September 1970 – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross

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.”

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21 thoughts on “September 1970 – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross

  1. This was the go-to hairbrush song when my girls were growing up. On dismal dank Sunday afternoons they’d sneak it onto the player and we’d all prance round dancing and singing into our hairbrushes. I loved reading the story behind it and was particularly interested that Amy Winehouse used it for Tears Don’t Dry … I now have to put that on and listen harder 🙂

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  2. I have always loved this song and adore Amy Winehouse, may she rest in peace. Rehab has to be my favorite song. Now I have to listen to tears dry on their own with new ears. When I feel fragile Rehab cheers me up – that’s kind of weird, ain’t it? Maybe I feel that I am not alone. BTW, all my fingers and toes are crossed for you.

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