Moving Mountains (song)

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"Moving Mountains"
Single by Usher
from the album Here I Stand
B-side "Love in This Club Part II"
Released May 23, 2008
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded Triangle Sound Studios, Chalice Recording Studios
Genre R&B
Length 4:58
4:00 (radio edit)
Label LaFace
Writer(s) Usher, The-Dream, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Kuk Harrell
Producer The-Dream, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart
Certification Gold (RIANZ)
Usher singles chronology
"Love in This Club, Part II"
(2008)
"Moving Mountains"
(2008)
"What's Your Name"
(2008)

"Moving Mountains" is a song by American singer Usher. It was released on May 23, 2008. It became the third single from his album Here I Stand (2008). It was written by Usher, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Kuk Harrell and The-Dream. It was produced by Stewart and The-Dream. "Moving Mountains" is a slow tempo ballad. The song is about relationship problems. The song was given positive reviews from music critics. Many compared it to his 2004 single "Burn".

The song reached number 67 on the US Hot 100 chart. The music video was filmed in front of a green screen. It was a sequel to the video for "Love in This Club".

Credits[change | edit source]

  • Kuk Harrell – writing, recording
  • The-Dream – writing, production
  • Christy Hall – assistant production
  • Jaycen Joshua – mixing
  • Dave Pensado – mixing
  • Christopher "Tricky" Stewart – writing, production
  • Usher – writing, vocals
  • Andrew Wuepper – assistant mixing
Source:[1]

Track listings[change | edit source]

CD single[2]
  1. "Moving Mountains"
  2. "Moving Mountains" (instrumental)
  3. "Moving Mountains" (FP remix)
  4. "Moving Mountains" (J Remy & BobbyBass Remix)
  5. "Moving Mountains" (music video)
Japanese Remixes CD[3]
  1. "Moving Mountains" (radio edit) – 4:00
  2. "Moving Mountains" (FP Remix) – 3:05
  3. "Moving Mountains" (J Remy & BobbyBass Remix) – 4:33
  4. "Moving Mountains" (Pokerface Remix) – 5:07
  5. "Moving Mountains" (23 Deluxe) – 5:58
UK CD Single[4]
  1. "Moving Mountains" – 5:01
  2. "Love in This Club Part II" (featuring Beyoncé) – 4:19
Digital EP[5]
  1. "Moving Mountains" – 4:57
  2. "Moving Mountains" (Full Phatt Remix) – 3:06
  3. "Moving Mountains" (Pokerface Remix) – 5:09
  4. "Moving Mountains" (23 Deluxe Remix) – 5:58
Finnish Digital EP[6]
  1. "Moving Mountains" – 4:57
  2. "Moving Mountains" (instrumental) – 4:57
  3. "Moving Mountains" (FP Remix) – 3:05
  4. "Moving Mountains" (Pokerface Remix) – 4:33

Charts and certifications[change | edit source]

Charts[change | edit source]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 36
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 75)[8] 70
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[9] 20
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[10] 20
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100 Oficiální)[11] 40
European Hot 100 Singles[12] 22
Germany (Media Control AG)[13] 28
Ireland (IRMA)[14] 26
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[15] 33
New Zealand (RIANZ)[16] 6
Slovakia (IFPI)[17] 32
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 21
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[19] 25
US Billboard Hot 100[20] 67
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[21] 18
US Pop 100[22] 56

Year-end charts[change | edit source]

Chart (2009) Position
New Zealand Singles Chart[23] 47
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[source?] 84

Certifications[change | edit source]

Country Certification
New Zealand Gold[24]

Release history[change | edit source]

Purchase dates[change | edit source]

Country Date Format
Netherlands[25] May 23, 2008 Digital download
Austria[26] July 18, 2008
Canada[27]
Great Britain[28]
Ireland[29]
Spain[30]
Finland[6] July 21, 2008
United Kingdom[31] CD single
Australia[32] July 25, 2008 Digital download
Austria[33]
Belgium[34]
Germany[35]
New Zealand[36]
Mexico[37]
Sweden[38]
France[2] July 28, 2008 CD single
Germany[39] August 15, 2008
Germany[40] Maxi-single
Japan[41] August 20, 2008 Digital download

Radio add dates[change | edit source]

Country Date Type
United States June 9, 2008 Rhythmic airplay[42]
Urban airplay[43]

References[change | edit source]

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