Lionel Richie wrote the hit song Lady while he was on the toilet

2014-08-15 21:00
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Los Angeles - Lionel Richie wrote Kenny Rogers' hit song Lady while he was on the toilet.

Country legend, Kenny Rogers has revealed Lionel went to the restroom for inspiration to write the track's second verse when they were in the studio together.

During an appearance on the Today Show, Kenny said: "Lionel doesn't write entire songs, he writes ideas. We were in the studio recording the song, and I said, here's the second verse? and they said, Lionel's in the toilet writing them right now."

Kenny had no problem with Lionel's unconventional method and can appreciate he got the peace he needed on the toilet to come up with the right lines.

The 75-year-old musician - who is being honoured at the Country Music Hall of Fame with an exhibit entitle Kenny Rogers: Through the Years, documenting his incredible career - added "Lionel can't write unless he has the pressure to write. ... He went in there to kinda get away from everything and to focus."

Lady went on to become one of Kenny's biggest hits, reaching number on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart as well as topping the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts.

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