What's Missing

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"What's Missing"
Single by Alexander O'Neal
from the album Alexander O'Neal
Released1986 (1986)
Length5:43 (album version)
Songwriter(s)Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Producer(s)Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Alexander O'Neal singles chronology
"Saturday Love"
"What's Missing"
"You Were Meant to Be My Lady (Not My Girl)"

What's Missing is a song written by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and recorded by American recording artist Alexander O'Neal. It is the fourth single from the singer's self-titled debut solo album, Alexander O'Neal (1985). Following the moderately successful chart performances of the Alexander O'Neal singles "Innocent", "If You Were Here Tonight", and "A Broken Heart Can Mend", "What's Missing" was released as the album's fourth single.


Alexander O'Neal's 5th hit single and it reached #90 in the UK Singles Chart. In the United States, the single reached #8 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks.

Track listing[edit]

  • 12" Single (TA 7191)
  1. "What's Missing (Extended Remix)" - 8:28
  2. "What's Missing (Instrumental)" - 8:28
  3. "Do You Wanna Like I Do" - 4:48
  • 7" Single (A 7191)
  1. "What's Missing" - 4:06
  2. "Do You Wanna Like I Do" - 4:48

Sales chart performance[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1986) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[1] 8
US Hot Dance Club Songs[1] 40
UK Singles Chart[2] 90


  1. ^ a b "US Singles Charts > Alexander O'Neal". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
  2. ^ "UK Charts > Alexander O'Neal". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-05-26.

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