into the light

Into the Light

Chris De Burgh

  • Release 1986
  • Genre Rock

The single, “The Lady In Red” was Chris’ biggest hit in the USA, as well as around the globe so it is no surprise it is from this smash hit album. Into The Light was his second to last album to be released in the states. As if to prove wrong all the doubters who say he is only popular BECAUSE of TLIR, the album was in the charts a long time before TLIR became a UK number 1 hit(August 1986), and the single was falling in the chart by the time this album made the UK number 1 spot.
“The Leader”, “The Vision”, and “What About Me?” were all written separately, but when Chris was laying down tracks for “Into The Light” he noticed that they all seemed to go together. Thus, on the album, they’re all sung together as three parts of the same song.


UK Chart Information

Date Position Comment
7th June 1986 39 New Entry
14th June 8 A Massive Rise
21st June 8
28th June 12
5th July 18 Fan Purchases Waning
12th July 14
19th July 13 deBurgh’s Albums never go up again surely…
26th July 11 Slowly But Surely, folks are catching on
2nd August 3 Looking Promising
9th August 2 Only Madonna is in the way….
16th August 2 and she’s still in the way with True Blue
23rd August 1 He made it!
30th August 4 Removed by Now That’s What I Call Music 7
6th September 5
13th September 6
20th September 13
27th September 12
4th October 16
11th October 13
18th October 15
25th October 18
1st November 24
8th November 48 A total of 23 weeks in the chart, 9 of those in the top 10, 1 week at number 1