Finally, after years of clamoring, the powers that be have heard our desperate, fevered cries and rewarded us with the thing that we want most: Kelly Rowland and Michael Bolton covering Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell‘s 1967 version of ”Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” The hotly anticipated tune (which we don’t think anyone knew was happening?) comes by way of Bolton’s upcoming Motown-themed covers album Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Tribute Hitsville, and, well, there’s a lot of Motown spirit on this track!
Sort of. It’s mostly a grimly colorless elevator song with really great vocals from both parties that never transcends how pedestrian the production is, like two very talented karaoke singers trying to squall each other out, and from a “branding” perspective, it doesn’t align particularly well with the sultry songbird of “Ice” and “Kisses Down Low.” But hey, we all have to pay our cell phone bills. And she does sound really good! Listen below.
Kelly Rowland & Michael Bolton — “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”