Top 100 Most Inspiring Songs: Songs 40-21
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" annoyed legendary Motown chief Berry Gordy. He hated the spoken-word passages and wanted the song to begin with the chorus. Nevertheless, the 1967 version by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrel climbed to < on both the Pop as well as Rhythm & Blues charts. Then Diana Ross did her version in 1970 and hit < on the Billboard Hot 100. Filled with hope and determination, it has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and is regarded today as one of the best records ever released by Motown.