No Matter What Sign You Are

Album: Let the Sunshine In (1969)
Charted: 37 31

Songfacts®:

  • Along with many other songs of the late '60s, this one was inspired by the huge interest in horoscopes and Zodiac signs. At the time, many folks would find out the sign of a potential mate to check compatibility; in this song, the girls don't care about his sign - they can tell he's a good man.
  • The Supremes were months away from losing Diana Ross when they recorded this song. They had already lost their main songwriters, the Motown team of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland. This song was written by the head of the label, Berry Gordy, and one of his favorite collaborators, Henry Cosby.
  • For their 1990 album Poison, the hip-hop group Bell Biv DeVoe sampled the intro of this on their song "Ain't Nut'in' Changed."
  • The working titles for this song were "Don't Destroy Me" and "The Paper Said Rain." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Jerro - New Alexandria, PA, for all above

Comments: 5

  • Sam Williams from Sherman OaksThis is a great song that talks about how Zodiac signs are meaningless and it’s all about how someone feels about someone else regardless of their sign. So many people tend to get hung up on someone’s sign but in reality, they might be a Libra or a Cancer but they might not be EXACTLY like how a Cancer or a Libra is supposed to be like.Too many people like to put people in a box based off of their sign even though they might not be ANYTHING like their sign at all. It just doesn’t work that way in real life and this song does a good job of letting people know that.
  • John from Nashville, TnThis was supposed to be the last Diana Ross & The Supremes record and "Someday We'll Be Together" was supposed to by Diana Ross' first solo album. However, the dismal chart performance of this record (#31 pop) along with the even poorer performance of the flip side "The Young Folks" (#69 pop) caused Berry Gordy to change his plans.
  • Kristin from Bessemer, AlMary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong do not appear on this record - it is only Diana and possibly the Andantes- Mary Wilson had remarked in her book "Dreamgirl", that this song was so awful, not singing on it wasn't too bad-
  • Kristin from Bessemer, AlBerry Gordy had penned this one for the Supremes, possibly because of the enormous success of the Fifth Dimension's "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In". The title of the album this single came from was appropriately titled "Let The Sunshine In".
  • Andre from The Bronx, NyI love this song "No Matter What Sign You Are (You're Gonna Be Mine You Are)"!! This very un-Supremes and extra lively song has so much going on with the real rock 'n' soul music, really clever lyrics about astrology and the zodiac signs and the wilder get-down singing side of Diana!!
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