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After writing and producing many hits for numerous artists, the dynamic duo take the spotlight with their debut release, which featured the platinum-selling single "Ain't No Stopping Us Now." This uptempo dance number was groomed with all the right tangibles, from the rhythm arrangement to the melody to John Whitehead's testimonial lead. The rejoicing single claimed the top position on the Billboard R&B charts and #13 on the pop charts.

The follow-up single was "I've Been Pushed Aside." Not nearly as successful as its predecessor, it only managed to peak at #73 after a mere seven weeks on the charts. Nonetheless, it is a soulful composition with much feeling, and it also showcases Gene McFadden on lead enhanced by Whitehead's supporting vocals. However, the unfortunate thing about this album is that any single to follow "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" would have been subpar to such an outstanding song.

Customer Reviews

a philly sports band!!!

A group from philadelphia. if your a fan of the eagles, phillies, sixers and flyers then youll love aint no stopping us now. this song was made for the teams.

Road Trip!

I remember last summer when my family went to our timeshare in Virginia, this song played in the car and it really fit with the theme of our emotions. So, this song reminds me of a road trip. XD

Positive Anthem! Pet Disco!

Ain't No Stopping Us Now is one of the best Disco Songs EVER! After all these years (since the late 70s, it has stayed at the top of the list. Buy it! Do Not Hesitate.


Formed: Philadelphia, PA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '70s, '80s

A Philadelphia songwriting, production, and performing duo who were prominent at Philadelphia International during the '70s, Gene McFadden and John Whitehead also scored a number one R&B hit as vocalists. Their single "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" was number one R&B in 1979 and peaked at number 13 pop. The two were members of the Epsilons as teens, a band that toured with and were managed by Otis Redding until his death in 1967. They later signed with Stax and had a moderate hit in 1970 with "The Echo."...
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