Australian singles charts:
River Deep – Mountain High entered the Kent charts on 8 October 1966 and peaked at #29.
The song was on the album River Deep – Mountain High which entered the Kent album charts on 25 May 1970 and peaked at #29.
River Deep – Mountain High was considered by producer Phil Spector to be his best work. Rolling Stone ranked it #33 on their list of the ‘500 Greatest Songs of All Time’. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame added it to the list of the ‘500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll’.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Deep_-_Mountain_High
Written in the spring of 1966, River Deep, Mountain High originated from the pen of husband-and-wife team Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich, and the producer Phil Spector. Each brought ideas to the table. Spector played guitar, Greenwich pounded the piano and Barry smacked percussion. “The three of us were like maniacs, singing away,” Greenwich said. “All of a sudden we hit on something.” Spector knew immediately who the song was for – his latest signing, Tina Turner.
Read more: www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/story-of-the-song-river-deep-mountain-high-ike-tina-turner-1966-1513099.html
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