Desert Moon (song)

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"Desert Moon"
Desert Moon single.jpg
Single by Dennis DeYoung
from the album Desert Moon
B-side "Gravity"
Released 1984
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Genre Pop rock, soft rock
Length 4:48 (single version)
6:09 (album version)
Label A&M
Songwriter(s) Dennis DeYoung
Producer(s) Dennis DeYoung
Dennis DeYoung singles chronology
"Desert Moon"
(1984)
"Don't Wait for Heroes"
(1984)
"Desert Moon"
(1984)
"Don't Wait for Heroes"
(1984)

"Desert Moon" is a song written and performed by Dennis DeYoung, a former member of Styx, from his debut solo album of the same name in 1984. The single reached the #10 position in the US Billboard Hot 100[1] during the fall of that year, and ended up at #97 on the Billboard top 100 hits for the year 1984.[2]

The music video for the song, directed by Jack Cole, was filmed partly at the train depot and other historic buildings in and around Santa Paula, California.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 10
Canadian RPM Top Singles[3] 7
Irish Singles Chart[4] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Dennis DeYoung > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Retrieved May 16, 2009 (2009-05-16).  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Top 100 Songs of 1984". Retrieved May 16, 2009. 
  3. ^ "RPM Volume 41 No. 14, December 08 1984 - RPM". Retrieved May 16, 2009. 
  4. ^ "irishcharts.ie search results". Archived from the original on February 1, 2010. Retrieved May 16, 2009.