The Lady in Red is a soft rock song by British-Irish singer-songwriter [at]Chris de Burgh[xat], from his eighth studio album Into the Light (1986). The song was written by de Burgh and produced by Paul Hardiman.
The track was released as the second single from the album in June 1986 and propelled de Burgh’s music into international limelight, hence the album title.
The Lady in Red peaked at number three (3) on the US Billboard Hot 100 while topping the UK Singles chart and charts in five other countries. Its massive success across the world made it de Burgh’s best-selling single and his signature song to date.
In 1987, de Burgh released a Spanish language adaptation of The Lady in Red titled La Dama de Ayer (meaning “the lady of yesterday”).