Big Life (album)

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Big Life
Studio album by
Released25 Feb 1987
RecordedFantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
GenreHard rock
ProducerKevin Elson, Wally Buck, David Foster ("The Secret Of My Success"), Night Ranger
Night Ranger chronology
7 Wishes
Big Life
Man in Motion
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Big Life is the fourth studio album by Night Ranger, released in 1987. It featured the single "The Secret of My Success", which was written for the 1987 film of the same name starring Michael J. Fox. The single flopped, stalling outside the Top 40, peaking at #64. It was a top twenty hit on the Mainstream Rock charts though, hitting number 12 and was one of the most played videos in the spring of 1987 on MTV. "Hearts Away" was the second single/video and peaked at #90 on the Hot 100 chart. The third single/video, "Color of Your Smile" failed to chart in the U.S. at all.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Big Life" (Blades, Gillis) 5:16
  2. "Color Of Your Smile" (Blades) 4:13
  3. "Love Is Standing Near" (Fitzgerald, Blades, Keagy) 4:24
  4. "Rain Comes Crashing Down" (Blades) 5:56
  5. "The Secret of My Success" (Blades, David Foster, Tom Keane, Michael Landau) 4:26
  6. "Carry On" (Blades, Keagy) 4:19
  7. "Better Let It Go" (Keagy, Blades) 4:40
  8. "I Know Tonight" (Blades) 4:03
  9. "Hearts Away" (Blades) 4:58


Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]


  • Produced By Night Ranger, David Foster, Wally Buck & Kevin Elson
  • Engineered By Kevin Elson, Wally Buck, Rick Hulbrook, Frank Pekoc & Tom Size
  • Mixed By Kevin Elson


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Night Ranger Big Life review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-15.