Into The Night (4:32)

Cover of Benny Mardones

From Benny Mardones and 24 other releases

“Into the Night” is a 1980 song by American pop singer-songwriter Benny Mardones, from his album Never Run, Never Hide, and re-released in 1989.

It is unusual for being one of only 10 recordings to ever ascend to the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart twice. The chartings, in 1980 and in 1989, were of the same recording. Chubby Checker was first to do this with his cover of “The Twist”, a single that went to #1 in September 1960 and again in January 1962. Other artists to achieve the feat include the Contours, who charted “Do You Love Me” in 1962 and 1988, and the Righteous Brothers, who charted “Unchained Melody” in 1965 and 1990.

Benny Mardones originally released “Into the Night” in June 1980. The song peaked at #11 on the Hot 100 for two weeks in September 1980, logging 20 weeks on the chart before falling off in late October.

In 1989, a Where Are They Now? Arizona radio segment spurred L.A. DJ Scott Shannon to add the song to his playlist, ultimately rocketing the song back onto the national charts, on May 6, 1989. Mardones’ recording peaked this time at #20 the first week in July, adding 17 weeks to its previous run of 20, to add up to a total of 37 (nonconsecutive) weeks, breaking the record set by Laura Branigan with her single “Gloria”, which charted for 36 (consecutive) weeks from July 1982 to March 1983, for the longest-charting single of the 1980s by a solo artist.

“Into the Night” was a hit at Adult Contemporary radio this time as well, where it spent 19 weeks, and also peaked at #20.

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  • rosmaritbrum

    ❥¸¸.☆❥¸¸.☆¨¯`❥❥¸¸.☆

    23 May 8:37pm Reply
  • mcgendraft

    @hippie_anna_joe Do some research on the meaning of the song. The 16 year old he is referring to is a neighbor girl whose father abandoned them. She stopped by to walk his dogs, which he would give her money to do, and Benny's friend asked who she was, he replied "She's just 16 years old, leave her alone"

    21 Mar 9:26pm Reply
  • hippie_anna_joe

    Love that he's wearing his wedding ring in the video. Bad enough she's 16, but he's married too!

    10 Feb 5:08pm Reply
  • PghDwayne

    Love it

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • nitty_look

    How come that I never heard of him before?? Great voice!

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Pepon404

    Timeless!

    20 Dec 2012 Reply
  • IRSARGE

    this sounds like the Original

    1 Dec 2012 Reply
  • kisslamarr72

    I LOVE THIS SONG ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES .HE HAS AN AMAZING VOICE!!!!!!

    31 Oct 2012 Reply
  • BigDaddyrocks12

    So Bad I'm removing from my library. Talk about BAD ReRecordings. Their Glen Campbell Hit's Are ALL re-recordings. I don't know if Last.fm gains some benefit from doing this or they just don't know better. I have encountered tis too often. I was a radio dj who played all these when they were hits.

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • BigDaddyrocks12

    AGREE!!!! It's Awful

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • CaliHoosier

    Such a great song, but such a bad version!!

    22 Mar 2012 Reply
  • musiman007

    Worn out voice. Sad. Get a better version--at least one where he sings on pitch!

    19 Mar 2012 Reply
  • hellllriderrrrr

    Çok güzel <3

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • fatima1954

    Adoro esta música, isto porque me tras recordações maravilhosas, só que prefiro a versão original.

    4 Mar 2012 Reply
  • stevejcafe

    love dis song back then,still love it . like da radio version more.

    25 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Lelibarrales

    excelente tema, me encanta y me trae buenos recuerdos..

    6 Nov 2011 Reply
  • mackpm

    good song

    20 Oct 2011 Reply
  • dangergirl717

    Where are they finding these Bootleg versions~~~

    6 Jul 2011 Reply
  • CaliHoosier

    I guess the shouts aren't read by the powers that be here at last.fm. This is NOT a good version of this song.

    24 Jun 2011 Reply
  • tonyseptimo

    Excelente canción...

    27 Apr 2011 Reply
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