Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now


May 2, 2024

This month I’m focusing on One Hit Wonders of the 70s.

Today our song is:  Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now

Wikipedia tells us this about the song:

"Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" is about succeeding despite having faced previous disadvantages ("so many things that held us down"). It was widely interpreted to be about the experience of the African American community, and after attaining popularity, became referred to as "the new black national anthem" (the original being the 1900 song "Lift Every Voice and Sing").

Kelefa Sanneh noted the song was, "an exuberant number often interpreted as an expression of Black pride", but also that the authors of the song were in a dispute over royalties with their record label Philadelphia International. Whitehead said, "If anything, the song was a declaration of our independence from Gamble."



  1. Never heard of this but fun watching Soul Train again

  2. Such a great tune! I loved watching all of the music and dancing related shows, movies, etc., and still do.


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