Label: Motown Record Corporation - B0013209-02 • Format: CD Album, Compilation, Remastered • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul, Pop • Style: Disco, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul
Endless Love: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album to the movie of the same name. The album was released worldwide by Mercury Records and PolyGram in While the Endless Love movie itself faded into obscurity, the film's soundtrack and its theme song by Diana Ross and Lionel Richiealso called " Endless Love ", certainly did not.
The song became a 1 hit on the Billboard Hotand nearly 30 years after its release still remains the best-selling single of Ross' career. The single stayed at 1 for no less than nine weeks from August 9 to October 10,making it the biggest-selling single of the year in the US.
The duet single was released by Motown Records worldwide since both artists were still signed to that label at the time, and in effect, became the most successful single in Motown history.
Her first album Endless Love - From The Endless Love Soundtrack - Various - Motown 50 Fanthology her new label, the self-produced Why Do Fools Fall in Lovereleased the same year, included a solo version of "Endless Love". The Endless Love soundtrack also included a second duet with Ross and Richie, "Dreaming of You", and both songs were also included as orchestral versions alongside Jonathan Tunick's original score.
While Ross' appearance on the Endless Love soundtrack marked the end of an era as she left Motown after twenty years on the label, Lionel Richie's work for the album instead became Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) - Elvis* - The King Of Rock N Roll: The Complete 50s Masters new beginning in his career both as a composer, producer and an artist in his own right.
The "Endless Love" single Endless Love - From The Endless Love Soundtrack - Various - Motown 50 Fanthology released while he still officially was a member of the Commodores. The success of the duet encouraged Richie to branch out into a full-fledged solo career, releasing his debut album Lionel Richie in which produced another chart-topping single, " Truly ", continuing the style of his ballads with the Commodores, like " Easy ", " Three Times a Lady " and " Still ", "Lady" composed and produced for Kenny Rogers which hit 1 inand also the two duets with Ross on the Endless Love soundtrack.
Blondie 's US and UK 1 hit " Heart of Glass " which also briefly appeared in the movie was not included on the soundtrack album. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lionel Richie. Encore Hello From Las Vegas Discography Commodores. Book:Lionel Richie. Diana Ross. Discography Awards and nominations. Jazz and Blues Christmas in Vienna Return to Love Tour Book Category. Recording Industry Association of America. Namespaces Article Talk.
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