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Love Can Move Mountains

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"Love Can Move Mountains"
Single by Celine Dion
from the album Celine Dion
B-side"Cry Just a Little"
Released19 October 1992 (1992-10-19)
RecordedCove City Sound Studios
Length4:53 (album version)
4:01 (radio edit)
4:04 (Daniel Abraham's 7" edit)
Songwriter(s)Diane Warren
Producer(s)Ric Wake
Celine Dion singles chronology
"Quelqu'un que j'aime, quelqu'un qui m'aime"
"Love Can Move Mountains"
"Water from the Moon"
Music video
"Love Can Move Mountains" on YouTube

"Love Can Move Mountains" is a song by Canadian singer Celine Dion, recorded for her second English-language studio album, Celine Dion (1992). Written by Diane Warren and produced by Ric Wake, it was released as the fourth single in October 1992.[1] It is an up-tempo pop song drawing influence from gospel and dance music, and its lyrics detail the abilities that love has as an emotion. "Love Can Move Mountains" was later included on Dion's greatest hits albums, All the Way… A Decade of Song in 1999 and My Love: Ultimate Essential Collection in 2008.

Critical reception

Chicago Tribune editor Jan DeKnock wrote: "The album also features an effective journey into gospel ("Love Can Move Mountains.")"[2] Dave Sholin from the Gavin Report wrote: "Producer Ric Wake is best known for his work with Taylor Dayne, but this time he adds just the right edge to Celine Dion's powerful vocal approach. It's evident that she was pouring every ounce of emotion possible into this Diane Warren song, giving it a gospel-like quality. Since she's best known for her stirring ballads, "Love Can Move Mountains" will acquaint the public with yet another side to this wonderfully gifted and very versatile songstress."[3] Also, it has been picked as a standout song along with "If You Asked Me To" and "Beauty and the Beast" by AllMusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine.[4] AllMusic editor Jose F. Promis reviewed the single, giving a three out of five stars rating: "There are two remixed radio edits of "Love Can Move Mountains," one bouncy and the other sleek, and two housey club versions, similar to most dance music from the early '90s in that it seemed to possess a since-lost elegance and a since-lost innocence."[5]

Commercial performance

"Love Can Move Mountains" was a hit on the club charts in the US, reaching number 5 on the Hot Dance Club Play. The single hit number 2 in Canada and reached number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. It enjoyed a moderate success in the rest of the world.

The B-side included an unreleased track "Cry Just a Little", a cover of a song from E.G. Daily's 1989 album Lace Around the Wound. It's the second cover of Daily that Dion recorded as in 1987 she did a French adaptation of "Love in the Shadows" called "Délivre-moi".

"Love Can Move Mountains" was remixed for the clubs by Tommy Musto (Tommy Musto's 7" edit, club mix, underground vocal mix, underground instrumental, club dub, underground dub), Ric Wake and Richie Jones (Wake & Jones dub), and by Daniel Abraham (Daniel Abraham's 7" edit).

"Love Can Move Mountains" (club mix) won the Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year and the original version was nominated for the Juno Award for Single of the Year.[6]

Music video

The music video was made for the Daniel Abraham's 7" edit, by director Jeb Brian and released in November 1992. It appeared on Dion's DVD video collection All the Way… A Decade of Song & Video (2001).

Live performances

"Love Can Move Mountains" was a part of every one of Dion's tours, including the latest 2017 European tour. Dion performed this song also five nights a week during her show A New Day... at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Live versions of "Love Can Move Mountains" can be found on the 1994 À l'Olympia CD, the Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert DVD/CD, and the Céline une seule fois / Live 2013 DVD/CD. In 1998, Dion re-recorded "Love Can Move Mountains" with a gospel group God's Property, for the soundtrack of the popular CBS-TV drama Touched by an Angel. She also appeared as herself on one episode of the series, titled Psalm 151, and performed the song. In 2016, Dion performed this song during her Summer Tour 2016.[7]

Formats and track listings

Official versions

  1. "Love Can Move Mountains" (Tommy Musto's 7" edit) – 4:10
  2. "Love Can Move Mountains" (club dub) – 5:30
  3. "Love Can Move Mountains" (underground vocal mix) – 7:10
  4. "Love Can Move Mountains" (underground instrumental) – 4:38
  5. "Love Can Move Mountains" (underground dub) – 5:35
  6. "Love Can Move Mountains" (Wake & Jones dub) – 5:41
  7. "Love Can Move Mountains" (Daniel Abraham's 7" edit) – 4:04
  8. "Love Can Move Mountains" (album version) – 4:53
  9. "Love Can Move Mountains" (Live from Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert) – 4:38
  10. "Love Can Move Mountains" (Live from À l'Olympia) – 5:25
  11. "Love Can Move Mountains" (with God's Property) – 5:05
  12. "Love Can Move Mountains" (New Edit) – 4:05
  13. "Love Can Move Mountains/River Deep, Mountain High" (Medley) (Live from Céline une seule fois / Live 2013) – 6:07


Release history

Country Date Format
United States[25] 27 October 1992
  • CD
  • cassette
  • 12"
  • 7"
United Kingdom[25] 2 November 1992

Cover versions

See also


  1. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5.
  2. ^ Celine Dion Celine Dion (Epic) (STAR)(STAR)(STAR) 1/2...
  3. ^ Sholin, Dave (30 October 1992). "Gavin Picks > Singles" (PDF). Gavin Report. No. 1929. p. 40. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  4. ^ Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
  5. ^ Review by Jose F. Promis
  6. ^ "Awards: Artist Summary". CARAS. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  7. ^ Céline Dion, bouleversée, lance sa tournée hommage à René (VIDÉOS)
  8. ^ Gavin Ryan (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  9. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 1839." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 1845." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Top RPM Dance/Urban: Issue 1831." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Hits of the World" (PDF). Billboard. 30 January 1993. p. 56. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  13. ^ Nanda Lwin (1999). Top 40 Hits: The Essential Chart Guide. Music Data Canada. ISBN 1-896594-13-1.
  14. ^ " – Céline Dion – Love Can Move Mountains". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  15. ^ "Palmarès de la chanson anglophone et allophone au Québec" (in French). BAnQ. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  16. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  17. ^ "Celine Dion Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  18. ^ "Celine Dion Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  19. ^ "Celine Dion Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  20. ^ "Celine Dion Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  21. ^ "The RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1993". RPM. 18 December 1993. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  22. ^ "The RPM Top 100 AC Tracks of 1993". RPM. 18 December 1993. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  23. ^ "The RPM Top 50 Dance Tracks of 1993". RPM. 18 December 1993. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  24. ^ "The Year in Music: 1993" (PDF). Billboard. 25 December 1993. p. 46. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  25. ^ a b "Celine Dion – Love Can Move Mountains". Discogs. Retrieved 22 February 2017.

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