Diana Ross has left her mark on nearly every genre of music including disco, soul, jazz, pop and dance, as well as the mediums of film and television (who could forget The Wiz and trash classic Double Platinum?) With well over one hundred millions records sold, I assume it would be fair play to class Ms. Ross as a legend.
You would be hard pressed to find anyone that was not familiar with at least a couple of her songs – whether it be from her years in Motown girl group, The Supremes boasting such hits as ‘Baby Love’ and ‘Stop! In the Name of Love’ or her diverse and equally successful solo years.
As the legendary Supreme celebrates her 69th Birthday this week, we have taken a look back at her ten finest solo tracks – from some much loved favourites to forgotten classics.
10. Not Over You Yet
Diana’s last UK hit, 1999′s Not Over You Yet, saw the singer make a triumphant return to the Top 10 after a seven year absence.
The album Every Day Is a New Day saw Diana’s sound take a more contemporary approach – fusing smooth R&B with a fresh dance sound. Despite first single, Until We Meet Again doing well on the US Dance Chart – the album failed to make any impact, only reaching #108 on the Billboards.
Things were slightly better in the UK thanks to promotion on ITV’s An Audience With Diana Ross (if you’ve ever wanted to watch Carol Smilie or David Seaman at a Diana Ross concert, then this could make your dreams come true) and a Metro remix of Not Over You Yet proving a big hit.
Not Over You Yet stands as the closest we can get to a modern Diana Ross track in 2013, being her most recent original release since 1999. It is an immaculately produced track, showcasing Ross’s unmatched vocal style and serves as a firm reminder that the legendary Ms. Ross still has ‘it’.
This article was first posted on March 28, 2013