"Ballerina Girl" is a 1986 song written and recorded by Lionel Richie. The song is a track from Richie's Dancing on the Ceiling album. "Ballerina Girl" peaked at number five on the soul charts. The song was also the last of Richie's eleven number ones on the Adult Contemporary charts, spending four weeks on top. "Ballerina Girl" peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1987.
|Single by Lionel Richie|
|from the album Dancing on the Ceiling|
|B-side||"Deep River Woman"|
|Released||December 19, 1986|
James Anthony Carmichael
|Lionel Richie singles chronology|
The song was written for Lionel's adopted daughter, Nicole.
- "Ballerina Girl" - 3:36
- "Deep River Woman" - 4:35
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||43|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||7|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||5|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||1|
|UK Singles Chart||17|
|German Singles Chart||66|
|French Singles Chart||18|
|Dutch Top 40||39|
|South Africa (Springbok SA Top 20)||24|
|Year-end chart (1987)||Position|
|US Top Pop Singles (Billboard)||95|
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- Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 204.
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- "1987 The Year in Music & Video: Top Pop Singles". Billboard. 99 (52). December 26, 1987.