Culture Club - Move Away (1986)
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"Move Away" is a 1986 song by the British band Culture Club. Taken as the lead single from their fourth album, From Luxury to ...
"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. It reached number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100, 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.