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The Classic Song "Ain't No Mountain" Is Not Actually About A Mountain

"'Cause baby there ain't no mountain high enough, Ain't no valley low enough, Ain't no river wide enough, To keep me from getting to you babe."

We all know the song well. Whether it's the 1967 original with Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell or the Diana Ross remake, it's a song that brings back some good memories of the late sixties.

The late sixties were a great time for music. With the Righteous Brothers, The Crystals, and Bobbie Gentry topping the charts, we can remember hearing our favorite songs on road trips with our friends and at high school dances.

Not all of our favorite songs out of the sixties have stood the test of time, but "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" certainly has!

The Supremes and Temptations were also involved in a duet after the original release of the song, and that version has been used in many reference to pop culture, even now. But both the original and the Diana Ross versions are still extremely popular.

The song was featured in the 2000 Disney release of Remember The Titans, in 2005 during the end credits of Chicken Little, and in the 2014 movie Guardians of the Galaxy.

When Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell sang about the mountain in the classic 1967 song, you may be wondering if it was Mount Rushmore, the Rocky Mountains or Mount Everest there were referring to in the lyrics. As it turns out they weren't talking about a mountain after all, according to the legend that wrote it.

Valerie Simpson co-wrote the hit Motown song that Marvin and Tammi went to the Top 20 with.

Diana Ross later covered the song and made it to #1 on the charts in 1970, making it an instant classic.

In a visit to New York City, TMZ caught up with Simpson to find out the inspiration to the song she helped write so many years ago.

But prepare to have your mind blown, because she admitted the song has nothing to do with a mountain after all.

"It was about the buildings at Central Park West that look like mountains," she said.

What!? Well, that changes everything.