|"My Old Piano"|
|Single by Diana Ross|
|from the album Diana|
|Released||September, 1980 (UK) / January, 1982 (US)|
|Diana Ross singles chronology|
"My Old Piano" is a song by American singer Diana Ross. It was written and produced by Chic members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards for her self-titled tenth studio album (1980). In it, Ross sings about the joy of playing a piano, describing it as if it were a person. The song was released as the album's third and final single in the United States, and the second single elsewhere. In an accompanying music video, Ross appears performing the song in an apartment with an old piano.
Unlike previous singles "Upside Down" and "I'm Coming Out", "My Old Piano" was not as successful in the United States (as it was issued as a single nearly two years after the album's release, by which time Ross had departed Motown Records); however, it was a commercial success in Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom, where it was a Top 10 hit and earned her a British Phonographic Industry (BPI) silver disc award for sales in excess of 250,000 copies.
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||25|
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||20|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||4|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||15|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||2|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||5|
|US Bubbling Under the Hot 100 (Billboard)||9|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||200,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone