Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now (1986)
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“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” is a song co-written by Albert Hammond and Diane Warren, recorded by the ...
“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” is a song co-written by Albert Hammond and Diane Warren, recorded by the American rock band Starship in 1986. It is a power ballad duet featuring Starship vocalists Grace Slick and Mickey Thomas. It is the theme to the romantic comedy Mannequin along with a themed music video. The song hit No. 1 in the Billboard Hot 100 and became Warren’s first number one single.
The song’s music video was released in 1987. It shows Mickey Thomas pursuing a mannequin come to life, played by Grace Slick, wrapped around footage from the film Mannequin. Meshach Taylor makes a cameo from his role in the film as window dresser Hollywood Montrose, as does Narada Michael Walden, who appears with the band.
Charts and certifications
The song hit No. 1 in the Billboard Hot 100 on April 4, 1987 and reached No. 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. At the time, it made the 47 year old Grace Slick the oldest woman to have a number-one single in the United States, surpassed only by Cher, who was 52 when her song “Believe” reached #1 in early 1999. It received an Academy Award nomination for “Best Original Song” at the 60th Academy Awards. It is on the Mannequin soundtrack, and on Starship’s album No Protection in July 1987.