No More Lonely Nights

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"No More Lonely Nights"
Single by Paul McCartney
from the album Give My Regards to Broad Street
B-side "No More Lonely Nights (Playout Version)"
(original pressing);
"No More Lonely Nights (Special Dance Mix)"
(later pressing)
Released 24 September 1984 (1984-09-24)
Format 7" single
Recorded Abbey Road - 1983
Genre Soft rock
Length 4:42 (Ballad version)
4:35 (Playout version)
Label Parlophone
R6080(stereo)
Columbia (US & Canada)
Writer(s) Paul McCartney
Producer(s) George Martin
Paul McCartney singles chronology
"Pipes of Peace"
(1983)
"No More Lonely Nights"
(1984)
"We All Stand Together"
(1984)
Music sample

"No More Lonely Nights" is a song written by Paul McCartney, which was first released in September 1984. It can be heard on the soundtrack, Give My Regards to Broad Street.

Release and charts[edit]

Two versions of the single on both 7" & 12" as well as a 12" picture disc were issued in both the U.K. and U.S. The first 7" version featured "No More Lonely Nights" backed with the playout version. The second featured the Arthur Baker Dance Mix as the B-side. Both versions of this single exist in a rarer early pressing with the title misspelled as "No More Lonley Nights".[1][2]

The single reached #6 in the US and #2 in the UK.[3][4] In 1987, it was included in McCartney's double album compilation, All the Best!.

Aftermath[edit]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of allmusic said the song was "an absolutely lovely mid-tempo tune graced by a terrific David Gilmour guitar solo."[5] In a radio interview prior to 1990's Knebworth concerts, Gilmour told Jim Ladd that "No More Lonely Nights" was the last thing McCartney recorded for the film, and that he told McCartney to give his session fee to a charity of his choice.

Track listings[edit]

7" single - UK, 1984
  1. "No More Lonely Nights"
  2. "No More Lonely Nights" (playout version)
7" single
  1. "No More Lonely Nights"
  2. "No More Lonely Nights" (special dance mix)
12" single - UK, 1984
  1. "No More Lonely Nights" (extended version)
  2. "Silly Love Songs" (remake)
  3. "No More Lonely Nights" (ballad)
12" single
  1. "No More Lonely Nights" (special dance mix by Arthur Baker)
  2. "No More Lonely Nights" (special dance edit)

Official versions[edit]

No More Lonely Nights (Ballad) - Original Version
  • 5:13 - CD Album Version (includes dialogue from the movie)
  • 4:42 - LP/Vinyl Album Version (includes dialogue from the movie)
  • 4:36 - 7" Version (clean introduction)
No More Lonely Nights (Playout Version)
  • 5:03 - CD Album Version
  • 4:26 - LP/Vinyl Album Version
  • 3:58 - 7" Versiob
  • No More Lonely Nights (Ballad Reprise) - 0:13
  • No More Lonely Nights (Extended Version) - 8:10
  • No More Lonely Nights (Special Dance Edit) - 4:22
  • No More Lonely Nights (Special Dance Mix) (aka Extended Playout Version) - 6:55

Personnel[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

  • Filipino acoustic singer Nyoy Volante covered the song on his 2008 album, Heartstrings.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul McCartney - No More Lonely Nights at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "No More Lonely Nights (Ballad) / No More Lonely Nights (Playout Version) by Paul McCartney". rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Paul McCartney > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  4. ^ "Official Charts: Paul McCartney". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  5. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review of Give My Regards to Broad Street". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 

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