My First Night Without You

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"My First Night Without You"
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Single by Cyndi Lauper
from the album A Night To Remember
B-side "Unabbreviated Love"
Released 1989
Recorded 1989
Genre Pop
Label Epic Records
Songwriter(s) Cyndi Lauper, Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly
Producer(s) Cyndi Lauper, Lennie Petze
Cyndi Lauper singles chronology
"I Drove All Night"
"My First Night Without You"
"A Night to Remember"
"I Drove All Night"
"My First Night Without You"
"A Night to Remember"

"My First Night Without You" is the second single released from Cyndi Lauper's third album A Night To Remember (1989).

Song information[edit]

The ballad is about coming home for the first time without a partner being there after a break up. The video clip is also about this, with Lauper coming home after a long day at work to an empty room after a separation. The song was written by Lauper, Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg. The latter two also wrote "True Colors" and "I Drove All Night".

Its B-side was "Unabbreviated Love". The song is a fan favorite; Lauper even performed it many times on her A Night to Remember tour in 1989.

To promote the single, promotional posters were sent to different malls and music stores that sold the single when it was originally released.

The single failed to make a big impact on most charts in the world. It did do moderately well in Chile. In the Radio Cidade from São Paulo, Brazil, this song was #1. In Colombia, the single was #1 for 10 weeks. Since the track didn't do well on U.S. radio, most fans think more radio-friendly songs from the album, like "Unconditional Love", would have done better as the commercially released second single.[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The video for "My First Night Without You", released in 1989, was one of the first to be closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 62
Cash Box Top 100 Singles 55
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[3] 47
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[4] 47
French Singles Chart[5] 46
UK Singles Chart[6] 53

Track listing[edit]

7" / Cassette / Europe CD single / Japan mini CD single
  • A. "My First Night Without You" (edited remix) – 2:58
  • B. "Unabbreviated Love" – 4:18
UK Limited Edition 7" (with poster)
  • A. "My First Night Without You" (edited remix) – 2:58
  • B. "True Colors" – 3:47
12" / Europe CD maxi-single
  • A. "My First Night Without You" (edited remix) – 2:58
  • B1. "Unabbreviated Love" – 4:18
  • B2. "True Colors" – 3:46
UK 12" / UK CD single
  • A1. "My First Night Without You" (edited remix) – 2:58
  • A2. "Unabbreviated Love" – 4:18
  • B1. "True Colors" – 3:47
  • B2. "All Through the Night" – 4:32
UK Limited Edition Picture Disc CD single
  1. "My First Night Without You" (edited remix) – 2:58
  2. "Unabbreviated Love" – 4:18
  3. "Iko Iko" – 2:05
  4. "When You Were Mine" – 5:01


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