Hello comes from the hesitation of Lionel Richie. The song was released in 1984, as a single on Lionel Richie's second solo album -Can, Slow Down. To get this milestone, Lionel Richie needs two people urging.
The first one is music producer James Anthony Carmichael. Not that Lionel Richie is obsessed with the saying "Hello, is it me you looking for" (Am I the person you're looking for?). The saying goes back and forth with Lionel, to the point that many times working with James Carmichael, Lionel just unintentionally said it.
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…