I'm Still Waiting (Diana Ross song)

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"I'm Still Waiting"
Single by Diana Ross
from the album Everything Is Everything
B-side"A Simple Thing Like Cry"
ReleasedJuly 1971
Songwriter(s)Deke Richards
Producer(s)Deke Richards
Diana Ross singles chronology
"I'm Still Waiting"
"Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoo"

"I'm Still Waiting" is a popular song, written and produced by Deke Richards and recorded by Diana Ross; it first appeared on Ross's 1970 album Everything Is Everything. The song reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart in August 1971.[1] It also reached number one in Ireland.

"I'm Still Waiting" continued the vein of sophisticated soul as heard on Ross's breakthrough solo hit "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". However, it was only a modest success in the US, reaching No. 63 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and No. 40 on the R&B chart.[2]

Although it was initially intended only as an album track, BBC Radio 1 disc jockey Tony Blackburn featured it heavily on his morning programme, and persuaded EMI—which at the time issued all Tamla Motown material in the UK—to release it as a single. It reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart for four weeks in August 1971;[1] this prompted a retitling in the UK of the album Surrender as I'm Still Waiting.

Chart history[edit]

The track was remixed by DJ Phil Chill in 1990 and was released as a single, reaching No. 21 in the UK Singles Chart.[9] It is one of the few Ross remix songs to be released as a single.

Cover versions[edit]

Former Supreme Scherrie Payne later covered this song for Ian Levine's UK Motorcity label.

Chinese diva Faye Wong also covered the song (named as 又继续等), with Cantonese lyrics by Richard Lam, on her early album You're the Only One.

Courtney Pine and Carroll Thompson had a minor UK hit single with the song in July 1990.[10]


  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 263–4. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942–2004. Record Research. p. 501.
  3. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – I'm Still Waiting". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  6. ^ Flavour of New Zealand, 15 November 1971
  7. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 501.
  9. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 471. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  10. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 426. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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