Song of the Day: Al Jarreau, “Moonlighting”

Jazz singer and composer Al Jarreau would be 81 today. Over his career, he earned 11 Grammy Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and an honorary Doctor of Music from Berklee College of Music. He wrote the theme for the 1984-89 TV series Moonlighting which starred Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis with Lee Holdridge and released it as a single in 1987, and it reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart and is still a mainstay on smooth jazz radio.

14 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Al Jarreau, “Moonlighting”

  1. My dear friend Carol grew up with Al (she is 81). He always greeted her from the stage when she saw him in concert. Clearly, he did not forget where he came from.

    Love,
    Janie

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  2. Oh, I’d forgotten the theme to Moonlighting. Great piece (and I enjoyed the show too).

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    1. It comes back as “Not Available,” so I’m not sure what you’re talking about. It could be that the US is blocked from seeing it. Try another video.

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  3. I never watched “Moonlighting” but I was just listening to Al Jarreau and George Benson in the car this morning on the way to take my son to work. So pretty.

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  4. Hi John – I remember the song … but am enjoying listening to Al Jarreau sing it; not sure I ever saw the tv series … but with those three actors it presumably was very good. All the best – Hilary

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