Night Moves

Album: Marilyn Martin (1986)
Charted: 28
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Songfacts®:

  • Not to be confused with the Bob Seger song about young love, this song follows in the footsteps of "Love Is A Battlefield," with Martin standing up to a man and resisting his charms. Like Benatar's classic, the video was a very dramatic take on the song, complete with seedy nightclub scenes. In Martin's video, she's a serial killer.
  • Marilyn Martin was a session singer before dueting with Phil Collins on the US #1 hit "Separate Lives," which was the theme song for the movie White Nights. Released a few months later, "Night Moves" was her only solo hit. >>
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  • Martin wrote this song with British producer Jon Astley and John Parr of "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" fame. In our interview with Parr, he said: "I worked with the lovely Marilyn writing and producing songs for her album. We had a session at the Record Plant in New York. I seem to recall we were working on another track and during the break we were just running a few ideas and out came that song. Jon Astley later came aboard as producer and gave it a far more generic '80s vibe. John's a great producer but personally I think it dates the song when you listen now."

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