Emotions in Motion

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Emotions in Motion
Emotions in Motion (Billy Squier album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Billy Squier
ReleasedJuly 23, 1982[1]
GenreRock, hard rock
ProducerMack & Billy Squier
Billy Squier chronology
Don't Say No
Emotions in Motion
Signs of Life
Singles from Emotions in Motion
  1. "Everybody Wants You"
    Released: September 1982
  2. "Emotions in Motion"
    Released: 1982
  3. "Learn How to Live"
    Released: 1982
  4. "Keep Me Satisfied"
    Released: 1982
  5. "She's a Runner"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [2]

Emotions in Motion is the third album by rock musician Billy Squier. It was released in July 1982, and was Squier's second consecutive Top Five disc on the Billboard album chart. It contains the hit song "Everybody Wants You", which peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100, and held at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 6 weeks. Further hits from the album included "Learn How to Live", "Emotions in Motion", and "She's a Runner". Billy wrote all of the album's tracks himself.

Emotions in Motion is one of Billy Squier's most popular albums, certified Gold in September 1982 and Platinum a month later. Though multi-platinum awards were not certified prior to late 1984, the album received a double platinum award in 1991.[3] Emotions in Motion is also Billy's second best selling album, after the previous year's Triple Platinum Don't Say No.

The cover art was created for Squier by Andy Warhol. It was also the first of three consecutive albums from Squier to feature a guest appearance from one or more members of Queen – lead singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor sing backing vocals on the title track.[4] Like its predecessor, the album was produced by Squier with Reinhold Mack, who had produced Queen's The Game.

Track listing[edit]

  • All Songs Written By Billy Squier.
  1. "Everybody Wants You" (3:47)
  2. "Emotions in Motion" (4:58)
  3. "Learn How to Live" (4:05)
  4. "In Your Eyes" (3:45)
  5. "Keep Me Satisfied" (3:42)
  6. "It Keeps You Rockin'" (4:06)
  7. "One Good Woman" (3:41)
  8. "She's a Runner" (4:02)
  9. "Catch 22" (5:04)
  10. "Listen to the Heartbeat" (4:25)


  • Billy Squier - vocals, guitars
  • Kevin Osborn - guitars
  • Jeff Golub - guitars
  • Alan St. Jon - keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals
  • Doug Lubahn - bass, backing vocals
  • Bobby Chouinard - drums
  • Dino Solera - saxophones on 2, 7 and 9
  • Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor - "emotional" support


  • Billy Squier: producer, mixing
  • Mack: Producer
  • Gary Rindfuss: engineer, assistant engineer
  • David Thoener: mixing
  • Jim Ball: mixing assistant
  • George Marino: mastering


  1. ^ "Album release date". Rateyourmusic.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
  2. ^ Franck, John. "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
  3. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America - May 31, 2008". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
  4. ^ "Which was a Mainstream Rock hit. Squier began promoting this album opening for Queen, but by the end of his tour he was headlining an arena tour of his own. - Discography (more) - Billy Squier - Emotions in Motion". Queenvault.com. Retrieved 2012-06-28.