Slipping Away (Dave Edmunds song)

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"Slipping Away"
Single by Dave Edmunds
from the album Information
Released 1983
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:19
Label Arista (UK)[1]
Columbia Records (US)[2]
Writer(s) Jeff Lynne[3]
Producer(s) Jeff Lynne
Dave Edmunds singles chronology
"Run Rudolph Run"
"Slipping Away"

"Slipping Away" is a Top 40 pop song performed by Welsh singer/guitarist Dave Edmunds. The song was written and produced by Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra fame, and was included on Edmunds' 1983 album Information.[4] "Slipping Away" was released as a single and became Edmunds' second (and, as of 2012, final) Top 40 single in the US, following 1970's "I Hear You Knocking".[1] A promotional video for the song received considerable airplay on the fledgling MTV network.

"Slipping Away" reached number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 7 on the Mainstream Rock Chart,[5] and number 60 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] The song has since appeared on several '80s music compilations.[3]


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th Edition). Billboard Books. p. 201. ISBN 0-8230-7499-4. 
  2. ^ a b "DAVE EDMUNDS - Artist - Official Charts". Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Dave Edmunds - Slipping Away". allmusic. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Dave Edmunds - Information (album review)". allmusic. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dave Edmunds – Awards". allmusic. Retrieved September 18, 2012.