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.


Author: John Holton

I'm a writer and blogger who writes and blogs about things that interest me.

5 thoughts on “A Late Friday Five: Night Songs”

  1. Thanks for including a good Beatles song in here.You know I always enjoy them! I don’t particularly care for the others. The Elton John song is okay.

    I really didn’t like the Bee Gees in this era. I’m a big Bee Gees fan, but only of their earlier work. Once disco hit…yuk. At the risk of sounding crude, and you know I’m usually not, but when the Bee Gees started doing disco, it sounded like Barry Gibb had been kicked in the…well, you get the picture. LOL


  2. Two of my favorites would be “Night and Day” and “In the Still of the Night”.

    Then there are a number of Bruce Cockburn songs about “Night” including “The Coldest Night of the Year”

    I’m getting so predictable with Bruce, but I think he must have written songs about just about everything.

    Wrote By Rote


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