Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Song #151: "Theme From Mahogany"--Diana Ross (1975)

After the success of her "Lady Sings The Blues" soundtrack album in 1972, three years later, the former lead singer of The Supremes releases another soundtrack, "Mahogany".

The motion picture was the rags to riches story of Tracy Chambers, played by Ross, who went from having essentially nothing to become a noted and popular fashion designer in Rome. It was released in October of 1975, a couple of weeks after today's song first hit radio. It took awhile, but the tune finally made the top of the Billboard charts as 1976 began.

This is an absolutely beautiful song with a simple yet profoundly probing question, one that every human being asks themselves, at many points, in their lives. We're still in January, so, today is another good time to do a "quick reset", ask yourself where you are, where you want to be, if you're headed in that direction, and, if not, what do you need to do to change things.

This is the final countdown appearance for Ross, and thus, my favorite song from the legend.

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