Question (The Moody Blues song)

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Single by The Moody Blues
from the album A Question of Balance
B-side"Candle of Life"
Released24 April 1970
21 November 1989 (Greatest Hits version)
Recorded24 January 1970
1988 (Greatest Hits version)
GenreProgressive rock
Length5:44 (Album version)
4:55 (Single version)
5:45 (Greatest Hits version)
Songwriter(s)Justin Hayward
Producer(s)Tony Clarke (Original version)
Anne Dudley, Justin Hayward, and John Lodge (Greatest Hits version)[1]
The Moody Blues singles chronology
"Watching and Waiting"
"The Story in Your Eyes"

"Question" is a 1970 single by the English progressive rock band the Moody Blues. It was written by guitarist Justin Hayward, who provides lead vocals. "Question" was first released as a single in April 1970 and remains their second highest-charting song in the UK, reaching number two and staying on the chart for 12 weeks. The song reached number 21 on the Billboard Top 40 in the USA.[2] It was later featured as the lead track on the 1970 album A Question of Balance. The single also features the song "Candle of Life" on its B-side, which was from the Moody Blues' previous album To Our Children's Children's Children.

"Question" is one of the Moody Blues' most popular songs, and has been included in virtually all of their compilations and live albums. In addition, the song was re-recorded (along with "Isn't Life Strange") in the studio with the London Symphony Orchestra (who in 1978 had released an orchestral cover of the song) in 1988, for the Greatest Hits album.

Former Marillion singer Fish covered the song as one of his personal favourites for his album Songs from the Mirror, released in 1993.[3] In 2010, Nada Surf covered the song on their album "If I Had a Hi-Fi."


Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1970 UK Singles Chart 2
Billboard Hot 100 21


  1. ^ Greatest Hits / Legend of a Band liner notes, 1989, 1990
  2. ^ David Roberts. British Hit Singles & Albums. Guinness World Records Limited
  3. ^ Mawer, Sharon. "Songs from the Mirror". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 August 2015.

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