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Moonlighting (theme song)

"Moonlighting" is the theme song to the ABC comedy-crime drama of the same name, which ran from 1985 to 1989 and starred Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd. The theme song was performed by Al Jarreau, who wrote the song with Lee Holdridge; it was produced by Nile Rodgers. Included on the soundtrack album for the series and released as a single in 1987, the song reached number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent one week at number one on the Adult Contemporary chart.[1] In 1988 the song earned two Grammy Award nominations for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male and for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television.

Single by Al Jarreau
Released 1987
Songwriter(s) Lee Holdridge, Al Jarreau
Producer(s) Nile Rodgers

Track listingEdit

  1. Moonlighting "Theme" (Extended Remix) - Al Jarreau, Lee Holdridge - 4:17
  2. Moonlighting "Theme" (7" Version) - Al Jarreau, Lee Holdridge - 3:01
  3. Golden Girl - Jimmy Felber - 5:50


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 125. 
Preceded by
"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
July 25, 1987
Succeeded by
"Back in the High Life Again" by Steve Winwood