Mountain of Love

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"Mountain of Love"
Single by Harold Dorman
B-side"To Be with You"
Released 1960
Recorded1959
Genre Rock and roll
Length2:30
LabelRita
Songwriter(s) Harold Dorman
Producer(s) Roland Janes [1]

"Mountain of Love" is a song written by Harold Dorman. [2] Dorman released his version as a single in 1960. It was originally recorded in late 1959 at the Royal Recording Studios in Memphis before the backing vocals (and strings, much later) were overdubbed. It performed well, spending 19 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, [3] peaking at #21 in May 1960, [4] while reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot R&B Sides chart, [5] and #25 on Canada's " CHUM Hit Parade". [6] The song was his only top forty hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the highest-charting single of his career. [3]

Charley Pride version

"Mountain of Love"
Single by Charley Pride
from the album Charley Sings Everybody's Choice
B-side"Love Is a Shadow"
Released1981
Genre Country
Length2:46
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Harold Dorman
Producer(s) Norro Wilson
Charley Pride singles chronology
" Never Been So Loved (In All My Life)"
(1981)
"Mountain of Love"
(1981)
" I Don't Think She's in Love Anymore"
(1982)

In December 1981, Charley Pride released a cover version, which topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in March 1982. [7] Charley Pride's version of "Mountain of Love" was his twenty-sixth #1 on the country chart.

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (1981-1982) Peak
position
Australia ( Kent Music Report) [8] 76
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
New Zealand Singles Chart 41
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard) [9] 1

Year-end charts

Chart (1982) Position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard) [10] 38

Other cover versions

Other artists to record the song include:

"Mountain of Love"
Single by Johnny Rivers
from the album In Action
B-side" Moody River"
ReleasedOctober 1964
Genre Pop rock
Length2:29
Label Imperial
Songwriter(s) Harold Dorman
Producer(s) Lou Adler
Johnny Rivers singles chronology
" Maybelline"
(1964)
"Mountain of Love"
(1964)
" Midnight Special"
(1965)
"Mountain of Love"
Mountain of Love 45 sleeve.jpeg
Single by Ronnie Dove
from the album Ronnie Dove Sings the Hits for You
B-side"Never Gonna Cry (The Way I’ll Cry Tonight)"
ReleasedMay 1968
Recorded1966
GenrePop
Length2:33
Label Diamond Records
Songwriter(s) Harold Dorman
Producer(s)Phil Kahl (B-side: Lee Hazlewood
Ronnie Dove singles chronology
"In Some Time"
(1968)
"Mountain of Love"
(1968)
"Tomboy"
(1968)

References

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  2. ^ Mountain of Love - By: Harold Dorman, MusicVF.com. Accessed August 16, 2015
  3. ^ a b Harold Dorman - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed August 16, 2015
  4. ^ " The Billboard HOT 100", Billboard, May 23, 1960. p. 34. Accessed November 29, 2015
  5. ^ " The Billboard Hot R&B Sides", Billboard, May 16, 1960. p. 44. Accessed November 29, 2015
  6. ^ "CHUM Hit Parade – Week of May 16, 1960". CHUM. Archived from the original on November 7, 2006. Retrieved 2015-11-30.{{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown ( link) Chart No. 159.
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 277.
  8. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 239. ISBN  0-646-11917-6.
  9. ^ "Charley Pride Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Hot Country Songs – Year-End 1982". Billboard. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
  11. ^ Mountain of Love - By: Kenny Lynch, MusicVF.com. Accessed August 16, 2015
  12. ^ Hartman, Kent (2012). The Wrecking Crew. St. Martin's Griffin. pp.  261–263. ISBN  978-1-250-03046-7.
  13. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 531.
  14. ^ Ronnie Dove – Never Gonna Cry (The Way I'll Cry Tonight) / Mountain Of Love, Discogs. Accessed August 16, 2015
  15. ^ Ronnie Dove - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed August 16, 2015
  16. ^ "www.allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  17. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 349. ISBN  978-0-89820-177-2.
  18. ^ "RPM Country Tracks". RPM. April 18, 1992. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  19. ^ "Mountain Of Love", Brucebase