The Lady in Red (Chris de Burgh song)
|"The Lady in Red"|
|Single by Chris de Burgh|
|from the album Into the Light|
"The Ecstasy of Flight (I Love the Night)"
|Released||20 June 1986|
|Format||7" vinyl, 12" vinyl|
|Writer(s)||Chris de Burgh|
|Chris de Burgh singles chronology|
"The Lady in Red" is a song by Irish-British artist Chris de Burgh. It was released in June 1986 as the second single from the album Into the Light. The song was a big hit and reached the number one position in Canada, the UK, Ireland, the Flanders region of Belgium, and Norway. It also reached number three in the United States during the spring of 1987.
The song was written in reference to (though not specifically about) his wife Diane and was released on the album Into the Light. On the British TV series This Is Your Life, de Burgh said that the song was inspired by the memory of when he first saw Diane, and how men so often cannot even remember what their wives were wearing when they first met.
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||3|
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||7|
|Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders)||1|
|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)||6|
|Germany (Media Control AG)||5|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||6|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||6|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||18|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||1|
|US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||2|
|US Billboard Hot 100||3|
"Papa Don't Preach" by Madonna
|Irish IRMA number-one single
10 July - 28 August 1986
"I Want to Wake Up with You" by Boris Gardiner
|UK Singles Chart number-one single
29 July 1986
"Dancing on the Ceiling" by Lionel Richie
|Norway number-one single
1 September - 29 september 1986
"I've Been Losing You" by a-ha
In other media
The song appears briefly in the 2000 film adaptation of American Psycho when Patrick Bateman, played by Christian Bale, is listening to it in his office on his Walkman. It also appears in the 1988 movie, Working Girl. It is also heard in the 2004 comedy film Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.
Just after the song's release, it regularly featured on television and radio in the run-up to the wedding of Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson, which was held on 23 July 1986. Eight years later, it was chosen as the accompanying song to the clip of the wedding on the BBC Rock 'n' Roll Years for the 1986 edition - by which time the couple had separated.
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- Canadian peak
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