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"Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)"
cover art
Single by Diana Ross
from the album Mahogany
B-side"No One's Gonna Be a Fool Forever"
ReleasedSeptember 24, 1975
Recorded1975
Genre
  • Pop
  • soul
  • R&B
Length3:25
LabelMotown
Songwriter(s)
  • Michael Masser
  • Gerald Goffin
Producer(s)Michael Masser
Diana Ross singles chronology
"Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right"
(1975)
"Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)"
(1975)
"I Thought It Took a Little Time (But Today I Fell in Love)"
(1976)

"Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" is a tuy vậy written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin and produced by Masser. It was initially recorded by American singer Thelma Houston in 1973, and then by Diana Ross as the theme to tát the 1975 Motown/Paramount film Mahogany that also starred Ross.[1] The tuy vậy was released on September 24, 1975 by Motown Records as the lead single for both the film's soundtrack and Ross' seventh studio album, Diana Ross. Masser and Goffin received a nomination for Best Original Song at the 48th Academy Awards. Also, the tuy vậy was nominated for AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs list constructed by the American Film Institute in 2004.

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Production notes[edit]

Produced by Masser, the tuy vậy is a ballad that portrays its protagonist (Ross) as a Black woman who becomes a successful Rome fashion designer.[citation needed]

Recorded with a full orchestral accompaniment, "Theme from Mahogany" became one of the most recognizable elements of the film, receiving praise from many critics.[citation needed]

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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.[2]

The tuy vậy was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song. Ross performed the tuy vậy live at the Academy Awards ceremony via satellite from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.[citation needed]

Record World said that "Diana handles [the song] with consummate ease" and that "her frail but stunningly effective voice is captured amidst a soulful tapestry of sound."[3]

Personnel[edit]

  • Diana Ross – vocals
  • Leland Sklar – electric bass
  • Hal Blaine – drums
  • Lee Holdridge – arranger

Release and track listing[edit]

7" vinyl single - US
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)"Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser3:19
2."No One's Gonna Be a Fool Forever"Michael Masser, Pam Sawyer3:18

Chart performance[edit]

Other versions[edit]

  • Singer Thelma Houston was the first artist to tát record the tuy vậy in 1973.
  • French singer Nicole Rieu released a French-language version the tuy vậy (titled "En courant") as a single in 1976.
  • Dinah Shore recorded the tuy vậy for her album Dinah! in 1976.
  • Johnny Mathis included the tuy vậy on his album I Only Have Eyes for You in 1976.
  • Shirley Bassey included the tuy vậy on her album Sings the Movies in 1995.
  • 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor released a rap version of the tuy vậy in 1998
  • Mariah Carey included the tuy vậy on her 1998 compilation album, #1's, as an international bonus track.
  • Jennifer Lopez included the tuy vậy on her 1999 album On the 6, as an international bonus track.
  • Tina Arena covered the tuy vậy for her 2007 album Songs of Love & Loss, which also included a version of Ross' "Love Hangover"
  • Filipina singer Juris did a cover of this tuy vậy from the 2013 album, Dreaming Of You.
  • Pianist Richard Clayderman included the tuy vậy on his album Essential Love Songs in năm ngoái.

See also[edit]

  • List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1975 (U.S.)
  • List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1976

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2003). "Diana Ross". In Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (eds.). All Music Guide to tát Soul. Allmusic. San Francisco: Backbeat Books. p. 587. ISBN 0-87930-744-7. Retrieved 2008-05-17.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 210.
  3. ^ "Hits of the Week" (PDF). Record World. October 11, 1975. p. 1. Retrieved 2023-03-09.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^ "Diana Ross – Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  6. ^ "Diana Ross – Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  7. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 4071a." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  8. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 4060." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Do You Know Where You're Going To". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  10. ^ Racca, Guido (2019). M&D Borsa Singoli 1960–2019 (in Italian). ISBN 9781093264906.
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Diana Ross" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  12. ^ "Diana Ross – Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  13. ^ "Diana Ross – Do You Know Where You're Going To". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  14. ^ "Diana Ross: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  15. ^ "Diana Ross Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  16. ^ "Diana Ross Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  17. ^ "Diana Ross Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  18. ^ "Cash Box Top Singles - 1976". Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  19. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-01-23. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  20. ^ "Top 100 1976 - UK Music Charts". Uk-charts.top-source.info. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  21. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1976/Top 100 Songs of 1976". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  22. ^ Top 50 Adult Contemporary Hits of 1976
  23. ^ "Top 100 Year End Charts: 1976". Cashbox Magazine. Retrieved 2016-06-05.

External links[edit]

  • List of cover versions of "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" at SecondHandSongs.com
  • Diana Ross - Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To) on YouTube
  • "Mariah Carey - Do You Know Where You're Going To (Theme from "Mahogany") (Official Audio)" on YouTube