Missing You (Diana Ross song)

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"Missing You"
Missing You - Diana Ross.jpg
Single by Diana Ross
from the album Swept Away
B-side"We Are the Children of the World"
ReleasedNovember 13, 1984 (US)
  • Vinyl
  • 7"
Songwriter(s)Lionel Richie
  • Lionel Richie
  • James Anthony Carmichael
Diana Ross singles chronology
"Touch by Touch"
"Missing You"

"Missing You" is a song performed by Diana Ross. The third single released (in 45-rpm format) from her 1984 album Swept Away, the song had been written, composed, and produced by Lionel Richie as a tribute to Marvin Gaye, who was murdered by his father earlier that year.

Content and reception[edit]

The song was built during conversations about Gaye shared by Ross and Richie, who came up with a song shortly after the conversations. Released in late 1984, the song became Diana's last major hit on the U.S. pop singles chart, hitting the Top 10 in the spring of 1985. It was also her last song to reach number one on the R&B singles chart.[1]

Chart history[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 502.
  2. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. April 6, 1985. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Musicoutfitters.com

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