1979 Cher – Take Me Home (US:#8)

“Take Me Home” is a song by American singer Cher from her 1979 fifteenth studio album of the same name. A disco song, it was conceived after Cher was recommended to venture into said genre, after the commercial failure of her previous albums. The lyrics center around the request of a woman to be taken home by her lover. It was released as the lead single from the Take Me Home album on January 1979 through Casablanca Records, pressed as a 12-inch single.

Music critics gave positive reviews of “Take Me Home”, who highlighted its sound and melody. The single fared well in the United States charts, peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and entering three of its component charts. In Oceania, it entered the singles chart of New Zealand at number 49. It was also a hit in Canada, reaching the top-ten of the singles chart.

After releasing the studio albums Stars (1975), I’d Rather Believe in You (1976), Cherished and Two the Hard Way (1977), which became commercial failures, Cher went to the headquarters of Casablanca Records, in order to start recording for a new full-length record. She was hoping to record rock and roll-tinged music, though she was quickly advised by Neil Bogart to delve into disco music before recording with a genre that, according to him, she was not very good at. She was reluctant to take his advice, as she regarded disco as a “superficial” genre and did not believe it was “serious music”. However, she took his advice, and started working with Bob Esty, who arranged and produced records for Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand. Esty was skeptical of Cher’s decision to record disco music, although he changed his mind after he began recording with her. The first song he played her was a demo of “Take Me Home”, which Cher said she liked.

Album

Cher 1979

Video

Musicians

Bass Eddie Watkins Jr
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Wah Wah Watson
Fender Rhodes Alan Lindgren
Piano Jai Winding
Percussion Victor Feldman
Background Vocals Bob Esty
Background Vocals David Lasley
Background Vocals Jon Joyce

Produced By

Bob Esty

Songwriters

Michele Aller
Bob Esty

Charts

US:#8
UK:# –