All the Great Hits (Diana Ross album)

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All The Great Hits
Greatest hits album by Diana Ross
Released October 1981
Recorded 1970-1981
Genre R&B/Soul
Length 72:43 (US)
58:40 (UK)
66:51 (CD)
Label Motown
Diana Ross chronology
To Love Again
(1981)
All The Great Hits
(1981)
Why Do Fools Fall in Love
(1981)
Singles from All the Great Hits
  1. "Endless Love / Endless Love (Instrumental)"
    Released: June 21, 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

All The Great Hits is a compilation album by Diana Ross released in 1981, the second Motown compilation set to capitalize on the success of 1980's diana produced by Chic. Her duet "Endless Love" with Lionel Richie was from a movie with Brooke Shields and, just like 1980's "It's My Turn", had already been released as a single and on a soundtrack album.

The double-album detailing Ross' career at Motown was released in the weeks proceeding her RCA debut Why Do Fools Fall in Love and became her third album that year to reach the top 40 in the U.S.

The album was certified Gold in the USA (eventually being certified Platinum) and Platinum in the UK.

The European edition of the album (Motown STMA 8036) was a one-disc release with a different track list, replacing "Endless Love" and "The Supremes Medley" with "I'm Still Waiting", "All Of My Life" and "Surrender" as well as including edited versions of two of the four tracks from the diana album.

When re-released on compact disc by Motown/Universal Music in 2000 All The Great Hits had a third, alternate set of tracks.

Track listing[edit]

US Edition[edit]

Side A

  1. "Endless Love" (duet with Lionel Richie) (Richie) - 4:26
  2. "It's My Turn" (Masser, Sager) - 3:58
    • From 1980 original motion picture soundtrack It's My Turn
  3. "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" (Goffin, Masser) - 3:21
  4. "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 2:59
  5. "Touch Me in the Morning" (Masser, Miller) - 3:52

Side B

  1. "Upside Down" (Edwards, Rodgers) - 4:03
  2. "I'm Coming Out" (Edwards, Rodgers) - 5:23
    • From diana
  3. "Tenderness" (Edwards, Rodgers) - 3:49
    • From diana
  4. "My Old Piano" (Edwards, Rodgers) - 3:57
    • From diana

Side C

  1. "The Boss" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 3:53
  2. "It's My House" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 4:31
    • From 1979 album The Boss
  3. "Love Hangover" (Marilyn McLeod, Pam Sawyer) - 3:47
  4. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 3:37

Side D

  1. "Medley" (With The Supremes) (Holland–Dozier–Holland, R. Dean Taylor, Frank Wilson, Pam Sawyer, Deke Richards, Johnny Bristol, Jackey Beavers, Harvey Fuqua) - 15:11
  2. "Remember Me" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 3:16

European Edition[edit]

Side A

  1. "It's My Turn" (Masser, Sager) - 3:57
  2. "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" (Goffin, Masser) - 3:21
  3. "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 2:59
  4. "Touch Me in the Morning" (Masser, Miller) - 3:52
  5. "I'm Still Waiting" (Richards) - 3:33
  6. "All Of My Life" (Michael Randall) - 3:22
  7. "Surrender" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 2:49
  8. "Remember Me" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 3:16
    • From Surrender

Side B

  1. "Upside Down" (Edwards, Rodgers) - 4:03
  2. "I'm Coming Out" (Edwards, Rodgers) - 3:54
  3. "Tenderness" (Edwards, Rodgers) - 3:49
  4. "My Old Piano" (Edwards, Rodgers) - 3:57
  5. "The Boss" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 3:53
  6. "It's My House" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 4:31
  7. "Love Hangover" (Marilyn McLeod, Pam Sawyer) - 3:47
  8. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 3:37

2000 CD[edit]

  1. "Endless Love" (duet with Lionel Richie) (Richie) - 4:28
  2. "It's My Turn" (Masser, Sager) - 3:58
  3. "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" (Goffin, Masser) - 3:24
  4. "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 3:01
  5. "Touch Me in the Morning" (Masser, Miller) - 3:52
  6. "Good Morning Heartache" (Irene Higgenbotham, Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher) - 2:22
  7. "Last Time I Saw Him" (Michael Masser, Pam Sawyer) - 2:50
  8. "Upside Down" (Edwards, Rodgers) - 4:03
  9. "I'm Coming Out" (Edwards, Rodgers) - 5:23
  10. "Tenderness" (Edwards, Rodgers) - 3:51
  11. "My Old Piano" (Edwards, Rodgers) - 3:55
  12. "The Boss" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 3:53
  13. "It's My House" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 4:31
  14. "Love Hangover" (Marilyn McLeod, Pam Sawyer) - 7:54
  15. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 6:20
  16. "Remember Me" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 3:16

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. "All the Great Hits - Diana Ross | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 9 September 2011.