Rock Charts

Charts, Graphs, and Other Random Stuff Based On Song Titles and Lyrics

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” was written by prolific Motown duo Ashford & Simpson and originally recorded as a duet by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (although Terrell’s nerves prevented them from actually recording the song together; Gaye’s portion was added to hers later on).  This version of the song reached #19.

Ashford & Simpson convinced Diana Ross to record the song as a solo, even though she had already done it as part of a Supremes/Temptations team-up.  Motown chief Berry Gordy was not initially fond of the 6-minute drastic departure, but was eventually persuaded to release a shorter version of the recording, which promptly went to #1.


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