Everything Is Everything (Diana Ross album)

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Everything Is Everything
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 3, 1970
GenrePop, Soul
MS 724
ProducerDeke Richards, Hal Davis
Diana Ross chronology
Diana Ross
Everything Is Everything
Singles from Everything Is Everything
  1. "I'm Still Waiting"
    Released: July 1971
  2. "Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoo"
    Released: April 1972

Everything Is Everything is the second album by Diana Ross, released in 1970. After her self-named album and its accompanying two singles, Motown rushed the release of this album. It reached #42 in the USA (#5 R&B) and sold over 200,000 copies.[1]

The track "I'm Still Waiting" was a UK #1 single in 1971 for four weeks and her rendering of Aretha Franklin's "Call Me (I Love You)" was nominated for a Grammy in 1971 in the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance category.

Diana would record "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" before Barbra Streisand did for her The Way We Were album released in 1974. Diana apparently had also predated Streisand on two Laura Nyro songs like "Stoney End". Deke Richards was commissioned to produce "Everything is Everything" as slightly more pop than her soulful debut with Ashford & Simpson.

This album also reached it #42 on the Billboard 200, #5 on the Black Album Chart and #31 on the UK Albums Chart. An expanded edition of the album featuring remixes and unreleased material had its first CD release in the US on April 18, 2008.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [2]
Christgau's Record GuideC+[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "My Place" (Hal Davis, Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) – 2:46
  2. "Ain't No Sad Song" (Hal Davis, "The Bear", Chico Ross) – 2:42
  3. "Everything Is Everything" (Berry Gordy) – 2:27
  4. "Baby It's Love" (Marvin Gaye, Anna Gordy Gaye, Charles Laskey) – 3:09
  5. "I'm Still Waiting" (Deke Richards) – 3:44
  6. "Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoo" (Deke Richards) – 4:52

Side B[edit]

  1. "Come Together" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 6:40
  2. "The Long and Winding Road" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 3:26
  3. "I Love You (Call Me)" (Aretha Franklin) – 3:23
  4. "How About You?" (Deke Richards, Sandra Sanders, David Van De Pitte) – 2:47
  5. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 4:07

2008 expanded edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "I Wish I Knew" (Debbie Dean, Deke Richards) – 3:30
  2. "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" (Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman, Michel Legrand) – 3:25
  3. "Something" (George Harrison) – 3:11
  4. "Ain't No Sad Song" (Hal Davis, Berry Gordy, Diana Ross) – 3:16
  5. "Baby It's Love" (Alternate version) (Marvin Gaye, Anna Gordy Gaye, Charles Laskey) – 3:42
  6. "Come Together" (1982 "Revelations" remix) (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 4:04
  7. "I'm Still Waiting" (1990 Phil Chill remix) (Deke Richards) – 4:08


Year Single Chart positions[4]
1971 "I'm Still Waiting" 63 40 1
1972 "Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoo" 12


  1. ^ http://www.greasylake.org/the-circuit/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F116321-the-supremes-diana-ross-stevie-wonder-and-ray-charlesusa-album-sales%2F
  2. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Everything Is Everything > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
  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. ^ "Diana Ross US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-16.