MISSING YOU

Missing You” is a 1984 song by recording artist Diana Ross. Derived from her albumSwept Away, the song was written and produced by Lionel Richie as a tribute to Marvin Gaye, who died earlier that year. Ross and Gaye had both been artists at Motown from the early 1960s to the early 1980s, and had also recorded a duets album together called Diana & Marvin (1973).

The music video, directed by Dominic Orlando, was filmed on location at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. The video includes tribute clips of former Supremes singer Florence Ballard and also of Paul Williams of The Temptations, both Motown artists who had died in the 1970s.

The song was built during conversations about Gaye shared by Ross and Richie, who came up with a song shortly after the conversations. Released in late 1984, the song became one of Ross’ last major hits on the US pop singles chart, peaking at number ten in March 1985. It was also her last song to reach number one on the R&B singles chart.
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