"Another Night" is a song by German group Real McCoy, released as the first single from their third studio albumAnother Night in mid-1993 in Germany and in 1994 in the rest of the world. It is one of their biggest hits, reaching number 18 in Germany, number three on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the U.S. during the holiday season of 1994-1995, number two on the UK Singles Chart and number one on the Australian ARIA Chart. In the U.S., the single was certified Platinum by the RIAA, spent 40 weeks in the Top 40, and became the best-selling single by a German act in U.S. rock history. It was produced by the Berman Brothers and AxelFF (Axel Wernecke) at the Boogie Park Studios Hamburg. It was mixed by Andreas "Boogieman" Herbig.
In Billboard Magazine's Top 100 songs of the first 50 years of the Hot 100, "Another Night" was ranked at number 91. As a number three hit, it is the lowest ranked song to be listed on this chart. The song also brought the group the distinction of having the longest run at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 (11 non-consecutive weeks).
In the song, the female vocalist, Karin Kasar, longs to be with the anonymous individual she encounters every night in her dreams. Olaf Jeglitza backs up this notion as the man's voice in the woman's head, saying the things she wants to hear and promising to fulfill her desires. However, each dawn brings pain to the vocalist, as she realizes "when the night is gone, I'll be alone".
O-Jay is Real McCoy, the DJ of a pirate radio station which is powered by four men with handcycle-mounted generators. Patsy Petersen (lip-syncing Karin Kasar's vocals) is driving around town on her moped, mounting posters promoting McCoy's radio broadcasts while listening to the broadcast on a boombox. She is attracted to McCoy's voice and image, but has apparently never met him. As McCoy leaves his hidden studio after another night's broadcast, he walks by Petersen on her moped; recognizing him, she turns for a quick moment, and then rides on. This version was directed by Nigel Dick.
This version features two automatons - one male, one female - with an appearance inspired by the film Metropolis. They are communicating with each other by videophone; their conversation is intercut with dance sequences from black-and-white movies of the 1920s and 1930s, as well as color snippets of O-Jay and Petersen performing. The automatons are also able to view each other directly, the male with a binocular headset and the female with a telescope. As the song progresses, the stiff movements of the automatons become more fluid and dance-like. At the end of the video, the two automatons meet, dance, and walk away together, arm in arm.