End of Night

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For the Sanctuary episode, see End of Nights. For the ilumination that delimites the end of the night, see Morning twilight.
"End of Night"
Single by Dido
from the album Girl Who Got Away
Released 5 May 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010-11; Echo Studios, Los Angeles
Genre Euro disco,[1] synthpop[2][3]
Length 3:58 (Main/Album Version)
3:30 (JR Single Mix)
Label Sony Music Entertainment
Writer(s) Dido Armstrong, Greg Kurstin
Producer(s) Greg Kurstin
Dido singles chronology
"No Freedom"
"End of Night"

"End of Night" is a song by English singer-songwriter Dido. The song was released on 5 May 2013 as the second single from her fourth studio album Girl Who Got Away (2013). The song was written by Dido and Greg Kurstin.


On Twitter Dido said "#endofnight the person i wrote this about is, well was, a friend... they have heard the song and love it and have no idea it's about them!". [sic] On Twitter @ShanLovegood_TW asked "what is your favourite part of #EndOfNight ?", Dido said "#endofnight you were ugly when the beat kicked in and ugly when it left... and the chorus! i wrote it in 2010 but i still love it. x". [sic][4]

Music video[edit]


A Lyric video for the song was uploaded to YouTube on 26 March 2013 at a total length of four minutes.[5] On 9 April 2013 Dido tweeted that she was filming the music video for "End of Night".[6] A music video to accompany the release of "End of Night" was first released onto YouTube on 28 April 2013 at a total length of three minutes and twenty-nine seconds.[7]


The video shows Dido walking through a haunted mansion surrounded by dancers. The video starts with a shot of the mansion and then shows Dido sitting on a bed singing with a dancer standing behind her, she then walks out of the room into another room full of dancers, she then goes outside where there are more dancers.[8]

Live performances[edit]

In April 2013 Dido performed "End of Night" for the first time live on German late-night television comedy talk show TV total.[9] On 23 April 2013 she performed the song live German television programme Morgenmagazin (English: Morning Show).[10] On 30 April 2013 she performed the song live on British music television show Later... with Jools Holland.[11]

Track listing[edit]

Album version
No. Title Length
1. "End of Night"   3:58
Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "End of Night" (Radio Edit) 3:27
2. "End of Night" (JR Mix) 3:40
3. "End of Night" (Vince Clarke Remix) 6:03
4. "End of Night" (Cedric Gervais Remix) 5:52

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Written by Dido Armstrong and Greg Kurstin
  • Produced by Greg Kurstin
  • Mixed by Greg Kurstin
  • Engineered by Greg Kurstin
  • Additional engineering by Jessie Shatkin
  • Recorded at Echo Studios, Los Angeles
  • Vocals by Dido
  • Keyboards and programming by Greg Kurstin
  • Mastered by Tom Coyne at Sterling Sound

Credits adapted from Girl Who Got Away album liner notes.[12]

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[13] 38
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[14] 14
South Korea (Gaon International Chart)[15] 18

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Australia 13 March 2013 Airplay Sony Music Entertainment
Italy 22 March 2013[16] Airplay Sony
United Kingdom 5 May 2013[17] Digital Download Sony Music Entertainment


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