Kiss in the Dark

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"Kiss in the Dark"
Kiss In The Dark Pink Lady.jpg
Single by Pink Lady
from the album Kiss in the Dark
B-side "Walk Away Renee"
Released September 4, 1979
Genre Disco, Hi-NRG
Length

3:00 7"

5:19 12"
Label JVC, Elektra Records
Songwriter(s) Michael Lloyd
Pink Lady singles chronology
"Nami Nori Pirates"
(1978)
"Kiss in the Dark"
(1979)
"Monday Mona Lisa Club"
(1979)
"Nami Nori Pirates"
(1978)
"Kiss in the Dark"
(1979)
"Monday Mona Lisa Club"
(1979)

"Kiss in the Dark" was the 14th single released in Japan, and the first single released in America, by Japanese duo Pink Lady. The song was recorded for their debut American album, Kiss in the Dark. Pink Lady debuted the song in May 1979 on a Leif Garrett TV special. The song's peak position in Japan on the Oricon chart was 19, and on the American Billboard charts was 37.[1] This was also the first release of the duo in Japan which wasn't in the top 10. In addition to the all-English version of the song which was a hit in the U.S., Pink Lady also recorded a bilingual version, with the chorus in English and the verses in Japanese.

Pink Lady became the first Japanese recording act to chart in America since Kyu Sakamoto ("Sukiyaki") 16 years earlier, and the first to have a hit sung in English, as Sakamoto's hit had been sung in Japanese.

In Japan the single sold 350,000 copies.[2]

A re-recorded version of the song was included on the 2-disc greatest hits release, Innovation, released in December 2010.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Kiss in the Dark" 2:55
    • Written and composed by Michael Lloyd
  2. "Walk Away Renee" 3:10
    • Written and composed by Mike Brown, Bob Calilli, Tony Sansone

Charts[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
Oricon Chart 19
US Billboard Hot 100 37
US Cash Box magazine 49
Canada RPM Top 100 Singles 64

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard top 40 hits 1979". Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  2. ^ "Pink Lady single sales". Retrieved 2012-05-28.