Swept Away (Diana Ross album)

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Swept Away
Studio album by Diana Ross
Released September 13, 1984
Recorded 1984
Genre R&B, pop, Dance
Length 43:38
Label RCA
Producer Diana Ross, Arthur Baker & Daryl Hall, Lionel Richie, Bernard Edwards, Richard Perry
Diana Ross chronology
Swept Away
Eaten Alive
Singles from Swept Away
  1. "All of You"
    Released: June 12, 1984 (charted June 30)
  2. "Swept Away"
    Released: August 14, 1984 (charted September 1)
  3. "Touch by Touch (not released in the US)"
    Released: October, 1984
  4. "Missing You"
    Released: November 13, 1984 (charted December 1)
  5. "Telephone"
    Released: May, 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Swept Away is a Gold-plus 1984 album released by American singer Diana Ross on the RCA label.

This album yielded several US hit singles, the most successful of which was the "Missing You" (#10 Pop, #1 R&B, #4 AC). "Missing You" was produced by Lionel Richie and was a tribute to late soul singer Marvin Gaye, Ross and Richie's former Motown Records label-mate. Other singles included the Daryl Hall and Arthur Baker-produced "Swept Away" (#19 Pop, #3 R&B) and the Julio Iglesias duet, "All of You" (#19 Pop, #38 R&B, #2 AC). All three of these singles were accompanied by popular music videos. The album also included the #13 R&B single, "Telephone", produced by Bernard Edwards.

Swept Away was certified Gold by the end of 1984. It peaked at #26 on Billboard Pop albums chart, making this her last album to reach the Top 40 until I Love You in 2007. The record had sold close to 900,000 copies at the time of its deletion.[citation needed] The album also made the top ten in the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
  1. "Missing You" (Lionel Richie) – 4:16
  2. "Touch by Touch" (Arthur Barrow, Joe Esposito, Richie Zito) – 4:13
  3. "Rescue Me" (Raynard Miner, Carl Smith) – 2:40
  4. "It's Your Move" (Stephen Kipner, Terry Shaddick) – 3:31
  5. "Swept Away" (Daryl Hall, Sara Allen, Diana Ross) – 5:20
Side B
  1. "Telephone" (Bernard Edwards, Denzil Miller) – 4:08
  2. "Nobody Makes Me Crazy Like You Do" (Robbie Benson, Karla DeVito) – 4:16
  3. "All of You" (featuring Julio Iglesias) (Lyrics, Cynthia Weil; music, Julio Iglesias, Tony Renis) – 3:57
  4. "We Are the Children of the World" (Mary Anne Kelly, Peppy Castro, Diana Ross) – 4:21
  5. "Forever Young" (Bob Dylan) – 4:46