1984: The NeverEnding Story By Limahl

Composed by Giorgio Moroder (music) and Keith Forsey (lyrics). Recorded by Limahl for the soundtrack of the 1984 fantasy film The NeverEnding Story. Limahl recorded two versions of the song. The English Version (The NeverEnding Story) featured vocals from American singer Beth Andersen. She did not appear in the music video. Instead, Limahl’s backup singer Mandy Newton lip syncs Beth’s lyrics. The French version (L’Histoire Sans Fin) featured vocals from Ann Calvert. As a tie-in with the film and its title, the song has no distinctive beginning or end. In 2019, the song was used in the third season of the Netflix series Stranger Things. As a result, video streaming site YouTube reported an increase of 800% in people viewing the original music video for The NeverEnding Story. Likewise, music site Spotify said there had been an 825% increase.

Chart History (1984 – 1985)Peak Position
Australia6
Austria2
Canada3
France7
Germany (West)2
Ireland4
Italy2
Japan Weekly Singles Chart5
Japan International Singles Chart1
New Zealand28
Norway1
Spain1
Sweden1
Switzerland3
United Kingdom4
USA Billboard Hot 100 Chart17
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart6
USA Billboard Dance Club Play Chart10
USA Billboard Dance / Maxi-Singles Chart23