I'm Still Waiting (Diana Ross song)

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"I'm Still Waiting"
Single by Diana Ross
from the album Everything Is Everything
Released 1971
Recorded 1970
Genre Soul
Label Motown
Writer(s) Deke Richards
Producer(s) Deke Richards
Diana Ross singles chronology
"Surrender"
(1971)
"I'm Still Waiting"
(1971)
""Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoo"
(1972)

"I'm Still Waiting" is a popular song written and produced by Deke Richards and recorded by Diana Ross, which first appeared on her 1970 album Everything Is Everything. It reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart in August 1971.[1]

"I'm Still Waiting" continued the vein of sophisticated soul as heard on Ross's breakthrough solo hit "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." However it was only a modest success in the US, reaching #63 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #40 on the R&B chart.[2]

Although initially intended only as an album track, BBC Radio 1 disc jockey Tony Blackburn featured it heavily on his morning programme and persuaded EMI, who then issued all Tamla Motown material in the UK, to release it as a single. On the UK Singles Chart, it reached No. 1 for four weeks in August 1971,[1] prompting a retitling of the album Surrender in the UK to I'm Still Waiting.

The track was remixed by DJ Phil Chill in 1990 and was released as a single, reaching No. 21 in the UK Singles Chart.[3] It is one of the few Ross remix songs to be released as a single.

Cover versions[edit]

Former Supreme Scherrie Payne later covered this song for Ian Levine's UK Motorcity label.

Chinese diva Faye Wong also covered the song (named as 又继续等), with Cantonese lyrics by Richard Lam, on her early album You're the Only One.

Courtney Pine and Carroll Thompson had a minor UK hit single with the song in July 1990.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 263–4. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 501. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 471. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 426. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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Preceded by
"Get It On" by T Rex
UK Singles Chart number one single
August 21, 1971 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Hey Girl Don't Bother Me" by The Tams