Diana Ross' Greatest Hits

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Diana Ross' Greatest Hits
Diana Ross' Greatest Hits.jpg
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedJuly 12, 1976
Recorded1970-1975
Genre
Length34:40/41:15
LabelMotown
Diana Ross chronology
Diana Ross
(1976)
Diana Ross' Greatest Hits
(1976)
An Evening with Diana Ross
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars [1]
Robert ChristgauB+ [1]

Diana Ross' Greatest Hits is an album by Diana Ross released in 1976 on the Motown label. In the UK and certain other territories the album was released under the title Greatest Hits 2 since a similar compilation, Greatest Hits, had already been released in 1972. This album reached #13 in the USA (#10 R&B), where it eventually sold over 650,000 copies.[2]

The album consisting of ten of Ross' greatest hits as a solo artist, became her second album in 1976 to hit the Top Five in the UK. It was certified Gold in the U.K for sales in excess of 100,000 copies.[3] Most international editions included four additional tracks; Ross' UK #10 hit "I'm Still Waiting" from the album "Everything Is Everything", the 1975 non-album single "Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right", "All Of My Life" from the album "Touch Me In The Morning" , "Doobeedoo'Ndoobe, Doobeedoo'Ndoobe, Doobeedoo'Ndoo" from the album "Everything Is Everything" and also the extended single mix of 1973's "Touch Me in The Morning".

Most Motown Greatest Hits followed a similar album art template. Victor Skrebeneski was commissioned to create the beautiful photography on a very fine cardboard paper quality. The album was eventually certified platinum.

Track listings[edit]

US Edition
Side A:

  1. "Touch Me in the Morning" (Michael Masser, Ron Miller) – 3:26
  2. "Love Hangover" (Marilyn McLeod, Pam Sawyer) – 7:49
  3. "Last Time I Saw Him" (Michael Masser, Pam Sawyer) - 2:50
  4. "I Thought It Took a Little Time (But Today I Fell in Love)" (Michael Masser, Pam Sawyer) – 3:19
  5. "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" (Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin) – 3:22

Side B:

  1. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 6:16
  2. "Remember Me" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson)– 3:16
  3. "One Love in My Lifetime" (Brown, McFadden, Perry) – 3:56 [single remix]
  4. "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 3:02
  5. "Good Morning Heartache" (Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher) - 2:20

International editions
Side A:

  1. "Touch Me in the Morning" (Single Mix) (Michael Masser, Ron Miller) – 3:52
  2. "Love Hangover" (Marilyn McLeod, Pam Sawyer) – 7:49
  3. " I'm Still Waiting" (Deke Richards) - 2:50
  4. "Last Time I Saw Him" (Michael Masser, Pam Sawyer) - 3:10
  5. "Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right" (Michael Masser) - 3:19
    • 1975 non-album single, remixed version included on 1978 album Ross
  6. "I Thought It Took a Little Time (But Today I Fell in Love)" (Michael Masser, Pam Sawyer) – 3:19
  7. "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" (Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin) – 3:22

Side B:

  1. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 6:16
  2. "Remember Me" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson)– 3:16
  3. "One Love in My Lifetime" (Brown, McFadden, Perry) – 3:37
  4. "Good Morning Heartache" (Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher) - 2:20
  5. "All of My Life" (Michael Randall) – 3:29
  6. "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 3:02
  7. "Doobeedoo'Ndoobe, Doobeedoo'Ndoobe, Doobeedoo'Ndoo" (Deke Richards) - 4:50


Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[4] Gold 100,000^

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Diana Ross' Greatest Hits > review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  2. ^ http://www.greasylake.org/the-circuit/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F116321-the-supremes-diana-ross-stevie-wonder-and-ray-charlesusa-album-sales%2F
  3. ^ "UK Certified Awards Search > Diana Ross". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 2013-01-11. Retrieved 2012-02-29.
  4. ^ "British album certifications – Diana Ross – Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Greatest Hits in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.