Go Home (song)

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This article is about the Stevie Wonder song. For the will.i.am song, see T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever). For the Eliza Doolittle song, see Eliza Doolittle (album).
"Go Home"
Stevie Wonder - Go Home.jpg
Single by Stevie Wonder
from the album In Square Circle
B-side Instrumental
Released October 1985
Recorded late 1984
Genre R&B, dance-pop, synthpop, funk
Length Album version 5:18
7" version 4:18
12" version 9:22
Label Tamla
Writer(s) Wonder
Producer(s) Wonder
Stevie Wonder singles chronology
"That's What Friends Are For"
"Go Home"
In Square Circle track listing
"Land of La La"
"Go Home"

"Go Home" is a 1985 hit single performed by Stevie Wonder. The song showcased the narrator's plea to a young woman to go home, though the girl tries to get the narrator to stay with her. In the U.S., the song peaked at #2 on the R&B chart and #10 on the Hot 100 and, to date, is Wonder's last song to reach the U.S. top ten on the Hot 100.[1] "Go Home" also topped both the dance chart and the Adult Contemporary chart.[2][3]

Stevie performed this song as early as the 7 May 1983 episode of Saturday Night Live and nearly two years later at the 1985 Grammy Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles, California, in the famous synthesizer jam with other contemporaries Howard Jones, Herbie Hancock, and Thomas Dolby.[4] Like "Part-Time Lover", the song was released with a special 12" version.


  • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, background vocal, synthesizers, drums, vocoder
  • Bob Malach – saxophone
  • Larry Gittens - trumpet

Cover versions[edit]

Instrumental group Groovopolis, led by guitarist Chris Cortez, covered the song for their self-titled first and only album in 2002.[5][6]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
Canada (RPM) 31
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 67
US Billboard Hot 100 10
US Billboard R&B Singles 2
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary 1
Belgium Music chart 25

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 636. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 283. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 263. 
  4. ^ YouTube: "Synthesizer Medley at the 1985 Grammys"
  5. ^ "Groovopolis overview". Allmusic.com. 
  6. ^ "Jazz Improv". ChrisCortez.net.