Move Away

"Move Away"
Move Away cover.jpg
Single by Culture Club
from the album From Luxury to Heartache
B-side "Sexuality"
Released

UK March 3, 1986

US April 5, 1986
Format 7"
12"
Length 4:22
Label Virgin Records
Epic Records (US)
Songwriter(s) O'Dowd/Hay/Moss/Craig/Pickett
Producer(s) Lew Hahn, Arif Mardin
Culture Club singles chronology
"Love Is Love"
(1985)
"Move Away"
(1986)
"God Thank You Woman"
(1986)
"Love Is Love"
(1985)
"Move Away"
(1986)
"God Thank You Woman"
(1986)

"Move Away" is a 1986 song by the British band Culture Club. Taken as the lead single from their fourth album, From Luxury to Heartache, the song became the group's eighth top-ten hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number seven.[1] It reached number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100,[2] the song was popular on US radio and the music video received healthy airplay on MTV during the spring of 1986 and was also their last single to reach the Top 40 in the US. It also reached the top ten in various other countries including Canada (#4), Italy (#10) and Australia (#10).

The song was produced by Lew Hahn and Arif Mardin (the latter a producer for Chaka Khan and Aretha Franklin in the 80s). "Move Away" was the only single from the album to reach the top-ten in the UK and would be the band's last UK top 10 hit until 1998's "I Just Wanna Be Loved".

The video-clip for the song, which cast Boy George and Jon Moss as silent film-stars racing cars across a black/white movie screen, was filmed at the Brixton Academy, London. George's friend Alice Temple can also be seen in the video.

In Popular Culture

The song was featured in the background of a 1986 episode of the US daytime soap opera General Hospital.

Track listing

7"

A. Move Away
B. Sexuality (7" version (alternate mix))

12"

Released at least in UK, Argentina, Australia, Spain, USA

A. Move Away (Extended Mix)
B. Sexuality (Tango Dub Remix Version)

5"

Released as a 5" picture disc vinyl with gatefold cardboard picture sleeve

A. Move Away
B. Sexuality

Chart performance

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Total
weeks
Belgian Singles Chart 7 7
Canadian Adult Contemporary Singles Chart[3] 8 7
Canadian Singles Chart[3] 15 16
Dutch Singles Chart[4] 16 7
French Singles Chart[5] 47 4
German Singles Chart[6] 21 13
Irish Singles Chart[7] 6 6
Italian Singles Chart[8] 10 ?
New Zealand Singles Chart[9] 16 11
Norwegian Singles Chart[10] 8 5
Swedish Singles Chart[11] 7 4
Swiss Singles Chart[12] 18 6
UK Singles Chart[13] 7 7
US Adult Contemporary Chart[14] 11 ?
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 12 14
US Dance/Club Play Singles[14] 4 11
US Hot Dance Music Sales[15] 8 ?
US R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart[14] 87 2

References

  1. ^ Chartstats.com
  2. ^ "The War Song - Culture Club". Billboard Hot 100. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Bienvenue au site Web Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / Welcome to the Library and Archives Canada website". collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dutch Charts - dutchcharts.nl". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "lescharts.com - Les charts français". lescharts.com. Archived from the original on 1 April 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche - musicline.de". musicline.de. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Jaclyn Ward - Fireball Media Ltd. - http://www.fireballmedia.ie. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Top Annuali Single: 1986". hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "charts.org.nz - New Zealand charts portal". charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "norwegiancharts.com - Norwegian charts portal". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "swedishcharts.com - Swedish Charts Portal". swedishcharts.com. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  12. ^ Steffen Hung. "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community - swisscharts.com". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  13. ^ "ChartSTATS.com". Archived from the original on 22 June 2004. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  14. ^ a b c d "Billboard - Music Charts, News, Photos & Video | Billboard". billboard.com. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
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