Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)

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"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
Single by Aretha Franklin
from the album Let Me in Your Life
B-side "If You Don't Think"
Released 1973
Genre Soul
Length 3:28
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, Stevie Wonder
Producer(s) Jerry Wexler
Aretha Franklin chronology
"Angel"
(1973)
"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
(1973)
"I'm in Love"
(1974)
Luther Vandross chronology
"I'll Let You Slide"
(1983)
"Superstar"/"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do"
(1984)
"'Til My Baby Comes Home"
(1985)

"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)" is a song written by Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, and Stevie Wonder. The song was originally recorded by Stevie Wonder in 1967, but his version did not appear on an album until 1977's anthology Looking Back. The most well-known version of this song was done by Aretha Franklin, who had a million selling, top 10 hit on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard's R&B chart in 1973. It reached No. 1 on the R&B chart and No. 3 on the Hot 100 chart in 1974.[1] The song's lyrics tell of a person who has been abandoned by their love interest, but who will continue to attempt to contact and win back that person until (s)he returns.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 3
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles 1

Cover versions[edit]

"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
Single by Miki Howard
from the album 'Miki Howard'
B-side "Come Share My Love"
Released April 26, 1990
Format 12" single, cassette single
CD single
Recorded 1989
Genre Funk, R&B, Soul
Length 4:03
Label Atlantic
Producer(s) Jon Nettlesbey and Terry Coffey
Miki Howard singles chronology
"Love Under New Management"
(1989)
"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
(1990)
"Come Home to Me"
(1990)
"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
Single by Cyndi Lauper
from the album At Last
Released 2004
Recorded 2003
Label Sony
Cyndi Lauper singles chronology
"Walk on By"
(2004)
"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
(2004)
"Stay"
(2004)
"Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
Single by Basia
from the album London Warsaw New York
B-side Baby You're Mine
Released 1990
Format Vinyl, 12"
Recorded 1989
Genre Electronic, Jazz
Label Epic Records
  • Miki Howard recorded the song for her 1989 self-titled album. Howard's version was an R&B hit in 1990 when it peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart.[5]
  • Cyndi Lauper's version of "Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)" was the second single from her 2003 album At Last. It was a promo-only release. A live version is sung by Lauper on her Live at Last DVD.
  • The Rippingtons have a version on their 2005 CD release Wild Card.
  • R&B stylist Milira covered the song on her 1990 debut release, Milira.

Notes

  • Chart positions for Luther Vandross and Miki Howard cover versions.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 87
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles 5
Chart (1990) Peak
position[6]
UK Singles Chart 67
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 215. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 600. 
  3. ^ "Trolltown overview". Allmusic.com. 
  4. ^ "Richard Elliot - Rock Steady". MackAvenue.com. 
  5. ^ www.billboard.com-mikihoward-r&bsinglescharts
  6. ^ "Miki Howard UK chart history". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
Preceded by
"Living For the City" by Stevie Wonder
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
January 12, 1974
Succeeded by
"I've Got to Use My Imagination" by Gladys Knight and the Pips

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