Emotion in Motion (song)
|"Emotion in Motion"|
|Single by Ric Ocasek|
|from the album This Side of Paradise|
|Genre||New wave, rock|
|Label||Geffen Records (28617)|
|Producer(s)||Ric Ocasek, Chris Hughes, Ross Cullum|
|Ric Ocasek singles chronology|
"Emotion in Motion" is a song by Ric Ocasek, the main songwriter and lead vocalist for The Cars. It was featured on his second solo album, This Side of Paradise, and released as a single in late 1986. The tune topped the Album Rock Tracks chart and reached number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was Ocasek's only top 40 hit as a solo artist.
Ocasek was a founding member, lead singer and principal songwriter of the new wave rock band The Cars. Following the group's 1985 Greatest Hits release, its members split up to pursue solo projects. Lead guitarist Elliot Easton released a solo album in 1985, and both Ocasek and singer/bassist Benjamin Orr did the same in 1986. Just as "Emotion in Motion" was Ocasek's only solo song to reach the Top 40, Orr's "Stay the Night" was the latter's only solo Top 40 hit.
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||8|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||35|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||15|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary||8|
|U.S. Billboard Top Rock Tracks||1|
Artist Kirk Johnston released a licensed remake of "Emotion In Motion on "Full Circle" 2014 EP produced by Mark Younger-Smith (Billy Idol, Charmed Life). The song is available worldwide for digital download on iTunes & Amazon Music and streaming on Spotify.