Nite and Day

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"Nite and Day"
Single by Al B. Sure!
from the album In Effect Mode
Released February 1988
Recorded 1987
Genre New jack swing
R&B
Length 4:02
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Al B. Sure!, Kyle West
Producer(s) Kyle West
Al B. Sure! (co-producer)
Al B. Sure! singles chronology
"Nite and Day"
(1988)
"Off on Your Own (Girl)"
(1988)

"Nite and Day" is a 1988 single by Al B. Sure! from the Warner Bros. album In Effect Mode. It reached number seven on the Hot 100 and number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

The song was executive produced by Benny Medina and Andre Harrell. It was produced, arranged and musically programmed by Kyle West for Key West International, co-produced and written by Al B. Sure! for Al B. Sure! International and Uptown Enterprises. The song was recorded at Unique Recording Studios. The single earned him a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 31st Grammy Awards in 1989, losing to Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby by Terence Trent D'Arby.

Cover[edit]

In 2009, a cover version by Raheem DeVaughn was leaked as a song off his new "Love & War" mixtape. In 2012, a cover version by EL Seven/Universal Recording artist Adrian Marcel was leaked with in studio Video.

Sample[edit]

R&B and hip-hop duo P.M. Dawn sampled this song on the single "Sometimes I Miss You So Much", from the 1995 album Jesus Wept. They also had Al B. Sure featured on the music video that was shot for the song.

R&B group Blackstreet sampled the elements for their song Joy

Elements of the song were sampled for L.L. Cool J's Loungin' from the album Mr. Smith.

The song was sampled heavily in "25 Lighters" by DJ DMD featuring Lil' Keke & Fat Pat.

Mannie Fresh interpolated the song in "How We Ride" (2004).

The song was sampled in The Federation's "My Rimz" (2007).

The song was sampled in Mac Miller's song, "Ride Around", off of his mixtape "K.I.D.S."

Jobe Jacobs also did a sample on his mixtape, and posted it on Facebook after his release (2010).

The song was sampled in Western Bay Players by the San Francisco hip-hop artist Guce from his Pure Pressure (1995) album.

In 2013, Singer Sebastian Mikael used the song for his single Last Night featuring Wale.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 7
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 26. 
Preceded by
"Da Butt" by E.U.
Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number one single
April 30-May 14, 1988
Succeeded by
"Mercedes Boy" by Pebbles