THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
900-Diana Ross-Touch Me in the Morning.
1973-Number 9 single.Best Bit-At 2.28 It’s the best offer you’ll get all day.
The song is very fitting actually, because Diana Ross, at that time would only record her vocals in the early morning. According to Ross’ second oldest daughter Tracee Ellis Ross, her mother would put them to bed and record all night, in order to wake her children, and send them to school the next morning (see also best songs 1001-519-411-365-212-183-148 and 28.)
One of the songs co-writers Michael Masser said that Diana,’Always tried to push to get her vocals right’,calling it a ‘draining experience,’ that resulted in several near emotional breakdowns, when she wasn’t up to her abilities.
‘Touch Me in the Morning’ was co-written by Ron Miller (1932-2007,) and Michael Masser (1941-2015.) Miller was already a well established songwriter, having co-written many of Stevie Wonder’s 1960’s hits including,’For Once In My Life,’ and ‘Yester-Me, Yester-You,Yesterday,’ he also co-wrote the 1982 UK Number 1 single, ‘I’ve Never Been To Me,’ for Charlene.For the songs other co-writer, Michael Masser, this was his breakthrough hit, future successes included ‘Saving All My Love For You,’ and ‘The Greatest Love of All,’ for Whitney Houston, as well as further hits for Diana Ross, including, ‘The Last Time I Saw Him,’ and ‘The Theme From Mahogany.’
‘Wasn’t it yesterday we used to laugh at the wind behind us.’