Diana Ross Takes “Mountain” Back To #1!

In an astounding move, Diana Ross tops a Billboard chart this week for the with the song “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” — nearly 50 years after doing it the first time!

The new dance remix of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” moves 2-1 on the Dance Club Songs chart for the week ending January 20, 2018, becoming the singer’s first #1 hit on a Billboard chart since “Take Me Higher” topped the Dance Club Play chart in December of 1995.

Billboard: December 2, 1995

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” marks Diana’s sixth trip to the top of a Billboard dance chart, having previous hit #1 on national disco and dance charts with “Love Hangover,” The Boss (all cuts), “Upside Down/I’m Coming Out,” “Swept Away,” and “Take Me Higher.”  She peaked at #2 on the Club Play chart in 1999 with “Until We Meet Again,” and hit #3 with both “Eaten Alive” in 1985 and “Love Hangover ’89” in 1989.

Of course, Miss Ross first topped the charts with the Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson-penned “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” back in 1970 (from her album Diana Ross), when it led the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks in beginning in September and topped the R&B chart for a week in October.  The song also earned Diana her first solo Grammy nomination, for for Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Female.

Billboard: August 1, 1970

Congratulations to Miss Diana Ross on her first #1 hit in 23 years!  


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5 Responses to Diana Ross Takes “Mountain” Back To #1!

  1. Mark in Royal Leamington Spa says:

    True Talent will OUT!
    What a fantastic gift to Ms Ross at a time in her career when most would have long ago vanished! I’m delighted for her and long may she reign Supreme! X

    Ps… I still think she should get more credit for being SUCH a Hottie !

  2. Michael S says:

    I absolutely love it! Well deserved!

  3. William Sturman says:

    Amazing!! Maybe this will lead to an album of all new matrerial – how fabulous would that be?! Will Sturman

  4. david wilson says:

    That is quite an achievement. Taking such an iconic recording and remixing it almost 50 years later must sound like a disaster waiting to happen for some folks but THIS remix works! A living legend who is weeks short of celebrating her 74th birthday has the No1 dance record in the USA. Is Diana now the OLDEST artist to have a No1 dance hit/No1 hit on any Billboard chart? Unfortunately this historic feat is unlikely to be acknowledged by the mainstream media.

  5. January 14, 2018

    My lovely daughter has already successfully completed her first semester of college as planned—and I’ve been fortunate enough to be able keep her at home with me just a little bit longer cherishing time together — She is so extraordinary, caring, smart, talented and beautiful.! She’s quoted me to one to her teachers saying “ My daddy always told me, don’t be a mean diva– be a nice diva .” Her teacher said, “your dad taught you that”? She said, “yes he did !“ lol . And she is just that! Very nice and Fabulous! One of our ongoing theme songs (since she was a very little girl had been …If you need me call me — Ain’t No Mountain High Enough ! The Irony is that this amazing song is # 1 again i– on this particular day 2018 !

    So now comes the personal moment — the moment I have to say goodbye to one of the most important persons (up under Jesus Christ) in my life ever –starting her own life and going away to college On second thought … I won’t say goodbye I can’t , I’ll just say ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’

    daddy loves you forever
    God bless you

    ~ Bryan O’Quinn

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