Adele May Say 'Hello' To A Lionel Richie Collaboration
None of us needed an influx of “Hello” memes or GIFs to remind us that Adele’s smash 25 single and Lionel Richie’s 1983 ballad of the same name were destined for a duet.
Regardless, BlendTV came through with the mashup we all craved — and it was predictably pitch-perfect in every way.
Sadly, though, those 11 seconds don’t quite quench the thirst most of us have for a proper Adele/Lionel collaboration. But fear not, multi-generational “Hello” fans: Richie assures us he and the Brit chart-topper want to cook up something special.
“We are going to be doing something together — that’s already almost in the works,” Richie revealed in an interview with E! News, adding that he thought the mashup was “hilarious.”
Richie admitted that several of his friends called him up and advised him to sue Adele, but he never even considered doing that. “I said I don’t own ‘Hello.’ I own the melody,” he explained.
Sounds like Richie’s primed and ready to hit the studio — and so is Adele. On the day “Hello” dropped, she told BBC Radio 1, “We’ve definitely got to do something, me and Lionel.” (She also said the same thing about Drake and "Hotling Bling," though, so girl’s got some work to do!)
The only bad news about this genius plan? Richie says it might take a while before any of us can hear it.
“I can almost say that we are talking, but right now she has a mission,” he said. “Her mission is [to] get her record out and go on tour, so until she finishes that cycle, that won’t happen just yet.”
Just call us when you’re ready, Richie. We’ll pick up the phone for you.