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"
Released November 1985
1999
2007
Format 7" single
12" single
CD maxi (1999 release)
Digital single (2007 release)
Recorded 1985
Genre Synthpop, europop
Length 3:58 (Single Version)
5:20 (Album Version)
Label Virgin
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)

"(I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena"
(1985)
"In the Heat of the Night"
(1985)
"Little Girl"
(1986)
Music video
"In the Heat of the Night" (TopPop, 1985) on YouTube
Alternative cover
12" Single
12" Single
Sandra singles chronology
"Secret Land '99"
(1999) Secret Land '991999
"In the Heat of the Night '99"
(1999) In the Heat of the Night '991999
"(I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena '99"
(1999) (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena '991999
Sandra singles chronology
"Around My Heart 2006"
(2006) Around My Heart 20062006
"In the Heat of the Night 2007"
(2007) In the Heat of the Night 20072007
"The Way I Am"
(2007) The Way I Am2007

"In the Heat of the Night" is a Disco song by German singer Sandra. The song was released in November 1985 as the second single from the album The Long Play, where it charted at #1 in Switzerland and Israel, #2 in Germany, and #8 in South Africa (in mid-1986).

The song was covered by Hong Kong pop singer Anita Mui in 1986 with alternative title Cleave the Iceberg (Traditional Chinese: 將冰山劈開), by Finnish gothic metal band To/Die/For in 2000, and by Swedish progressive rock band Odyssey in 2009. Also in 1999, a remix version of the song by Sandra was released as a promo single only in France.

In 2007, Virgin Music France decided to release a special version of Reflections, containing three new remixes made by French DJs. "In the Heat of the Night" was planned to be released as a single in France containing four new versions of the song, in order to promote the new compilation. A few promotional copies were sent to the media; however, the commercial release was cancelled and it was only released online as a digital single.

In 2006, Sandra recorded a new mix of this song. This mix appeared on her compilation Reflections - Reproduced Hits (2006). In Sandra's first proper music video, the singer was featured in a steaming sauna filled with bare-chested men.

Formats and track listings[edit]

7" Single
  1. "In the Heat of the Night" — 3:58
  2. "Heatwave" (Instrumental)
12" Single
  1. "In the Heat of the Night" (Extended Version) — 7:32
  2. "Heatwave" (Instrumental)
12" Maxi - 1999
  1. "In the Heat of the Night" (Original Version) — 5:07
  2. "In the Heat of the Night" (Remix Version) — 4:28
12" Maxi (French Promo only) - 2007
  1. "In the Heat of the Night 2007" (Superfunk Remix - Extended) — 6:00
  2. "In the Heat of the Night 2007" (Superfunk Remix - Radio Edit) — 3:48
  3. "In the Heat of the Night 2007" (Future Vision Remix - Extended) — 7:12
  4. "In the Heat of the Night 2007" (Future Vision Remix - Radio Edit) — 3:19
CD single 1 (custom 'titles' sleeve) (French Promo only) - 2007
  1. "In the Heat of the Night 2007" (Superfunk Remix - Radio Edit) — 3:48
  2. "In the Heat of the Night 2007" (Future Vision Remix - Radio Edit) — 3:19
  3. "In the Heat of the Night 2007" (Superfunk Remix - Extended) — 6:00
CD single 2 (full picture sleeve) (French Promo only) - 2007
  1. "In the Heat of the Night 2007" (Future Vision Remix - Radio Edit) — 3:19
  2. "In the Heat of the Night 2007" (Superfunk Remix - Radio Edit) — 3:48
  3. "In the Heat of the Night 2007" (Future Vision Remix - Extended) — 7:12
  4. "In the Heat of the Night 2007" (Superfunk Remix - Extended) — 6:00
Digital single - 2016
  1. "In the Heat of the Night" (Tropical Future Remix by masQraider) — 4:04

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
France[1] Silver 1985 250,000

Charts[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[2] 6
French SNEP Singles Chart[2] 5
German Singles Chart[2] 2
Italian Singles Chart 4
Israel Singles Chart 1
South African Singles Chart [3] 8
Swedish Singles Chart[2] 2
Swiss Singles Chart[2] 2

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sandra's certifications in France, by SNEP Ifop.com[permanent dead link] (Retrieved March 3, 2008)
  2. ^ a b c d e "In the Heat of the Night", in various Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 15, 2008)
  3. ^ http://rock.co.za/files/springbok_top_20_(S).html Retrieved 6 June 2014

External links[edit]