Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)

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"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
Single by Aretha Franklin
from the album Let Me in Your Life
B-side "If You Don't Think"
Released November 1973
Genre Soul
Length 3:28
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, Stevie Wonder
Producer(s) Jerry Wexler
Certification Gold (U.S.)
Aretha Franklin chronology
"Angel"
(1973)
"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
(1973)
"I'm in Love"
(1974)
Luther Vandross chronology
"I'll Let You Slide"
(1983)
"Superstar"/"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do"
(1984)
"'Til My Baby Comes Home"
(1985)

"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)" is a song written by Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, and Stevie Wonder. The song was originally recorded by Stevie Wonder in 1967, but his version was not released as a single and did not appear on an album until 1977's anthology Looking Back. The most well-known version of this song is the 1973 release by Aretha Franklin, who had a million-selling, top 10 hit, on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard's R&B chart. The song reached No. 1 on the R&B chart and No. 3 on the Hot 100 chart in 1974.[1] With this peak at number three Franklin became the first artist in the history of the Hot 100 chart to have a hit song peak at each position from one to ten on the chart. To date, only two other artists have achieved this feat (Marvin Gaye in 1983 and Madonna in 1996. Aretha's version of the song was ranked by Billboard as the No. 11 song for 1974.[2]

The song's subject tells of their abandonment by their partner, but declares their determination to contact and win their partner back.

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

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Charts[edit]

Chart (1973-74) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 3
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles 1

Cover versions[edit]

"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
Single by Miki Howard
from the album Miki Howard
B-side "Come Share My Love"
Released April 26, 1990
Format 12" single, cassette single
CD single
Recorded 1989
Genre
Length 4:03
Label Atlantic
Producer(s) Jon Nettlesbey, Terry Coffey
Miki Howard singles chronology
"Love Under New Management"
(1989)
"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
(1990)
"Come Home to Me"
(1990)
"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
Single by Cyndi Lauper
from the album At Last
Released 2004
Format CD single, Vinyl, 12"
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop
Length 4:40
Label Sony
Producer(s) Cyndi Lauper, Russ Titelman
Cyndi Lauper singles chronology
"Walk On By"
(2003)
"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
(2004)
"Stay"
(2004)
"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
Single by Basia
from the album London Warsaw New York
B-side Baby You're Mine
Released 1990
Format Vinyl, 12", cassette single
Recorded 1989
Genre Electronic, Jazz
Length 3:52
Label Epic Records
Producer(s) Basia, Danny White
Basia singles chronology
"Cruising for Bruising"
(1990)
"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
(1990)
"More Fire Than Flame"
(1993)

Notes

  • Chart positions for Luther Vandross and Miki Howard cover versions.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 87
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles 5
Chart (1990) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[7] 67
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 215. 
  2. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1974
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 600. 
  4. ^ "Trolltown overview". Allmusic.com. 
  5. ^ "Richard Elliot - Rock Steady". MackAvenue.com. 
  6. ^ www.billboard.com-mikihoward-r&bsinglescharts
  7. ^ "Miki Howard UK chart history". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
Preceded by
"Living For the City" by Stevie Wonder
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
January 12, 1974
Succeeded by
"I've Got to Use My Imagination" by Gladys Knight and the Pips

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