Diana Ross - Mirror, Mirror (1981)
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"Mirror, Mirror" is a 1981 rock-styled hit song recorded by American singer Diana Ross, released as her second single on the ...
"Mirror, Mirror" is a 1981 rock-styled hit song recorded by American singer Diana Ross, released as her second single on the RCA label. The song, written by Dennis Matkosky and Michael Sembello, and produced by Ross herself, was release as the second single on December 11, 1981 from her Platinum-certified album, Why Do Fools Fall in Love.
The song talked of a love lost that the singer was going through and her deliberately asking herself while looking in the mirror why she allowed the love "to fall" apart, referencing the Wicked Queen's chant to the Magic Mirror in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: "Mirror, mirror on the wall". "Mirror Mirror" is also notable as one of the few songs that Ross sung both lead and background vocals.
The music video was played on BET but rejected by MTV. It showcased the glamorous diva lip-synching the song and during the break, she danced with the video dividing her in double vision as she spun around. Despite the rudimentary production values, it was an early BET favorite. However, it was conspicuously left off her best-selling VHS – and later DVD – compilation Visions Of Diana Ross.