Lonely Night (Angel Face)

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"Lonely Night (Angel Face)"
Lonely Night - Captain & Tennille.jpg
Single by Captain & Tennille
from the album Song of Joy
B-side "Smile for Me One More Time"
Released January 1976
Recorded 1975
Label A&M
Songwriter(s) Neil Sedaka
Producer(s) Captain & Tennille
Captain & Tennille singles chronology
"The Way I Want to Touch You"
(1975)
"Lonely Night (Angel Face)"
(1976)
"Shop Around"
(1976)
"The Way I Want to Touch You"
(1975)
"Lonely Night (Angel Face)"
(1976)
"Shop Around"
(1976)

"Lonely Night (Angel Face)" is a song written by Neil Sedaka. The song was first recorded by Sedaka and appeared as a track on his 1975 studio album, The Hungry Years. The following year the song was made popular when covered by the pop music duo Captain & Tennille, who took their version of the song to number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Background[edit]

In 1976, "Lonely Night (Angel Face)" was a hit single for Captain & Tennille, who had recorded another Sedaka song "Love Will Keep Us Together" a year earlier. Their version of "Lonely Night (Angel Face)" reached number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number one on the Billboard Easy Listening chart in March 1976.[1] On the Cashbox Top 100, it also reached number one. The song became a Gold record.

In Canada the song went to number one on the RPM National Top Singles Chart. It hit the pole position on April 17, 1976, and stayed atop the charts for two weeks before bowing out to "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen.[2][3] It was their third of fourteen hit singles.

Chart performance[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 45. 
  2. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  4. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1976-06-28. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  5. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 26, No. 14 & 15, January 08 1977". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved June 13, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1976/Top 100 Songs of 1976". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2016-06-05. 

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Preceded by
"December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" by The Four Seasons
RPM number-one single (Canada)
April 10, 1976
Succeeded by
"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen