London: Singer Lionel Richie can`t record a song unless he`s wearing a beanie or tennis hat. The singer is superstitious when it comes to singing and wears one of his favourite hats when he records.
"I can`t record a song unless I have a special hat on my head. That`s probably the strangest thing about me. I have my charmed hats that I have to have before I can record. It`s either a beanie or it`s a tennis hat. We all have our things," a website has quoted him as saying.
The 62-year-old went from being sharp dressed and cool in the 1970s with ‘The Commodores’ to having a slightly less fashionable image in the 1980s, but he claims he was happy about that.
"`Cool` and `hip` were the two words I wanted to stay away from. I was looking more for something like `standard`, which is considered a bad word. The thing that scared me about being cool was it meant that I was cool today. And tomorrow I`m uncool," he added.