Lonely Nights

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"Lonely Nights"
Single by Mickey Gilley
from the album You Don't Know Me
Released September 1981
Format 7"
Recorded 1981
Genre Country
Length 3:23
Label Epic
Writer(s) Stewart Harris and Keith Stegall
Producer(s) Jim Ed Norman
Mickey Gilley singles chronology
"You Don't Know Me"
"Lonely Nights"
"Tears of the Lonely"

For the song by the German hard rock band Scorpions, see Face the Heat. For the song by the Canadian singer Bryan Adams, see You Want It You Got It.

"Lonely Nights" is a song written by Keith Stegall and Stewart Harris, and recorded by American country music artist Mickey Gilley. It was released in September 1981 as the second single from the album You Don't Know Me. "Lonely Nights" would become Mickey Gilley's thirteenth number one country hit. The single stayed at number one for one week and stayed a total of thirteen weeks on the country chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981–1982) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 137. 

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Preceded by
"The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)"
by Juice Newton
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

February 6, 1982
Succeeded by
"Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight"
by Eddie Rabbitt
Preceded by
"Have You Ever Been Lonely?"
by Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

February 27, 1982
Succeeded by
"Only One You"
by T. G. Sheppard