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New Song: Kelly Rowland & Michael Bolton – ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’

Published: Wednesday 27th Feb 2013 by Sam

He’s one of music’s most renown male voices, she hails from one of music’s most celebrated groups, so who better than Michael Bolton and Kelly Rowland to tribute one of music’s most iconic eras.

The duo teamed up to cover Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s 1967 version of ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ for Bolton’s new Motown homage album – ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Tribute Hitsville’.

How do the pair fare? Find out below…

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As covers go, this was stellar!

Bolton, as ever, serves up butter-smooth vocals, sounding like a Soulful solo choir when showcasing the length, breadth, and depth of his legendary voice.  Similarly, Rowland pleases in a way we’ve been hoping she would for some time. For, as lovers vocal of riffs and runs, it was great to hear her not shying away from the power embedded in her own voice (or playing it down for radio play).  Instead, she embrace it here  – delivering a titillating blend of  adlibs and belting that make us even more excited for her new album ‘Talk A Good Game’. More tracks vocally produced like this, please, Kelly.

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  1. Joan February 27, 2013

    They did there thing. I love it yes

    • YessKelly February 27, 2013

      yess they did, giving that authentic Motown sound.

  2. Don’t_Start_No_Shit February 27, 2013

    Kelly gave full vocals on that thang!!! I like it!!!

  3. jason February 27, 2013

    What a pointless remake for Kelly!

    She’s trying to hard to do too much now.

    • CHillin February 27, 2013

      U must be a child…or you just cant read..this is song is from Michael Bolton’s Album where he tributes Motown…gtfoh with your ignorance

    • Truth February 27, 2013

      Confirmed- YOU ARE A NOBODY

      Confirmed- Kelly is stacking her paper.

      🙂 STFU 🙂

      • You Mad? February 27, 2013

        You Mad or something? lol Isn’t she like signed to Motown too?! It makes sense to me….She sounds great and so does Michael.

  4. Jamil February 27, 2013

    I think there voices went well with one another and they did there thing I like this version a lot.

  5. Matthew Charlery-Smith February 27, 2013

    The thing is…

    People who slam Kelly’s talent negate the fact that she’s selected by great artists for collaborations quite often. Anyone with a good musical ear would recognize that the power, clarity and tone of Kelly is unrivaled by nearly every female singer out there.

    As much as I enjoyed this I can’t really get excited because this is not her song. It’s a SHAME that after Kelly said she was going back to Motown with her new album she’s done a Motown track for someone else’s project and recorded ringtones pertaining to frozen water and oral stimulation. Nobody can tell me tis lady has good career direction.

    Anyway, it’s good to hear her really singing. I just wish we could be reminded of that more than once a year.

    • Nai February 27, 2013

      Well said.

  6. truth(even tho im a PREEEGNET SISSY i draaags icki and keshia cole and their funky ass stans) February 27, 2013

    Unoriginal B****!(twist off post chile)

    • CHillin February 27, 2013

      Just as i stated to the other illiterate person above..this is not her song..Reading is fundemental..dumb B****

      • truth(even tho im a PREEEGNET SISSY i draaags icki and keshia cole and their funky ass stans) February 27, 2013

        Well ex-CUUUUSE the f*** outta me all over the damn place. (picks up my Chanel purse, grabs weave and shashays off post with one hand on my preeegnet hip and the other on side of my head…FIERCE!!)

    • BlahBlah! February 27, 2013

      @Truth, sit your tires ass the f*** down!

      • BlahBlah! February 27, 2013

        *tired

      • truth(even tho im a PREEEGNET SISSY i draaags icki and keshia cole and their funky ass stans) February 27, 2013

        *continues shashaying off this post with my head up honey*

  7. alessandro February 27, 2013

    i love this version. kelly is slaying the vocals

  8. pat February 27, 2013

    when she’s on she’s on….like someone said the clarity in the vocalz are cray

  9. JOHNVIDAL February 27, 2013

    The cover is very good overall, his vocals sound like 20 years ago. But sorry Kelly Rowland doesn´t have a great voice. End of story. She can do nice, like she did here, but that´s about it

    • Truth February 27, 2013

      It was better that 50% of the rnb singers out there. She bought it. Otherwise, the greats wouldnt keep requesting her

      and you haters stay pressed to say something cuz U MAD boo

      t was better that 50% of the rnb singers out there. She bought it. Otherwise, the greats wouldnt keep requesting her

      and you haters stay pressed to say something cuz U MAD boo

      t was better that 50% of the rnb singers out there. She bought it. Otherwise, the greats wouldnt keep requesting her

      and you haters stay pressed to say something cuz U MAD boo

      t was better that 50% of the rnb singers out there. She bought it. Otherwise, the greats wouldnt keep requesting her

      and you haters stay pressed to say something cuz U MAD boo

      t was better that 50% of the rnb singers out there. She bought it. Otherwise, the greats wouldnt keep requesting her

      and you haters stay pressed to say something cuz U MAD boo

  10. oh well February 27, 2013

    Its so easy to spot dumb ppl these days, thanks to the internet… That said, everything about this song was Perfect!!! Its been on repeat since I heard it. Kudos to Michael Bolton for choosing Kelly Rowland. Perfect blend…and Kelly released them Vocals here too!!!

  11. williNalli February 27, 2013

    Yep she did that!

  12. WE LOVE YOU KELLY!!! February 27, 2013

    Her vocals >>>>>>>>> OMG!!!

  13. ong February 27, 2013

    Slayed!!!!

  14. HOTSTUFF February 27, 2013

    Give it up gurl, you should just ask pepsi to hype you up too and move on with your life cause aint nobody got time for your one after the next flopping singles!

  15. Monstarebel February 27, 2013

    Oh no gworl…. you really want to be noticed huh Ms.Rowland

  16. The Truth February 27, 2013

    This was a surprise! I can’t even be mad at this body of work. Michael Bolton is a legend!

  17. Steph February 27, 2013

    Wow Kelly sounds AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

  18. irateninja February 28, 2013

    Michael Bolton is working on a new album??? I found out about him on some tv show & didn’t look back!!!! I have his greatest hits album. I like this cover!!!

  19. Yohannes March 4, 2013

    Michael Bolton still going strong!

  20. MsMarshia April 15, 2013

    I have always said he has a lot of soul. I don’t know Kelly but they are all that and a king size bag of chips.

    They took that song and made it their very own. Such an excellent performance and Ms Kelly, Ms.Thang has golden vocal cords. I have always loved Michael. I remember when he rocked it with Miss Patti and now he and Kelly Rowland.

    I have heard others do it. Nobody did it like Marvin & Tammi, but these two are as close to perfect as it gets. I’ll be buying that CD. WAY TO GO MICHAEL & KELLY.

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