Who said the internet can’t make things happen?
Adele’s hit single Hello may have reminded many of a certain 80s ballad, but one person was more than happy with the comparison – Lionel Richie has announced that after a barrage of memes and parodies that linked the famous songs together, he and Adele have decided to collaborate on a new song together.
Hold the phone…
In an interview with E! News, Lionel revealed that he and Adele ‘are going to be doing something together — that’s already almost in the works.’ Lionel also admitted that although several of his friends advised him to sue the singer after the internet noticed the similarities between the two tracks, he laughed it off, quipping: ‘I don’t own “Hello”. I own the melody.’ Right on, L.
Although Adele has yet to comment on this spectacular news, she did tell BBC Radio 1 after the release of Hello that ‘we’ve definitely got to do something, me and Lionel.’ Plus, with Drake reportedly calling Adele recently in a bid to spearhead a collaboration (again, Music Gods please make this happen!) and in addition to her recently announced European tour. Adele is one busy lady.
News of a collaboration with the man, the myth, the legend Lionel Richie comes after Adele’s Hello inspired several creative mash-ups of the song with Lionel’s classic hit on social media. Indeed, Lionel himself even got in on the fun much to the internet’s collective glee. Posting an Instagram with the caption ‘HELLO @adele is it me you’re looking for…’, the singer told E! News that he thought the mash-ups were ‘hilarious.’
But for fans, it may be a while for the song to be released, Richie also said that they won’t start working on the song until after Adele’s tour wraps.
For now though, we’ll just make do with these hilarious fan-made mash-ups to keep us happy.