Because the Night (3:03)

Cover of Essential - One for the Lads

From Essential - One for the Lads and 38 other releases

“Because the Night” is a song by the Patti Smith Group, written by Smith and Bruce Springsteen, released as a single in 1978, taken from Smith’s album Easter. According to the Because the Night Songfacts, Springsteen gave it to Patti Smith because he thought it would suit her voice. He was also in a legal battle with his manager, Mike Appel, that kept him from recording for almost 3 years. The song was a hit, rising to #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and helping propel sales of Easter to mainstream success – even as Smith was deciding to retire from a life of constant touring. The song remains one of the best known of Smith’s catalog.

In 1987, “Because the Night” by Patti Smith Group was ranked number 116 on NME magazine’s list of “The Top 150 Singles of All Time”.

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Play with Spotify

Albums featuring this track (39)

Similar Tracks

  Track   Duration Listeners
Patti Smith - Ghost Dance 4:41 53,061
Patti Smith - Babelogue 1:30 49,245
Iggy Pop - The Passenger 6:14 605,388
Lou Reed - Perfect Day 3:44 536,980
Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side 4:14 537,731
The Velvet Underground - Femme Fatale 2:39 412,029

Listening Trend

242,351listeners all time
1,172,402scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Explore more

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Listening Now

Top Listeners