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"Easy" is a 1977 hit single by The Commodores for the Motown label, from their fifth studio album, Commodores. Written by Commodores lead singer Lionel Richie, the song, a slow ballad with country and western roots, expresses a man's feelings as he leaves his lover and ends their relationship. Since the narrator finds the girlfriend to be a bit of a drag, rather than being depressed about the break-up, he states that he is instead "easy like Sunday morning." For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The Commodores was a highly successful soul/funk band in the 1970s. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... Commodores is a self-titled album released in 1977 by the Commodores. ... Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ... A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... Country music, once known as Country and Western music, is a popular musical form developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ...


The single was released in the wake of the failure of the Commodores' single "Just to Be Close to You" at pop radio. Richie wrote "Easy" with the intention of it becoming a crossover hit for the group. "Easy" reached number-one on the Billboard R&B chart, and number-four on the Billboard Hot 100. Before "Easy's" success, the Commodores had primarily been a funk band, but the success of "Easy" paved the way for similar Richie-composed ballads such as "Three Times a Lady", and also for Richie's later solo hits. The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Funk is an African American musical style. ...


"Easy" has been extensively covered by artists such as Clarence Carter, John Wesley Ryles, Jimmy Lindsay, Canadian Idol finalist Jason Greeley, American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, Irish boy band Westlife and others. Eclectic metal band Faith No More covered "Easy" in 1993; it became their highest-charting UK hit (#3) and their final charting US hit. It was originally issued on the 1993 E.P. Songs To Make Love To, and later included on the European version of their album Angel Dust. Clarence Carter (born 14 January 1936, Montgomery, Alabama) is a singer and musician. ... Canadian Idol is a reality television show on the Canadian television network CTV, based on the popular British show Pop Idol and its American counterpart American Idol. ... Jason Greeley was a contestant on the 2nd season of Canadian Idol. ... American Idol, is an American television series. ... Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. ... Westlife is an Irish boy band created in 1998 (signed by music guru Simon Cowell), and managed by music mogul Louis Walsh. ... Faith No More was a highly influential experimental alternative rock group that formed in San Francisco, California in 1982 and disbanded in 1998. ... Songs To Make Love To is a maxi-single released by Faith No More in 1993. ... Angel Dust, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music), was the fourth studio album by US rock band Faith No More, and the second to feature vocalist Mike Patton. ...


"Easy" was sampled by the Houston-based rap group The Geto Boys for the hit "Six Feet Deep" from their 1993 album. Cover of AlbumGeto Boys - The Foundation The Geto Boys are a gangsta rap group from Houston, Texas, consisting of Scarface, Willie D and Bushwick Bill. ...


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Easy (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (267 words)
"Easy" is a 1977 hit single by The Commodores for the Motown label, from their fifth studio album, Commodores.
Written by Commodores lead singer Lionel Richie, the song, a slow ballad with country and western roots, expresses a man's feelings as he leaves his lover and ends their relationship.
Before "Easy's" success, the Commodores had primarily been a funk band, but the success of "Easy" paved the way for similar Richie-composed ballads such as "Three Times a Lady", and also for Richie's later solo hits.
It Ain't Easy (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (111 words)
David Bowie recorded and released this song on the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in 1972.
The song was originally recorded during the Hunky Dory-sessions.
The song was also released on the B-Side of the European, US and Japanese rerelase of the single "Space Oddity" in December 1972.
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