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NOTHINGS GONNA STOP US NOW

 
SONG & HIT DETAILS
 
Artist Name: STARSHIP
 
Top Position (Australia): 3
 
Song Author: Albert Hammond/Diane Warren
 
 
Year Recorded: 1986
 
SONG PROFILE
 
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

Single by Starship from the album No Protection
B-side "Layin' It on the Line"
Released June 1 1987
Format 7" single & 12" single
Recorded November 1986
Genre Pop/Rock
Length 4:29
Label Grunt
Writer(s) Albert Hammond/Diane Warren
Producer Narada Michael Walden

"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" is a #1 hit song co-written by Albert Hammond and Diane Warren, recorded by the American rock band 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. In addition to appearing on the Mannequin soundtrack, the song was also released on Starship's 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 seven 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."

The song in recent years has been played as a "backing song" on the show The X Factor when reviewing some of acts back to the viewers. The song has been considered "feel good" propelled by a strong synthesizer beat while the lyrics "banal yet effective."

Track listings7" single
1."Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" 4:29
2."Layin' It on the Line" (live at Stopher Gym, Louisiana State University) 4:15
12" single
1."Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" 4:29
2."Layin' It on the Line" (live at Stopher Gym, Louisiana State University) 4:15