Another Night (song)

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"Another Night"
Cover art for 1993 German releases
Single by Real McCoy
from the album Another Night
Released July 16, 1993 (Germany)
1994 (Worldwide)
Format CD single
Recorded 1993
Genre Eurodance
Length 3:57
Label Arista
Producer(s) Real McCoy
Real McCoy singles chronology
"No Showbo"
"Another Night"
"Automatic Lover (Call for Love)"
Alternative cover
United States cover

"Another Night" is a song by German group Real McCoy, released as the first single from their third studio album Another Night in mid-1993 in Germany and in 1994 in the rest of the world. It is one of their biggest hits, reaching number 18 in Germany, number three on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the U.S. during the holiday season of 1994-1995, number two on the UK Singles Chart and number one on the Australian ARIA Chart. In the U.S., the single was certified Platinum by the RIAA, spent 40 weeks in the Top 40, and became the best-selling single by a German act in U.S. rock history. It was produced by the Berman Brothers and AxelFF (Axel Wernecke) at the Boogie Park Studios Hamburg. It was mixed by Andreas "Boogieman" Herbig.

"Another Night" was inspired by Roni Griffith's "Desire", the Coca-Cola theme tune and "More and More" by Captain Hollywood Project.

In Billboard Magazine's Top 100 songs of the first 50 years of the Hot 100, "Another Night" was ranked at number 91.[1] As a number three hit, it is the lowest ranked song to be listed on this chart. The song also brought the group the distinction of having the longest run at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 (11 non-consecutive weeks).

Lyrical content[edit]

In the song, the female vocalist, Karin Kasar, longs to be with the anonymous individual she encounters every night in her dreams. Olaf Jeglitza backs up this notion as the man's voice in the woman's head, saying the things she wants to hear and promising to fulfill her desires. However, each dawn brings pain to the vocalist, as she realizes "when the night is gone, I'll be alone".

Music Videos[edit]

Two videos were shot for this song.

Original Version[edit]

O-Jay is Real McCoy, the DJ of a pirate radio station which is powered by four men with handcycle-mounted generators. Patsy Petersen (lip-syncing Karin Kasar's vocals) is driving around town on her moped, mounting posters promoting McCoy's radio broadcasts while listening to the broadcast on a boombox. She is attracted to McCoy's voice and image, but has apparently never met him. As McCoy leaves his hidden studio after another night's broadcast, he walks by Petersen on her moped; recognizing him, she turns for a quick moment, and then rides on. This version was directed by Nigel Dick.

European Version[edit]

This version features two automatons - one male, one female - with an appearance inspired by the film Metropolis. They are communicating with each other by videophone; their conversation is intercut with dance sequences from black-and-white movies of the 1920s and 1930s, as well as color snippets of O-Jay and Petersen performing. The automatons are also able to view each other directly, the male with a binocular headset and the female with a telescope. As the song progresses, the stiff movements of the automatons become more fluid and dance-like. At the end of the video, the two automatons meet, dance, and walk away together, arm in arm.

Official Versions[edit]

  • Radio Mix 3:57 (also known as US Top 40 Airplay Mix)
  • Club Mix 5:17
  • Dance Mix 5:04
  • Inferno Mix 6:26
  • Nightmare Mix 6:00
  • Black Belt Mix 5:56
  • Ragga Airplay Mix 3:43
  • Ragga II House Mix 5:16
  • Armand's New School Mix 5:16
  • Armand's Nightmare Mix 6:40
  • US Airplay Hot Mix 3:59
  • US Club Mix 5:47
  • US House Mix 5:17 (also known as 'House Mix')
  • Psycho Mix 5:30 (appeared on 12" Vinyl)


See also[edit]


  • A ballad version of "Another Night" was performed at the B96 Summer Bash '96, hosted by Chicago's 96.3FM (B96) in June of 1996. This version of the song has not been released on any album or single.
  • In June 1996, eurodance musician Lynda Thomas released the single "Blue Jeans", which was loosely based on the Real McCoy song.


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