A Night to Remember (Shalamar song)

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"A Night to Remember"
Shalamarnight.jpg
Artwork for 1982 UK vinyl single
Single by Shalamar
from the album Friends
B-side"On Top of the World"
Released1982
Format7" single, 12" single
Recorded1981
GenrePost-disco
Length5:08
LabelSOLAR Records
K 13162
Songwriter(s)Nidra Beard, Dana Meyers, Charmaine Sylvers
Producer(s)Leon Sylvers III
Shalamar singles chronology
"I Can Make You Feel Good"
(1982)
"A Night to Remember"
(1982)
"There It Is"
(1982)
Music video
"A Night to Remember" on YouTube

"A Night to Remember" is a song by American disco/R&B group Shalamar. It was released in February 1982 as the second single from their sixth studio album Friends, and peaked at number 44 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also hit number 15 on the Club Play Singles chart and number eight on the Black Singles chart. It was a much bigger hit in the UK, peaking at number five on the UK Singles Chart.

The song was written by Nidra Beard of Dynasty, Dana Meyers and Charmaine Sylvers of The Sylvers. It is also famously associated with the introduction of the Moonwalk dance by Shalamar member Jeffrey Daniel on the UK music show Top of the Pops in June 1982.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1
  1. "A Night To Remember" (Radio Edit) - 3:02
  2. "Everybody Dance" (Radio Edit) - 3:07
UK CD2
  1. "A Night to Remember" (Full Length Version) - 5:04
  2. "Everybody Dance" (Full Length Version) - 5:01
  3. "A Holy Night" (Unplugged Acoustic) - 3:11
  4. "A Night to Remember" (Video) - 3:02

Charts[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 5
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 44
US Billboard Hot Soul Singles 8
US Billboard Dance 15

911 version[edit]

"Night to Remember"
911 night to remember.jpg
Single by 911
from the album The Journey
Released29 April 1996
FormatCD single, cassette single
Recorded1995
GenrePop, disco, funk
Length4:00
LabelGinga
Songwriter(s)Nidra Beard, Dana Meyers, Charmaine Sylvers
Producer(s)John McLaughlin
911 singles chronology
"Night to Remember"
(1996)
"Love Sensation"
(1996)
Music video
"Night to Remember" on YouTube

In 1996, English boy band 911 covered "A Night to Remember" (retitled as "Night to Remember") as their debut single and the lead single from their debut album The Journey (1997). It was released on 29 April 1996 and peaked at number 38 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[4] 9
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 38

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
United Kingdom 29 April 1996 CD, cassette single

Liberty X version[edit]

"A Night to Remember"
Liberty X - A Night to Remember.jpg
Single by Liberty X
from the album X
B-side"Everybody Dance"
Released14 November 2005
FormatCD single, digital download
Recorded2005
GenreDance-pop
Length3:02
LabelV2
Songwriter(s)Nidra Beard, Dana Meyers, Charmaine Sylvers
Producer(s)Rod Gammons
Liberty X singles chronology
"Song 4 Lovers"
(2005)
"A Night to Remember"
(2005)
"X"
(2006)
Music video
"A Night to Remember" on YouTube

"A Night to Remember" is the second single released from English-Irish pop group Liberty X's third studio album, X (2005). The single was released in the UK on 14 November 2005 as the official 2005 Children in Need charity single, charting and peaking at number six on the UK Singles Chart.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2005–2006) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 94
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 42
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 19
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 5
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 135

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Ireland[11] 14 November 2005 CD, digital download V2
United Kingdom[12]

Other versions[edit]

British singer Maria Lawson covered the track in 1996 and was used by the Gala Bingo advert, after the producers of the advert thought that her version was better than the original. DJ Magic Mike's "Groove On" is a rap over this song and even features Shalamar lead singer Howard Hewett. Mase's "Get Ready" is also in the same style and raps over this song. J-pop singer Sowelu sang a version called "Get Ready Nite 2 Remember" which featured BIG-O. The original song was played at Toni and Todd's wedding reception on the sitcom Girlfriends, with the main cast dancing together down a "Soul Train" line. In the UK this song has also been used for a TV advert featuring the Harvester restaurant chain. In Gibraltar, this song is used at Gala Bingo before every main session.

On 2 April 2003, a rendition of the song was performed by the Top 8 finalists of the second season of American Idol: Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken, Kimberley Locke, Josh Gracin, Trenyce, Carmen Rasmusen, Kimberly Caldwell and Rickey Smith.

Mary J. Blige recorded a cover of the song on her 2014 soundtrack album Think Like a Man Too (Music from and Inspired by the Film).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  2. ^ "Shalamar Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  3. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  4. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Liberty X – A Night to Remember" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – A Night to Remember". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2005" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Liberty X - A Night to Remember - Single". iTunes Store (Apple Inc.). Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  12. ^ "Liberty X - A Night to Remember - Single". iTunes Store (Apple Inc.). Retrieved 20 September 2013.

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