Sister Christian

Album: Midnight Madness (1983)
Charted: 5
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  • Sister Christian
    Oh the time has come
    And you know that you're the only one
    To say okay
    Where you going
    What you looking for
    You know those boys
    Don't want to play no more with you
    It's true

    You're motoring
    What's your price for flight
    In finding mister right
    You'll be alright tonight

    Babe, you know
    You're growing up so fast
    And mama's worrying
    That you won't last
    To say let's play
    Sister Christian
    There's so much in life
    Don't you give it up
    Before your time is due
    It's true
    It's true yeah

    What's your price for flight
    You've got him in your sight
    And driving through the night

    What's your price for flight
    In finding mister right
    You'll be alright tonight

    What's your price for flight
    In finding mister right
    You'll be alright tonight

    What's your price for flight
    In finding mister right
    You'll be alright tonight

    Sister Christian
    Oh the time has come
    And you know that you're the only one
    To say okay
    But you're motoring
    Yeah motoring Writer/s: Kelly Keagy
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 38

  • Arnold from Bigfoot, Texas Now that I have Googled this song's lyrics,
    I love it even more... I have three sisters...
    Thanks for listening and bless you all in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior... Amen and Amen...
  • George from Vancouver, CanadaI'd've liked to hear Kristy's take on the meaning/purpose of this song. . .
  • Donald Shepherd from KentuckyI've always loved Sister Christian. The new Dr Pepper commercials song sounds so much like Sister Christian. I think Kelly Keagy should look into a possibility of a lawsuit. Have a great day.
  • Havok211 from Vancouver, WaI really just wanted to know what it meant to be “motoring”
  • Anita from Miami, FlApparently she changed her name. See link below on "girls from 80's music videos then & now"
  • Mike from OhioI loved this song from the first time I heard it back in 83 or so. In fact, I loved it so much that my little garage band and I learned to play it at my baby sisters high school graduation party in the mid 90s. She's 8 years younger than I am and even though her name is Jennifer, she's MY Sister Christy (Christian) to this day! She loves this song too! I graduated high school in 1986 and our class song was Goodbye. I guess the whole class really liked Night Ranger!
  • Jolie Bourgeois from Denton, TxI graduated high school in '86 and was something of a wild child. This song encapsulates my Father's concerns during my adolescence and young adulthood. He took me to see the Midnight Madness tour in 1984 and danced with me as Kelly Keagy sang.
  • Jef from Passaic, Nj UsaI dated a gal who thought the lyrics to this song were "you're motorhead" instead of "you're motorin'".
    There were many Born Again Christians at my high school. This song became a popular anthem for the non-Christians.
    Night Ranger drummer Kelly Keagy wrote and sang this song. Keagy resembled comic actor Will Ferrell.
  • Marc from MdFirst-ever interview with the woman in the video - "Sister Christian" herself: Plus never-published photos.
  • Lisa from California, CaHey Macha! We were roommates on Argyle St. in LA when you were in art school. Look me up on facebook or LinkedIn - I'd love to find out how you're doing. Lisa Gehman Thorne
  • Shawn from Green Bay, WiGreat song that is a true 80's anthem.

    It is actually ironic that one of the main 80's rock anthems is in many ways an anti-rock song because it is about a girl NOT having sex, which is the opposite ot what most rock songs say.

    As cool as the lyrics are, I went the entire 80's without knowing what this song was talking about and I think that added to the hook of the song.
  • Hannah from Ottawa, OnLove this song. It was one of my favourites when I was in high school.
  • Jake from Houston, TxIf the actress who played SIster Christian is Annie Hubbard as someone mentioned earlier, I think I might have found her working for a plastic surgeon in Arkansas. I found her as "Anne Hubbard" and it sure looks like an older version of the girl from the video. See for yourself.
  • Cheryl from Westland,mi, MiThe actress that was "Sister Christian" was Annie Hubbard from Cupertino, CA.
    The band was from her home town, and she was trying to become an actress. She moved to LA, and auditioned to be on General Hospital. She supported herself working as a hostess at the "Ritz Cafe" on Pico Blvd. in Beverly Hills, while living on Sunset Blvd. in the early/mid 80's. I know because I was her roommate and coworerkr for a year or so, she was such a beautiful, thoughtful, and loving girl. I am bummed that we lost touch over the years.
  • Mary from Chandler, AzMacha, in L.A....there are questions all over the internet about who played Sister Christian in the video. No one seems to know. Do you have a last name? An IMDb profile? We're all curious. And whatchoo been up to, lately?
  • Aaron from Detroit, MiMacha, Los Angeles, CA

    If that is true... you were hot! I just watched that video on youtube and was honestly just thinking how hot the girl was for an '80's video (no big skanky teased hair and all that).

    This song is a bit before my time... I think it was Boogie Nights and Grand Theft Auto that made this a classic for me.
  • Joel from Kentville, NsI am driving myself crazy looking for the name of a recent movie, for which 'Sister Christian' was used in the trailer. I saw a preview on a DVD not long ago (maybe 2008), and I think it was a straight-to-DVD movie. The only things I remember about it is that the trailer featured the song 'Sister Christian' by Night Ranger, and it was about a group of thirtysomethings who kind of lost their way in life (kind of a reflection on how messed up life can get).

    If ANYBODY can help me, I would be so grateful.
  • Craig from Manitowoc, WiAwesome song. I still like listening to it.
  • Matt from Nashville , TnThis song is my Wedding Song!!! No here come the bride for us!
  • Eric from Bend, OrUntil recently, I had thought this was a religious song due to the title, and I misheard the lyric "You've got him in your sights" as "And God gave you your sight". :)
  • Jena from Leavenworth, KsI was in 6th grade when this came out. I loved this song. The group "Duran, Duran" was popular at the time, and some of the Duran fans would ruin this song by singing "More Duran" instead of "Motorin'". This song remains a classic. On the other hand, where is Duran Duran now? Bwa-ha-ha...
  • Jeanine from Philadelphia, Pai was in my early teens when this song hit the airwaves (and everything else). i always took it as 'what is a less-than-popular girl willing to do to be among the "elite"?'. some teen-agers in the 'lower echelons' can be so easily swayed. 'what's your price for flight?' what's the price to fit in? we all have a price, haven't we?
  • Randy from Colerain Twp., OhI could have sworn that Kelly Keagy was shown singing this song on the video. But I haven't watched MTV since the late 1980's, so I don't know if there is more than one video for this song. Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw did release a CD entitled "Hallucination" after their tenture with Damn Yankees, and they still do collaberate on occasions. I had read several months ago that they were working together on another project- presumably another Shaw/Blades CD.
  • Michelle from Maplewood, Mnthis song is my favorite night ranger song ever i love this song so much
  • Patrick from St Paul, MnTo User Macha from LA: are you the same girl who plays Jack Blades girlfriendwife in the video for When You Close Your Eyes?

    Patrick Dempsey
  • Mike from Hueytown , AlIf this song doesn't get your blood pumping then you are dead.
  • Josef from Corpus Christi, TxDude, I loved how they used this song in the movie "Boogie Nights" It was spectacular...Especially when the dealer guy says "Shhh here comes my favorite part" Then the part just before "Motoring" where he play s that toms part ... You know what I'm talking about...
  • Tim from Indianapolis, InOriginally, I thought Kelly was singing "Motorhead ...." haha
  • Tim from Indianapolis, InThis info has probably been covered already: The drummer was a singer in Night Ranger as well as Jack. The drummer IS the lead singer on Sister Christian. If you watch the video, Jack isn't singing, although, you can't see Kelly singing either. But the drummer is the lead singer on this one.
  • Quintin from Norwalk, CtI thought the drummer sang on this song?
  • Paul from Knoxville, TnPT Anderson knew what he was doing in 'Boogie Nights!' If people didn't catch this 'gem' the first time around in the 80's, they got it 'between the eyebrows' with his movie! Great song, either way!
  • Macha from Los Angeles, CaI just came across this site; I played 'Sister Christian' in the video. It's a blast to me that people are talking about it!
  • Matthew from East Brunswick, NjExcellent song, and the lyrics are so touching. On GTA Vice City Soundtrack! Good find!
  • Billy from Gloucester, MaThe lead guitarist Brad Gillis played lead guitar for Ozzy Osbourne on the Speak of the Devil Tour.
  • Dee from Indianapolis, InA staple of the true rock that was put out during the 80's era of great music.
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandGTA:VICE CITY ... Sountrack!!
  • Tom from New York, Nycan't think of this song without thinking of that bizarre scene in Boogie Nights.
  • Paul from Greenwood, ScBass player and lead singer Jack Blades went on to form Damn Yankees with Tommy Shaw from Styx and Motor City Madman Ted Nugent.
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