This is the most outrageous sampling, splicing, mixed bit of pop culture I’ve seen yet.  And, it’s a pretty sexy bit of 80s schmaltz. 

CLICK ON SCHWARTZY FOR “HELLO” HOLLYWOOD MISH-MASH

CLICK ON LIONEL FOR HIS ORIGINAL MUSIC VIDEO

HELLO (Album Can’t Slow Down – 1983)

I’ve been alone with you inside my mind
And in my dreams I’ve kissed your lips a thousand times
I sometimes see you pass outside my door
Hello, is it me you’re looking for?

I can see it in your eyes
I can see it in your smile
You’re all I’ve ever wanted, (and) my arms are open wide
‘Cause you know just what to say
And you know just what to do
And I want to tell you so much, I love you

I long to see the sunlight in your hair
And tell you time and time again how much I care
Sometimes I feel my heart will overflow
Hello, I’ve just got to let you know

‘Cause I wonder where you are
And I wonder what you do
Are you somewhere feeling lonely, or is someone loving you?
Tell me how to win your heart
For I haven’t got a clue
But let me start by saying, I love you

Hello, is it me you’re looking for?
‘Cause I wonder where you are
And I wonder what you do
Are you somewhere feeling lonely or is someone loving you?
Tell me how to win your heart
For I haven’t got a clue
But let me start by saying I love you

From Songfacts
This was the second #1 song from Richie’s second solo album after leaving The Commodores. Can’t Slow Down won the 1984 Grammy for Album of the Year, and is the biggest selling album in the history of Motown Records. (thanks, Charles – Charlotte, NC)
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.
Richie left this off his first solo album, but his wife Brenda liked it and insisted he include it on Can’t Slow Down.
Lionel Richie had to challenge an allegation from Marjorie White that this was based on her song, “I’m Not Ready To Go,” but he won.
This was Motown’s first ever UK million selling single.
The song was promoted with a much derided video which included dialogue. Lionel Richie plays a teacher, Mr. Reynolds, who falls in love with a blind pottery student, Laura. When he looks in at her class, he finds that she has made a perfect clay model of his head During the making of the video, Richie protested to the director Bob Giraldi that the story about the blind woman had no relationship to the song. Giraldi replied to him, “You’re not creating the story, I am.” The video was voted the worst music video of all time in a poll of 8,000 music fans by UK TV music channel The Box.
The girl who played the blind sculptress in the video was a 26-year-old fully-sighted aspiring actress named Laura Carrington. She played Dr. Simone Ravelle Hardy #1 on General Hospital in the late 1980s. (thanks, Edward Pearce – Ashford, Kent, England, for above 6)
This was featured in the 2005 movie The 40 Year Old Virgin. It was used in a scene when Andy receives a collection of dirty movies.
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