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