The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder

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"The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder"
Single by Michael Johnson
from the album Wings
B-side "That's What Your Love Does to Me"
Released January 31, 1987
Genre Country
Length 3:55
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Hugh Prestwood
Producer(s) Brent Maher
Michael Johnson singles chronology
"Give Me Wings"
"The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder"
"Give Me Wings"
"The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder"

"The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder" is a song written by Hugh Prestwood, and recorded by American country music artist Michael Johnson. It was released in January 1987 as the third single from the album Wings. "The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder" was Michael Johnson's second and last number one on the country chart and his follow up to "Give Me Wings" The single went to number one for fifteen weeks and spent a total of fifteen weeks on the country chart.[1]


Chart (1987) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 178. 
  2. ^ "Michael Johnson – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Michael Johnson.
Preceded by
"Don't Go to Strangers"
by T. Graham Brown
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

May 9, 1987
Succeeded by
"To Know Him Is to Love Him"
by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris