September 1970 – a song popular in this month – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross
She had many hits with The Supremes, but this was Diana Ross’ first US #1 solo hit.
Interesting facts about Ain’t No Mountain High Enough & Diana Ross –
This was written by the Motown husband and wife songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson. Nick Ashford was inspired by an experience when he first moved to New York. He was walking down a Manhattan thoroughfare, determined that New York City would not get the best of him; the words “Ain’t no mountain high enough” popped into his head.
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell recorded the original hit version peaking at #19 in the US in 1967.
Amy Winehouse’s 2007 single “Tears Dry On Their Own” is based around the backing instrumentation of this song.
Ashford & Simpson were also credited on Jessica Simpson’s 2006 transatlantic Top 20 single “A Public Affair,” as towards the end of the song, the background vocalists can be heard singing a few lines of “aaah, aaah, aaah” in a clear duplication from “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
This information was provided by Songfacts.com