Diana Ross And The Supremes No. 1's on Limited Edition 180g Import 2LP
The Beatles and Elvis had theirs. Now it's the ladies' turn as every No. 1 Motown hit from Diana Ross, The Supremes, and Diana Ross & The Supremes is presented in one 2LP package for the first time. Diana Ross & The Supremes No. 1's features 23 classics from the '60s, '70s and '80s, each newly remastered, plus a new bonus remix of "You Keep Me Hangin' On," from the U.K.'s top pop remix team, Almighty Associates. From "Where Did Our Love Go" in 1964 to "Endless Love" in 1982, No. 1's spans 18 years in the history of artists who changed pop music and pop culture forever. Every song influenced the next generations; every performance defines an era.
The Supremes – Miss Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard – scored an unprecedented five Billboard pop No. 1's in a row in the '60s: "Where Did Our Love Go," "Baby Love," "Come See About Me," "Stop! In The Name of Love" and "Back In My Arms Again" (also No. 1 R&B). Also topping the pop charts in the decade were "I Hear A Symphony," "You Can't Hurry Love" (No. 1 R&B), "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (No. 1 R&B), "Love Is Here And Now You're Gone" (No. 1 R&B) and "The Happening." Even after two significant changes in 1967, the group's name became Diana Ross & The Supremes and Cindy Birdsong replaced Ballard, the No. 1's continued, first with "Reflections" (a Detroit and regional No. 1). All had been written by Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Edward Holland, Jr. and produced by Brian Holland and Dozier. The Supremes then scored pop No. 1's via other writer-producers with "Love Child," "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" with The Temptations (No. 1 Pop and R&B Cashbox) and "Someday We'll Be Together" (No. 1 R&B).
In the '70s, Diana Ross went solo. The Supremes, with Jean Terrell in the lead, hit No. 1 R&B with "Stoned Love." Ross would claim the top spot on various charts several more times on Motown, including these eight: Ashford & Simpson's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (No. 1 Pop/R&B) and "The Boss" (No. 1 Dance); Michael Masser's Pop No. 1's "Touch Me In The Morning" and "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" (also No. 1 Adult Contemporary); "Love Hangover" (No. 1 Pop, R&B and Dance), and Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers' "Upside Down" (No. 1 Pop, R&B and Dance) and "I'm Coming Out" (No. 1 Dance), the latter two opening the '80s. "Endless Love," a duet with Lionel Richie, who also wrote and produced the song, was No. 1 Pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and No. 1 on the U.K. Pop chart, in 1981.