Sweet Freedom (Michael McDonald song)

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"Sweet Freedom"
Single Cover
Single by Michael McDonald
from the album No Lookin' Back (reissue),
Running Scared soundtrack
Released June 1986
Format Cassette single
7" single
12" single
CD single
Recorded 1986
Genre R&B, Synthpop, blue-eyed soul, soft rock
Length 4:07
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Rod Temperton
Producer(s) Rod Temperton
Michael McDonald singles chronology
"Lost in the Parade"
"Sweet Freedom"
"Our Love"

"Sweet Freedom" is a 1986 single by Michael McDonald, and his last Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single's music video featured McDonald, along with actors Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines, in the film Running Scared. [1]


Chart (1986) Peak
Canada The Record Singles Chart 25[2]
UK Singles Chart 12
U.S. Adult Contemporary Tracks 4
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 7
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 8
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 17


  1. ^ "Songfacts.". songfacts.com. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  2. ^ Lwin, Nanda. Top 40 Hits: The Essential Chart Guide (2000). Mississsauga, Ont.: Music Data Canada