Easy



"Easy" is a 1977 hit single by The Commodores for the Motown label, from their fifth studio album, Commodores. Written by Commodores lead singer Lionel Richie, the song, a slow ballad with country and western roots, expresses a man's feelings as he leaves his lover and ends their relationship. Since the narrator finds the girlfriend to be a bit of a drag, rather than being depressed about the break-up, he states that he is instead "easy like Sunday morning."

The single was released in the wake of the failure of the Commodores' single "Just to Be Close to You" at pop radio. Richie wrote "Easy" with the intention of it becoming a crossover hit for the group. "Easy" reached number-one on the Billboard R&B chart, and number-four on the Billboard Hot 100. Before "Easy's" success, the Commodores had primarily been a funk band, but the success of "Easy" paved the way for similar Richie-composed ballads such as "Three Times a Lady", and also for Richie's later solo hits.

"Easy" has been covered by many artists, such as Clarence Carter, John Wesley Ryles, Jimmy Lindsay, Canadian Idol finalist Jason Greeley, American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, Irish boy band Westlife and others. Eclectic metal band Faith No More covered "Easy" in 1993; it became their highest-charting UK hit (#3) and their final charting US hit. It was originally issued on the 1993 E.P. Songs To Make Love To, and later included on the European version of their album Angel Dust.

"Easy" was sampled by the Houston-based rap group Geto Boys for the hit "Six Feet Deep" from their 1993 album "Till Death Do Us Part".Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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