Mountains (3:56)

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Mountains” is a 1986 song by Prince and The Revolution, from the album Parade, the soundtrack to the movie Under the Cherry Moon. It was written by The Revolution members Wendy and Lisa, together with Prince. Released on 7 May 1986, it was one of Prince’s less successful singles of the 1980s. The extended 12” single version of the song runs ten minutes. It’s the only track on the Parade album featuring the entire Revolution.

It reached #23 in the U.S. but only #48 in the UK. The B-side was the instrumental “Alexa de Paris”, one of the few tracks from this project featuring a guitar solo, and is one of a handful of instrumental tracks that Prince recorded in the ’80s. Both songs appear in the film Under the Cherry Moon, with the video for “Mountains” playing as the credits roll. The version shown on MTV to promote the single was in color as opposed to the film’s black and white version


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Once upon a time in a land called fantasy
Seventeen mountains stood so high
Sea surrounded them an' together they would be
Only thing that ever made you cry

MetroLyrics Full lyrics at MetroLyrics


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  • stuntcat

    Prince is my forever favorite and Mountains is my favorite song!!! <3 <3

    6 May 2013 Reply
  • u_go_na

    I still love this song so much so fun to dance too!

    3 May 2013 Reply
  • ManDirky

    The drumset...

    8 Aug 2011 Reply
  • keysrgood

    Have just uploaded the correct video so lets get more votes for this now!

    4 Aug 2011 Reply
  • _danton_

    proof positive that Prince fucking ROCKS the world! What an epic and majestic choon! Still love it after all these years...

    28 Sep 2010 Reply
  • MsMaia

    All you Prince folks should really check this out. Want to submit your thoughts about Prince for an upcoming book?? Check out the informational site to submit your comments and get more info. And then join in on twitter and become a fan on Facebook. Exciting!

    14 Apr 2010 Reply
  • ShadyAdy

    Guitars and drums on the 'one', huh!

    18 Feb 2010 Reply
  • trackaghost

    Pure awesomeness!

    16 Jun 2009 Reply
  • carloscandi3

    can not stand still when this plays, clap those hands.

    6 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Cotnbaugh

    This is a great song! I can't believe they don't have the whole thing. =( I love it.

    30 Apr 2008 Reply
  • 2Serenity

    My jam! I hum it when I am on the ski slopes! =)

    25 Jun 2007 Reply

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