20 Golden Greats (Diana Ross album)

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20 Golden Greats
20goldengreatsDiana.jpg
Greatest hits album by Diana Ross
Released October 1979
Recorded 1970-1979
Genre Pop, soul
Length 67:28
Label Tamla Motown
Diana Ross chronology
The Boss
(1979)
20 Golden Greats
(1979)
Diana
(1980)

"20 Golden Greats" is a compilation album by Diana Ross, released on the Motown label in Europe in 1979. It was certified Platinum in the U.K for sales in excess of 300,000 copies.[1]

The album was released for the international market and became the diva's best charting album in the UK since another greatest hits collection (released in 1976) also peaked at #2. Due to the large number of tracks included and the time limitations of the vinyl album format the running time of several titles were changed and were either slightly edited or had fade-out ends. The 20 Golden Greats album remains unreleased on CD.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Original Album, YearLength
1."Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)"Michael Masser, Gerry GoffinMahogany – 1975
Diana Ross – 1976
3:21
2."Touch Me in the Morning"Masser, Ron MillerTouch Me in the Morning – 19733:59
3."Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)" (duet with Marvin Gaye)T. Bell, L. CreedDiana & Marvin – 19732:51
4."No One Gets The Prize"Nickolas Ashford, Valerie SimpsonThe Boss – 19793:49
5."Ain't No Mountain High Enough"Ashford & SimpsonDiana Ross – 19703:33
6."Love Hangover"Marilyn McLeod, Pam SawyerDiana Ross – 19763:44
7."All Of My Life"Michael RandallTouch Me in the Morning – 19733:21
8."I'm Still Waiting"RichardsEverything Is Everything – 19703:32
9."Lovin', Livin' And Givin'"Kenny Stover, Pam DavisThank God It's Friday – 1978
Ross – 1978 (remix)
3:48
10."The Boss"Ashford & SimpsonThe Boss – 19793:41
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Original Album, YearLength
1."You Are Everything" (Duet with Marvin Gaye)Bell, CreedDiana & Marvin – 19732:50
2."Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right"Michael MasserNon-album single – 1975
Ross – 1978 (remix)
3:30
3."Last Time I Saw Him"Masser, Pam SawyerLast Time I Saw Him – 19732:48
4."Love Me"Baird, Fekaris, ZessesLast Time I Saw Him – 19732:55
5."Remember Me"Ashford & SimpsonSurrender – 19713:29
6."Surrender"Ashford & SimpsonSurrender – 19712:50
7."Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)"Ashford & SimpsonDiana Ross – 19703:04
8."Gettin' Ready for Love"Golde, SnowBaby It's Me – 19772:50
9."Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoo"RichardsEverything Is Everything – 19704:10
10."I Thought It Took a Little Time (But Today I Fell in Love)"Masser, Pam SawyerDiana Ross – 19763:23

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United Kingdom (BPI)[2] Platinum

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "UK Certified Awards Search > Diana Ross". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 11 January 2013. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "British album certifications – Diana Ross – 20 Golden Greats". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Enter 20 Golden Greats in the search field and then press Enter.