Midnight Madness (album)

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Midnight Madness
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Studio album by
Released26 October 1983
Recorded1983
GenreRock
Length38:56
LabelMCA
ProducerPat Glasser
Night Ranger chronology
Dawn Patrol
(1982)
Midnight Madness
(1983)
7 Wishes
(1985)
Singles from Midnight Madness
  1. "(You Can Still) Rock in America"
    Released: 12/03/1983
  2. "Sister Christian"
    Released: 3/10/1984
  3. "When You Close Your Eyes"
    Released: 7/07/1984
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Midnight Madness is the second studio album by American rock band Night Ranger, released in October 26, 1983 on MCA Records. The 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.

Singles[edit]

The first single/video, "(You Can Still) Rock in America" peaked at number 51 in early 1984 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and also reached number 15 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. "Sister Christian" peaked at number 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 number 14 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and number 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 number 26 in the spring of 1984.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."(You Can Still) Rock in America"4:16
2."Rumours in the Air"
  • Blades
4:33
3."Why Does Love Have To Change"
  • Blades
3:49
4."Sister Christian"5:03
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."Touch of Madness"
  • Blades
5:01
6."Passion Play"
  • Blades
4:43
7."When You Close Your Eyes"
4:19
8."Chippin' Away"
  • Blades
  • Gillis
4:13
9."Let Him Run"
3:29

Personnel[edit]

Night Ranger

Additional musicians

  • Glenn Hughes – backing vocals on "(You Can Still) Rock in America"

Production

  • Brian Gardener – mastering
  • Pat Glasser – producer
  • John VanNest – engineer

Charts[edit]

Album

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard 200 15

Singles

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

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