Storms in Africa

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"Storms in Africa"
Single by Enya
from the album Watermark
B-side "Storms in Africa" (Part I), "The Celts", "Aldebaran"
Released 1989
Format CD single, 12" vinyl
Length 4:02
Label Reprise / EMI
Writer(s) Enya, Roma Ryan
Producer(s) Nicky Ryan
Enya singles chronology
"Evening Falls..."
"Storms in Africa"

"Storms in Africa" is a song by the Irish singer Enya, featured on her 1988 album Watermark. The song was released as a single in the UK in June 1989 and reached #41.

Originally sung in Irish on the Watermark album, the song was re-written with English lyrics and re-arranged to a faster tempo for its single release, subtitled "Part II". For a time, a re-issue of the Watermark album included both versions although the original version has been featured on various collections rather than the English mix.

The song was included on the soundtrack for the Peter Weir film Green Card (1990) along with "River" and "Watermark", both also from the same Enya album.

For a time, Ansett Airlines, Australia used the song as its theme prior to its collapse in 2001.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Storms in Africa II"   3:02
2. "Storms in Africa I"   4:02
12" vinyl and CD B-sides
No. Title Length
1. "The Celts"   2:56
2. "Aldebaran"   3:05


Chart (1989) Peak
Irish Singles Chart[1] 12
UK Singles Chart 41


  1. ^ Irish Single Chart (Retrieved 10 April 2008)

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