Moonlight on Water

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"Moonlight on Water"
Kevin Raleigh - Moonlight on Water.jpg
Single by Kevin Raleigh
from the album Delusions of Grandeur
B-side "The Art of War"
Released 1989
Format
Genre Pop
Length 4:10
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Peter Coleman

"Moonlight on Water", also known as "Moonlight on Water (Sex on the Beach)", is a popular song written and composed by Steve Kipner, best known for writing Olivia Newton-John's "Physical", and Andy Goldmark. The song was originally recorded by Kevin Raleigh for his 1989 album Delusions of Grandeur and was released as a single. It reached #60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on 24 June 1989.

Laura Branigan version[edit]

"Moonlight on Water"
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Single by Laura Branigan
from the album Laura Branigan
Released 1990
Format
Recorded 1989
Length 4:39
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Richard Perry
Laura Branigan singles chronology
"Come into My Life"
(1988)
"Moonlight on Water"
(1990)
"Never in a Million Years"
(1991)
"Come into My Life"
(1988)
"Moonlight on Water"
(1990)
"Never in a Million Years"
(1991)

The song was covered by Laura Branigan and was the first single taken from the self-titled album that she released in 1990. However, it was only a minor hit in the United States (reaching #59, one spot higher than Kevin Raleigh's version), where a sexy music video for the song received little airplay. Branigan can be seen performing the song on her second videocassette and laserdisc concert release, Laura Branigan in Concert, which was filmed in 1990 at a tour stop in Atlantic City and initially televised as part of the syndicated TV series SRO: In Concert.

Track listings[edit]

CD single[1]
No. Title Length
1. "Moonlight on Water" (Radio edit) 3:54
2. "Moonlight on Water" 4:39
CD single (Japan)[2]
No. Title Length
1. "Moonlight on Water" 4:39
2. "Reverse Psychology" 3:33
12" single[3]
No. Title Length
1. "Moonlight on Water" (12" mix) 7:55
2. "Moonlight on Water" (Sex on the Beach Dub) 5:52
3. "Moonlight on Water" (Radio remix) 4:05

Charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[4] 159
Canadian Hot 100 83
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 59
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laura Branigan - Moonlight on Water (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Laura Branigan - Moonlight on Water (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Laura Branigan - Moonlight on Water (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Response from ARIA re: Laura Branigan's ARIA chart history, received December 22, 2017". Imgur.com. Retrieved December 22, 2017.  N.B. The High Point number in the NAT column represents the release's peak on the national chart. This only contains chart information from the commencement of the ARIA-produced chart in mid-1988.

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