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Doris Troy
1.03/1964

Please Little Angel by Doris Troy

        

MP3

2

128
US
[Atlantic 2222]
written by Gregory Carroll, Doris Troy (as Doris Payne), Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ashford & Simpson
2.04/1964

I'll Find You by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

3

117
US
as Valerie & Nick
[Glover 300]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Tina Britt
3.05/1965

The Real Thing by Tina Britt

        

MP3

8

103
US
20
R&B
[Eastern 604]
written by Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson  & Jo Armstead

video

Maxine Brown
4.07/1965

One Step at a Time by Maxine Brown

        

MP3

14

55
US
[Wand 185]
written by Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford), Valerie Simpson  & Jo Armstead (as Josephine Armstead)

video

The Guess Who
5.09/1965

Hey Ho, What Ya Do to Me by The Guess Who

        

MP3

from Hey Ho (What You Do to Me)   Hey Ho (What You Do to Me) 

CD

MP3

2

125
US
written by Valerie Simpson , Nickolas Ashford & Jo Armstead

video

The Shirelles
6.10/1965

My Heart Belongs to You by The Shirelles

        

MP3

2

125
US
[Scepter 12114]
written by Jo Armstead, Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford) & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ronnie Milsap
7.10/1965

Never Had It so Good by Ronnie Milsap

        

MP3

9

106
US
19
R&B
[Scepter 12109]
written by Valerie Simpson , Nickolas Ashford & Jo Armstead (as Joshie Armstead)

video

The Nashville Teens
8.02/1966

The Hard Way by The Nashville Teens

        

MP3

8

45
UK
written by Jo Armstead (as Josephine Armstead), Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown
9.02/1966

I'm Satisfied by Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown

        

MP3

2

112
US
[Wand 1109]
written by Jo Armstead, Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ray Charles
10.05/1966

Let's Go Get Stoned by Ray Charles

        

MP3

from Crying Time    

CD

MP3

50

31
US
✫1
R&B
[ABC 10808]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Aretha Franklin
11.11/1966

Cry Like a Baby by Aretha Franklin

        

MP3

from Soul Sister    

CD

MP3

6

113
US
27
R&B
[Columbia 43827]
written by Jo Armstead, Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ray Charles
12.11/1966

I Don't Need No Doctor by Ray Charles

        

MP3

from A Man and His Soul    

CD

MP3

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 

video

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
13.05/1967

Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

        

MP3

from United   United 

CD

MP3

72

19
US
3
R&B
[Tamla 54149]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 
Your Precious Love14.09/1967

 ⑤  Your Precious Love by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

        

MP3

from United   United 

CD

MP3

172

5
US
37
AC
2
R&B
[songwriter #5 hit]
[Tamla 54156]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing15.04/1968

Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

        

MP3

from You're All I Need    

CD

MP3

159

8
US
✫1
R&B
34
UK
[Tamla 54163]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

The Supremes
Some Things You Never Get Used To16.06/1968

Some Things You Never Get Used To by The Supremes

        

MP3

from Love Child    

CD

MP3

43

30
US
43
R&B
34
UK
as Diana Ross & the Supremes
[Motown 1126]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
You're All I Need to Get By17.07/1968

 ④  You're All I Need to Get By by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

        

MP3

from You're All I Need    

CD

MP3

182

7
US
✫1
R&B
19
UK
[songwriter #4 hit]
[Tamla 54169]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Bobby Taylor
18.08/1968

I Am Your Man by Bobby Taylor

        

MP3

9

85
US
40
R&B
as Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers
[Gordy 7073]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

The Marvelettes
19.10/1968

Destination: Anywhere by The Marvelettes

        

MP3

from Sophisticated Soul   Sophisticated Soul 

CD

MP3

14

63
US
28
R&B
[Tamla 54171]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
20.10/1968

Keep On Lovin' Me Honey by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

        

MP3

from You're All I Need    

CD

MP3

50

24
US
11
R&B
[Tamla 54173]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

The 5th Dimension
21.12/1968

California Soul by The 5th Dimension

        

MP3

from Stoned Soul Picnic   Stoned Soul Picnic 

CD

MP3

41

25
US
49
R&B
[Soul City 770]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
22.01/1969

You Ain't Livin' Till You're Lovin' by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

        

MP3

from You're All I Need    

CD

MP3

23

21
UK
US B side to Keep On Lovin' Me Honey
[Tamla 54173]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

23.02/1969

Good Lovin' Ain't Easy to Come By by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

        

MP3

from Easy   Easy 

CD

MP3

61

30
US
11
R&B
26
UK
[Tamla 54179]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Blinky
24.02/1969

I Wouldn't Change the Man He Is by Blinky

        

MP3

2

128
US
[Motown 1134]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Gladys Knight & the Pips
25.03/1969

Didn't You Know (You'd Have to Cry Sometime) by Gladys Knight & the Pips

        

MP3

from Nitty Gritty    

CD

MP3

21

63
US
11
R&B
[Soul 35057]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
26.11/1969

The Onion Song by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

        

MP3

from Easy   Easy 

CD

MP3

68

50
US
18
R&B
9
UK
[Tamla 54192]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

27.11/1969

What You Gave Me by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

        

MP3

from Easy   Easy 

CD

MP3

28

49
US
6
R&B
[Tamla 54187]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

28.1970

California Soul by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

        

MP3

from Easy   Easy 

CD

MP3

16

56
US
[Tamla 54192]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Diana Ross
Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)29.04/1970

Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand) by Diana Ross

        

MP3

from Ain't No Mountain High Enough    

CD

MP3

81

20
US
18
AC
7
R&B
33
UK
[Motown 1165]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

The Miracles
30.05/1970

Who's Gonna Take the Blame by The Miracles

        

MP3

from A Pocket Full of Miracles    

CD

MP3

26

46
US
9
R&B
as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
[Tamla 54194]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Diana Ross
Ain't No Mountain High Enough31.08/1970

 ①  Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross

        

MP3

from Ain't No Mountain High Enough    

CD

MP3

315

✫1
US
6
AC
✫1
R&B
6
UK
[songwriter #1 hit]
[Motown 1169]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

32.12/1970

Remember Me by Diana Ross

        

MP3

from Surrender   Surrender 

CD

MP3

128

16
US
20
AC
10
R&B
7
UK
[Motown 1176]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Aretha Franklin
33.02/1971

You're All I Need to Get By by Aretha Franklin

        

MP3

from Aretha's Greatest Hits    

CD

MP3

71

19
US
3
R&B
[Atlantic 2787]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Diana Ross
34.08/1971

Surrender by Diana Ross

        

MP3

from Surrender   Surrender 

CD

MP3

78

38
US
16
R&B
10
UK
[Motown 1188]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Humble Pie
35.09/1971

I Don't Need No Doctor by Humble Pie

        

MP3

from Performance Rockin' the Fillmore    

CD

MP3

11

73
US
[A&M 1282]
written by Jo Armstead, Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford) & Valerie Simpson 

video

36.12/1971

I Don't Need No Doctor by Humble Pie

        

MP3

from Performance Rockin' the Fillmore    

CD

MP3

6

84
US
[R]
[A&M 1282]
written by Jo Armstead, Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford) & Valerie Simpson 

video

New Riders of the Purple Sage
37.06/1972

I Don't Need No Doctor by New Riders of the Purple Sage

        

MP3

9

81
US
[Columbia 45607]
written by Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson  & Jo Armstead

video

Martha and the Vandellas
38.06/1972

Tear It on Down by Martha and the Vandellas

        

MP3

from Black Magic    

CD

MP3

5

103
US
37
R&B
as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
[Gordy 7118]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Valerie Simpson
39.12/1972

Silly Wasn't I by Valerie Simpson 

        

MP3

from Valerie Simpson    

CD

MP3

19

63
US
24
R&B
[Tamla 54224]
written by Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson  & Jo Armstead

video

Dorothy Moore
40.1973

Cry Like a Baby by Dorothy Moore

        

MP3

1

79
R&B
[GSF 6908]
written by Jo Armstead, Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Diana Ross
Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)41.01/1973

Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand) by Diana Ross

        

MP3

7

51
UK
[R]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ashford & Simpson
42.11/1973

(I'd Know You) Anywhere by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Gimme Something Real   Gimme Something Real 

CD

MP3

9

88
US
37
R&B
[Warner 7745]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

43.04/1974

Have You Ever Tried It by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Gimme Something Real   Gimme Something Real 

CD

MP3

1

77
R&B
[Warner 7781]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

44.06/1974

Main Line by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from I Wanna Be Selfish   I Wanna Be Selfish 

CD

MP3

2

37
R&B
[Warner 7811]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ace Spectrum
45.08/1974

Don't Send Nobody Else by Ace Spectrum

        

MP3

from Inner Spectrum    

CD

MP3

17

57
US
20
R&B
[Atlantic 3012]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Aretha Franklin
46.08/1974

Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing by Aretha Franklin

        

MP3

from Let Me in Your Life   Let Me in Your Life 

CD

MP3

27

47
US
6
R&B
[Atlantic 3200]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ashford & Simpson
47.10/1974

Everybody's Got to Give It Up by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from I Wanna Be Selfish   I Wanna Be Selfish 

CD

MP3

1

53
R&B
[Warner 8030]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

The Dynamic Superiors
48.11/1974

Shoe Shoe Shine by The Dynamic Superiors

        

MP3

from The Dynamic Superiors    

CD

MP3

17

68
US
16
R&B
[Motown 1324]
written by Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford) & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ben E. King
49.1975

I Had a Love by Ben E. King

        

MP3

5

23
R&B
US B side to We Got Love
[Atlantic 3308]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ashford & Simpson
50.03/1975

Bend Me by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Gimme Something Real   Gimme Something Real 

CD

MP3

1

73
R&B
[Warner 8070]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

The Dynamic Superiors
51.04/1975

Leave It Alone by The Dynamic Superiors

        

MP3

from The Dynamic Superiors    

CD

MP3

11

102
US
13
R&B
[Motown 1342]
written by Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford) & Valerie Simpson 

video

52.08/1975

Nobody's Gonna Change Me by The Dynamic Superiors

        

MP3

from Pure Pleasure    

CD

MP3

2

51
R&B
[Motown 1359]
written by Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford) & Valerie Simpson 

video

Dawn
53.08/1975

You're All I Need to Get By by Dawn

        

MP3

from To Be with You   To Be with You 

CD

MP3

32

34
US
13
AC
as Tony Orlando & Dawn
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

The Dynamic Superiors
54.10/1975

Deception by The Dynamic Superiors

        

MP3

from Pure Pleasure    

CD

MP3

2

53
R&B
[Motown 1365]
written by Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford) & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ashford & Simpson
55.03/1976

It'll Come, It'll Come, It'll Come by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Come as You Are   Come as You Are 

CD

MP3

1

96
R&B
[Warner 8179]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

56.06/1976

Somebody Told a Lie by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Come as You Are   Come as You Are 

CD

MP3

1

58
R&B
[Warner 8216]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

57.11/1976

Tried, Tested and Found True by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from So So Satisfied   So So Satisfied 

CD

MP3

4

34
dance
52
R&B
[Warner 8286]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Donny and Marie Osmond
Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing58.11/1976

Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing by Donny and Marie Osmond

        

MP3

from New Season    

CD

MP3

55

21
US
17
AC
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Sylvester
59.1977

Down, Down, Down / Over and Over by Sylvester

        

MP3

from Sylvester    

CD

MP3

6

18
dance
written by Sylvester, Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ashford & Simpson
60.03/1977

So So Satisfied by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from So So Satisfied   So So Satisfied 

CD

MP3

4

27
R&B
[Warner 8337]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

61.06/1977

Over and Over by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from So So Satisfied   So So Satisfied 

CD

MP3

2

39
R&B
[Warner 8391]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

62.09/1977

Send It by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Send It   Send It 

CD

MP3

7

15
R&B
[Warner 8453]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Gloria Gaynor
63.1978

You're All I Need to Get By / Kidnapped by Gloria Gaynor

        

MP3

from Park Avenue Sound    

CD

MP3

4

24
dance
written by Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson , Allan Felder, Norman Harris & Ron Tyson

video

Ashford & Simpson
64.01/1978

Don't Cost You Nothing by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Send It   Send It 

CD

MP3

34

79
US
23
dance
10
R&B
51
UK
[Warner 8514]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

65.05/1978

By Way of Love's Express by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Send It   Send It 

CD

MP3

3

35
R&B
[Warner 8571]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Quincy Jones
66.06/1978

Stuff Like That by Quincy Jones

        

MP3

from Sounds…And Stuff Like That!!    

CD

MP3

92

21
US
✫1
R&B
34
UK
featuring Ashford & Simpson and Chaka Khan
[A&M 2043]
written by Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson , Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Quincy Jones, Ralph MacDonald & Richard Tee

video

Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams
67.07/1978

You're All I Need to Get By by Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams

        

MP3

41

47
US
16
AC
10
R&B
45
UK
[Columbia 10772]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ashford & Simpson
68.08/1978

It Seems to Hang on by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Is It Still Good to Ya   Is It Still Good to Ya 

CD

MP3

28

2
R&B
48
UK
[Warner 8651]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

The Brothers Johnson
69.09/1978

Ride-O-Rocket by The Brothers Johnson

        

MP3

from Blam!!    

CD

MP3

12

104
US
45
R&B
50
UK
[A&M 2086]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Chaka Khan
I'm Every Woman70.10/1978

I'm Every Woman by Chaka Khan

        

MP3

from Chaka   Chaka 

CD

MP3

128

21
US
30
dance
✫1
R&B
11
UK
[Warner 8683]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ashford & Simpson
71.12/1978

Is It Still Good to Ya by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Is It Still Good to Ya   Is It Still Good to Ya 

CD

MP3

8

12
R&B
[Warner 8710]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Diana Ross
72.01/1979

What You Gave Me by Diana Ross

        

MP3

from Ross [1978 album]    

CD

MP3

1

86
R&B
[Motown 1456]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ashford & Simpson
73.04/1979

Flashback by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Is It Still Good to Ya   Is It Still Good to Ya 

CD

MP3

1

70
R&B
[Warner 8775]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

74.07/1979

Found a Cure by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Stay Free   Stay Free 

CD

MP3

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 

video

Diana Ross
The Boss75.07/1979

The Boss by Diana Ross

        

MP3

from The Boss   The Boss 

CD

MP3

76

19
US
41
AC
12
R&B
40
UK
[Motown 1462]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

76.08/1979

The Boss (all cuts) by Diana Ross

        

MP3

from The Boss   The Boss 

CD

MP3

20

✫1
dance
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ashford & Simpson
77.09/1979

Nobody Knows by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Stay Free   Stay Free 

CD

MP3

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 

video

Diana Ross
78.10/1979

No One Gets the Prize by Diana Ross

        

MP3

from The Boss   The Boss 

CD

MP3

6

59
UK
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

The Storm
It's My House79.11/1979

It's My House by The Storm

        

MP3

12

36
UK
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Diana Ross
80.11/1979

It's My House by Diana Ross

        

MP3

from The Boss   The Boss 

CD

MP3

18

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

video

Wardell Piper
81.1980

Gimme Something Real by Wardell Piper

        

MP3

2

53
R&B
written by Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford) & Valerie Simpson (as Val Simpson) 

video

Chaka Khan
82.05/1980

Clouds by Chaka Khan

        

MP3

from Naughty   Naughty 

CD

MP3

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 

video

Collins and Collins
83.06/1980

Top of the Stairs by Collins and Collins

        

MP3

from Collins and Collins    

CD

MP3

1

68
R&B
[A&M 2233]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Gladys Knight & the Pips
84.06/1980

Landlord by Gladys Knight & the Pips

        

MP3

from About Love   About Love 

CD

MP3

33

46
US
3
R&B
[Columbia 11239]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ashford & Simpson
85.07/1980

Love Don't Make It Right by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from A Musical Affair   A Musical Affair 

CD

MP3

23

7
dance
6
R&B
[Warner 49269]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Stephen Bishop & Yvonne Elliman
86.07/1980

Your Precious Love by Stephen Bishop & Yvonne Elliman

        

MP3

from Roadie: Original Motion Picture Sound Track    

CD

MP3

3

105
US
[Warner 49513]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Gladys Knight & the Pips
87.08/1980

A Taste of Bitter Love by Gladys Knight & the Pips

        

MP3

from About Love   About Love 

CD

MP3

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 

video

Ashford & Simpson
88.11/1980

Happy Endings by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from A Musical Affair   A Musical Affair 

CD

MP3

3

35
R&B
[Warner 49594]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Gladys Knight & the Pips
89.11/1980

Bourgie', Bourgie' by Gladys Knight & the Pips

        

MP3

from About Love   About Love 

CD

MP3

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 

video

Inner Life
90.1981

Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Inner Life

        

MP3

from Inner Life    

CD

MP3

5

20
dance
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ullanda McCullough
91.1981

Bad Company by Ullanda McCullough

        

MP3

from Ullanda McCullough    

CD

MP3

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 

video

Gladys Knight & the Pips
92.1981

I Will Fight by Gladys Knight & the Pips

        

MP3

from Touch    

CD

MP3

7

35
dance
21
R&B
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

93.1981

If That'll Make You Happy by Gladys Knight & the Pips

        

MP3

from Touch    

CD

MP3

2

37
R&B
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ashford & Simpson
94.02/1981

Get Out Your Handkerchief by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from A Musical Affair   A Musical Affair 

CD

MP3

1

65
R&B
[Warner 49646]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

The Supremes
95.08/1981

Supremes' Medley of Hits by The Supremes

        

MP3

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 

video

Boys Town Gang
96.08/1981

Remember Me / Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Boys Town Gang

        

MP3

from Cruisin' the Streets    

CD

MP3

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 

video

Ashford & Simpson
97.09/1981

It Shows in the Eyes by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Performance   Performance 

CD

MP3

3

34
R&B
[Warner 49805]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Gladys Knight & the Pips
98.1982

A Friend of Mine by Gladys Knight & the Pips

        

MP3

from Touch    

CD

MP3

2

50
R&B
written by Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson  & Jo Armstead

video

Stephanie Mills
99.1982

Keep Away Girls by Stephanie Mills

        

MP3

from Tantalizingly Hot   Tantalizingly Hot 

CD

MP3

8

13
R&B
produced by Ashford & Simpson
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ashford & Simpson
100.04/1982

Street Corner by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Street Opera   Street Opera 

CD

MP3

34

56
US
11
dance
9
R&B
[Capitol 5109]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

101.08/1982

Love It Away by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Street Opera   Street Opera 

CD

MP3

5

20
R&B
[Capitol 5146]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Chris Christian
102.08/1982

Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing by Chris Christian

        

MP3

from Chris Christian    

CD

MP3

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 

video

Al Jarreau and Randy Crawford
103.10/1982

Your Precious Love by Al Jarreau and Randy Crawford

        

MP3

9

102
US
16
R&B
[Warner 29893]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Neil & Dara Sedaka
104.1983

Your Precious Love by Neil & Dara Sedaka

        

MP3

6

15
AC
[MCA/Curb 52307]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ashford & Simpson
105.07/1983

High-Rise by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from High-Rise   High-Rise 

CD

MP3

7

41
dance
17
R&B
[Capitol 5250]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

106.11/1983

It's Much Deeper by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from High-Rise   High-Rise 

CD

MP3

2

45
R&B
[Capitol 5284]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

107.02/1984

I'm Not That Tough by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from High-Rise   High-Rise 

CD

MP3

1

78
R&B
[Capitol 5310]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

108.09/1984

Solid by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Solid   Solid 

CD

MP3

163

12
US
34
AC
15
dance
✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Capitol 5397]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 
109.01/1985

Outta the World by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Solid   Solid 

CD

MP3

27

102
US
4
dance
4
R&B
[Capitol 5435]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

110.04/1985

Babies by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Solid   Solid 

CD

MP3

10

102
US
29
R&B
56
UK
[Capitol 5468]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

111.08/1986

Count Your Blessings by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Real Love   Real Love 

CD

MP3

22

84
US
4
R&B
79
UK
[Capitol 5598]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Diana Ross
112.08/1986

Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross

        

MP3

3

85
UK
[R]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

W.A.S.P.
113.10/1987

I Don't Need No Doctor by W.A.S.P.

        

MP3

from Live...In the Raw   Live...In the Raw 

CD

MP3

15

31
UK
[live]
written by Jo Armstead, Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford) & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ashford & Simpson
114.02/1989

I'll Be There for You by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Love or Physical    

CD

MP3

16

2
R&B
[Capitol 44326]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Chaka Khan
115.05/1989

I'm Every Woman (remix) by Chaka Khan

        

MP3

from Life Is a Dance: The Remix Project   Life Is a Dance: The Remix Project 

CD

MP3

42

8
UK
[R]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Roberta Flack
116.06/1989

Uh-Uh Ooh-Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes) by Roberta Flack

        

MP3

from Oasis   Oasis 

CD

MP3

24

✫1
dance
37
R&B
72
UK
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 
Tamika Patton
117.1990

Your Precious Love by Tamika Patton

        

MP3

from #1    

CD

MP3

5

20
R&B
with Eric Gable
[Orpheus 72254]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Ashford & Simpson
118.04/1990

Hungry for Me Again by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Def by Temptation    

CD

MP3

2

40
R&B
[Orpheus 72282]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Whitney Houston
I'm Every Woman119.01/1993

 ②  I'm Every Woman by Whitney Houston

        

MP3

from The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album   The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album 

CD

MP3

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 
Sinitta
120.04/1993

The Supreme EP by Sinitta

        

MP3

7

49
UK
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland Jr., Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Marcella Detroit & Elton John
Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing121.05/1994

Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing by Marcella Detroit & Elton John

        

MP3

from Duets    

CD

MP3

24

24
UK
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Method Man
122.05/1995

 ③  I'll Be There for You / You're All I Need to Get By by Method Man

        

MP3

from Tical   Tical 

CD

MP3

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)

video

Ashford & Simpson
123.11/1996

Been Found by Ashford & Simpson

        

MP3

from Been Found    

CD

MP3

1

80
R&B
with Maya Angelou
[Hopsack & Silk 398]
written by Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson  & Maya Angelou

video

The Braxtons
The Boss124.02/1997

The Boss by The Braxtons

        

MP3

from So Many Ways   So Many Ways 

CD

MP3

37

✫1
dance
31
UK
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 
Zhané
125.03/1997

Request Line by Zhané

        

MP3

from Saturday Night   Saturday Night 

CD

MP3

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)

video

The Source
126.08/1997

Clouds by The Source

        

MP3

11

38
UK
featuring Taka Boom
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Whitehouse
127.08/1998

Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Whitehouse

        

MP3

5

60
UK
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Jocelyn Brown
128.08/1998

Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Jocelyn Brown

        

MP3

from The Hits    

CD

MP3

15

36
dance
35
UK
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Erykah Badu & D'Angelo
129.08/1999

Your Precious Love by Erykah Badu & D'Angelo

        

MP3

1

83
R&B
[Motown album cut]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Big Time Charlie
130.10/1999

On the Run by Big Time Charlie

        

MP3

23

22
UK
written by Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson , Allan Felder, Aaron Gilbert, Norman Harris, Les Sharma (as Leslie Sharma) & Bunny Sigler

video

Cherie Amore
131.04/2000

I Don't Want Nobody (Tellin' Me What to Do) by Cherie Amore

        

MP3

14

33
UK
written by Valerie Simpson , Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford), Rudolph Wilburn & Rick Pier O'Neil

video

Disco-Tex Presents Cloudburst
132.03/2001

I Can Cast a Spell by Disco-Tex Presents Cloudburst

        

MP3

14

35
UK
written by Danny Harrison, Jon Pearn, Julian Jonah, Michael Gray, Nickolas Ashford (sample) & Valerie Simpson (sample) 

video

G-Club Presents Banda Sonora
133.08/2001

Guiterra G by G-Club Presents Banda Sonora

        

MP3

22

✫1
dance
170
UK
written by Gerald Elms, Nickolas Ashford (sample) & Valerie Simpson (sample) 

video

134.10/2001

Guiterra G by G-Club Presents Banda Sonora

        

MP3

7

50
UK
[R]
written by Gerald Elms, Nickolas Ashford (sample) & Valerie Simpson (sample) 

video

Grant Nelson
135.03/2002

Free by Grant Nelson

        

MP3

2

104
UK
written by Grant Nelson, Nickolas Ashford (sample) & Valerie Simpson (sample) 

video

DJ John Julius Knight
136.09/2002

Find a Friend by DJ John Julius Knight

        

MP3

1

167
UK
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Inner Life
137.11/2003

Ain't a Mountain High Enough / Make It Last Forever by Inner Life

        

MP3

1

195
UK
[R]
written by Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson , Greg Carmichael & Patrick Adams

video

Javine
Surrender (Your Love)138.11/2003

Surrender (Your Love) by Javine

        

MP3

from Surrender   Surrender 

CD

MP3

36

15
UK
written by Javine (as Javine Hylton), Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson  & Eg White (as Francis White)

video

Plump DJs
139.02/2004

Creepshow / Weighed Down – Part 1 by Plump DJs

        

MP3

4

77
UK
written by Lee Rous, Andy Gardner, Chris Gibbs, Claydes Charles Smith, Dennis Thomas, George Brown, Ricky West (as Richard Westfield), Robert Bell, Robert Mickens (as Robert Spike Mickens), Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Michael McDonald
140.04/2004

Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Michael McDonald

        

MP3

from Motown   Motown 

CD

MP3

17

111
US
5
AC
[album cut]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Chaka Khan
141.08/2004

I'm Every Woman / Ain't Nobody by Chaka Khan

        

MP3

3

80
UK
written by Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson  & David Wolinski (as Hawk Wolinski)

video

Riot Act
142.06/2005

California Soul by Riot Act

        

MP3

6

59
UK
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

50 Cent and Olivia
Best Friend143.03/2006

Best Friend by 50 Cent and Olivia

        

MP3

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 
Jessica Simpson
A Public Affair144.07/2006

A Public Affair by Jessica Simpson

        

MP3

from A Public Affair   A Public Affair 

CD

MP3

108

14
US
✫1
dance
20
UK
[Epic Digital]
written by Jessica Simpson, J. Austin, Greg Kurstin, Sam Watters, Louis Biancaniello, Lester Mendez, Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 
Amy Winehouse
145.07/2007

Tears Dry on Their Own by Amy Winehouse

        

MP3

from Back to Black   Back to Black 

CD

MP3

37

16
UK
written by Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson  & Amy Winehouse
Kristine W
146.03/2008

The Boss by Kristine W

        

MP3

from Straight Up with a Twist    

CD

MP3

22

✫1
dance
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Marlena Shaw
147.06/2008

California Soul by Marlena Shaw

        

MP3

1

157
UK
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 

video

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Ain't No Mountain High Enough148.08/2009

Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

        

MP3

1

156
UK
[R]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 
149.05/2010

Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

        

MP3

1

180
UK
[R]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 
Amy Winehouse
Tears Dry on Their Own150.08/2011

Tears Dry on Their Own by Amy Winehouse

        

MP3

from Back to Black   Back to Black 

CD

MP3

17

27
UK
[R: Amy Winehouse death]
written by Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson  & Amy Winehouse
Whitney Houston
151.02/2012

I'm Every Woman by Whitney Houston

        

MP3

from The Essential Whitney Houston   The Essential Whitney Houston 

CD

MP3

1

109
UK
[R: Whitney Houston death]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
152.04/2013

Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

        

MP3

3

80
UK
[R]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson 
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