Released as a single in mid-1982, "Even the Nights Are Better" first charted in the United States on the Billboardadult contemporary chart, where it spent four weeks at No. 1 in July and August. This was Air Supply's third song to reach the summit on this chart. In September 1982, the song reached its peak position of No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the group's seventh consecutive top five hit on the US pop chart. In the United Kingdom, where the group did not enjoy the same amount of success as they did in Australia and the US, the song reached No. 44 on the UK Singles Chart.
This song is notable for exiting the Billboard Top 40 the week after it peaked, falling from No. 6 to No. 42 in September 1982. Taylor Swift has since beaten that chart phenomenon, with her song "Red" falling from No. 6 to No. 54 in October 2012.
Although Air Supply continued to record and perform concerts (except for a hiatus in the late 1980s and early 1990s), "Even the Nights Are Better" was one of the last hit records for the group in the United States.
The video for "Even the Nights Are Better" was filmed in and around the boardwalk, beach, and amusement area of Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York.