Playlist: Listen to every song Lionel Richie played at Tampa's Amalie Arena on August 11

Just to be close to him, girl.

click to enlarge Lionel Richie plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on August 11, 2017. - Kamran Malik
Kamran Malik
Lionel Richie plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on August 11, 2017.

Lionel Richie finally brought his "All The Hits" tour to Tampa, Florida last night, and here's an excerpt from our review of the 100-minute, 19-song set full of solo hits, Commodores classics and at least one White Horse homage.

Even without us knowing it, Richie is a part of all of our lives. No solo male artist, except maybe Michael Jackson, Bowie or Prince (both of whom Richie saved a quiet moment in Friday night’s set for), has been more influential across such a wide swath of the global population. Songs like “Hello” and the ridiculously catchy chorus of “Sail On” are tunes to live life by. They remind of us of our friends, singing loud in cars — and they create memories that get us through lonelier days (he really does bring us up when we're down!).

Read our full review (and see photos from the show) here. Listen to a playlist of the songs Richie played below. Download it here.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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