Surrender (Diana Ross song)

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"Surrender"
Single by Diana Ross
from the album Surrender
ReleasedJuly 6, 1971
GenreSoul
LabelMotown
Songwriter(s)Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Producer(s)Ashford & Simpson
Diana Ross singles chronology
"Reach Out (I'll Be There)"
(1971)
"Surrender"
(1971)
"I'm Still Waiting"
(1971)

"Surrender" is a song composed by Ashford & Simpson and released as the first single from singer Diana Ross' album of the same name in 1971 on the Motown label.

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.[1] 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.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 501.
  2. ^ "The Fifth Dimension - Surrender (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  3. ^ "The Fifth Dimension - Surrender (Original Mix)". YouTube. 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2016-10-05.