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Songs written by Nickolas Ashford  

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1.
03/1964
2

128
US








[Atlantic 2222]
written by Gregory Carroll, Doris Troy (as Doris Payne), Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
2.
04/1964
3

117
US








as Valerie & Nick
[Glover 300]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
3.
05/1965
8

103
US




20
R&B


[Eastern 604]
written by Nickolas Ashford , Valerie Simpson & Jo Armstead
4.
07/1965
14

55
US








[Wand 185]
written by Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford) , Valerie Simpson & Jo Armstead (as Josephine Armstead)
5.
09/1965
2

125
US








6.
10/1965
2

125
US








[Scepter 12114]
written by Jo Armstead, Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford)  & Valerie Simpson
7.
10/1965
9

106
US




19
R&B


[Scepter 12109]
written by Valerie Simpson, Nickolas Ashford  & Jo Armstead (as Joshie Armstead)
8.
02/1966
8









45
UK
written by Jo Armstead (as Josephine Armstead), Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
9.
02/1966
2

112
US








[Wand 1109]
written by Jo Armstead, Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
10.
05/1966
50

31
US




✫1
R&B


[ABC 10808]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
11.
11/1966
6

113
US




27
R&B


[Columbia 43827]
written by Jo Armstead, Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
12.
11/1966
10

72
US




45
R&B


US B side to Please Say You're Fooling
[ABC/TRC 10865]
written by Jo Armstead, Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford)  & Valerie Simpson
13.
05/1967
72

19
US




3
R&B


[Tamla 54149]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
Your Precious Love
14.
09/1967
172

5
US
37
AC


2
R&B


[songwriter #5 hit]
[Tamla 54156]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
15.
04/1968
159

8
US




✫1
R&B
34
UK
[Tamla 54163]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
Some Things You Never Get Used To
16.
06/1968
43

30
US




43
R&B
34
UK
as Diana Ross & the Supremes
[Motown 1126]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
You're All I Need to Get By
17.
07/1968
182

7
US




✫1
R&B
19
UK
[songwriter #4 hit]
[Tamla 54169]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
18.
08/1968
9

85
US




40
R&B


as Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers
[Gordy 7073]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
19.
10/1968
14

63
US




28
R&B


[Tamla 54171]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
20.
10/1968
50

24
US




11
R&B


[Tamla 54173]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
21.
12/1968
41

25
US




49
R&B


[Soul City 770]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
22.
01/1969
23









21
UK
US B side to Keep On Lovin' Me Honey
[Tamla 54173]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
23.
02/1969
61

30
US




11
R&B
26
UK
[Tamla 54179]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
24.
02/1969
2

128
US








[Motown 1134]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
25.
03/1969
21

63
US




11
R&B


[Soul 35057]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
26.
11/1969
68

50
US




18
R&B
9
UK
[Tamla 54192]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
27.
11/1969
28

49
US




6
R&B


[Tamla 54187]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
28.
16

56
US








[Tamla 54192]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)
29.
04/1970
81

20
US
18
AC


7
R&B
33
UK
[Motown 1165]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
30.
05/1970
26

46
US




9
R&B


as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
[Tamla 54194]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
31.
08/1970
315

✫1
US
6
AC


✫1
R&B
6
UK
[songwriter #1 hit]
[Motown 1169]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
32.
12/1970
128

16
US
20
AC


10
R&B
7
UK
[Motown 1176]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
33.
02/1971
71

19
US




3
R&B


[Atlantic 2787]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
34.
08/1971
78

38
US




16
R&B
10
UK
[Motown 1188]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
35.
09/1971
11

73
US








[A&M 1282]
written by Jo Armstead, Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford)  & Valerie Simpson
36.
12/1971
6

84
US








[R]
[A&M 1282]
written by Jo Armstead, Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford)  & Valerie Simpson
37.
06/1972
9

81
US








[Columbia 45607]
written by Nickolas Ashford , Valerie Simpson & Jo Armstead
38.
06/1972
5

103
US




37
R&B


as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
[Gordy 7118]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
39.
12/1972
19

63
US




24
R&B


[Tamla 54224]
written by Nickolas Ashford , Valerie Simpson & Jo Armstead
40.
1







79
R&B


[GSF 6908]
written by Jo Armstead, Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)
41.
01/1973
7









51
UK
42.
11/1973
9

88
US




37
R&B


[Warner 7745]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
43.
04/1974
1







77
R&B


[Warner 7781]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
44.
06/1974
2







37
R&B


[Warner 7811]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
45.
08/1974
17

57
US




20
R&B


[Atlantic 3012]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
46.
08/1974
27

47
US




6
R&B


[Atlantic 3200]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
47.
10/1974
1







53
R&B


[Warner 8030]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
48.
11/1974
17

68
US




16
R&B


[Motown 1324]
written by Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford)  & Valerie Simpson
49.
5







23
R&B


US B side to We Got Love
[Atlantic 3308]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
50.
03/1975
1







73
R&B


[Warner 8070]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
51.
04/1975
11

102
US




13
R&B


[Motown 1342]
written by Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford)  & Valerie Simpson
52.
08/1975
2







51
R&B


[Motown 1359]
written by Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford)  & Valerie Simpson
53.
08/1975
32

34
US
13
AC






as Tony Orlando & Dawn
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
54.
10/1975
2







53
R&B


[Motown 1365]
written by Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford)  & Valerie Simpson
55.
03/1976
1







96
R&B


[Warner 8179]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
56.
06/1976
1







58
R&B


[Warner 8216]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
57.
11/1976
4





34
dance
52
R&B


[Warner 8286]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
58.
11/1976
55

21
US
17
AC






59.
6





18
dance




60.
03/1977
4







27
R&B


[Warner 8337]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
61.
06/1977
2







39
R&B


[Warner 8391]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
62.
09/1977
7







15
R&B


[Warner 8453]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
63.
4





24
dance




64.
01/1978
34

79
US


23
dance
10
R&B
51
UK
[Warner 8514]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
65.
05/1978
3







35
R&B


[Warner 8571]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
66.
06/1978
92

21
US




✫1
R&B
34
UK
67.
07/1978
41

47
US
16
AC


10
R&B
45
UK
[Columbia 10772]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
68.
08/1978
28







2
R&B
48
UK
[Warner 8651]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
69.
09/1978
12

104
US




45
R&B
50
UK
[A&M 2086]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
I'm Every Woman
70.
10/1978
128

21
US


30
dance
✫1
R&B
11
UK
[Warner 8683]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
71.
12/1978
8







12
R&B


[Warner 8710]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
72.
01/1979
1







86
R&B


[Motown 1456]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
73.
04/1979
1







70
R&B


[Warner 8775]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
74.
07/1979
65

36
US


✫1
dance
2
R&B


charted as Found a Cure / Stay Free / Nobody Knows in US dance charts
[Warner 8874]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
The Boss
75.
07/1979
76

19
US
41
AC


12
R&B
40
UK
[Motown 1462]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
76.
08/1979
20





✫1
dance




77.
09/1979
26





✫1
dance
19
R&B


charted as Found a Cure / Stay Free / Nobody Knows in US dance charts
[Warner 49099]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
78.
10/1979
6









59
UK
It's My House
79.
11/1979
12









36
UK
80.
11/1979
18







27
R&B
32
UK
[Motown 1471]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
81.
2







53
R&B


written by Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford)  & Valerie Simpson (as Val Simpson)
82.
05/1980
14

103
US


31
dance
10
R&B


charted as Clouds / Papillon (Aka Hot Butterfly) in US dance charts
[Warner 49216]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
83.
06/1980
1







68
R&B


[A&M 2233]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
84.
06/1980
33

46
US




3
R&B


[Columbia 11239]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
85.
07/1980
23





7
dance
6
R&B


[Warner 49269]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
86.
07/1980
3

105
US








[Warner 49513]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
87.
08/1980
19





37
dance
38
R&B
35
UK
charted as A Taste of Bitter Love / Bourgie', Bourgie' in US dance charts
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
88.
11/1980
3







35
R&B


[Warner 49594]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
89.
11/1980
19





37
dance
45
R&B
32
UK
charted as A Taste of Bitter Love / Bourgie', Bourgie' in US dance charts
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
90.
5





20
dance




91.
8





18
dance
36
R&B


produced by Ashford & Simpson ; charted as Bad Company / Warm and Gentle Explosion / Rock Me in US dance charts
[Atlantic 3804]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
92.
7





35
dance
21
R&B


93.
2







37
R&B


94.
02/1981
1







65
R&B


[Warner 49646]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
95.
08/1981
6





46
dance


76
UK
as Diana Ross & the Supremes
[Motown 1488]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland Jr., Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
96.
08/1981
21





5
dance


46
UK
charted as Remember Me / Ain't No Mountain High Enough Suite / Cruisin' the Streets
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
97.
09/1981
3







34
R&B


[Warner 49805]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
98.
2







50
R&B


99.
8







13
R&B


100.
04/1982
34

56
US


11
dance
9
R&B


[Capitol 5109]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
101.
08/1982
5







20
R&B


[Capitol 5146]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
102.
08/1982
11

88
US
21
AC






charted as Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing / You're All I Need in US AC charts
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
103.
10/1982
9

102
US




16
R&B


[Warner 29893]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
104.
6



15
AC






[MCA/Curb 52307]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
105.
07/1983
7





41
dance
17
R&B


[Capitol 5250]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
106.
11/1983
2







45
R&B


[Capitol 5284]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
107.
02/1984
1







78
R&B


[Capitol 5310]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
108.
09/1984
163

12
US
34
AC
15
dance
✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Capitol 5397]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
109.
01/1985
27

102
US


4
dance
4
R&B


[Capitol 5435]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
110.
04/1985
10

102
US




29
R&B
56
UK
[Capitol 5468]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
111.
08/1986
22

84
US




4
R&B
79
UK
[Capitol 5598]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
112.
08/1986
3









85
UK
113.
10/1987
15









31
UK
[live]
written by Jo Armstead, Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford)  & Valerie Simpson
114.
02/1989
16







2
R&B


[Capitol 44326]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
115.
05/1989
42









8
UK
116.
06/1989
24





✫1
dance
37
R&B
72
UK
117.
5







20
R&B


with Eric Gable
[Orpheus 72254]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
118.
04/1990
2







40
R&B


[Orpheus 72282]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
I'm Every Woman
119.
01/1993
281

4
US
26
AC
✫1
dance
5
R&B
4
UK
[songwriter #2 hit]
produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 2520 (cassette)]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
120.
04/1993
7









49
UK
Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
121.
05/1994
24









24
UK
122.
05/1995
239

3
US




✫1
R&B
10
UK
[songwriter #3 hit]
featuring Mary J. Blige
[Def Jam 1878]
written by Nickolas Ashford , Valerie Simpson, Method Man (as Clifford Smith) & RZA (as Robert Diggs)
123.
11/1996
1







80
R&B


with Maya Angelou
[Hopsack & Silk 398]
written by Nickolas Ashford , Valerie Simpson & Maya Angelou
The Boss
124.
02/1997
37





✫1
dance


31
UK
125.
03/1997
55

39
US




9
R&B
22
UK
written by Renée Neufville, Kay Gee (as Kier Gist), Darren Lighty, Valerie Simpson & Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford) 
126.
07/1997
1







94
R&B


with Maya Angelou
[Hopsack & Silk 432]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
127.
08/1997
11









38
UK
128.
08/1998
5









60
UK
129.
08/1998
15





36
dance


35
UK
130.
08/1999
1







83
R&B


[Motown album cut]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
131.
10/1999
23









22
UK
132.
04/2000
14









33
UK
133.
03/2001
14









35
UK
134.
08/2001
22





✫1
dance


170
UK
written by Gerald Elms, Nickolas Ashford (sample)  & Valerie Simpson (sample)
135.
10/2001
7









50
UK
[R]
written by Gerald Elms, Nickolas Ashford (sample)  & Valerie Simpson (sample)
136.
03/2002
2









104
UK
written by Grant Nelson, Nickolas Ashford (sample)  & Valerie Simpson (sample)
137.
09/2002
1









167
UK
138.
11/2003
1









195
UK
Surrender (Your Love)
139.
11/2003
36









15
UK
written by Javine (as Javine Hylton), Nickolas Ashford , Valerie Simpson & Eg White (as Francis White)
140.
02/2004
4









77
UK
141.
04/2004
17

111
US
5
AC






[album cut]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
142.
08/2004
3









80
UK
written by Nickolas Ashford , Valerie Simpson & David Wolinski (as Hawk Wolinski)
143.
06/2005
6









59
UK
Best Friend
144.
03/2006
35

35
US




22
R&B


[G-Unit 006404]
written by 50 Cent (as Curtis James Jackson Jr.), Hi-Tek (as Tony Cottrell), J. R. Rotem, Olivia (as Olivia Longott), Jo Armstead (as Josephine Armstead), Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
A Public Affair
145.
07/2006
108

14
US


✫1
dance


20
UK
146.
07/2007
37









16
UK
147.
03/2008
22





✫1
dance




148.
06/2008
1









157
UK
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
149.
08/2009
1









156
UK
150.
05/2010
1









180
UK
Tears Dry on Their Own
151.
08/2011
17









27
UK
[R: Amy Winehouse death]
written by Nickolas Ashford , Valerie Simpson & Amy Winehouse
152.
02/2012
1









109
UK
[R: Whitney Houston death]
written by Nickolas Ashford  & Valerie Simpson
153.
04/2013
3









80
UK

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