In the Heat of the Night (Sandra song)

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"In the Heat of the Night"
In the Heat of the Night (Sandra single) cover art.jpg
7" single
Single by Sandra
from the album The Long Play
B-side"Heatwave"
ReleasedNovember 1985
Format7", 12"
Recorded1985
GenreSynthpop, europop
Length3:58 (single version)
5:20 (album version)
LabelVirgin
Songwriter(s)Michael Cretu, Hubert Kemmler, Markus Löhr, Klaus Hirschburger
Producer(s)Michael Cretu
Sandra singles chronology
"(I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena"
(1985)
"In the Heat of the Night"
(1985)
"Little Girl"
(1986)

"The Way I Am"
(2007)

"In the Heat of the Night"
(2007)

"What Is It About Me"
(2007)
Alternative cover
12" single
12" single

"In the Heat of the Night" is a 1985 song by German singer Sandra, written by Michael Cretu, Hubert Kemmler, Markus Löhr and Klaus Hirschburger, and produced by Cretu. Kemmler also provided backing vocals on this recording as well as numerous Sandra's songs in the 80s. "In the Heat of the Night" was released in November 1985 as the second single from Sandra's debut album The Long Play, as a follow-up to her no. 1 European hit "(I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena". The single was a major commercial success, reaching the top 5 in numerous countries, and remains one of Sandra's biggest hits.

In 1999, the song was remixed for the compilation My Favourites and released as a promotional vinyl single in France. It was remixed again for the 2006 compilation Reflections, and subsequently in 2007 for the special edition of Reflections released in France. The 2007 remixes were released as a digital single. In 2016, "In the Heat of the Night" (Tropical Future Remix) was released as a digital single to promote the new greatest hits collection The Very Best of Sandra.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Michael Bentele and pictures Sandra performing the song in a steamy sauna, surrounded by bare-chested men. The clip was released on Sandra's VHS video compilations Ten on One (The Singles) and 18 Greatest Hits, released in 1987 and 1992, respectively,[1][2] as well as the 2003 DVD The Complete History.[3]

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • 7" single (1985)
A. "In the Heat of the Night"
B. "Heatwave" (Instrumental)
  • 12" single (1985)
A. "In the Heat of the Night" (Extended Version) – 7:32
B. "Heatwave" (Instrumental) – 3:48
  • 12" promo single (1999)
A. "In the Heat of the Night" (Original Version) – 5:07
B. "In the Heat of the Night" (99 Remix) – 4:28
  • Digital download (2007)[4]
  1. "In the Heat of the Night" (Future Vision Remix - Radio Edit) – 3:17
  2. "In the Heat of the Night" (Superfunk Remix - Radio Edit) – 3:46
  3. "In the Heat of the Night" (Future Vision Remix - Extended) – 7:13
  4. "In the Heat of the Night" (Superfunk Remix - Extended) – 6:00
  • Digital download (2016)[5]
  1. "In the Heat of the Night" (Tropical Future Remix by masQraider) – 4:04

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
France (SNEP)[24] Silver

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ten on One (The Video)". www.sandranet.com. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  2. ^ "18 Greatest Hits (The Video)". www.sandranet.com. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  3. ^ "Sandra - The Complete History (DVD, DVD-Video, PAL, Compilation, Stereo)". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  4. ^ "‎In the Heat of the Night (Remixes 2007) - Single par Sandra sur iTunes" (in French). music.apple.com. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  5. ^ "‎„In the Heat of the Night (Tropical Future Remix By masQraider) - Single" von Sandra bei iTunes" (in German). music.apple.com. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  6. ^ "Discographie Sandra" (in German). austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2009-10-26.
  7. ^ "European Playlist Reports" (PDF). Eurotipsheet. Vol. 3 no. 4. Amsterdam. 1986-02-01. p. 10. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  8. ^ "Discografie Sandra" (in Dutch). www.ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-11-06.
  9. ^ "Danish Singles Chart". B.T. Copenhagen. 1985-12-20.
  10. ^ "European Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Eurotipsheet. Vol. 2 no. 51/52. Amsterdam. 1985-12-23. p. 19. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  11. ^ "European Airplay Top 50" (PDF). Eurotipsheet. Vol. 3 no. 5. Amsterdam. 1986-02-08. p. 10. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  12. ^ "Top 3 in Europe" (PDF). Eurotipsheet. Vol. 3 no. 8. Amsterdam. 1986-03-01. p. 16. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  13. ^ "Discographie Sandra" (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved 2008-02-15.
  14. ^ "SANDRA — IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT" (in German). www.offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  15. ^ "European Playlist Reports" (PDF). Eurotipsheet. Vol. 3 no. 1. Amsterdam. 1986-01-06. p. 10. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  16. ^ "Discografie Sandra" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2010-09-09.
  17. ^ "Sandra | Top 40-artiesten" (in Dutch). www.top40.nl. Retrieved 2008-03-01.
  18. ^ "South African Rock Lists Website - SA Charts 1965 - 1989 Acts (S)". www.rock.co.za. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  19. ^ Fernando Salaverri (2005). Sólo éxitos año a año: 1959-2002 (in Spanish). Iberautor Promociones Culturales. ISBN 8480486392.
  20. ^ "Discography Sandra". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2009-10-26.
  21. ^ "Sandra" (in German). swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2009-10-26.
  22. ^ "ULTRATOP BELGIAN CHARTS" (in Dutch). www.ultratop.be. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  23. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German). www.offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  24. ^ "InfoDisc : Les Certifications Officielles des 45 T. / Singles / Titres (Depuis 1073)" (in French). www.infodisc.fr. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  25. ^ "To/Die/For - In The Heat Of The Night". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  26. ^ "Odyssey - Reinventing the Past - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives". www.metal-archives.com. Retrieved 2019-07-05.

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