Mountain of Love" is a song written by Harold Dorman. 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 chart, Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #21 in May 1960,  while reaching #7 on the  Billboard Hot R&B Sides chart, and #25 on  Canada's " CHUM Hit Parade". The song was his only top forty hit on the  and was the highest charting single of his career. Billboard Hot 100
Cover versions [ edit ]
Kenny Lynch released a cover of the song, which reached #33 on the United Kingdom's chart. Record Retailer
Johnny Rivers released his remake using members of The Wrecking Crew as a single. This version also proved popular, charting at #9 on the  Billboard Hot 100.
In 1968, singer
Ronnie Dove had a minor hit when he released his version as the B-side of "Never Gonna Cry (The Way I'll Cry Tonight)" on Diamond Records. Ronnie Dove's version spent 6 weeks on the  Billboard Hot 100, and reached #67. This recording featured A-list session musicians, such as Boots Randolph on saxophone and Glen Campbell on guitar. It was originally issued as an album track on  two years earlier, and was the original B-side of this single.
Ronnie Dove Sings the Hits for You
Other artists to record the song include
The Beach Boys (on their 1965 album ), Beach Boys' Party! Tommy Cash, Narvel Felts, and Jerry Lawson and Talk of the Town (on their 2007 album Jerry Lawson Talk of the Town. Bobby G. Rice took a rendition to #20 on the country music charts in 1971. A cover by  Molly & the Heymakers peaked at #79 on the Country Tracks chart in Canada in 1992. RPM  Bruce Springsteen has covered the song live twelve times since 1975.
Charley Pride version [ edit ]
In December 1981,
Charley Pride released a cover version, which topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in March 1982. Charley Pride's version of "Mountain of Love" was his twenty-sixth #1 on the country chart.
References [ edit ]
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Mountain of Love - By: Kenny Lynch, MusicVF.com. Accessed August 16, 2015
Hartman, Kent (2012). The Wrecking Crew. St. Martin’s Griffin. pp. 261–263. ISBN . 978-1-250-03046-7
Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 531.
Ronnie Dove – Never Gonna Cry (The Way I'll Cry Tonight) / Mountain Of Love, Discogs. Accessed August 16, 2015
Ronnie Dove - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed August 16, 2015
Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 349. ISBN . 0-89820-177-2
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