Love on a Mountain Top

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"Love on a Mountain Top" is a 1968 song by singer Robert Knight. The song was written by Buzz Cason and Mac Gayden, who also penned "Everlasting Love". However, it only charted regionally in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh area. Re-discovered by the UK's Northern soul scene, it got airplay by DJs in late 1973, causing a UK re-release of the record, where the song eventually entered the UK Singles Chart and peaked at number 10 in January 1974.[1]

Sinitta version[edit]

"Love on a Mountain Top"
Sinitta - Love Mountain.jpg
Single by Sinitta
from the album Wicked
B-side"Don't Tell Me Not to Cry"
ReleasedOctober 1989[2]
Recorded1988
GenrePop
Length3:25
LabelFanfare Records
Songwriter(s)Buzz Cason, Mac Gayden
Producer(s)Phil Harding, Ian Curnow
Sinitta singles chronology
"Right Back Where We Started From"
(1989)
"Love on a Mountain Top"
(1989)
"Hitchin' a Ride"
(1990)

A cover version by Sinitta appeared in 1989, produced by Phil Harding and Ian Curnow. It was released as the third single from Sinitta's second album, Wicked (1988). Sinitta's version of the song reached number 20 on the UK Singles Chart,[3] and number 81 in Australia on the ARIA chart.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

In his review, Bill Coleman from Billboard stated that "Hi-NRG/crossover diva is back with a predictable but nonetheless charming track from her new album."[5]

Formats and track listings[edit]

CD single[6]

  1. "Love on a Mountain Top" – 3:25
  2. "Love on a Mountain Top" (An Everlasting Knight Mix) – 7:45
  3. "Love on a Mountain Top" (Extended Club Mix) – 5:48
  4. "Love on a Mountain Top" (Bonus Beats Mix) – 4:16
  5. "Don't Tell Me Not to Cry" (Extended Version) – 5:02

7" single[7]

  1. "Love on a Mountain Top" – 3:25
  2. "Don't Tell Me Not to Cry" – 3:55

12" single[8]

  1. "Love on a Mountain Top" (An Everlasting Knight Mix) – 7:45
  2. "Don't Tell Me Not to Cry" (Extended Version) – 5:02

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 81
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[9] 65
Ireland (IRMA) 18
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ROBERT KNIGHT – full Official Chart History – Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Official Charts Company – Sinitta – Love on a Mountain Top". Archive.is. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 503. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry (submitted to charts.mail@aria.com.au), received 17 June 2014". Imgur.com. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  5. ^ Coleman, Bill (27 January 1990). "Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard. p. 85. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Sinitta – Love on a Mountain Top (CD) at Discogs". discogs. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Sinitta – Love on a Mountain Top (Vinyl) at Discogs". discogs. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Sinitta – Love on a Mountain Top (Vinyl) at Discogs". discogs. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100" (PDF). Music & Media. 28 October 1989. Retrieved 25 September 2020.