Gettin' Ready for Love

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"Gettin' Ready for Love"
Gettin' Ready for Love.jpg
Single by Diana Ross
from the album Baby It's Me
B-side "Confide in Me"
Released October 16, 1977
Format 7"
Genre Funk / Soul
Length 2:46
Label Motown
Songwriter(s) Tom Snow, Franne Golde
Producer(s) Richard Perry
Diana Ross singles chronology
"One Love in My Lifetime"
(1976)
"Gettin' Ready for Love"
(1977)
"Your Love is So Good For Me"
(1978)

"One Love in My Lifetime"
(1976)
"Gettin' Ready for Love"
(1977)
"Your Love is So Good For Me"
(1978)

"Gettin' Ready for Love" is a 1977 hit song by Diana Ross. It was the first single from her Baby It's Me LP. The song reached #27 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #29 in Canada. It also charted in the UK, reaching #23.

"Gettin' Ready for Love" was a much bigger hit on the Adult Contemporary charts of both the U.S. and Canada, peaking at #8 in the U.S.[1] and #6 in Canada.[2]

The song features an alto sax solo and strings, at the bridge.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1977–78) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Top Singles[3] 29
Canada Adult Contemporary[2] 6
France 65
UK Singles Chart[4] 23
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 27
US Billboard Easy Listening[1] 8
US Billboard R&B 16
US Cashbox Top 100[6] 32

Later uses[edit]

  • "Gettin' Ready for Love" was included on the 1985 compilation LP, Motown Chartbusters 150 Hits of Gold.
  • The song was included in Ross's 1993 compilation LP, Forever Diana: Musical Memoirs.
  • Martine McCutcheon recorded a karaoke version in 1999 and included it on her 2012 LP, The Collection.[7]
  • Winston Ward covered "Gettin' Ready for Love" for inclusion on the 2008 compilation LP, Northern Soul 2008.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - Billboard". billboard.com. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  3. ^ "CAN Charts > Diana Ross". RPM. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ "UK Charts > Diana Ross". Official Charts. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002
  6. ^ "Cash Box Top Singles - 1976". 195.142. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Collection". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Various - Northern Soul 2008". discogs.com. Retrieved 11 June 2016.

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