Move Away

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"Move Away"
Single by Culture Club
from the album From Luxury to Heartache
B-side "Sexuality"
Released 1986
Format 7"
Recorded 1985–1986
Genre New wave, pop
Length 4:22
Label Virgin Records
Epic Records (US)
Writer(s) O'Dowd/Hay/Moss/Craig/Pickett
Producer(s) Arif Mardin
Culture Club singles chronology
"Love Is Love"
"Move Away"
"God Thank You Woman"

"Move Away" is a 1986 song by the British band Culture Club. Taken as the lead single from their fourth album, From Luxury to Heartache, the song became the group's eighth top-ten hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number seven.[1] It reached number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100,[2] and was also their last chart success in USA. It also reached the top ten in various other countries including Canada (#4), Italy (#10) and Australia (#10).

The song was produced by Arif Mardin (producer for Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin in the 80s). "Move Away" was the only single from the album to reach the top-ten in the UK and would be the band's last UK top 10 hit until 1998's "I Just Wanna Be Loved".

The video-clip for the song, which cast Boy George and Jon Moss as silent film-stars racing cars across a black/white movie screen, was filmed at the Brixton Academy, London. George's friend Alice Temple can also be seen in the video.

Track listing[edit]


A. Move Away
B. Sexuality (7" version (alternate mix))


Released at least in UK, Argentina, Australia, Spain, USA

A. Move Away (Extended Mix)
B. Sexuality (Tango Dub Remix Version)


Released as a 5" picture disc vinyl with gatefold cardboard picture sleeve

A. Move Away
B. Sexuality

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
Belgian Singles Chart 7 7
Canadian Adult Contemporary Singles Chart[3] 8 7
Canadian Singles Chart[4] 15 16
Dutch Singles Chart[5] 16 7
French Singles Chart[6] 47 4
German Singles Chart[7] 21 13
Irish Singles Chart[8] 6 6
Italian Singles Chart[9] 10 ?
New Zealand Singles Chart[10] 16 11
Norwegian Singles Chart[11] 8 5
Swedish Singles Chart[12] 7 4
Swiss Singles Chart[13] 18 6
UK Singles Chart[14] 7 7
US Adult Contemporary Chart[15] 11 ?
US Billboard Hot 100[16] 12 14
US Dance/Club Play Singles[17] 4 11
US Hot Dance Music Sales[18] 8 ?
US R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart[19] 87 2


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