Diana Ross' Greatest Hits

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Diana Ross' Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedJuly 12, 1976
Length34:40
LabelMotown
Diana Ross chronology
Diana Ross
(1976)
Diana Ross' Greatest Hits
(1976)
An Evening with Diana Ross
(1977)

Diana Ross' Greatest Hits is a compilation album by American singer Diana Ross. It was released by Motown Records on July 12, 1976 in the United States. In the United Kingdom 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. It compromises songs from her studio albums Diana Ross (1970), Everything Is Everything (1970), Surrender (1971), Touch Me in the Morning (1973), and Last Time I Saw Him (1973) as well as several soundtrack recordings.

The album reached number 13 on the US Billboard 200 and peaked at number 10 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, eventually selling over 650,000 copies. In the United Kingdom, it climbed to number 2 on the UK Albums Chart and reached gold status for sales in excess of 100,000 copies.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[3]

Allmusic editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine called the album "a good sampler, especially for casual fans who only want hits from this era."[2]

Track listing[edit]

US edition[edit]

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Touch Me in the Morning"Touch Me in the Morning3:26
2."Love Hangover"Diana Ross7:49
3."Last Time I Saw Him"
  • Masser
  • Sawyer
Last Time I Saw Him2:50
4."I Thought It Took a Little Time (But Today I Fell in Love)"
  • Masser
  • Sawyer
Diana Ross3:19
5."Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)"Mahogany2:50
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
Diana Ross6:16
2."Remember Me"Surrender3:16
3."One Love in My Lifetime"
  • Terri McFaddin
  • Lawrence Brown
  • Leonard Perry
Diana Ross3:56
4."Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
Diana Ross3:02
5."Good Morning Heartache"Lady Sings the Blues2:20

International edition[edit]

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Touch Me in the Morning"
  • Masser
  • Miller
Touch Me in the Morning3:52
2."Love Hangover"
  • McLeod
  • Sawyer
Diana Ross7:49
3."I'm Still Waiting"RichardsEverything Is Everything2:50
4."Last Time I Saw Him"
  • Masser
  • Sawyer
Last Time I Saw Him2:50
5."Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right"MasserRoss3:19
6."I Thought It Took a Little Time (But Today I Fell in Love)"
  • Masser
  • Sawyer
Diana Ross3:19
7."Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)"
  • Masser
  • Goffin
Mahogany2:50
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
Diana Ross6:16
2."Remember Me"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
Surrender3:16
3."One Love in My Lifetime"
  • McFaddin
  • Brown
  • Perry
Diana Ross3:56
4."Good Morning Heartache"
  • Higginbotham
  • Drake
  • Fisher
Lady Sings the Blues2:20
5."All of My Life"Michael RandallTouch Me in the Morning3:29
6."Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
Diana Ross3:02
7."Doobeedoo'Ndoobe, Doobeedoo'Ndoobe, Doobeedoo'Ndoo"RichardsEverything Is Everything4:50

Charts[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[4] 47
UK Albums (OCC)[5] 2
US Billboard 200[6] 13
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 10

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[8] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Gold 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UK Certified Awards Search > Diana Ross". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 2013-01-11. Retrieved 2012-02-29.
  2. ^ a b https://www.allmusic.com/album/r67834
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: R". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 12, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 259. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^ "Diana Ross | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  6. ^ "Diana Ross Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 31, 2020.
  7. ^ "Diana Ross Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 31, 2020.
  8. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Diana Ross – Greatest Hits". Music Canada.
  9. ^ "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.