Night and Day (Roxanne Seeman and Billie Hughes song)

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"Night and Day"
Single by Bette Midler
from the album Some People's Lives
Released January 15, 1991
Genre Pop
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Billie Hughes
Roxanne Seeman
Producer(s) Arif Mardin

Night and Day is a song written by Roxanne Seeman and Billie Hughes. They recorded a demo performed by Billie Hughes and Roxanne Seeman went to New York and dropped the song off with a letter for Tunc Erim, A&R at Atlantic Records. A week later, Tunc Erim invited Seeman to lunch and told her that Ahmet Ertegun and Doug Morris liked the song and wanted to show it to Mike Rutherford of Mike & The Mechanics. After the lunch, Seeman went to see Vicky Germaise in Arif Mardin's office at the Atlantic Recording Studios. Germaise asked Seeman if she had another copy and overnighted it to Arif Mardin, who was in Los Angeles producing Bette Midler.

"Night And Day" was recorded by Bette Midler for her Some People's Lives album. Arif Mardin is the producer, Marc Shaiman the associate producer. Joseph Jack Puig is the recording and mix engineer. "Night And Day" is arranged by Arif Mardin, Billie Hughes, and Joe Mardin.

"Night and Day" is the second single from Some People's Lives. It was released to adult contemporary radio and stayed on the chart for 15 weeks, peaking at #15. The release to mainstream radio came later. As "Night and Day" was ascending the Billboard Hot 100, the Gulf War broke out, focusing attention back on the first single. "Night and Day" remained on the Hot 100 for 7 weeks.

"Night and Day" by Bette Midler was a single in Japan. It is included on a Bette Midler collection released in Australia.

Video[edit]

Bette Midler's video for "Night And Day" was directed by Meiert Avis.

Chart performance[edit]

Country Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 62
US Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 15

Television Performances[edit]

  • Oprah Winfrey's "International Men's Show"
  • VH1's Behind The Music - Bette Midler
  • One Life to Live
  • Another World
  • Santa Barbara
  • Passions

Other versions[edit]

  • Billie Hughes included a version of "Night and Day" on his Welcome To The Edge album which charted #1 in Japan.
  • The Japanese hit duo Wink released a Japanese version of "Night and Day."
  • Jasmine released a Mandarin version of "Night and Day."
  • Cherrie Tsoi released a Cantonese version of "Night and Day."

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