Surrender (Diana Ross song)
|Single by Diana Ross|
|from the album Surrender|
|Released||July 6, 1971|
|Songwriter(s)||Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson|
|Producer(s)||Ashford & Simpson|
|Diana Ross singles chronology|
The single became Ross' fifth top forty single since she became a solo artist shortly after leaving The Supremes. The song peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 16 on the R&B chart. Outside the US, "Surrender" eventually hit the top ten in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number 10, becoming her fourth consecutive top ten hit in that country.
In 1983, The Fifth Dimension recorded a disco-flavored cover version of this song for Sutra Records, featuring Florence LaRue on lead vocals. It is virtually the same song but is credited to writers Lenny Stack and Cheryl Christians instead of Ashford & Simpson.
- Lead vocal by Diana Ross
- Background vocals by Ashford & Simpson and Joshie Armstead
- Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers