My Old Piano

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"My Old Piano"
Single by Diana Ross
from the album Diana
  • "Where Did We Go Wrong"
  • "Now That You're Gone"
ReleasedSeptember, 1980 (UK) / January, 1982 (US)
Recorded1979—Spring 1980
  • Nile Rodgers
  • Bernard Edwards
Diana Ross singles chronology
"I'm Coming Out"
"My Old Piano"
"It's My Turn"

"My Old Piano" is a song by American singer Diana Ross. The song, written and produced by Chic members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, was released as the third and final single in the United States, and the second single in the United Kingdom and other countries, from her tenth studio album, Diana (1980).

Ross sings the song about the joy of playing a piano, describing it as if it were a person.

Unlike "Upside Down" and "I'm Coming Out", "My Old Piano" was not as successful in the United States (as it was issued as a single nearly two years after the album's release, by which time Ross had departed Motown Records); however, it was a commercial success in Europe, particularly in the UK, where it was a Top 10 hit and earned her a British Phonographic Industry silver disc award for sales in excess of 250,000 copies.

In the music video, Ross appears performing the song in an apartment with an old piano.[1]

Track listings[edit]

7" Single

  1. "My Old Piano" 3:55
  2. "Where Did We Go Wrong" 3:59

12" Single

  1. "My Old Piano" 3:55
  2. "Where Did We Go Wrong" 3:59
  3. "Now That You're Gone" 3:59


Chart (1980–82) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 25
Austrian Singles Chart 20
Belgian Singles Chart 4
French Singles Chart 3
German Singles Chart 15
Dutch Top 40 2
UK Singles Chart 5
Billboard Hot 100 [U.S.] 109 [#9 Bubbling Under]


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[3] Silver 200,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ music video in
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  3. ^ "British single certifications – Diana Ross – My Old Piano". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type My Old Piano in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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