The Voice (The Moody Blues song)

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"The Voice"
Single by The Moody Blues
from the album Long Distance Voyager
B-side "22,000 Days"
Released 23 July 1981
Recorded 19 February 1980 -
mid April 1981
Genre Progressive rock, new wave
Length 5:16 (album)
4:13 (single)
Label Threshold
Writer(s) Justin Hayward
Producer(s) Pip Williams
The Moody Blues singles chronology
"Gemini Dream"
"The Voice"
"Talking Out of Turn"

"The Voice" is the second single released from The Moody Blues' 1981 album Long Distance Voyager. The song continued the success of previous single "Gemini Dream", becoming a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at No. 15 in September 1981. The song had previously topped the Billboard Top Tracks chart for four weeks during June–July 1981.[1] The song also reached No. 9 in Canada. It has a mystical-sounding intro and the song has an urgent, jaunty feel to it, akin to most of the Moody Blues' later, more commercial efforts.


Chart performance[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 436.
  2. ^ David Kent's "Australian Chart Book 1970-1992"
  3. ^ [Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002]
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  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X. 
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