Today’s Song of the Day, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” by Starship hit #1 on this day in 1987. It was co-written by Diane Warren and Albert Hammond, and was Warren’s first chart-topper. The song was on Starship’s album No Protection, and was also the theme to the romantic comedy film Mannequin (starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall.
This song received a nomination for Best Original Song at the 60th Academy Awards (losing to “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” from Dirty Dancing).
At the time that this song hit #1, Grace Slick became, at age 47, the oldest woman to attain a number-one single in the United States, surpassed only by Cher, who was 52 when her song “Believe” reached number one in early 1999.