♫ Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now ♫

This evening, this song was going through my head, but I couldn’t remember the name of the group who did it.  Well … no damn wonder!  They’ve had three different names in my lifetime.  I’m old … it’s all I can do to keep up with one name, let alone three!  They started out as Jefferson Airplane, then switched to Jefferson Starship, and then just plain ol’ Starship.  Sheesh.  🙄

This song was co-written by Albert Hammond and Diane Warren, and recorded by Starship, as they were then calling themselves, in 1986.  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.”

This was the third #1 single for Starship (after We Built This City and Sara), but the only members of the group who actually participated in the recording of the song were vocalist Grace Slick and Mickey Thomas, and guitarist Craig Chaquico. Producer Narada Michael Walden preferred to use his veteran session players to round out the instrumental backing, and he programmed the LinnDrum himself.

The song 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 second-biggest-selling single of 1987. The song also reached the top 10 in six European countries. It became the first number one single by songwriter Diane Warren.

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
Starship

Looking in your eyes I see a paradise
This world that I’ve found is too good to be true
Standing here beside you, want so much to give you
This love in my heart that I’m feeling for you

Let ’em say we’re crazy, I don’t care about that
Put your hand in my hand baby don’t ever look back
Let the world around us just fall apart
Baby we can make it if we’re heart to heart

And we can build this thing together
Standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
We’ll still have each other
Nothing’s gonna stop us
Nothing’s gonna stop us now

I’m so glad I found you, I’m not gonna lose you
Whatever it takes I will stay here with you
Take it to the good times, see it through the bad times
Whatever it takes here’s what I’m gonna do

Let ’em say we’re crazy, what do they know
Put your arms around me baby don’t ever let go
Let the world around us just fall apart
Baby we can make it if we’re heart to heart

And we can build this thing together
Standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
We’ll still have each other
Nothing’s gonna stop us
Nothing’s gonna stop us

Oh, all that I need is you
All that I ever need
And all that I want to do
Is hold you forever, and ever and ever
Hey!

And we can build this thing together
Standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
We’ll still have each other
Nothing’s gonna stop us
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
And we can build this thing together
Standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
We’ll still have each other
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
And we can build this thing together
Standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
Nothing’s gonna stop us
And if this world runs out of lovers
We’ll still have each other
Nothing’s gonna stop us
Nothing’s gonna stop us now, yeah

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Albert Louis Hammond / Diane Eve Warren
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

19 thoughts on “♫ Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now ♫

  1. I love, love, love the Starship and Grace Slick’s voice. There are so few with that power in it these days. How about some Pat Banatar…you know ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’. I could use a little defiant spirit right now. 😀

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    • I’m so glad you liked it! And I’ll see what I can do about Pat Benatar! Got to keep your spirits in defiant mode! Mine seem to stay there even when I want them to calm down and play nice. 😉

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