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Benny Mardones

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Benny Mardones (born November 9, 1946) is an American and who is best known for his hit single “Into the Night,” which hit the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart twice, in 1980 and again in 1989.

The story behind “Into the Night” charting twice is this: In 1989, KZZP, a radio station in Arizona, ran a segment titled “Where Are They Now?” The most popular question was, ‘Whatever happened to the guy who sang “Into The Night?”’ Scott Shannon, then program director for Pirate Radio in Los Angeles, added “Into The Night” to its playlist. Radio stations across the country followed suit and “Into The Night” was once again a hit.

Due to the success of “Into The Night,” Curb Records signed Mardones and he recorded “Into The Night ‘89.” The track appeared on his self-titled release (known as the “Blue Album” by his fans.) Not long after that, Benny appeared on a Showtime tribute to Roy Orbison, alongside such luminaries as Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Johnny Cash, and k.d. lang. Elvis Presley’s band was the house band for the evening. When Mardones came on stage to sing “Running Scared,” few people knew his name, but when he finished the song he received a standing ovation.

Even though his lone hit charted twice, Mardones is still considered a “.” He continues to have a substantial fan following in Syracuse, New York. Mardones’ band is known as the Hurricanes.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and was raised in Savage, Maryland. He currently resides in Southern California. He has one son, Michael, who was born in 1985.

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  • CyberMusicLover

    I jut bought Never Run, Never Hide on Vinyl...You cannot beat the sound quality of every Song in the way that they are meant to be heard. I am playing it right now and I swear it is like this guy is in my living-room singing it live. My walls and entire house is vibrating at the moment. You just cannot beat the sound of Vinyl!!! Anyone who grew up in the 1980's or even before that know exactly what I am talking about. I only use good quality equipment to play my old Vinyl. Anyhow, I love the Album and am very surprised there were not other Hits from that nor any of his Albums! Into the Night is not the only good song...All of them are fantastic in many ways.

    19 Mar 2:48pm Reply
  • penigra

    Great voice

    22 Feb 3:21pm Reply
  • Leatherripper

    the Blue Album is underrated as fuck

    30 Mar 2013 Reply
  • eqsmetal

    Into The Night <3:D

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
  • JacobyDakota

    "Crazy boy" remember me of queen, verry good song.

    31 May 2012 Reply
  • Saveall

    On my list of All Time Top 10 One Hit Wonders...

    21 Oct 2011 Reply
  • LyricsRme1

    No offense to Usher, but Benny's version of this song is better.

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Roboto80

    Into the night goes out to Sharlena & Alyssa (Materialism)

    6 Feb 2011 Reply
  • rosmaritbrum

    Yesssss............very nice...

    29 May 2010 Reply
  • JacobyDakota

    Really nice 80´s Shit :)

    12 May 2010 Reply
  • newromantistic

    Awesome,into the night-the best song,and so I like Benny's all creativity!

    11 Apr 2010 Reply
  • jriron

    Benny ROCKS!!!!!!!!!

    5 Feb 2010 Reply
  • kecho21

    PS: sorry IMO 2002 was his best for me, I listen to both and found that it brrings the song to your heart the other version just wasnt right sounded diff but thanks for giving us all this song. To bad I found you in 89.The year of my one and real love. love then let go at times..We were not 16yr either to many got into our bus.Oh well life is short love that one your with never let them go.No matter what! hugs 2 all.

    31 Jan 2009 Reply
  • kecho21

    sorry its for me the 2nd down under 2002 version that was our song and to me the best of both of into the nite. IMO & Jimmys too. hugs to all.

    31 Jan 2009 Reply
  • kecho21

    We lov you here in CA.Benny song was my intro to his awesome voice. Also my one real love in life, that we both loved but had to say goodbye with this song Forever in my heart will Jimmy be and our last nite together we made sure this played, if to say,You'll always have my heart,for the times that aren't good you still have me in your mind,no one can take that from us.Thanks Benny for thiis song we did fly away our last nite and we both wont ever forget this lov.Along with this song.For us we were alot older then 16, only you can fall in love at any age, someone will read this who knows it always feels good to know someone else had one love they wont ever forget only both had to let go..I know when you hear our songs Jimmy I cross your mind, knowin one day soon will meet again in Heaven, Into the nite.forever together. I miss you still.Times you cant put a closure only move on love and let go..Music med helps heal hurt, pain,lost love and lov.

    28 Jan 2009 Reply
  • hislifesentence

    the first attached video is the original version of this song. Nothing beats it. I love this song for many reasons, don't forget the South loves you too Benny. Not just NY!

    9 Aug 2008 Reply
  • SymphonyOfLove

    Süper adam vesselam..Into the night parçası ise bir şaheser fazla söze gerek yok..

    3 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Beti5

    I love night!

    7 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Kev_o6o3

    Into the Night is probably one of the best one hit wonders ever... not to mention some of his more obscure songs rock like nobody's business. He kinda reminds me of Eddie Money's sound...

    10 Apr 2007 Reply
  • felse

    I Know this guy. And he acts like hes so famous. I Love him XD

    15 Jan 2007 Reply
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