Friday, November 20, 2015

A Late Friday Five: Night Songs


I’ve been messing with health insurance all day and am just getting to this. But you knew I’d get to it, right?

I had no idea what this week’s Friday Five would be until I looked out the window and saw it was pitch dark, i. e. it’s nighttime where I am now. Sooo… I decided to put together a list of five songs with “night” in the title. And there are a bunch of them, so I picked the first five I thought of. At some point in the future, I’ll be sure to add to this list, but for now, here we go…

  1. One More Night – Phil Collins: From 1985, it reached #1 on the Hot 100 and #4 on the UK chart. It was certified Gold in the US and Silver in the UK.
  2. A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles: The theme from my favorite movie of all time, from 1964. The B-side in the UK was “Things We Said Today,” and it reached #1 on the British charts. In the US, the B-side was “I Should Have Known Better,” and it reached #1 on the Hot 100 and was certified Gold.
  3. Saturday Night’s All Right For Fighting – Elton John: From the 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, it reached #7 in the UK and #12 in the US, which surprises me, because it was on the radio so much during that period.
  4. Night Fever – The Bee Gees: From the soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever, this was released in 1978. It went to #1 in the US and Canada and was certified Platinum in both countries; in the UK, it reached #1 and was certified Gold there.
  5. All Night Long – Lionel Richie: Released in 1984, this went to #1 on the Hot 100 and the R&B and Adult Contemporary charts in the US, as well as to #5 on the Dance chart. In the UK, it reached #2, and it was also a #1 in Australia.

Feel free to nominate your favorite song or songs with “night” in the title. That’s your Friday Five for November 20, 2015.

from The Sound of One Hand Typing

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