All Night Long (Mary Jane Girls song)

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"All Night Long"
Mary jane girls all night long 1983 A-side label.jpg
A-side label of U.S. vinyl single
Single by Mary Jane Girls
from the album Mary Jane Girls
Released February 6, 1983
Format
Recorded 1982
Studio Record Plant
(Sausalito, California)
Genre
Length 5:34
Label Gordy
Songwriter(s) Rick James
Producer(s) Rick James

"All Night Long" is a song written, arranged and produced by American musician Rick James for the Mary Jane Girls.

In the U.S the song enjoyed success on the Hot Black Singles Chart peaking at #11, on the Dance Chart it peaked at #8 but the song failed to succeed in the general public peaking only at #101 on the Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart. It is their only hit song on the UK charts peaking at #13.

The bassline samples Keni Burke's 1982 single "Risin' to the Top". The song has been heavily sampled since its inception, including by artists LL Cool J and Mary J. Blige.

The song was included in the soundtrack of the 2002 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Billboard named the song #61 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.[1]

Sampling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time: Critics' Picks". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2017.