Even the Nights Are Better

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"Even the Nights Are Better"
Single by Air Supply
from the album Now and Forever
Released 1982
Format 7" (45 rpm)
Recorded 1981
Genre Pop, soft rock
Length 3:57
Label Arista
Writer(s) Terry Skinner, J.L. Wallace, Ken Bell
Producer(s) Harry Maslin
Air Supply singles chronology
"Sweet Dreams" "Even the Nights Are Better" "Young Love"

"Even the Nights Are Better" is the title of a popular song from 1982 (see 1982 in music) by the Australian soft rock group Air Supply. It was written by Terry Skinner, J.L. Wallace and Ken Ball, a songwriting collaboration that also yielded a hit song for The Carpenters ("Touch Me When We're Dancing"). "Even the Nights Are Better" was included on Air Supply's 1982 album Now and Forever. The song has also been covered by Anne Murray.

Released as a single in mid-1982, "Even the Nights Are Better" first charted in the United States on the Billboard adult 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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

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 on the boardwalk, beach, and amusement area of Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of No. 1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  3. ^ UK chart info at chartstats.com

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