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"Take Me Home"
Single by Cher
from the album Take Me Home
B-side "My Song (Too Far Gone)"
"Wasn't It Good"
Released March 1979
Format 7" single
12" single
Recorded 1979
Genre Disco
Length 3:27 (7" version)
6:45 (Album version)
7:31 (12" version)
Label Casablanca Records
Writer(s) Bob Esty
Michele Aller
Producer Bob Esty
Certification Gold (US)
Cher North American singles chronology
"You've Really Got a Hold on Me"
(1977)
"Take Me Home"
(1979)
"Wasn't It Good"
(1979)
Alternate covers
Japanese Single
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"Take Me Home" is the name of a song written by producers Bob Esty and Michele Aller. The song was originally recorded by Cher.

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History

"Take Me Home" was originally recorded by American singer and actress, Cher. The song was released as a single in 1979 and became Cher's first top ten single in the United States in five years, since "Dark Lady" in 1974. It would be her last for almost another decade, until "I Found Someone" in late 1987. "Take Me Home" hit #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, #21 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and #2 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. The single also charted in Canada and Norway, peaking at #10 and #9 respectively. In 1979, the RIAA awarded Cher with a Gold certification for the album for sales of over 500,000, and a Gold certification for the single for sales of over 1,000,000.

Live performances

Cher performed the song on the following concert tours:

Tracklistings

US 7" vinyl
(NB 965; Released: 1979)

Side A

  1. "Take Me Home" - 3:26

Side B

  1. "My Song (Too Far Gone)" - 3:53

US 12" vinyl
(NBD 20168; Released: 1979)

Side A

  1. "Take Me Home" - 7:30

Side B

  1. "Wasn't It Good" - 7:03

US 12" vinyl promo
(NBD 20150 DJ; Released: 1979)

Side A

  1. "Take Me Home" - 7:30

FRA 12" vinyl
(9198 173; Released: 1979)

Side A

  1. "Take Me Home" - 6:47

Side B

  1. "My Song (Too Far Gone)" - 3:53

Scand. 7" vinyl
(6175 008; Released: 1979)

Side A

  1. "Take Me Home" - 3:26

Side B

  1. "My Song (Too Far Gone)" - 3:53

Charts

Chart (1979) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 8
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 21
Canadian Singles Chart 10
New Zealand Singles Chart 49
Norwegian Singles Chart 9

Sophie Ellis-Bextor version

"Take Me Home"
Single by Sophie Ellis-Bextor
from the album Read My Lips
B-side "Sparkle"
Released August 13, 2001
Format CD
Genre House
Length 4:08
Label Polydor
Sophie Ellis-Bextor singles chronology
"Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)"
(2000)
"Take Me Home"
(2001)
"Murder on the Dancefloor"
(2001)

"Take Me Home" was also released as a single by Sophie Ellis-Bextor, from her debut album Read My Lips, released in 2001. It was her first solo single after her collaboration with Italian DJ Spiller.

The song was an instant hit, and went straight to number two in the UK Singles Chart. In Australia, the song was released twice. Firstly as the debut single, and again after the success of "Murder on the Dancefloor" and "Get Over You". The single was also a massive hit in Spain, where peaked at #1 on the Spanish AFYVE Singles Chart for 6 consecutive weeks.

To promote the song was Bextor recorded a music video. The video was directed by Sophie Muller and shows Bextor wearing many different classy French outfits. It also shows Bextor dancing with different men as backup dancers, and the video ends with them all entering a club. Bextor won an award for the Best Dance Act at the Norwegian Music Awards in 2002.

Track listings

CD single
  1. "Take Me Home"
  2. "Sparkle"
  3. "Take Me Home" (Jewels & Stone Mix)
  4. "Take Me Home" (music video)
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Official versions released

  • Main version - 4:08
  • A Diva Like U Remix - 6:58
  • Club Edit Remix - 6:22
  • Comfy Sophie Remix - 5:04
  • DJ Flex Switch Club Mix - 6:13
  • DJ Flex Radio Edit
  • Jewels & Stone Mix - 5:34
  • Mutiny Main Mix - 6:36
  • Mutiny Dub Mix - 6:01
  • Parky and Birch Vocal Mix - 7:11
  • Sensation Filtre Mix - 7:28
  • Sensation Filtre Mix Instrumental - 7:48
  • Sharp Club Vocal Mix - 6:58
  • Sharp Club Dub Mix - 7:57
  • Sneaker Pimps Remix - 4:41
  • Sweet P Vocal Mix - 5:28
  • Vocal Tribal House Remix - 4:01

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