1987 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Nothing’s Go…

Jefferson Starship

1987 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” Starship. The song is the third No. 1 single for the group, which was previously known as Jefferson Airplane, then Jefferson Starship.

Lyrics:

Looking in your eyes I see a paradise
This world that Ive found
Is too good to be true
Standing here beside you
Want so much to give you
This love in my heart that Im feeling for you

Let em say were crazy, I dont care about that
Put your hand in my hand baby
Dont ever look back
Let the world around us just fall apart
Baby we can make it if were heart to heart

Chorus:
And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothings gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
Well still have each other
Nothings gonna stop us, nothings gonna stop us now

Im so glad I found you
Im not gonna lose you
Whatever it takes I will stay here with you
Take it to the good times
See it through the bad times
Whatever it takes is what Im gonna do

Let em say were crazy, what do they know
Put your arms around me baby
Dont ever let go
Let the world around us just fall apart
Baby we can make it if were heart to heart

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothings gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
Well still have each other
Nothings gonna stop us, nothings gonna stop us

Ooh, all that I need is you
All that I ever need
And all that I want to do
Is hold you forever, ever and ever, hey

(guitar solo)

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothings gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
Well still have each other
Nothings gonna stop us
Nothings gonna stop us, whoa
Nothings gonna stop us now, oh no

Hey baby, I know, hey baby, nothings gonna stop us
Hey baby, woo, nothing, hey baby
Nothings gonna stop us now yeah

“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” is a song co-written by Albert Hammond and Diane Warren, recorded by Starship. Featured as the theme to the romantic comedy film Mannequin, it hit #1 in the Billboard Hot 100 on April 4, 1987 and reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart for four weeks the following month and became the UK’s 2nd biggest selling single of 1987. At the time, it made Grace Slick the oldest female artist to have a number one single in the United States, though the record was later broken by Cher’s “Believe” in 1999. The song also received an Oscar nomination for “Best Original Song” at the 60th Academy Awards. It was released on the album No Protection in 1987.

In a radio interview, Albert Hammond said that the idea for the song came from his impending marriage to his live-in girlfriend of 7 years, after his divorce from his previous wife was finalized. He had said to Diane Warren, “It’s almost like they’ve stopped me from marrying this woman for seven years, and they haven’t succeeded. They’re not gonna stop me doing it.”

Cover versions

* This song has been covered by American pop punk band The Starting Line on their 2001 EP With Hopes of Starting Over on the Drive-Thru Records label.
* Pop duo Mandy and Randy covered the song with a music video featuring a small cartoonish CG couple at the beach.
* The song was performed by Anthony Kavanagh and Alison Crawford during the UK talent-search show Grease is the Word.
* George Lam, a Hong Kong singer, recorded a cover version in Cantonese in his album in 1987.
* 1991 song was covered in spanish “Nada nos detiene” by mexican “Zarabanda”
* This song was covered by Filipino acoustic band MYMP on their 2006 album New Horizon
* The song was performed on The X Factor by Same Difference, who later featured the song on their debut album: Pop.

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