20 Songs About Mountains (Music Video + Lyrics!)

Mountains have long been a source of fascination and inspiration for artists of all types. From the ancient Greeks to modern-day songwriters, mountains have been the backdrop for poems, paintings, and songs.

Here are 20 of our favorite songs about mountains, complete with music videos and lyrics!

Enjoy 😉

1. Rocky Mountain High by John Denver

Official Audio Link: John Denver – Rocky Mountain High (Official Audio) – YouTube
Music Video + Lyrics: Rocky Mountain High +Lyrics (John Denver) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: John Denver – Rocky Mountain High Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
The main plot of the song is about being in the Rocky Mountains and experiencing the scenery from the mountains.

Rocky Mountain high (Colorado)
Rocky Mountain high (High in Colorado)

Rumor has it that Johnny was using cannabis or snorting white in the Rockies, but the man was insistent that his “high” emanated from the beauty of nature you can see while you are at the Rocky Mountains peak.

The Rocky Mountains have the means to deliver you to a state of euphoria.

2. Half Moon Rising by Yonder Mountain String Band

Official Audio: Half Moon Rising – YouTube
Music Video + Lyrics: N/A
Link to Lyrics: Yonder Mountain String Band – Half Moon Rising Lyrics | Genius Lyrics
If you like the progressive bluegrass that came out of Colorado, you might like this song about mountains.

There's a half moon risin'
Pushin' me on over another mountaintop

It's a contemporary spin on bluegrass music that may transport you to another place in your imagination.

3. Rocky Top – Osborne Brothers

Live Video since there is no music video: Osborne Brothers – Rocky Top – YouTube
Official Lyric Video: Rocky Top w/ Lyrics – YouTube
Link to Lyrics:The Everly Brothers – Rocky Top Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
Hundreds of thousands of University of Tennessee football supporters have been shouting Rocky Top at the top of their lungs as they cheer on the Tennessee Volunteers since the early 1970s.

Wish that I was on old Rocky Top
Down in the Tennessee hills

The artist hopes he can return to Tennessee's Old Rocky Top Mountain.
The true meaning of Rocky Top, as per the Gatlinburg Inn, most likely referred to Thunderhead Mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to its rocky top.

4. High on a Mountain Top – Loretta Lyn

Audio: high on a mountain top loretta lynn – YouTube
Lyric Video: N/A
Link to Lyrics: Loretta Lynn – High On A Mountain Top Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
High on a mountain top
We live, we love, and we laugh a lot
Folks up here know what they got

This song is about how living in the mountains makes you happy. If you travel far away from a city, you will most likely come upon the most spectacular night sky you will ever see when you are in the mountains. Indeed, it is very wonderful to live in the mountains, especially with friends and neighbors.

5. Take me Home, Country Roads by John Denver

Official Audio: John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads (Official Audio) – YouTube
Lyric Video: John Denver ♥ Take Me Home, Country Roads (The Ultimate Collection) with Lyrics – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
West Virginia, mountain mama
Take me home, country roads

Beautiful postcards provided to Bill Danoff, the writer, by a friend inspired him to create a song about West Virginia. The “mountain mother” aspect refers to the various mountains that pass through the state, such as the Appalachians.

Denver sings a tribute to the meandering roads that lead back home in his 1971 song “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”
This song reminds us of a wonderful recollection. People like the song because it is associated with memories. The music is simple and soothing, evoking good emotions in most listeners.

6. The Climb – Miley Cyrus

Official Music Video: Miley Cyrus – The Climb – YouTube
Lyric Video:Miley Cyrus – The Climb ( Lyrics/Songtext ) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Miley Cyrus – The Climb Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
“The Climb” is a country pop power ballad in which Cyrus sings about how gratifying life's journey is despite its uncertain finale.
The phrase “it's the climb” is frequently used to describe anything long and challenging. It's comparable to an ‘uphill grind' or ‘uphill fight.'
The imagery of a mountain, indicating life's hardships, and climbing, symbolizing life's continual trials, is central to the song's meaning.

7. Sugar Mountain by Neil Young

Official Music Video: Neil Young – Sugar Mountain – YouTube
Lyric Video: N/A
Link to Lyrics: Jack River – Sugar Mountain (Neil Young Cover) Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
Oh, to live on Sugar MountainWith the barkers and the colored balloonsYou can't be 20 on Sugar Mountain
The song is about surrendering the idealism of youth, with the phrase “You can't be 20 on Sugar Mountain,” which is another way of stating that many of us, if we could, would stay young forever.
A wonderful song about leaving one's blissful youth and entering the responsibilities and unknowns of adulthood.

8. Smoky Mountain Rain by Ronnie Mislap

Official Music Video: Smoky Mountain Rain – Ronnie Milsap – YouTube
Lyric Video:Smokey Mountain Rain with lyrics – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Ronnie Milsap – Smoky Mountain Rain Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
In December 1980, Smoky Mountain Rain reached at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and dominated the Hot Country Songs chart for a week.
“Smoky Mountain Rain” is a song about a guy returning to East Tennessee to rediscover the lady he loves.

9. Ask the Mountains by Vangelis

Official Audio:Ask The Mountains Vangelis – YouTube
Lyric Video: Vangelis Ask the mountains lyrics – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Vangelis – Ask the Mountains Lyrics | Genius Lyrics
Ask the mountains
Springs and fountains
Why couldn't this go on?
Couldn't our happiness go on?

This track is about being open to the lessons that nature is trying to offer us.
This represents the person's desire to see what nature attempts to teach them. This music is ideal for somebody who wants to be more open to nature's lessons, such as the mountains, springs, seas, and fountains.

10. Blue Ridge Cabin Home by Flatt & Scruggs

Official Audio: Blue Ridge Cabin Home – YouTube
Music Video + Lyrics: N/A
Link to Lyrics: Flatt & Scruggs – Blue Ridge Cabin Home Lyrics | Lyrics.com
When I die, won't you bury me on that old mountainside
Make my resting place upon the hills so high

This song is like saying goodbye and letting go of the past. It recalls the mountain where he resided and where his parents were buried. The song's message is that he wants to be laid high on that mountain.

11. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Official Audio: Ain't No Mountain High Enough – YouTube
Music Video + Lyrics: Ain't No Mountain High Enough” Lyric – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Marvin Gaye – Ain't No Mountain High Enough Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
Ain't no mountain high enough
Ain't no valley low enough
Ain't no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you, babe

“Ain't No Mountain High Enough” is an attitude of endurance and determination.
On a more serious note, this song is based on a forthcoming event in Alexandria, Virginia. This community had a history of prejudice, and the schools were being integrated at the time.

Many community residents were unhappy that their children would attend the same school as children of various races. This song is a tribute to his love's death and his struggle with prejudice.

The song was named one of the Top 150 Singles of All Time by the authors of the UK journal NME, and it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.

12. Mountain Music by Alabama

Official Music Video Link: Alabama – Mountain Music (Official Video) – YouTube
Lyrics Video: Alabama-Mountain Music (Lyrics)! – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Alabama – Mountain Music Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
Oh, play me some mountain music
Like grandma and grandpa used to play
Alabama's trademark song mixes country, southern rock, and bluegrass music in a tale about childhood memories.
Mountain music is by far the most rugged Country music you can imagine. The Appalachian Mountains extend down the east coast. Mountain music is produced using fiddles, guitars, banjos, mandolins, and other percussion instruments.

13. Mountains by LSD

Official Music Video Link: LSD – Mountains (Official Lyric Video) ft. Sia, Diplo, Labrinth – YouTube
Lyrics Video: LSD – Mountains (Lyrics) ft. Sia, Diplo, Labrinth – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: LSD – Mountains Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
So what we gotta lose, what we gotta move
I move mountains
I can see it through

This song is about how certain mountains are more challenging than others.
The narrators (Labrinth and Sia) convey their intense love for one other throughout the song. The couple is so in love that they are willing to move mountains for each other.

14. You Gave Me A Mountain – Elvis Presley

Official Audio: You Gave Me A Mountain – YouTube
Lyrics Video: Elvis Presley You Gave Me A Mountain Sing Along Lyrics – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Everclear – Father Of Mine Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
But this time, you gave me a mountain
A mountain I may never climb
It isn't a hill any longer
You gave me a mountain this time

Marty Robbins, a country music composer, composed this song as a child while contemplating his mother's death while giving birth to him and his subsequent missing father.

This song uses mountains as a metaphor for life's struggles and hardships.

15. The Call of the Mountains by Eluveitie

Official Audio: ELUVEITIE – The Call Of The Mountains (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) – YouTube
Lyrics Video: ELUVEITIE – The Call Of The Mountains (Lyrics) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Eluveitie – The Call Of The Mountains Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
The call of the mountains, ooh, ooh
The call of the alps
The call home, ooh, ooh
The tune in our hearts, the song of the mountains
This powerful song is built around a mighty chorus that evokes the mystical beauty and comforting homeward call of the band's beloved mountain homeland.
The Alps are Europe's most extensive mountain range, with peaks reaching up to 5km over eight countries, including Eluveitie's native nation of Switzerland.

16. Tiger Mountain Peasant Song by Fleet Foxes

Official Audio: Fleet Foxes – Tiger Mountain Peasant Song – YouTube
Lyrics Video: FLEET FOXES – Tiger Mountain Peasant Song (Lyrics) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Fleet Foxes – Tiger Mountain Peasant Song Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
The call of the mountains, ooh, ooh
The call of the alps
The call home, ooh, ooh
The tune in our hearts, the song of the mountains

Wanderers this morning came by
Where did they go, graceful in the morning light?
To banner fair, to follow you softly
In the cold mountain air

The subject of this song is murder. In the early morning hours, the protagonist notices a search team make their way down the mountain slope and back into town, looking for the dearly dead.

He sees the wanderers, the birds, and the grass, but none of them remember his departed loved one. He still recognizes her and senses her presence with him. He is terrified of his own death, yet there is no one near enough to him to keep him alive.

Tiger Mountain is located in rural Washington, not far from the band's origins.

17. Misty Mountains Cold by The Hobbit

Official Audio: The Misty Mountains Cold – The Hobbit – YouTube
Lyrics Video: Misty Mountains (Cold) Full Song And Scene With Lyrics [HD/HQ] – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (OST) – Misty Mountains lyrics (lyricstranslate.com)
In J.R.R. Tolkien's cinematic version of his renowned novel, The Hobbit, ‘Misty Mountains' is regarded as “the dwarf song.”
They don't stand for anything. They are just a mountain range in Middle-earth, which serves as the location for many of Tolkien's writings.
They just represent mountains that are known for their frequent mists and fogs.

18. Moving Mountains by Usher

Official Audio: Usher – Moving Mountains (Official Video) – YouTube
Lyrics Video: Usher Moving Mountains with Lyrics YouTube – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Usher – Moving Mountains Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
But it's like moving mountains
It's like moving mountains, hey
But I keep climbing and hoping things would change

This song is ideal for anyone who has been through and survived bad relationships and wants to remind themselves that they can get through anything.
It's about a guy who makes a mistake [extramarital affairs] and agrees with his wife that it's alright — but she doesn't forgive him. The guy attempts to reach out to the woman and make things right, but he is having difficulty comparing it to moving a mountain.

19. Big Rock Candy Mountains by Harry McClintock

Official Audio: The Big Rock Candy Mountain – YouTube
Lyrics Video: The Big Rock Candy Mountains Lyric Video – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Harry McClintock – Big Rock Candy Mountain Lyrics | Lyrics.com
This is a well-known and original American folk song about a hobo who uncovers a paradise on Earth, sometimes referred to as “The Big Rock Candy Mountains” – from the lyrics. It's arguably reasonable to call it nonsensical, and it's certainly fair to call it a song that was initially unfit for children.

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains
There's a land that's fair and bright.

He's attempting to pitch his friends on the notion of coming to Big Rock Candy Mountains in this section of the lyrics, talking to them about the great weather and sunny skies.

20. My Tennessee Mountain Home by Dolly Parton

Official Audio: My Tennessee Mountain Home by Dolly Parton (Lyrics on screen!) – YouTube
Lyrics Video: My Tennessee Mountain Home by Dolly Parton (Lyrics on screen!) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Dolly Parton – My Tennessee Mountain Home Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
In my Tennessee mountain home
Life is as peaceful as a baby's sigh
In my Tennessee mountain home
Crickets sing in the fields nearby

As much imagery as the lines provide, the chorus makes the song unforgettable. Parton utilizes her high voice to tell you where she's from, followed by an almost whispered explanation of why she loves it so much.

Tennessee Mountain Home' is about sitting on a front porch, reclining back as they used to, singing, and enjoying calm moments for Dolly. There were also difficult moments. But growing up in the mountains means you're not always working.