Sister Christian was Night Ranger’s highest charting single on the Billboard charts, peaking at number five on the Hot 100 charts. It was also their only number one single on any charts when it peaked at number one on the Canadian charts in 1984.
According to Wikipedia, the song is about drummer Kelly Keagy’s sister Christy. Keagy wrote the song at his apartment, near Divisadero and California streets in San Francisco, after he had just returned from a visit to his hometown of Eugene, Oregon. He had been struck at how fast his teenaged sister, 10 years younger than he was, was growing up.
“After we started playing it a lot, Jack turned to me and said, ‘What exactly are you saying?'” Keagy recalled. “He thought the words were Sister Christian, instead of Sister Christy, so it just stuck.”
Enjoy this look back at Night Ranger’s music video for Sister Christian, one of the ’80s best rock ballads!