Moving (Kate Bush song)

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Single by Kate Bush
from the album The Kick Inside
B-side "Wuthering Heights"
Released June 1978 (1978-06)
Format 7" vinyl
Recorded 1977
Genre Art rock
Length 3:10
Label Toshiba EMI
Writer(s) Kate Bush
Producer(s) Andrew Powell
Kate Bush singles chronology
"Them Heavy People"
"Hammer Horror"
Music sample

"Moving" is a song written and recorded by Kate Bush. It is the lead-off track on her first studio album The Kick Inside and is a tribute to Bush's mime instructor, Lindsay Kemp. It opens with 20 seconds of whale song (sampled from the album 'Songs of the Humpback Whale' by Dr. Roger S. Payne) before the first piano chords come in.

The song was released as a single in Japan on the 6th February 1978[1] and became a number one hit there following Kate's performance of it at the seventh Tokyo Song Festival at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. She won the Silver Prize of the festival sharing the honour with American R&B girl group The Emotions. The festival was broadcast on television and watched by an audience of nearly 35 million.[2] "Moving" subsequently reached number one on Oricon's International singles chart[3] and was the only worldwide release of "Moving" as an A-side. The B-side was "Wuthering Heights".[4]


Chart (1978) Peak
Japanese Singles Chart 1


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