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51 Weeks: 51 Songs from the Past: Week 32: Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

This week I am sharing Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. The song was written in 1966, becoming a hit when it was released as a single by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell. It would become a hit once again when Diana Ross sang it in 1970. Both versions are well known throughout the world.

Why does this song come to mind?

Back when my kids were young, I bought many workout videos, hoping to drop the “baby” weight. Having three kids five years apart in age, I did not have much time to actually use the videos much but when Hugh talked about favorite songs to work out to in his post for 51 Weeks: 51 Songs from the Past    I was swept back in my own time machine and found myself somewhere in the 80’s in the middle of a Sweatin’ to the Oldies Workout Video with Richard Simmons, fitness guru. The first time I became aware of Richard Simmons was when he made a guest appearance on the daytime drama (soap opera)- General Hospital.  His energy and positive attitude were quite contagious and it wasn’t long before I was purchasing videos and attempting to sweat along with Richard. If you haven’t guessed, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough was one of the songs featured on his first video. If you aren’t familiar with Richard, I have a video here for you-

Did you ever try Sweatin’ with the Oldies with Richard Simmons? Or any other popular workout videos? If so, which ones?

Since most of my exercise these days includes a toddler and a smallish dog, I’m limited to chasing them or taking them for walks….. I’m off now to round up Ari and explore the neighborhood on an early morning walk. Maybe I should be dusting off those old VHS tapes instead?! Thanks for the walk down memory lane, Hugh!

-Kat

 

 

4 thoughts on “51 Weeks: 51 Songs from the Past: Week 32: Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

  1. You’re welcome, Kat. I’m always so glad when this feature takes people back and they share the story on their blog. These workout videos were also all the rage in the UK in the 1980s. Every morning, we would have somebody on early morning TV in a bright green leotard trying to get us all to stop eating breakfast, stand up, and do some exercise. I got quite a shock when the trend spread to railway stations and workplaces, so there was no escape.
    Love your choice of song. I’ve heard so many versions, but the one you chose is certainly the best.

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    1. Sometimes the original version is the best although I do like the Diana Ross version too. 🙂

      It’s interesting to look at the trends in working out and how it has changed over the years. (But I can’t help but feel it’s going to swing around, like fashion trends, and we’ll find ourselves “sweating to the oldies” again.}

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