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Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now



This was the third #1 single for Starship (after "We Built This City" and "Sara"), but the only members of the group who actually participated in the recording of the song were vocalist Grace Slick and Mickey Thomas, and guitarist Craig Chaquico. Producer Narada Michael Walden preferred to use his veteran session players to round out the instrumental backing, and he programmed the LinnDrum himself.


Walden was one of the hottest producers of the time, coming off hits for Whitney Houston "How Will I Know" and Aretha Franklin "Freeway of Love." He explained:


"I always dug that '60s thing with Grace Slick. She's a very outspoken women. We're all from the Bay Area, so it's like family. I actually played the drums when I laid the track out. I got Grace to come in, flipped it around so instead of the low part, she wound up singing the highest part. I gave her the highest part and she just killed it. That's when I realized it could be a smash. And when I got happy in the studio, she got happy."



Lyrics


Lookin' in your eyes


I see a paradise


This world that I found


Is too good to be true



Standin' here beside you


Want so much to give you


This love in my heart


That I'm feelin' for you



Let 'em say we're crazy


I don't care 'bout that


Put your hand in my hand


Baby, don't ever look back



Let the world around us


Just fall apart


Baby, we can make it


If we're heart to heart



And we can build this dream together


Standing strong forever


Nothing's gonna stop us now


And if this world runs out of lovers


We'll still have each other


Nothing's gonna stop us


Nothing's gonna stop us now


Oh, whoa



I'm so glad I found you


I'm not gonna lose you


Whatever it takes


I will stay here with you



Take it to the good times


See it through the bad times


Whatever it takes


Is what I'm gonna do



Let 'em say we're crazy


What do they know


Put your arms around me


Baby, don't ever let go



Let the world around us


Just fall apart


Baby, we can make it


If we're heart to heart



And we can build this dream together


Standing strong forever


Nothing's gonna stop us now



And if this world runs out of lovers


We'll still have each other


Nothing's gonna stop us


Nothing's gonna stop us



Ooh, all that I need is you


All that I ever need


And all that I want to do


Is hold you forever ever and ever, hey



And we can build this dream together


Standing strong forever


Nothing's gonna stop us now



And if this world runs out of lovers


We'll still have each other


Nothing's gonna stop us


Nothing's gonna stop us



We can build this dream together


Standing strong forever


Nothing's gonna stop us now


Nothing's gonna stop us



And if this world runs out of lovers


We'll still have each other


Nothing's gonna stop us now



We can build this dream together


Standing strong forever


Nothing's gonna stop us now



World runs out of lovers


Nothing's gonna stop us


We'll still have each other



We can build this dream together


Standing strong forever


Nothing's gonna stop us now

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