Brooks & Dunn
Written by Ronnie Dunn
#1 (2 weeks)
May 9 – May 16, 1992
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
May 1, 1992
Brooks & Dunn’s third No. 1 single is their best yet.
The Road to No. 1
Brand New Man produced No. 1 singles with the title track and “My Next Broken Heart.” Arista Nashville followed them up with the duo’s first ballad, and it repeated the success of its uptempo predecessors.
The No. 1
We just wrote about “Neon Moon” as part of our endless Sirius feature, where it was featured as the highest-ranked single from the legendary duo.
It was their highest ranked single, which was one of the few times that Sirius got it right.
“Neon Moon” is a flawless honky tonk ballad, brilliantly sung and cleverly written: “If you lose your one and only, there’s always room here for the lonely, to watch your broken dreams dance in and out of the beams of a neon moon.”
They became true superstars with the line dance craze inspired by their next single, but this is the hit that has best stood the test of time from their excellent debut album.
The Road From No. 1
Get your boots on. We’re gonna boogie later this year.
“Neon Moon” gets an A.
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