All the Great Hits (Diana Ross album)

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All The Great Hits
Diana Ross - All The Great Hits.jpg
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedOctober 1981
Recorded1970-1981
GenreR&B/Soul
Length72:43 (US)
58:40 (UK)
66:51 (CD)
LabelMotown
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
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB [2]

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 preceding 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 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 Higginbotham, 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

Charts[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[3] 24
UK Albums (OCC)[4] 21
US Billboard 200[5] 37

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[6] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 500,000^

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. "All the Great Hits - Diana Ross | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "All the Great Hits > review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  3. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Diana Ross – All the Great Hits" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Diana Ross | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Diana Ross Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Diana Ross – All the Great Hitsa". Music Canada.
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Diana Ross – All the Great Hits". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type All the Great Hits in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Diana Ross – All the Great Hits". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.