Midnight Fire

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Midnight Fire
Studio album by Steve Wariner
Released 1983 (1983)
Recorded The Music Mill, Woodland Studio, Groundstar Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee[1]
Genre Country
Label RCA Records
Steve Wariner chronology
Steve Wariner
Midnight Fire
One Good Night Deserves Another
Singles from Midnight Fire
  1. "Don't Your Memory Ever Sleep at Night"
    Released: 1983
  2. "Midnight Fire"
    Released: 1983
  3. "Lonely Women Make Good Lovers"
    Released: 1983
  4. "Why Goodbye"
    Released: 1984
  5. "Don't You Give Up on Love"
    Released: 1984

Midnight Fire is the title of the third studio album by American country music artist Steve Wariner. It was released in 1983 by RCA Records. The album produced five singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart including two top ten singles: "Don't Your Memory Ever Sleep at Night" at number 23, "Midnight Fire" at number 5, "Lonely Women Make Good Lovers" at number 4, "Why Goodbye" at number 12, and "Don't You Give Up on Love" at number 49.[2] The song "Overnight Sensation" is a duet with country superstar Barbara Mandrell, and also appears on her 1983 MCA record "Spun Gold".

The album was produced by Tony Brown and Norro Wilson, except for the last two tracks, which were produced by Tom Collins instead.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lonely Women Make Good Lovers"   Spooner Oldham, Freddy Weller 3:14
2. "Midnight Fire"   Lewis Anderson, Dave Gibson 3:10
3. "When Is It All Gonna End"   Clarence Foster, Linda Foster 3:08
4. "Why Goodbye"   Richard Leigh, Mark Wright 3:38
5. "I Can Hear Kentucky Calling Me"   Felice and Boudleaux Bryant 3:18
6. "Don't You Give Up on Love"   Dave Gibson 2:57
7. "I'm Depending on You"   John Jarrard, Brent Mason 3:18
8. "Honey Why"   George Parks, Swain Schaefer 2:48
9. "Don't Your Mem'ry Ever Sleep at Night"   Steve Dean, Randy Hatch 3:07
10. "Overnight Sensation"   Jerry Fuller 3:05

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 39


Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1983 "Don't Your Memory Ever Sleep at Night" 23 26
"Midnight Fire" 5 11
1984 "Lonely Women Make Good Lovers" 4 3
"Why Goodbye" 12 16
"Don't You Give Up on Love" 49 46


  1. ^ a b Midnight Fire (LP). Steve Wariner. RCA Records. 1983. AHL1-4859-B. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 248–249. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.