Diana Ross & the Supremes: The No. 1's

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The No. 1s
Diana Ross & The Supremes The No 1s.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedOctober 21, 2003 (2003-10-21)
Recorded1964 - 1981
GenrePop
Length79:50
LabelMotown
Diana Ross & the Supremes chronology
The 70s Anthology
(2002)
The No. 1s
(2003)
There's a Place for Us
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars [1]

Diana Ross & the Supremes: The No. 1s is a 2003 compact disc collection of the number-one singles achieved by The Supremes when led by Diana Ross (they subsequently had a No. 1 hit with "Stoned Love") and solo Diana Ross singles on the American and United Kingdom pop charts. The album features 23 tracks and a bonus remix.[2]

The songs have all been digitally remastered and also remixed from the original master tapes. The quality of the sound is much clearer than any collection before, however, the mixes can sound drastically different from the original versions, especially the songs recorded between 1964 and 1969. Having used the original elements from the original masters, the mixers were able to attain new recordings, with much clearer sounds, heavier bass and noticeably higher volume levels of the background vocals. Another peculiarity about several songs on this album is that they are longer than the original versions. The vocals and instrumentations are let go on until the musicians stopped playing and the girls finished singing, without fade-outs. These had never been heard before being issued on this album.

Soundscan posts over 500,000 sold since release.

The UK version of the album uses different masters of lesser quality, and the remixing and mastering that is exclusive to this album are missing. Also, "I Hear a Symphony" and "The Boss" have been removed and substituted by "I'm Still Waiting" and "Chain Reaction," which were both solo #1 hits for Diana Ross in the UK.

Track listing[edit]

International

  1. "Where Did Our Love Go"1 (Holland–Dozier–Holland) – 2:40
  2. "Baby Love"1 (Holland–Dozier–Holland) – 2:49
  3. "Come See About Me"1 (Holland–Dozier–Holland) – 2:45
  4. "Stop! In the Name of Love"1 (Holland–Dozier–Holland) – 3:00
  5. "Back in My Arms Again"1 (Holland–Dozier–Holland) – 3:01
  6. "I Hear a Symphony"1 (Holland–Dozier–Holland) – 2:44
  7. "You Can't Hurry Love"1 (Holland–Dozier–Holland) – 3:00
  8. "You Keep Me Hangin' On"1 (Holland–Dozier–Holland) – 3:14
  9. "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone"1 (Holland–Dozier–Holland) – 2:50
  10. "The Happening"1 (Holland–Dozier–Holland, Frank De Vol) – 3:02
  11. "Reflections"2 (Holland–Dozier–Holland) – 3:18
  12. "Love Child"2 (The Clan) – 3:14
  13. "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"2 (featuring The Temptations) (Gamble and Huff, Jerry Ross) – 3:11
  14. "Someday We'll Be Together"2 (Jackey Beavers, Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua) – 3:32
  15. "Stoned Love"3 (Yennik Samoht, Frank Wilson) – 3:19
  16. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"4 (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 3:36
  17. "Touch Me in the Morning"4 (Michael Masser, Ron Miller) – 3:25
  18. "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)"4 (Gerry Goffin, Masser) – 3:22
  19. "Love Hangover"4 (Marilyn McLeod, Sawyer) – 3:44
  20. "The Boss"4 (Ashford, Simpson) – 3:54
  21. "Upside Down"4 (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) – 3:38
  22. "I'm Coming Out"4 (Edwards, Rodgers) – 3:56
  23. "Endless Love"4 (Lionel Richie) – 4:27
  24. "You Keep Me Hangin' On" Almighty Mix Edit (Holland–Dozier–Holland) – 3:57

UK

  1. Where Did Our Love Go1
  2. Baby Love1
  3. Come See About Me1
  4. Stop! In the Name Of Love1
  5. Back in My Arms Again1
  6. You Can't Hurry Love1
  7. You Keep Me Hangin' On1
  8. Love Is Here and Now You're Gone1
  9. The Happening1
  10. Reflections2
  11. Love Child2
  12. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me2 [feat. The Temptations]
  13. Someday We'll Be Together2
  14. Stoned Love3
  15. Ain't No Mountain High Enough4
  16. I'm Still Waiting4
  17. Touch Me in the Morning4
  18. Theme From "Mahogany" (Do You Know Where You're Going To)4
  19. Love Hangover4
  20. Upside Down4
  21. I'm Coming Out4
  22. Endless Love4 [Diana Ross & Lionel Richie]
  23. Chain Reaction5
  24. You Keep Me Hangin' On [Almighty Mix Edit]

1 Indicates The Supremes from 1964 to 1967
2 Indicates Diana Ross & the Supremes billing from 1967 to 1969
3 Indicates Jean Terrell-led Supremes in 1970
4 Indicates Diana Ross' solo career from 1970 to 1981
5 Indicates Diana Ross in 1986.

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[3] Gold 100,000^

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Diana Ross & the Supremes: The No. 1's at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Diana Ross & The Supremes* - The # 1'S". Discogs.
  3. ^ "British album certifications – Diana Ross – Number Ones". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Number Ones in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.