Many Rivers To Cross
Featured in Episode
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
Did Not Chart
Year Released
Sheffield Steel
Jimmy Cliff
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
Valerie leaves club after dancing with Tubbs
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"Many Rivers To Cross" is a song performed by Joe Cocker, recorded on the album Sheffield Steel in 1982. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "The Prodigal Son".


  • The song was written in 1969 and has been covered by numerous artists spanning five decades.
  • Artists who have covered "Many Rivers To Cross" include UB40, Cher, The Animals, and U2, but the only version to make the Billboard Hot 100 was by Annie Lennox in 2008.
  • The song has technically appeared in two episodes of Miami Vice -- problems with securing release rights for the Columbia House VHS tapes meant "Many Rivers To Cross" was used in "Calderone's Return (Part II)", in place of Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It".

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