Midnight Madness (album)

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Midnight Madness
Studio album by Night Ranger
Released 26 October 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre Hard rock, [1]
Length 38:56
Label MCA
Producer Pat Glasser
Night Ranger chronology
Dawn Patrol
(1982)Dawn Patrol1982
Midnight Madness
Seven Wishes
(1985)Seven Wishes1985
Singles from Midnight Madness
  1. "(You Can Still) Rock in America"
    Released: 1983
  2. "Sister Christian"
    Released: June 1984
  3. "When You Close Your Eyes"
    Released: 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Midnight Madness is the second studio album from rock band Night Ranger released in 1983. Their second album produced three charting singles and contains the band's best known hit, "Sister Christian." It remains their highest selling album at over a million copies sold in the US. The first single/video, "(You Can Still) Rock in America" peaked at #51 in early 1984 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and also reached #15 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. "Sister Christian" peaked at #5 on Billboard's Hot 100 and was one of the most played videos of 1984. The song also has been featured in several films including "Boogie Nights" and "Rock of Ages" among others. "When You Close Your Eyes" was the third single/video and reached #14 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and #7 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart. The 1984 CD release contains a slightly different recording of the track. "Rumours In The Air" also charted on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart peaking at #26 in the spring of 1984.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "(You Can Still) Rock In America" 4:16
2. "Rumours in the Air"
  • Blades
3. "Why Does Love Have To Change"
  • Blades
4. "Sister Christian" 5:03
Side 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Touch of Madness"
  • Blades
6. "Passion Play"
  • Blades
7. "When You Close Your Eyes"
8. "Chippin' Away"
  • Blades
  • Gillis
9. "Let Him Run"


Additional personnel

  • Glenn Hughes - Backing vocals on "(You Can Still) Rock in America"


  • Pat Glasser - Producer
  • John VanNest - Engineer
  • Brian Gardener - Mastering



Chart Peak
US Billboard 200 15


Year Single Chart Position
1983 "(You Can Still) Rock in America" Billboard Hot 100 51
Mainstream Rock 15
1984 "When You Close Your Eyes" Billboard Hot 100 14
Mainstream Rock 14
"Sister Christian" Billboard Hot 100 5