Even the Nights Are Better

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"Even the Nights Are Better"
Even the Nights Are Better - Air Supply.jpeg
One of artworks for some territorial releases, like the US vinyl single
Single by Air Supply
from the album Now and Forever
B-side"One Step Closer"
ReleasedJune 1982
Recorded1981
GenreSoft rock[1]
Length3:57
LabelArista
Songwriter(s)J. L. Wallace, Kenneth Bell, Terry Skinner
Producer(s)Harry Maslin
Air Supply singles chronology
"I'll Never Get Enough of You"
(1981)
"Even the Nights Are Better"
(1982)
"Young Love"
(1982)
Music video
"Even the Nights Are Better" on YouTube

"Even the Nights Are Better" is the song from 1982 by the British/Australian soft rock duo Air Supply, from their 1982 album Now and Forever.

Background

The lyrics of this song are sung from the perspective of a man who had a significant other get away at the song's beginning before the rest of the song's lyrics tell a much happier story from the lyricist's perspective of life with someone new who had the same feelings of loneliness as the lyricist.[2]

Music video

The video for "Even the Nights Are Better" was filmed in and around the boardwalk, beach, and amusement area of Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York.

Personnel

Chart history

Released as a single in mid-1982, "Even the Nights Are Better" first charted in the United States on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, where it spent four weeks at No. 1 in July and August. This was Air Supply's third song to reach the summit on this chart.[3] It also reached No. 1 on the Canadian AC chart.[4] In September 1982, the song reached its peak position of No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the group's seventh consecutive top five hit on the US pop chart.[5] In the United Kingdom, where the group did not enjoy the same amount of success as they did in Australia and the US, the song reached No. 44 on the UK Singles Chart.

Cover versions

The song has been covered by Canadian singer Anne Murray on her 1991 album Yes I Do, by Filipino singers Kyla and Piolo Pascual for the TV series Since I Found You in 2018 and by Suy Galvez and Brenan Espartinez in 2015. It was also covered by Paul Mauriat and Normie Rowe.[12]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Regina Belle, Air Supply coming for jazz". The Jamaica Observer. 12 January 2011. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  2. ^ "david watts/'a' bomb in wardour street {1983} | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  3. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of No. 1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)
  4. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (17 July 2013). "Image : RPM Weekly". Library and Archives Canada.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Even the Nights Are Better". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  8. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles, August 14, 1982". Archived from the original on 3 June 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". collectionscanada.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 11 August 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1982/Top 100 Songs of 1982". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  11. ^ "Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 25, 1982". Archived from the original on 11 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Covers of Even the Nights Are Better by Air Supply on WhoSampled". WhoSampled.