Quicksilver Lightning" is a song by Roger Daltrey, who at the time was the former lead singer of The Who. The track is credited as being written by Dean Pitchford and being composed by Giorgio Moroder. The track is the theme tune for the 1986 film starring Quicksilver Kevin Bacon, Jami Gertz, Paul Rodriguez, Louie Anderson, Laurence Fishburne and Rudy Ramos. The film was directed by Thomas Michael Donnelly. The film went quite unnoticed, so both the song and the film are not easily remembered. 
The song was released as a single on April 1986, and was a minor success on the
Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts, reaching number 11. 
Promotional film [ edit ]
A large portion of the music video was filmed in
San Francisco, California, with parts of the video featuring Daltrey recording the song in a studio. The video begins with Daltrey in a taxicab, looking at documents called "Quicksilver", while Jack Casey ( Kevin Bacon) rides behind him. He gets out of the cab and walks into a recording studio, then begins singing the song. The video cuts between Daltrey singing and scenes from the film.
Releases [ edit ]
The song was later released as the B-side to the single,
Hearts of Fire from Daltrey's seventh solo studio album , in 1987. Can't Wait to See the Movie
Love Me Like You Do, written by Andy Nye, was included as track six on Daltrey's sixth solo album, , but only on the CD and tape versions, not the record version. Under a Raging Moon
Compilation appearance [ edit ]
Other than the original single release, the track is only available on the 2005 compilation album,
, released by Moonlighting: The Anthology Sanctuary.
Chart performance [ edit ]
A promotional poster for the single.
Singles - Billboard Singles ( North America)
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