance fest, as he looks alarmingly frail.
Po po at the party lionel richie all night long
Just when you thought the party would be broken up by a uniformed police officer, he too begins to join the fiesta. If only he were a male stripper.
Finally, the night ends and the crew sashays off into the cardboard sunset with Lionel.
Hopefully he took them all to Denny’s for pancakes and eggs.
Throw away the work to be done and head back to 1983 with Mr. Richie and his gang.