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)
Songwriter(s)Lionel Richie
  • Lionel Richie
  • James Anthony Carmichael
Diana Ross singles chronology
"Touch by Touch"
"Missing You"
"Eaten Alive"
Music video
"Missing You" on YouTube

"Missing You" is a song performed by American singer Diana Ross, taken 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. The memorial song was released as the album's fourth single on November 13, 1984 by RCA. Richie also provided background vocals on the song.

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 Ross' 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]


In 1997, Canadian rapper Infinite sampled the song for his single "Gotta Get Mine".

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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