Sister Christian

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About Sister Christian

"Sister Christian" is a power ballad by the American hard rock band Night Ranger. It was released in March 1984 as the second single from their album Midnight Madness. It was ranked number 32 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 1980s. It was written and sung by the band's drummer, Kelly Keagy, for his sister. It was the band's biggest hit, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, and staying on the charts for 24 weeks. It also reached number one in Canada.


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Sister Christian
Oh the time has come
And you know that you're the only one
To say O.K.
Where you going
What you looking for
You know those boys
Don't want to play no more with you
It's true

You're motoring
What's your price for flight
In finding mister right
You'll be alright tonight

Babe you know
You're growing up so fast
And mama's worrying
That you won't last
To say let's play
Sister Christian
There's so much in life don't you give it up
Before your time is due
It's true
It's true yeah

What's your price for flight
You've got him in your sight
And driving through the night
What's your price for flight
In finding mister right
You'll be alright tonight

What's your price for flight
In finding mister right
You'll be alright tonight

What's your price for flight
In finding mister right
You'll be alright tonight

Oh the time has come
And you know that you're the only one
To say OK.
But you're motoring
You're motoring

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Night Ranger

Night Ranger is an American rock band from San Francisco that gained popularity during the 1980s with a series of albums and singles. The band's first five albums sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. The quintet is perhaps best known for the power ballad "Sister Christian", which peaked at No. 5 in June 1984. more »

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Written by: Kelly Keagy


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11 facts about this song

Release Year
"Sister Christian" was released in 1983. It is one of the most popular songs by the band Night Ranger.
The track is from the album "Midnight Madness." This album was incredibly successful and reached the 15th position on the Billboard 200 album chart.
Kelly Keagy, the band's drummer, composed the song for his younger sister, Christy. This explains the title "Sister Christian."
Original Title
The song was initially titled "Sister Christy" but a misunderstanding during recording resulted in the song being titled "Sister Christian."
Success on Charts
"Sister Christian" is Night Ranger's highest charting song. It reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States in mid-1984.
Music Video
The music video for "Sister Christian" represents a high school graduation, and it has come to be associated with proms due to this depiction.
Pop Culture
"Sister Christian" has been featured in several movies and TV shows, including Boogie Nights, The Americans, and Glee, making it part of popular culture.
Power Ballad
The song is considered a power ballad, a genre combining emotional lyrics and a strong melody with rock music elements.
Back Vocals
Interestingly, the other band members were initially opposed to the high-register backing vocals in the chorus but later agreed these are part of what made the song a hit.
More than three decades after its release, "Sister Christian" continues to receive substantial radio airplay, testifying to its enduring popularity.
Live Performances
Night Ranger performs "Sister Christian" as their encore during live concerts, showcasing its status as the band's signature song.

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