"I just couldn't find the ending - I couldn't find all night long to save my life. I had everything, the verses, the middle part, all the stuff. I just did not have all night long. It took me forever to find it. And finally one night, the heavens opened up and came through." - Lionel Richie
I look for what people do everyday. And I noticed that, anytime I would come on vacation, everybody who can rap is on vacation doing a calypso dance. Everybody who's singing Opera, they conform to some form of calypso or some form of reggae. So when I went back to do 'All Night Long' it was very simple. All I had to do was find that beat that everybody dances to when they go on vacation." - Lionel Richie
"Working with Lionel in the studio was always just fun. He makes everything fun. He has got an incredible energy about him - positive energy. I can't say enough about him." - Richard Marx (he provided backing vocals for ''All Night Long'')
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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