Samantha Fox - Nothing Gonna Stop Me Now (1987)
- 80's score: 2.35
"Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now" is a song performed by British singer Samantha Fox and written and produced by Mike Stock, Matt ...
"Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now" is a song performed by British singer Samantha Fox and written and produced by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman. It was released as the first single from Samantha’s eponymous second album, Samantha Fox, in the spring of 1987.
The single became Samantha's third and final top ten single in the United Kingdom, peaking at #8 in June. In the United States, the single was released in the fall of 1987 and reached only #80 that October. It was a Top 10 hit in Continental Europe. It also reached #22 in Australia.
In 2010 the song was covered by German television celebrity Daniela Katzenberger.
The accompanying music video for the song was filmed in Marbella, Spain. Samantha Fox is shown using several forms of locomotion including a Sunseeker XPS 34 motorboat, a horse, an Alfa Romeo Spider, a Cessna Skymaster, and a BMX bike. She is also shown beside (and in) an outdoor swimming pool, wearing a "zebra-print" one-piece bathing suit with high-heeled shoes.
Impact and legacy
British magazine Classic Pop ranked the song number 40 in their list of 'Top 40 Stock Aitken Waterman songs' in 2021. They wrote, "Page 3 girl Samantha Fox, the pin-up on many a pre-pubescent teen’s bedroom wall, was hardly the pop sophisticate, but SAW gave her an exceptionally big hit with this inspiriting UK No.8."