Can't Fight The Moonlight

Album: i Need You (2000)
Charted: 1 11

Songfacts®:

  • There's no escaping love once the sun goes down. In this song, LeAnn Rimes sings about that magical feeling under the moonlight when romance is in the air.

    The song was written by Diane Warren, who also wrote Rimes' biggest hit, "How Do I Live." It was produced by Trevor Horn.
  • "Can't Fight The Moonlight" reached #1 in Australia, where it was their highest selling single in 2001. It also topped the charts in the UK, The Netherlands and New Zealand. Despite being closer to a dance number, it topped the US Country charts because of Rime's background.
  • This was featured in the movie Coyote Ugly, in which LeAnn Rimes had a part playing herself. In the video, Rimes sings it at the bar in which the movie is set.

Comments: 3

  • The Lame Duck from UsaMy interpretation is that this this pop music masterpiece is about the struggles of fighting drug/alcohol addiction. Consider the possibility that moonlight can cause otherwise rational people to temporarily lose self-control and succumb to the temptations of drug/alcohol use. These lyrics describe the thought process and the melody captured the emotions of an addict relapsing.
  • Kat from Adelaide, AustraliaHas to be up there in the Best Song/Worst Movie double. Can't Fight the Moonlight/Coyote Ugly

    Bit like Kiss From a Rose/Batman Forever.

    Great songs from terrible movies!
  • Jessica from Bloomfield , NjI love this song and I usually hate anything country.
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