Go Home (song)

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This article is about the Stevie Wonder song. For the will.i.am song, see T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever). For the Eliza Doolittle song, see Eliza Doolittle (album).
"Go Home"
Single by Stevie Wonder
from the album In Square Circle
A-side Go Home
Released October 11, 1985
Recorded 1984–1985
Genre Contemporary R&B, dance-pop
Length Album version 5:18
7" version 4:18
12" version 9:22
Label Tamla
Writer(s) Wonder
Producer(s) Wonder
Stevie Wonder singles chronology
"That's What Friends Are For"
(1985)
"Go Home"
(1985)
"Overjoyed"
(1986)
In Square Circle track listing
"Land of La La"
(7)
"Go Home"
(8)
"Overjoyed"
(9)

"Go Home" is a 1985 hit single performed by Stevie Wonder. The song showcased the narrator's plea to a young woman to go home, though the girl tries to get the narrator to stay with her. In the U.S., the song peaked at #2 on the R&B chart and reached #10 on the pop singles chart and, to date, is Wonder's last song to reach the U.S. top ten on the Billboard pop chart.[1] "Go Home" also topped both the dance chart and the Adult Contemporary.[2][3]

Stevie performed this song as early as the 7 May 1983 episode of Saturday Night Live and nearly two years later at the 1985 Grammy Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles, California, in the famous synthesizer jam with other contemporaries Howard Jones, Herbie Hancock, and Thomas Dolby.[4]

Cover versions[edit]

Instrumental group Groovopolis, led by guitarist Chris Cortez, covered the song for their self-titled first and only album in 2002.[5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 636. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 283. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 263. 
  4. ^ YouTube: "Synthesizer Medley at the 1985 Grammys"
  5. ^ "Groovopolis overview". Allmusic.com. 
  6. ^ "Jazz Improv". ChrisCortez.net.