Marshall Hain were a British pop-rock duo, well known for their 1978 hit "Dancing In The City", a UK #3 single in the UK Singles Chart in the summer of 1978.
The group's members were keyboard player Julian Marshall and vocalist and bass player Kit Hain.
"Dancing In The City" was also a hit in Europe as well as Australia, where it spent 18 weeks in the Top 40 during August through to December 1978, hitting #1 and becoming one of the 20 biggest selling songs of the year there. In the United States the song reached #43 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the winter of 1979. "Dancing in the City" also climbed to the top of the South African singles charts that same year, receiving extensive airplay and was included on Vol 5 of the long-running compilation album series Pop Shop
They followed this up with the ballad "Coming Home", which reached #39 in the UK Singles Chart later that year. Both hits were on the Harvest record label. "Coming Home" was backed by strings and fretless bass, and they released an album called Free Ride. In 1979 they called it quits.
Hain continued pursuing a recording career with 2 albums released in the UK, 1981's "Spirits Walking Out" ("Looking For You in the U.S.) including a minor hit "Danny", and 1983's "School For Spies". She also had songs recorded by The Who's lead singer Roger Daltrey (4 songs on 3 albums), Kiki Dee, and Barbara Dickson, before moving to the U.S. in 1985. There, she concentrated on her own songwriter career. She has written with Aimee Mann ("RIP in Heaven" and "Crash and Burn" on Til Tuesday's "Everything's Different Now" album), Heart and Cyndi Lauper, and had songs recorded by Peter Cetera & Chaka Khan (the top 5 AC hit "Feels Like Heaven" written with Mark Goldenberg), Cher ("Fires of Eden" also written with Goldenberg and recorded by Judy Collins), Fleetwood Mac, as well many other recording artists, garnering chart success worldwide and a third solo album, "Cry Freedom", in Belgium (1995; Tempo/EMI). Her songs also have been licensed for use in MTV's The Hills as well as network shows The Unit, Sex and the City, etc.