Can someone tell me about the sing Love Hangover performed by singer Diana Ross?

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  • Zapata
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    1 decade ago
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    "Love Hangover" was the fourth number one single for Motown singer Diana Ross. It was released in March 1976, and rose to number one on the Billboard Hot 100, Hot Soul Singles and Hot Dance Club Play charts simultaneously.

    Written by Pamela Sawyer and Marilyn McLeod as a disco number. The Motown staff believed that it would be perfect for Ross to record. Ross, like her soul contemporaries Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye, initially resented the new musical movement but eventually agreed to record the song.

    Producer Hal Davis instructed the song's engineer Russ Terrana to install a strobe light so that Ross could be in the "disco" mindset. As the song changed from ballad to uptempo, Ross became more comfortable with the material; she hummed, sang bit parts, laughed, danced around and even imitated Billie Holiday. The carefree and sensual nature of Ross' vocals and the music's direction helped to sell the song.

    Hal Davis recorded the track in 1975 thinking it ideal for Marvin Gaye or Diana Ross. They were his two favorite vocalists to work with and thought Diana would be sexier on it, so he cut it on her. Miss Ross recorded 'Love Hangover' in 1975 and was released on the LP "Diana Ross" - with a single from it, "I Thought It Took A Little Time." The album came out Feb 12th, 1976 and two weeks later, Motown issued I Thought It Took A Little Time as a single. Upon hearing the album, the 5th Dimension did a copycat cover and released their shorter version of Love Hangover two weeks after that. Word got to Motown, and Motown issued Ross' version on 45 and it hit huge - burying the 5th Dimension. Motown, certain Hangover was a #1 for Diana, rushed out her version. Both entered the chart the same day. By the time "Love Hangover" went to number one, Ross had reinvented herself as a disco diva and the 5th Dimension's version had peaked at number 80. It won Ross a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Female Vocal Performance.

    Motown released versions of Ross's version in 1988 (remixed by the British team PWL) and 1993 (remixed by Frankie Knuckles for the album Diana Extended: The Remixes and by Joey ***** for a single).

    Almighty Records released a remixed version in 2007 (remixed by the UK team Almighty).

    In addition to being covered by the 5th Dimension, the song was also released as a single by the Associates, a British New-wave band. It reached #21 on the UK chart in 1982. Players Association also covered the track in 1977.

    British soul singer Pauline Henry (former lead vocalist of "The Chimes") recorded a contemporary version of the track in 1995 (released as a single); singer Jody Watley recorded a downtempo version for her 2006 album, The Makeover; while Australian singer-songwriter Tina Arena recorded a version in 2007 for her album Songs of Love & Loss.

    Mariah Carey performed the song in a concert tribute to Diana Ross (2000), and Stephanie Edwards sang it on the sixth season of American Idol.

    The song would become part of the hip-hop lexicon via sampling by Will Smith, Master P, Monica, Janet Jackson, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, French artist MC Solaar and Emily King, who made use of it for her 2007 debut album, East Side Story, in the song Walk in My Shoes.

    Guns N' Roses lead singer Axl Rose sang the chorus of "Love Hangover" during an instrumental interlude in the song "If the World" on the Asian leg of the Chinese Democracy World Tour 2009/2010.

    Mariah Carey performed a mix of "Love Hangover" and her #1 single "Heartbreaker" on her Angels Advocate Tour between 2009 and 2010.

    Source(s): Wik. E. Pedia
  • byrnes
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    4 years ago

    It relies upon on what kind of entertainment you're searching for, Hollywood! Diana Ross sang the songs written for her, replaced her outfits in all probability 10 situations for the duration of a stay overall performance, never had a hair out of place and easily replaced right into a diva in her heyday. Tina Turner normally wrote songs that Ike collaborated with different writers, wore the comparable outfit for the time of the stay overall performance and replaced right into a crushed and abused housewife that sang from the middle. you should admire Tina for her potential in staying married to a guy like Ike Turner as long as she did as a results of fact she did not prefer him, in spite of the reality that I do believed she enjoyed him. i will continually %. the "underdog" like Tina who had to go through and are available up with the aid of life the hardway with the intention to develop into the fulfillment she is.

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