Shoot for the Moon (song)

"Shoot for the Moon" is a 1982 song by Poco, written by Rusty Young. It was the second of three singles released from their Ghost Town LP, and the bigger hit of the two which reached the charts.

"Shoot for the Moon"
Shoot for the Moon - Poco.jpg
Single by Poco
from the album Ghost Town
B-side"The Midnight Rodeo (In the Lead Tonight)"
ReleasedDecember 1982
Songwriter(s)Rusty Young
Producer(s)John Mills
Poco singles chronology
"Midnight Rain"
"Shoot for the Moon"
"Days Gone By"

The song reached #50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #44 on Cash Box[1] during the late winter of 1983. It also peaked at #10 on the Adult Contemporary chart.[2] Unlike most of their other hits, the song did not chart in Canada.

Chart historyEdit

Chart (1982-83) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 50
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[4] 10
US Cash Box Top 100[5] 44


  1. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, March 5, 1983[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Adult Contemporary Archive, March 19, 1983
  3. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  4. ^ Adult Contemporary Archive, March 19, 1983
  5. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles, March 5, 1983". Archived from the original on June 2, 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2017.

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