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Upside Down by Diana Ross Songfacts
Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers wrote and produced this. They are the duo behind the success of the Disco group Chic in the late '70s.
This was Diana Ross' biggest hit as a solo artist.
Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2
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Was the music used in a very cute Mercedes Benz car commersh touting the suspension's magic body control, starring a bunch of chickens because they try to keep their head stationary whilst their body moves, check it out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFbSAOZBVQU
Anton - Earth
Dianne and Mike: your posts made me laugh out loud! While it took me a long time to actually listen to this song, without immediately switching the station, once I heard it in it's entirety, I WAS HOOKED! :)
Paul - Detroit, Mi
Upside Down looked like it was going to be a flop at first. It debuted on the Billboard pop charts at #82. It struggled for six weeks before it moved to #49. Then to everyone's surprised, it jumped from #49 to #10.
John - Nashville, Tn
This song was originally written for Aretha Franklin. Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers were supposed to produce her last Atlantic album, but she wanted too much creative control. Thus this union never happened.
John - Nashville, Tn
I can't agree more with Dianne.Probably the worst song I have ever heard in my life. When it comes on the radio I don't turn it off, I listen and wonder why anyone in the world would like this song.
Mike - Long Island, Ny
Sounds like rock solid 4/4 to me Mark. Of course, the strum pattern from Nile Rodgers' rhythm guitar is anything but simple - could that be what you are refering to?
Marc - London
This song has one of the most complex beats in popular music. I always liked it.
Mark - Lancaster, Oh
I absolutely detest this song and can't understand why someone as awesome as Diana Ross recoreded it. "Respectfully I say to thee, I'm aware that you're cheatin'" -- WHAT?! Why be respectful to someone who's cheating on you? And what's this "thee" business? The lyrics stink and the music sucks!
Dianne - Ft. Bening, Ga
This was from the most succesful Diana's solo album, "Diana", her last at Motown label, before she moved to RCA Records (for North America) and EMI / Capitol for the rest of the world.
Markos - Athens, Greece
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