Diana Ross' Official Top 40 most played songs

Diana Ross will play the fabled 'legends' slot at Glastonbury 2020 - we reveal her most played songs in the UK today.

Diana Ross' career spans more than 55 years: first as a member of the Supremes, who rivalled the Beatles in terms of success in the 1960s, then as the group's lead star and eventually a solo career. Her presence on the Official Chart has been felt across five decades, racking up a rarely-seen 70 Top 40 singles.

With so many hits, we've looked into which of her tracks are proving the most popular today by looking at plays of her songs in the UK across all the major streaming platforms - including Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music. 

Diana's most streamed song overall is I'm Coming Out, the Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards-produced single from her 1980 Diana album. The record was the singer's last on her Motown contract, and as such, Nile wanted to help Diana make a statement that she was ready to step out on her own. I'm Coming Out was also inspired by the LGBT community: Nile noticed Diana's music and image was popular in gay clubs and with drag queens and believed she needed a fitting song to open her shows. To date, it's notched up 23 million plays in the UK. 

MORE: Diana Ross' complete Official UK Chart history

1981's Endless Love takes second place on Diana's most streamed chart with 16.5 million plays. The duet with Lionel Richie was recorded for the film adaptation of Scott Spencer's novel of the same name and launched Lionel's solo career, topping the charts in America and peaking at Number 7 in the UK. Diana recorded a solo version of the song for her album Why Do Fools Fall In Love, while Mariah Carey and Luther Vandross' cover released in 1994 has 6.2 million plays.  

Of Diana's two UK Number 1 singles as a soloist, the Bee Gees-produced Chain Reaction from 1986 is in fourth place with 7.3 million plays, while her other, 1971's I'm Still Waiting, ranks seventh overall. Her most recent UK chart entry, 2005's Number 2-peaking Westlife collaboration When You Tell me That You Love Me, places 11th. Her 1991 solo version, which also topped out at Number 2, is at 18.

Diana's most streamed single as Diana Ross & The Supremes is I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (10), which the group released with fellow Motown group The Temptations in 1968. The track trailed a duets album by both acts, which spent four weeks at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart in 1969.

The following summer, Diana had parted ways with the group and launched her solo career with Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand). The ballad was a moderate hit in the UK, topping out at Number 33, but has endured in the UK and ranks 19th in her most played songs. 

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Elsewhere, disco favourite The Boss places 13th despite only reaching Number 40 upon its original 1979 release, and a sprinkling of Diana's singles released during her years signed to RCA records in the 1980s feature: 1981's Why Do Fools Fall In Love is at 25, Marvin Gaye tribute Missing You places at 26, the Michael Jackson-penned Muscles is at 29 and Mirror Mirror bows at 40. 

Diana Ross' Official Top 40 most streamed songs in the UK

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK YEAR
1 I'M COMING OUT DIANA ROSS 13 1980
2 ENDLESS LOVE DIANA ROSS & LIONEL RICHIE 7 1981
3 UPSIDE DOWN DIANA ROSS 2 1980
4 CHAIN REACTION DIANA ROSS 1 1986
5 YOU ARE EVERYTHING DIANA ROSS 5 1974
6 I'M STILL WAITING DIANA ROSS 1 1971
7 AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH DIANA ROSS 6 1971
8 LOVE HANGOVER DIANA ROSS 10 1976
9 STOP LOOK LISTEN (TO YOUR HEART) DIANA ROSS 25 1974
10 I'M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES 3 1969
11 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING DIANA ROSS 9 1973
12 WHEN YOU TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME WESTLIFE FT DIANA ROSS 2 2005
13 THE BOSS DIANA ROSS 40 1979
14 THEME FROM MAHOGANY (DO YOU KNOW WHERE Y DIANA ROSS 5 1976
15 MY OLD PIANO DIANA ROSS 5 1980
16 ITS MY HOUSE DIANA ROSS 32 1979
17 REFLECTIONS DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES 5 1967
18 WHEN YOU TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME DIANA ROSS 2 1991
19 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (SOMEBODY'S HAND) DIANA ROSS 33 1970
20 REMEMBER ME DIANA ROSS 7 1971
21 ITS MY TURN DIANA ROSS 16 1981
22 SOMEDAY WELL BE TOGETHER DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES 13 1969
23 IF WE HOLD ON TOGETHER DIANA ROSS 11 1992
24 LOVE CHILD DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES 15 1968
25 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE DIANA ROSS 4 1981
26 MISSING YOU DIANA ROSS 76 1985
27 ONE SHINING MOMENT DIANA ROSS 10 1992
28 ALL OF MY LIFE DIANA ROSS 9 1974
29 MUSCLES DIANA ROSS 15 1982
30 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE DIANA ROSS N/A 1972
31 NOT OVER YOU YET DIANA ROSS 9 1999
32 MY MISTAKE (WAS TO LOVE YOU) DIANA ROSS N/A 1973
33 TENDERNESS DIANA ROSS 73 1982
34 TAKE ME HIGHER DIANA ROSS 32 1995
35 SURRENDER DIANA ROSS 10 1971
36 WORK THAT BODY DIANA ROSS 7 1982
37 LAST TIME I SAW HIM DIANA ROSS 35 1974
38 NO MATTER WHAT SIGN YOU ARE DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES 37 1969
39 YOURE A SPECIAL PART OF ME DIANA ROSS N/A 1973
40 MIRROR MIRROR DIANA ROSS 36 1982

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This chart is based on streams only of songs by 'Diana Ross' and 'Diana Ross & The Supremes'.

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