Starship’s Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now originally appeared on the 1987 album ‘No Protection’. The track was written by Diane Warren, lead singer Mickey Thomas, and Starship members Cathy Richardson and Peter Wolf. It features lead vocals from Starship front man Mickey Thomas.
The lyrics are an empowering anthem for people pursuing their dreams no matter what others around them might say or do.
The song peaked at #3 on the US Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks, #30 on the UK singles chart, and topped Billboard’s Album Rock Tracks for one week in November 1987. The song was Starship’s biggest hit since “We Built This City” reached number one almost exactly five years earlier. Starship’s Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now also made the top ten on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, reaching number 6.