Into the Nightlife

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"Into the Nightlife"
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Single by Cyndi Lauper
from the album Bring Ya to the Brink
Released August 8, 2008
Format Digital download, airplay
Recorded 2007
Genre Dance-pop, house
Length 4:00
Label Epic
Writer(s) Cyndi Lauper, Peer Åström, Johan Bobäck, Max Martin
Producer(s) Cyndi Lauper, Peer Åström, Johan Bobäck
Cyndi Lauper singles chronology
"Same Ol' Story"
"Into the Nightlife"
"A Christmas Duel"
Audio sample
Music video
Into The Nightlife on YouTube

"Into the Nightlife" is a 2008 song written by Cyndi Lauper, Peer Åström, Johan Bobäck and Max Martin, and produced by Lauper, Åström and Bobäck, for Lauper's tenth studio album Bring Ya to the Brink. It peaked at #1 on the U.S Billboard Hot Dance Club Play and on the Cashbox Top Dance Singles.[1] It became Lauper's first Australian chart single in fourteen years.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lauper says that the song title was inspired by Henry Miller's book Into the Night Life that inspired Lawrence Ferlinghetti's A Coney Island of the Mind, which inspired her to describe the images of nightlife in New York City.[2]

The single was released to UK radio stations early September 2008. As of August 2008, the song has sold 16,000 downloads in the U.S.[3] It has had over 250,000 plays on the by more than 31.000 users.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song which was directed by Lauper herself and produced by 44 Productions was partly filmed at Splash Bar in New York City on 20 May 2008. Fans were invited to come be extras in the video.[4]

Ari Gold and Colton Ford appear in the video dancing behind Lauper in the night club. Lucas Silveira appears kissing an unidentified woman in the club.

Ministry Of Sound: Annual 2009[edit]

The song appears on the annual collection of dance songs Ministry Of Sound released in 2009. "Into The Nightlife (Soul Seekers Club Mix)" is the third song of the album in the disc one, following by[clarification needed] Katy Perry's 2008 hit, "I Kissed a Girl".[5]

Official mixes[edit]

  • Album version – 4:00
  • Jody Den Broeder Club Mix – 7:19
  • Jody Den Broeder Dub – 7:49
  • Jody Den Broeder Mixshow – 5:08
  • Jody Den Broeder Radio Mix – 4:03
  • Soul Seekerz Dub – 7:41
  • Soul Seekerz Radio Mix – 3:52
  • Soul Seekerz Vocal Club Mix – 7:41
  • Johnny Pinkfinger vs Mihell Remix - 7:36#
  • Freedomebunch Mix - 7:46#
  1. From the floor remixes album


Cyndi performing the song at Good Morning America in 2008
Chart (2008) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[6] 82
Spanish Singles Chart 94
UK Singles Chart[7] 168
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[8] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Airplay[9] 5

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United Kingdom September 22, 2008 Paid download, airplay
United States August 8, 2008 Paid download


  1. ^ - CASHBOX Magazine Top Dance Singles
  2. ^ "Cyndi Lauper Premieres Brand New Song". ArjanWrites Music Blog. 2008-05-20. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Be in the "Into the Nightlife" Video!". Cyndi Lauper Source. 2008-05-14. Archived from the original on 2008-05-19. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  5. ^ Ministry Sound America Annual 2009, 2012.
  6. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  7. ^ "Chart Log UK 1994-2010 DJ Steve L. – LZ Love". Dipl.-Bibl.(FH) Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved 2015-09-24. 
  8. ^ Billboard.BIZ
  9. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"I Decided" by Solange
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
August 30, 2008
Succeeded by
"Closer" by Ne-Yo