Home (The Wiz song)

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Single by Stephanie Mills
from the album Home
B-side "Love Hasn't Been Easy on Me"
Released 1989
Format Vinyl 7" 45 RPM Single
cassette, CD Single
Recorded 1988-1989
Genre R&B, Soul
Length 5:20
Label MCA
Writer(s) Charlie Smalls
Producer(s) Nick Martinelli
Stephanie Mills singles chronology
"Something in the Way (You Make Me Feel)"
"Comfort of a Man"

"Home" is a song from the 1975 Broadway musical, The Wiz. It was written by Charlie Smalls and was performed by Stephanie Mills in the stage production and by Diana Ross in the 1978 film adaptation and released on the soundtrack album in 1978.

Stephanie Mills recorded the song for her 1989 album Home, and eventually scoring her another number one on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart. The single would be the last of five number ones for Mills on the R&B Singles chart.[1]


US 7" 45 RPM Single[2]

A1. "Home" - 4:34

B1. "Love Hasn't Been Easy on Me" - 4:44


Chart (1989) Peak
US Billboard Hot Black Singles 1

Cover versions[edit]

Whitney Houston made her world debut on The Merv Griffin Show on April 29, 1983 performing this song. She has covered the song several times in concert during her US Tour 1985, Whitney: The Concert for a New South Africa 1994 HBO TV special, and her My Love Is Your Love Tour in 1999. Her 1983 performance on The Merv Griffin Show was included in the CD/DVD release Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances and as a bonus on the DVD Whitney: The Greatest Hits and the 25th anniversary deluxe edition of her debut album.

Melinda Doolittle sang the song in 2007 as a contestant on American Idol.

In 2010, the song was used in an episode of Glee's first season called "Home", sung by Kristin Chenoweth.

In 2012, a version by Barbra Streisand recorded in 1985 for The Broadway Album but not initially released was finally included on Release Me.

In 2003, this song was sampled in the song "Homies 2 Smoke With" by Violent J recorded for his second EP called Wizard of the Hood.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 402. 
  2. ^ "Stephanie Mills - Home (7" Single) US 12" 45 RPM" Discogs.com
Preceded by
"Don't Take It Personal" by Jermaine Jackson
Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single
November 25, 1989
Succeeded by
"Here and Now" by Luther Vandross