When Am I Going to Make a Living

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"When Am I Going to Make a Living"
Sade - When Am I Going to Make a Living.jpg
Single by Sade
from the album Diamond Life
  • "Why Can't We Live Together"
  • "Should I Love You"
Released14 May 1984 (UK)
Recorded1983–1984; The Power Plant
Producer(s)Robin Millar
Sade singles chronology
"Your Love Is King"
"When Am I Going to Make a Living"
"Smooth Operator"
Music video
"When Am I Going to Make a Living" on YouTube

"When Am I Going to Make a Living" is a song by English band Sade from their debut studio album Diamond Life (1984). It was released in 1984 as a single, by Epic Records.


Frank Guan of Vulture commented "Few songs capture the sense of living amidst dealers and liars in a precarious economy better than this early single, nor better express the cheeky optimism that things will get better once we both take individual responsibility and see ourselves collectively. Written during the Thatcher years, it’s only gained in relevance in the three decades since."[1]

Track listings and formats[edit]


Chart (1984) Peak
Dutch Singles Chart[2] 12
Irish Singles Chart[3] 28
UK Singles Chart[4] 36


  1. ^ Guan, Frank. "All 73 Sade Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best". Vulture. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  2. ^ "dutchcharts.nl > Sade in Dutch Charts" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  3. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know > Search results for Sade (from irishcharts.ie)". Imgur.com (original source published by Fireball Media). Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Official Charts > Sade". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2 September 2017.

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