No Matter What Sign You Are

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"No Matter What Sign You Are"
Single by Diana Ross & the Supremes
from the album Let the Sunshine In
B-side "The Young Folks"
Released May 9, 1969
Format Vinyl record (7" 45 RPM)
Genre Funk, psychedelic pop, soul
Length 2:38
Label Motown
M 1148
Writer(s) Berry Gordy, Jr., Henry Cosby
Producer(s) Berry Gordy, Jr., Henry Cosby
Diana Ross & the Supremes singles chronology
"The Composer"
(1969)
"No Matter What Sign You Are"
(1969)
"The Weight"
(1969)
Let the Sunshine In track listing
Music sample
Alternative cover

"No Matter What Sign You Are" is a song released for Diana Ross & the Supremes by the Motown label.

Background[edit]

Originally intended to be Diana Ross & the Supremes' final single before the departure of Diana Ross and penned by Berry Gordy, the song failed to fulfill Gordy's expectations as the single failed to reach the top 20 in both the US and UK, peaking at 31 and 37 respectively in July 1969.[1] The song released as the third single from Let the Sunshine In. As with most singles released under this billing of the group, session singers The Andantes appear on the recorded single as opposed to Supremes group members at the time, Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong.

Personnel[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  • 7" single (9 May 1969) (United States/United Kingdom/Netherlands)
  1. "No Matter What Sign You Are" – 2:38
  2. "The Young Folks" – 2:29

Chart history[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 31
U.S. Billboard R&B Singles Chart 17
U.S. Cash Box Pop Singles Chart 27
UK Singles Chart 37

Cover versions[edit]

It was sampled in 1989 by the Beastie Boys on "Shake Your Rump" from their acclaimed second album Paul's Boutique.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (Nielsen Company) 81 (31): 61. 1969. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 

External links[edit]