Lionel Richie's Coldplay Hope09 June 2009
Lionel Richie says Coldplay are the act he would most like to collaborate with.
Lionel Richie's Coldplay Hope
The 'Dancing on the Ceiling' hitmaker says he is a massive fan of Chris Martin's band and they are top of his collaboration wish-list.
He said: "I love Coldplay. Those are the guys I would most like to do something with."
However, if the 'Viva La Vida' stars are unavailable, Lionel would be happy to work with newly-reunited boy band Blue after recently appearing on stage with them for a rendition of his classic track 'Easy'.
He added: "I'd love to record 'Easy' with them.
"It sounded really good and they knew just what they wanted. I had to ask them where they wanted me to come in on my own song, so they were down with it."
Lionel has a long list of British stars he wants to collaborate with.
He said: "I love Duffy, whom I've just discovered - does she write her own stuff? If she does we're on fire because she's great.
"I like The Ting Tings, I love Coldplay and U2. I want to work with them. Their diversity gives me inspiration and makes me say, 'I want to try that.' "