Hello by Lionel Richie was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, March 24, 1984 spending 6 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. When he was young, Richie watched beautiful women walk past but was too shy to talk to them. He thought to himself, "Hello, is it me you're looking for." Years later he started to write a song using the phrase but got stuck and gave up, but his record producer liked the line and urged him to finish it. In 1984, the songwriter Marjorie White sued Lionel Richie, claiming that "Hello" was based on her 1978 song, "I'm Not Ready To Go." If you ever encounter Richie, please resist the urge to say, "Hello, is it me you're looking for?" The singer says that he hears this line constantly - not just on the phone, but pretty much anywhere he goes.

Hello FAQs

Who sang Hello?

Hello was performed by Lionel Richie

What year did Hello get to the UK number 1 spot?

Hello first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, March 24, 1984

How long was Hello at number 1 in the UK?

Hello spent 6 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.