Emotions in Motion

Emotions in Motion is the third album by rock musician Billy Squier. It was released in July 1982, and was Squier's second consecutive Top Five disc on the Billboard album chart. It contains the hit song "Everybody Wants You", which peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100, and stayed at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 6 weeks.

Emotions in Motion
Emotions in Motion (Billy Squier album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 23, 1982[1]
GenreHard rock
ProducerMack & Billy Squier
Billy Squier chronology
Don't Say No
Emotions in Motion
Signs of Life
Singles from Emotions in Motion
  1. "Emotions in Motion"
    Released: July, 1982
  2. "Everybody Wants You"
    Released: September 14, 1982
  3. "Learn How to Live (Not In U. S.)"
    Released: 1982
  4. "Keep Me Satisfied (Not In U. S.)"
    Released: 1982
  5. "She's a Runner"
    Released: January, 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [2]

Other notably successful hits from the album included the singles "Emotions in Motion" and "She's a Runner". Some album cuts such as "Keep Me Satisfied" and especially "Learn How to Live" also received strong radio play and were issued as singles at some countries.

Emotions in Motion is one of Billy Squier's most popular albums, certified Gold in September 1982 and Platinum a month later. Though multi-platinum awards were not certified prior to late 1984, the album received a double platinum award in 1991.[3] Emotions in Motion is also Billy's second best selling album, after the previous year's Triple Platinum Don't Say No.

The cover art was created for Squier by Andy Warhol. It was also the first of three consecutive albums from Squier to feature a guest appearance from one or more members of Queen – lead singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor sing backing vocals on the title track.[4] Like its predecessor, the album was produced by Squier with Reinhold Mack, also known for Queen's The Game.

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Billy Squier.

1."Everybody Wants You"3:47
2."Emotions in Motion"4:58
3."Learn How to Live"4:05
4."In Your Eyes"3:45
5."Keep Me Satisfied"3:42
6."It Keeps You Rockin'"4:06
7."One Good Woman"3:41
8."She's a Runner"4:02
9."Catch 22"5:04
10."Listen to the Heartbeat"4:25
Total length:41:20


  • Billy Squier - lead vocals, guitars
  • Kevin Osborn - guitars
  • Jeff Golub - guitars
  • Alan St. Jon - keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals
  • Doug Lubahn - bass, backing vocals
  • Bobby Chouinard - drums
  • Dino Solera - saxophones on 2, 7 and 9
  • Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor - backing vocals on "Emotions in Motion", "emotional" support


  • Billy Squier: producer, mixing
  • Mack: producer
  • Gary Rindfuss: engineer, assistant engineer
  • David Thoener: mixing
  • Jim Ball: mixing assistant
  • George Marino: mastering


  1. ^ "Album release date". Rateyourmusic.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
  2. ^ Franck, John. "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
  3. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America - May 31, 2008". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
  4. ^ "Which was a Mainstream Rock hit. Squier began promoting this album opening for Queen, but by the end of his tour he was headlining an arena tour of his own. - Discography (more) - Billy Squier - Emotions in Motion". Queenvault.com. Retrieved 2012-06-28.