Remember Me (Diana Ross song)

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"Remember Me"
Single by Diana Ross
from the album Surrender
B-side "How About You"
Released December 1970
Format 7" single
Recorded 1970
Genre Pop
Length 3:39
Label Motown
Writer(s) Ashford & Simpson
Producer(s) Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Diana Ross singles chronology
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
(1970)
"Remember Me"
(1970)
"Reach Out (I'll Be There)"
(1971)

"Remember Me" is a 1970 single recorded and released by singer Diana Ross on the Motown label and was included on her 1971 album Surrender. In the US, the song was Ross' third top forty pop hit within a year peaking at number sixteen on the Hot 100 chart, number ten on the soul chart.[1] It was also Diana Ross' third entry on the Easy Listening chart, where it went to number twenty. [2] It gave Diana her 3rd gold single in a year's time and her 3rd Top 20 charting single with Cash Box, peaking at #8.[3] Overseas, "Remember Me" reached the top ten in the UK, where it peaked at number seven. It was the lead single from Ross' 1971 album, Surrender.

Cover Versions[edit]

  • British female singer Kim Wilde made a disco version of the song for her 2011 album "Snapshots".

Overview[edit]

The song was written and produced by the Motown collaborators Ashford & Simpson. The song is written from the view of a spurned woman who requests that her ex-boyfriend remembers her for all the positive things she had brought to his life.

Personnel[edit]

  • Lead vocals by Diana Ross
  • Background vocals by Ashford & Simpson
  • Produced by Ashford & Simpson

Chart performance[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 500. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 210. 
  3. ^ http://50.6.195.142/archives/70s_files/19710213.html
  4. ^ "Top 100 1971". top-source.info. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  5. ^ [Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002]
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 210. 
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 500. 
  8. ^ http://50.6.195.142/archives/70s_files/19710213.html
  9. ^ http://www.uk-charts.top-source.info/top-100-1971.shtml
  10. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X. 
  11. ^ http://50.6.195.142/archives/70s_files/1971YESP.html