Five Love Songs From Diana Ross
Choosing just a few of the ultimate love songs by Diana Ross from a solo catalogue that stretches back to 1970 was a daunting task to say the least.
The first lady of Motown released hit after hit during her heyday of the Seventies and Eighties, amassing over forty Top 40 songs in the UK alone. The exercise was to whittle those down to a short list of five.
The process was made a little easier by eliminating much of her uptempo output, which in and of itself could not be described as love songs. However, that still left many tracks that would normally be included on a list of this kind: Remember Me, I'm Still Waiting, You Are Everything, Your Love is So Good For More and several more.
But this is my definitive five: a couple that are instantly recognisable, other choices that may not be quite so familiar. Love is a many splendored thing it has been said, so hold a loved one close and let your love flow to this short compilation of songs from Diana Ross.
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1. When You Tell Me That You Love Me: Diana Ross in 1991
Released from her 1991 album, Force Behind the Power, When You Tell Me That You Love Me has always been one of my favourite recordings from Diana Ross.
It became one of her biggest selling songs in the UK after several years of so-so success and it's not difficult to understand why. Words of love underpin a rousing melody that soars to a climatic conclusion. It's not surprising that it is often heard at wedding receptions and requested as a song to a loved one on Valentine's Day.
Diana Ross: A Motown Anthology
2. I Thought It Took A Little Time: Diana Ross in 1976
In the US, I Thought It Took A Little Time (But Today I Fell in Love) was the filling in the sandwich of two huge Number 1 songs: The Theme From Mahogany and Love Hangover, but I've always preferred this one. The lyrics speak of the joy of falling in love (and probably echo those feelings of my own teenage angst in 1976) and has a chorus that will soon be stuck in your memory banks.
It is available on the album Diana Ross 1976: Special Edition, released in February, 2012.
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3. All of My Life: Diana Ross in 1973/4
One of the finest declarations of love is included in this 1973 song by Diana Ross: "All of my life to share is all I'm asking, all of the minutes and the years..." Perfect words for those starting out on the adventure of a life of love together.
Never a hit song in the US, it nevertheless became a big Motown track in the UK early in 1974.
Diana Ross: All the Great Love Songs
All The Great Love Songs brings together sixteen of Diana Ross's most well known recordings from her heyday with Motown Records.
It includes three of the tracks mentioned on this page, plus what are considered to be among her finest love songs from an extensive back catalogue.
Available in both CD and MP3 formats, the album is also currently offered at Amazon.co.uk, but can only be found in CD format at Amazon's sister site in the USA.
4. Ain't No Mountain High Enough: Diana Ross in 1970
A song that had been a hit for Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell in 1967 was revamped by its writers, Ashford and Simpson, into a symphony of love for Diana Ross to take to the top of the charts in 1970.
If ever there was a song that spoke of the loyalty of love, then this is the one.
5. Endless Love: Diana Ross and Lionel Richie in 1981
In 1981, Diana Ross lent her vocals to one of the biggest love songs of all time, Endless Love. Duetting with another of Motown's million selling artists, Lionel Richie, this ode to passion and romance became Ms Ross's best selling song ever, remaining at the top of the American charts for a whopping nine weeks.
From the film of the same name, Endless Love is the perfect accompaniment for Valentine's Day and as that first dance at a wedding.
© 2012 Richard
Do You Have A Favourite Diana Ross Song?
Maurice Glaude from Mobile on July 05, 2019:
AG 1984 on February 20, 2012:
love Diane ross
nyclittleitaly on February 07, 2012:
Great lens on Diana Ross
Dancing Cowgirl Design from Texas on February 06, 2012:
I have many favorites but Forever Young sticks in my mind from when the kids were growing up. Thanks for memories of her other great songs!
JohnSmith86 on February 01, 2012:
amazing list song, cool lens
anonymous on January 31, 2012:
seosmm on January 31, 2012:
Such an amazing artist. Nice lens!
entertainmentev on January 30, 2012:
I love Diana Ross! One of my favorites is Endless Love by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie.
Little Linda Pinda from Florida on January 30, 2012:
A true Legend. My friend sang like Diana.
yayas on January 29, 2012:
These ultimate love songs from Diana Ross are a wealth of great music for all. I enjoyed so much of her music and I know that this is the kind of music that will live far beyond my generation. You have chosen well with this page, my friend.
I'd hafta' say that my favorite Diana Ross song is
Ain't No Mountain High Enough,
Ain't no valley low enough,
Ain't no River wide enough
To keep me from gettin' to you, babe.
Sing it with me, now! Can you hear the music? Now, I'll be singing that song for days. Oh, yeah.
Lynnzee on January 29, 2012:
Stop! In the Name of Love
Thank you for sharing. Very nice.
desa999 lm on January 29, 2012:
One of my favourite artists. Nice lens.
curious0927 on January 29, 2012:
My all time favorite Female vocalist! Nice tribute! Great lens! Blessed!
Edutopia on January 29, 2012:
Can't say she has been a favorite of mine but she does trigger fond memories from childhood because my mom would listen to her all the time before I went off to school.
Helene-Malmsio on January 29, 2012:
I've been a fan since I saw the movie Mahogany and heard the- Do you like the things life is bringing you - song... a truly unique diva and voice. They don't make them like her any more!
lasertek lm on January 29, 2012:
When You Tell Me that You Love Me is a favorite.
cleanyoucar on January 29, 2012:
A nice tribute to a singing legend =D
Paul from Liverpool, England on January 29, 2012:
Encapsulated Diana Ross nicely.
anonymous on January 29, 2012:
Diana Ross is the definite Queen of Motown and has fascinated me over the decades since first seeing her with the Supremes in the 60's on the Ed Sullivan Show and she has been a strong a beautiful presence ever since. I love all five of your choices and am with Lisa in not being able to choose from your list, so, I'll pick all five! Congratulations on receiving front page Valentine's honors for this romance in the air!
Lisa Auch from Scotland on January 29, 2012:
ooohhh.....all of them, I can't just have 1 favourite, i love them all! Great collection of of Diana ross most popular songs!
Nancy Carol Brown Hardin from Las Vegas, NV on January 29, 2012:
She is a great singer, and I've loved her from her early days with the Supremes. Her solo songs have been a great delight, contrary to what happens with other singers who go the solo route. I love Ain't No Mountain High Enough and Endless Love in particular. Thanks for sharing.
Heather B on January 29, 2012:
I didn't know she wrote "Ain't No Mountain..." Excellent lens! (Now I'm off to listen to Chain Reaction...:D)
justholidays on January 25, 2012:
As I can see, this Ultimate love songs sang by Diana Ross comes right on time for Valentine's Day! Thanks for sharing your favorite love songs, Rich.
Malu Couttolenc on January 16, 2012:
Diana Ross has a wonderful voice. I don't have a favourite song, I like listening to her music, all her songs are great :)
rewards4life info on January 13, 2012:
Fabulous music and the lens! There's no batter way to start my day. Thanks a lot!
JanezKranjski on January 12, 2012:
What a great dedication this lens is to Diana's work.
Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on January 12, 2012:
Ah... the music of Diana Ross. Wonderful love song choices for Valentine's Day.
Indigo Janson from UK on January 10, 2012:
I like quite a few by Diana Ross, her songs have become true classics and can be enjoyed by newer generations. Although I'm more a fan of the uptempo ones, she has a beautiful voice for love songs.
Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on January 10, 2012:
Excellent! I do enjoy listening to Diana Ross!
petkong on January 09, 2012:
love diana all the time. beautiful voice