Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “Mahogany”

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The Theme Song

And you already know if Gordy was taking on a new role with directing, he was going to have his hands in the pot when it came to the music. The theme song, “Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To) which plays probably every five minutes in the film, was initially considered unacceptable by the Academy. They said because of “quality standards.” However, Gordy successfully lobbied the Academy into nominating it for an Oscar. It didn’t win though.

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