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"Orinoco Flow", also released as "Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)", is a song by Irish singer-songwriter Enya from her second studio album, Watermark (1988). It was released on 3 October 1988 by WEA Records in the United Kingdom and by Geffen Records in the United States the following year. The song topped the UK Singles Chart for three weeks and received two Grammy Award nominations for Best Music Video and Best New Age Performance at the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards.

Enya 1988 Watermark 01

The song was released as the lead single from Enya's studio album Watermark on 3 October 1988.[2] It became a global success, reaching number one in several countries, including Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, where it stayed at the top of the UK Singles Chart for three weeks.[3] In the United States, the song peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1989.[4]

"Orinoco Flow" has also been used in reference to various object names including an iris cultivar Orinoco Flow by iris breeder Cy Bartlett in 1989,[58] and Leporinus enyae, a species of fish from the Orinoco drainage basin named for the artist herself.[59]

While Watermark has its roots in traditional Irish music with Celtic rhythms and melodies that flow as easily as a Riverdance routine, its music truly doesn't fit into any established genre. It's a weird album, filled with world beats played out on synthesizers with Enya's crisp enunciation giving it a nearly choral feel. Its success is even more surprising when you think about what other albums topped the charts in 1988, like George Michael's Faith and Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction. When Enya released "Orinoco Flow," the lead single from Watermark, it ousted Robin Beck's "First Time," a hair metal slow jam, as the No. 1 single in the UK. It reached No. 24 in the U.S., spending 17 weeks on the Billboard charts.

Watermark es el segundo álbum de la cantante irlandesa Enya, grabado en 1987 y sacado a la venta en 1988. Watermark es el disco con el que Enya se dio a conocer a escala mundial. Además del éxito comercial de su sencillo Orinoco Flow es un trabajo que contiene canciones en latín como Cursum Perficio o en gaélico como Na Laetha Geal M'Oige. Considerado una incipiente muestra de la música new age, aunque la propia Enya no lo considera así.

Enya's second album Watermark, was released on 1988 to astounding worldwide success: in North America alone, the album sold over four million copies. The world, it seems, hungers for what Enya offers in song after song: inspiration and optimism.

Watermark (engelsk: vandmærke) er det andet studiealbum fra den irske musiker Enya, og det blev udgivet d. 19. september 1988. Albummet indeholder hendes første større hit "Orinoco Flow", og Watermark blev dermed Enyas egentlige gennembrud. Det bliver betragtet som et skelsættende New Age-album, selvom Enya selv ikke betragter sit arbejde som tilhørende genren.

It is like nothing so much as a cathedral of sound, an all-enveloping choral tide that sweeps over the listener, taking us to faraway places. It is music so unique that only the name of its creator suffices to describe it: Enya. With her 1988 debut album, Watermark, the music of Enya was discovered by a worldwide audience. The LP has sold a phenomenal 11 million copies internationally, while its stunning single, "Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)," went to No. 1 in virtually every country with a popular music chart.

And it wouldn't be surprising if Swift cited Enya (the New Age star who sold more than 4 million copies of 1988's "Watermark" album) as her spirit animal. Enya's ethereal vibrations were heard when Swift overhauled her teenage breakthrough hit "Love Story."

"Storms in Africa" is a song by the Irish singer, songwriter and musician Enya recorded for her second studio album Watermark (1988). A rearranged version with English lyrics called "Storms in Africa (Part II)" was included in some later pressings of Watermark, and released as a single in June, 1989 that reached number 41 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was included on the soundtrack for the Green Card (1990). For a time, the Australian airline Ansett Airlines used the song as its theme prior to its collapse in 2001. 041b061a72


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