Go Home (song)
|Single by Stevie Wonder|
|from the album In Square Circle|
|Genre||R&B, dance-pop, synthpop, funk|
|Length||Album version 5:18
7" version 4:18
12" version 9:22
|Stevie Wonder singles chronology|
"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. "Go Home" also topped both the dance chart and the Adult Contemporary chart.
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. 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
|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|
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