Shadows in the Moonlight

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"Shadows in the Moonlight"
Single by Anne Murray
from the album New Kind of Feeling
B-side"Yucatan Cafe"
ReleasedMay 1979
GenreCountry, pop
Songwriter(s)Charlie Black and Rory Bourke
Producer(s)Jim Ed Norman
Anne Murray singles chronology
"I Just Fall in Love Again"
"Shadows in the Moonlight"
"Broken Hearted Me"

"Shadows in the Moonlight" is a song written by Charlie Black and Rory Bourke, and recorded by Canadian country and pop music singer Anne Murray. It was released in May 1979 as the second single from the album New Kind of Feeling. The song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart that July, and was one of three chart-toppers for her during the year.[1] "Shadows in the Moonlight" was Murray's third No. 1 single on the country chart and fourth overall (counting "You Needed Me," which topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978).

"Shadows in the Moonlight" was released during Murray's peak as a crossover artist, and the song was one of several that also charted on the Hot 100. The song peaked at #25 in July and spent three weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 10
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[4] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 25


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 242.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 176.
  3. ^ "Anne Murray Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Anne Murray Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Anne Murray Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.