Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
|"Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)"|
|Single by Diana Ross|
|from the album Mahogany|
|B-side||"No One's Gonna Be a Fool Forever"|
|Writer(s)||Michael Masser, Gerald Goffin|
|Diana Ross singles chronology|
"Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" is a song written by Michael Masser and Gerald Goffin, and recorded by American singer Diana Ross as the theme to the 1975 Motown/Paramount film Mahogany. Produced by Masser, the song is a ballad that portrays its protagonist (Ross) as a black woman who becomes a successful Rome fashion designer.
Recorded with a full orchestral accompaniment, "Theme from Mahogany" became one of the most recognizable elements of the film, receiving praise from many critics. Later released as a single, "Theme from Mahogany" became a number-one hit on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and the Easy Listening charts. The song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song. Ross performed the song live at the Academy Awards ceremony via satellite from the Netherlands.
- "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)"
- "No One's Gonna Be a Fool Forever"
Weekly singles charts
- Pinhead Gunpowder covered the song on their 1994 EP Carry the Banner.
- Mariah Carey covered it in 1998, and released it on international pressings of her #1's album.
- Jennifer Lopez covered the song, and released it on international editions of her 1999 album, On the 6.
- Me First and the Gimme Gimmes covered the song for their 2008 album Have Another Ball.
- Lara Fabian covered the song in 2009 for her album Every Woman in Me album.
- Slick Rick sang the chorus of the song near the end of his 1988 song, "Teenage Love".
- List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1975 (U.S.)
- List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1976
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- Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 210.
- "CAN Charts > Diana Ross". RPM. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
- "UK Charts > Diana Ross". Official Charts. Retrieved 2014-03-26.