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Music with a hill reference in the title....

Music with a hill reference in the title....


Postby Hill-loving lady » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:43 pm

Was singing along to Kate Bush in the car the other day on my way home from Ben Rinnes (my hill-fix when I can't get away to the mountains!) and I suddenly thought, how many songs/pieces are there written with a hill reference in the title?
Here's a few to get us started... oh and can we miss out any reference to the Sound of Music until we've exhausted all other possibilities?

1. Running up the Hill - Kate Bush
2. Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin
3. Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
4. There is a green hill far away - ?????? just remember singing it at school years ago
5. Land of the Mountain and the Flood - Hamish McCunn (absolutely brilliant btw)

Told you my musical taste was ecclectic :wink:

Ok, what else is there out there that i don't know about? Over to you
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Re: Music with a hill reference in the title....

Postby laconic surf » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:57 pm

My favourite Springsteen album is Nebraska which includes the song Mansion on the Hill.
The famous fats Domino song Blueberry Hill and Peter Gabriel's Solsbury Hill. From my (Sonic) Youth - Chapel Hill. Led Zep also have Over the Hills and Far Away. The Doors made a little known song called The Hill Dwellers.
Oh and Primrose Hill by Madness.
That's all I can think of off the top of my head :D Sorry, music geek :lol:
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Re: Music with a hill reference in the title....

Postby Stuart Angus » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:57 pm

Not in the title but I love the fact my local hills, the Campsies, are in "fergus sings the blues" by Deacon Blue :D
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Re: Music with a hill reference in the title....

Postby Hill-loving lady » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:05 pm

Good start folks...off to youtube them now!!! :wink:
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Re: Music with a hill reference in the title....

Postby Sgurr » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:13 pm

These aren't exactly my musical taste but were stapled into my brain at school

Hills of the North Rejoice
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills (Psalm 121)
I used to go a wandering along the mountain track (actually, I think this is called The Happy Wanderer)


Shows you how long ago my school days were.
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Re: Music with a hill reference in the title....

Postby Backpacker » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:29 pm

Just checked my music collection

Mensforth Hill - The Clash

House On The Hill - Mercyful Fate
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Re: Music with a hill reference in the title....

Postby Andy82 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:41 pm

House on the Hill - Kevin Coyne
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Re: Music with a hill reference in the title....

Postby jmarkb » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:03 pm

Runrig - Nightfall on Marsco, Move a Mountain, Cnoc na Feille (The Hill at the Market Stance)
Band from Rockall - When I Walk Amongst These Hills, Eval
Capercaillie - The Crooked Mountain
Crooked Still - Mountain Jumper
Silencers (and many others) - Wild Mountain Thyme
Richard Strauss - An Alpine Symphony
Biffy Clyro - Mountains
Marvin Gaye - Ain't no Mountain High Enough
Tina Turner - River Deep Mountain High
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Re: Music with a hill reference in the title....

Postby Backpacker » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:16 pm

Just found a few more

Behind the jagged mountains - Cradle Of Filth

Black Mountain Side - Led Zep

Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zep

White Summer Black Mountain Side - Led Zep

Crystal Mountain - Death

Hall Of The Mountain King - Rainbow

Wild Mountain Honey - Steve Miller Band

Man On The Silver Mountain - Rainbow

Holy Mountains - System Of A Down

King Of The Mountain - Bon Jovi

Mountains - Manowar

Over The Mountain - Ozzy Osbourne
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Re: Music with a hill reference in the title....

Postby Klaasloopt » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:47 pm

There's a Scottish band called Teenage Fanclub. Their album 'Songs from Northern Britain' are all about hills. Only one song has a reference in the title: 'Mount Everest'. Shoegazers.
Superior sleeve art: pictures of trucks transporting a fair parked somewhere in the highlands.
:clap:

Neil Young: Sugar Mountain. Melancholy, sing it to golden plovers.

The Metallica coversong 'The Small Hours' on their genius $ 5.98 EP Garage Days Revisited (1988) has a really heavy line that runs 'Steep is the mountain which we climb'. Love that too.
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Re: Music with a hill reference in the title....

Postby bootsandpaddles » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:18 pm

The hills are alive with the sound of music!!!
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Re: Music with a hill reference in the title....

Postby Hill-loving lady » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:20 pm

Wow...plenty so far...and nothing by Julie Andrews yet
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Re: Music with a hill reference in the title....

Postby jmarkb » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:37 pm

Hill-loving lady wrote:Wow...plenty so far...and nothing by Julie Andrews yet


Spoke too soon.... :(
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Re: Music with a hill reference in the title....

Postby Fife Flyer » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:01 pm

The climb - Joe McElderry
Loch Lomond - Runrig
King of the mountain - Kate Bush
Why does it always rain on me - Travis
Waterfall - Stone Roses
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Re: Music with a hill reference in the title....

Postby Fudgie » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:08 pm

It doesn't strictly have hill or mountain in the title but anytime I climb a hill and the top is in clag, I get reminded of Breaking Into Heaven by The Stone Roses.

Kudos to Klaasloopt for mentioning Teenage Fanclub as they're one of my favourite bands 8)
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