No Matter What Sign You Are

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"No Matter What Sign You Are"
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Single by Diana Ross & the Supremes
from the album Let the Sunshine In
B-side"The Young Folks"
ReleasedMay 9, 1969
GenreFunk, psychedelic pop, soul
M 1148
Songwriter(s)Berry Gordy, Jr., Henry Cosby
Producer(s)Berry Gordy, Jr., Henry Cosby
Diana Ross & the Supremes singles chronology
"The Composer"
"No Matter What Sign You Are"
"The Weight"
Let the Sunshine In track listing
12 tracks
Side one
  1. "The Composer"
  2. "Everyday People"
  3. "No Matter What Sign You Are"
  4. "Hey Western Union Man"
  5. "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted"
  6. "I'm Livin' in Shame"
Side two
  1. Medley: "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)"
  2. "Let the Music Play"
  3. "With a Child's Heart"
  4. "Discover Me (and You'll Discover Love)"
  5. "Will This Be the Day"
  6. "I'm So Glad I Got Somebody (Like You Around)"
Audio sample
"No Matter What Sign You Are"

"No Matter What Sign You Are" is a song released for Diana Ross & the Supremes by the Motown label.


Originally intended to be Diana Ross & the Supremes' final single before the departure of Diana Ross and penned by Berry Gordy, the song failed to fulfil Gordy's expectations as the single did not reach the top 20 in either the US and UK, peaking at 31 and 37 respectively in July 1969.[1] The song released as the third single from Let the Sunshine In. As with most singles released under this billing of the group, session singers perform the backing vocals on the recorded single as opposed to Supremes group members at the time, Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong.


Track listing[edit]

  • 7" single (9 May 1969) (United States/United Kingdom/Netherlands)
  1. "No Matter What Sign You Are" – 2:38
  2. "The Young Folks" – 2:29

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 33
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[3] 29
UK Singles (OCC)[4] 37
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 31
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[6] 17
US Cashbox Top 100[7] 27
US Cashbox R&B[8] 20

Later versions and samples[edit]

It was recorded in 1983 by Russell Grant and the Starlettes.

It was sampled in 1989 by the Beastie Boys on "Shake Your Rump" from their acclaimed second album Paul's Boutique.


  1. ^ "Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Company. 81 (31): 61. 1969. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Every Unique AMR Top 100 Single of the 1969". Top 100 Singles. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 5991." RPM. Library and Archives Canada.
  4. ^ "Supremes: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  5. ^ "The Supremes Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "The Supremes Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles". Cashbox. June 28, 1969. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  8. ^ "The CASH BOX Top 50 In R&B Locations". Cashbox. June 28, 1969. Retrieved 31 December 2020.

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