Fading Away

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"Fading Away"
Single by Will to Power
from the album Will to Power
Released 1989
Format 7" single
12" single
Recorded 1987–1988
Genre Dance-pop, Freestyle music
Length 4:00 (album version)
Label Epic
Writer(s) Bob Rosenberg
Producer(s) Bob Rosenberg
Will to Power singles chronology
"Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley"
"Fading Away"
"I'm Not in Love"

"Fading Away" is a song by the Florida-based dance-pop group Will to Power. It appears on their 1988 self-titled debut album and was released as a single in early 1989.

The song reached #65 on the US pop chart chart in February 1989[1] and #84 on the UK pop chart in March of that year.[2] The song was more successful on dance charts in the US, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales chart[3] and spending two weeks at top the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.[4] This was the group's second Hot Dance Club Play chart-topper, following "Say It's Gonna Rain" from 1988.[4] Remixes for the track were done by Shep Pettibone.[5]

Track listing[edit]

U.S.A. 12 "Single
No. Title Length
1. "Fading Away" (Power House Mix) 8:42
2. "Fading Away" (Power House Dub) 6:43
3. "Fading Away" (Big Beat Mix) 8:35
4. "Fading Away" (The Rhythm Dub) 6:12
UK 12 "Single
No. Title Length
1. "Fading Away" (Big Beat Mix) 8:34
2. "Fading Away" (The Rhythm Dub) 6:12
3. "Somebody Told Me"   3:30
The Netherlands 7 "Single
No. Title Length
1. "Fading Away" (Radio Version I) 3:59
2. "Fading Away" (Radio Version II) 3:56


Chart (1989) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 65
US Hot Dance Music/Club Play[6] 1
US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[6] 2
UK Singles Chart[7] 84

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hot 100 chart info Billboard.com. Retrieved 14 May 2009.
  2. ^ UK Singles Chart info[dead link] Chartstats.com. Retrieved 14 May 2009.
  3. ^ 12" Sales info Billboard.com. Retrieved 14 May 2009.
  4. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco 1974–2003, (Record Research Inc.), page 281.
  5. ^ 12" single info Discogs.com. Retrieved 14 May 2009.
  6. ^ a b c http://www.allmusic.com/album/will-to-power-mw0000196516/awards
  7. ^ http://chartarchive.org/[dead link][dead link][dead link]
Preceded by
"All She Wants Is" by Duran Duran
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
February 25, 1989 – March 10, 1989
Succeeded by
"That's the Way Love Is" by Ten City