Give Me the Night (George Benson song)

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"Give Me the Night"
Single by George Benson
from the album Give Me the Night
B-side "Dinorah, Dinorah"
Released July 3, 1980
Format 7"
Genre Disco,[1] funk, rhythm and blues
Length 3:41
3:50 (Commercial 7")
4:58 (Album)
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Rod Temperton
Producer(s) Quincy Jones
George Benson singles chronology
"Unchained Melody"
(1979)
"Give Me the Night"
(1980)
"Love X Love"
(1980)

"Give Me the Night" is a song by American jazz musician George Benson, from his studio album of the same name (1980). It was written and composed by former Heatwave keyboard player Rod Temperton and produced by Quincy Jones. Patti Austin provides the backing and scat vocals that are heard throughout.[1] Lee Ritenour also appears on the track. The song was a commercial success, and was Benson's first single to hit number one on the US Billboard Soul Singles chart. It also peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it his most successful pop entry.[2] It also peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot Disco Singles chart[3] and at number seven in the UK Singles Chart[4] "Give Me the Night" was one of the last disco singles to become a major success with the steady decline of the genre in the early 1980s.

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