Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross

February 7, 2022

Today’s song of the day is a well-known love song by the beautiful and unforgettable Diana Ross called “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

Fun Facts

  • Diana Ross’ 1970 #1 hit “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” is not the original but rather a genius cover version. The producers suggested an extended narrated spoken verse by Ross, along with a lengthy instrumental introduction and the addition of a choir to layer a build-up of excitement.
  • At the time, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” stood out for its song length, where the song’s familiar chorus doesn’t begin until well over 4 minutes into the song.
  • The song was first recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, becoming a hit song in 1967.
  • “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” wasn’t Diana Ross’ first solo single —though people think it was. Her first solo single was “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand).”
  • British singer Dusty Springfield approached Ashford and Simpson, the songwriting duo responsible for penning “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” about recording the song. They refused.
  • Sticklers for grammar often cringe at the informal “ain’t” and double negative in the song title. However, the song doesn’t strike the same (figurative) chord without it.
  • The late Amy Winehouse sampled a version of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” for the song “Tears Dry On Their Own” on her epic album, Back to Black.
  • Ironically, Diana Ross’ second husband passed away in 2004 during a South African mountain climbing accident.

Lyrics:

(LyricFind)

If you need me, call me

No matter where you are

No matter how far

Just call my name

I’ll be there in a hurry

On that, you can depend and never worry

You see, my love is alive

It’s like a seed that only needs the thought of you

To grow

So if you feel the need for company

Please, my darling, let it be me

I may not be able to express

The depth of the love I feel for you

But a writer put it very nicely

When he was away from the one he loved

He sat down and wrote these words:

No wind, (no wind)

No rain, (no rain)

Nor winter’s cold

Can stop me, babe

(Oh, babe) baby (baby)

If you’re my goal

No wind, (no wind)

No rain, (no rain)

Can stop me, babe

If you wanna go

I know, I know you must follow the sun

Wherever it leads

But remember

If you should fall short of your desires

Remember life holds for you one guarantee

You’ll always have me

And if you should miss my lovin’

One of these old days

If you should ever miss the arms

That used to hold you so close, or the lips

That used to touch yours so tenderly

Just remember what I told you

The day I set you free

Ain’t no mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

Ain’t no river wild enough

To keep me from you

Ain’t no mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

(Say it again)

Ain’t no river wild enough

To keep me from you

Ain’t no mountain high enough

Nothing can keep me

Keep me from you

Ain’t no mountain high enough (no)

Nothing can keep me

Keep me from you

Ain’t no mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

(Say it again)

Ain’t no river wild enough

To keep me from you

Ain’t no mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

Ain’t no river wild enough

To keep me from you

Nothing in this world

(Ain’t no valley low enough)

Nothing in this world

Can keep me from you, baby

Just call my name

I’ll be there in a hurry

Just call my name

I’ll be there

Ain’t no mountain high enough

Nothing can keep me, keep me from you

Ain’t no mountain high enough

(Say it again)

Ain’t no river wild enough

To keep me from you

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