Night Songs

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Night Songs
Studio album by Cinderella
Released August 2, 1986 (1986-08-02)
Recorded 1985-1986
Genre Glam metal, Heavy Metal[1]
Length 36:05
Label Mercury (USA)
Vertigo (Europe)
Producer Andy Johns
Cinderella chronology
Night Songs
(1986)
Long Cold Winter
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[3]

Night Songs is the debut studio album by American rock band Cinderella. It was released in 1986 through Mercury Records in America and Vertigo Records in Europe.

Background[edit]

Night Songs sold several million copies due to a combination of Cinderella's breakthrough single "Nobody's Fool", MTV airplay, and an opening slot on labelmates Bon Jovi's tour, in support of their album Slippery When Wet.

The album peaked at #3 on the US charts on February 7, 1987,[4] and was certified double platinum for shipping 2 million copies there twelve days later. In May 1991, it was certified triple platinum, having shipped 3 million copies.[5]

Leadoff single "Shake Me" failed to chart, but "Nobody's Fool" cracked the Top 20, reaching #13. Third single "Somebody Save Me" went to #66. On May 4, 1987, Cinderella filmed parts of their concert in Philadelphia. These live songs were, along with their three MTV videos, released on home video in August 1987 on Night Songs: The Videos.

In the episode "How I Met Everyone Else" of the How I Met Your Mother series, Ted is seen wearing an album T-shirt during flashback scenes.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Tom Keifer (Copyright Eve Songs).

  1. "Night Songs" - 4:12
  2. "Shake Me" - 3:44
  3. "Nobody's Fool" - 4:49
  4. "Nothin' for Nothin'" - 3:33
  5. "Once Around the Ride" - 3:22
  6. "Hell on Wheels" - 2:49
  7. "Somebody Save Me" - 3:16
  8. "In from the Outside" - 4:07
  9. "Push, Push" - 2:52
  10. "Back Home Again" - 3:30

Personnel[edit]

Cinderella[edit]

Additional Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced, Recorded, Engineered & Mixed By Andy Johns
  • Assistant Recording & Mix Engineers: David Glover, Joe Hauserman, Mark McKenna, Nick DiDia, Paul Wertheimer
  • Mark "Weissguy" Weiss - Album Cover Photography (conspicuously posed photo)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Billboard Hot 100[8] Mainstream Rock
1986 Shake Me
Nobody's Fool 13 25
1987 Somebody Save Me 66 37

External links[edit]

  1. Night Songs (1986) Album Review at Rockpedia.co

References[edit]