It's My Turn (song)

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"It's My Turn"
It's My Turn - Diana Ross.png
Single by Diana Ross
from the album To Love Again
B-side"Sleepin'"
ReleasedSeptember 29, 1980
Genre
Length3:57
LabelMotown
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Michael Masser[1]
Diana Ross singles chronology
"My Old Piano"
(1980)
"It's My Turn"
(1980)
"One More Chance"
(1981)

"It's My Turn" is a 1980 song used as the theme to the film of the same name. The song, written by Carole Bayer Sager (lyrics) and Michael Masser (music)[1] for Diana Ross, was released as a single on September 29, 1980 and became a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number nine, and at number 14 on the soul chart.[2] "It's My Turn", likewise, peaked at number nine on the Adult Contemporary chart.[3] The song was used as the theme song of Philippine drama anthology Coney Reyes on Camera in 1984.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1980–81) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[4] 97
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 17
Netherlands 31
South Africa (Springbok)[6] 15
UK Singles Chart 16
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 9
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 9
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 14
Year-end chart (1981) Rank
US Top Pop Singles (Billboard)[7] 42

Cover versions[edit]

Aretha Franklin recorded the song for her album Love All the Hurt Away in 1981.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Diana Ross - It's My Turn (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 502.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 210.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – It's My Turn". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  6. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Number One Awards – Billboard's 1981 Year-End Charts : Pop Singles". Billboard. Vol. 93 no. 51. December 26, 1981. p. YE-9. Retrieved 5 April 2020.

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