In celebration of Diana Ross’ 72nd birthday this Saturday, 26th March, we’re taking a look at one of her most iconic songs, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. Read on to discover some interesting facts about the famous track!
Though the most famous version, and the version performed in Motown the Musical, is by Diana Ross, ‘Ain’t No Mountian High Enough’ was originally recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.
Before Gaye and Terrell recorded the song, Dusty Springfield wanted to record the hit, but was refused it.
Before she recorded it as a solo artist, Diana Ross recorded ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ as a member of The Supremes, in a duet with The Temptations in 1968.
The Diana Ross solo version of the song reached number 1 on the Billboard Pop and R&B singles charts.
Ross received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1971.
‘Ain’t No mountain High Enough’ has been recorded a number of time by several artists and notably features in many films including Bridget Jones’s Diary, Sister Act 2 , Guardians of the Galaxy, Chicken Little and Remember the Titans.
It is a platinum selling record in the United States.