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Moonlighting Theme Song

1985–1989

Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd. Powerful.

Also, as far as theme songs are concerned, it probably does not get any better than this.

The theme from Moonlighting is probably common knowledge to many. However, it still pays to have it here in our little blog. The song is of course entitled “Moonlighting” (some credit it as “Moonlighting Theme” or “Moonlighting (Theme)”), and was performed by legendary jazz singer Al Jarreau. Mr. Jarreau also composed the song, but he did it with the help of known television and film composer Lee Holdridge.

* I just found out that Mr. Jarreau wrote the lyrics and Mr. Holdrige, the music.

As far as releases are concerned, I guess the most official would be the official soundtrack of the series. The album version of the song lasts three minutes; it also spent one week on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1987.

Now for the lyrics (album version).

Moonlighting theme song lyrics

Don’t you change

Some walk by night
Some fly by day
Nothing could change you
Set and sure of the way

Charming and bright
Laughing and gay
I’m just a stranger
Love the blues and grays

There is the sun and moon
They sing their own sweet tune
Watch them when dawn is due
Sharing one space

Some walk by night
Some fly by day
Something is sweeter
When you meet along the way

So come walk by night
Come fly by day
Something is sweeter
‘Cause we met along the way

We’ll walk by night
We’ll fly by day
Moonlighting strangers
Who just met on the way
Who just met on the way
Who just met on the way

Now for some vids.

Let’s start with the album version of the song.

Then the opening sequence for seasons 1 to 3.

Then seasons 4 to 5.

There you go.