No More Lonely Nights

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"No More Lonely Nights"
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Single by Paul McCartney
from the album Give My Regards to Broad Street
B-side "No More Lonely Nights (Playout Version)"
(original pressing);
"No More Lonely Nights (Special Dance Mix)"
(later pressing)
Released September 24, 1984 (1984-09-24)
Format 7" single
Recorded Abbey Road – 1984
Genre Soft rock
Length 4:42 (Ballad version)
4:35 (Playout version)
Label Parlophone
R6080 (stereo)
Columbia (US & Canada)
Writer(s) Paul McCartney[1]
Producer(s) George Martin
Paul McCartney singles chronology
"Pipes of Peace"
(1983)
"No More Lonely Nights"
(1985)
"We All Stand Together"
(1984)
Music sample

"No More Lonely Nights" is a song written and performed by Paul McCartney,[1] which was first released in September 24, 1984. It can be heard on the soundtrack, Give My Regards to Broad Street.

Release and charts[edit]

Two versions of the single on both 7" & 12" as well as a 12" picture disc were issued in both the UK and U.S. The first 7" version featured "No More Lonely Nights" backed with the playout version. The second featured the Arthur Baker Dance Mix as the B-side.

The single reached #6 in the U.S. and #2 in the UK.[2][3] In 1987, it was included in McCartney's double album compilation, All the Best!.

Reception[edit]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of allmusic said the song was "an absolutely lovely mid-tempo tune graced by a terrific David Gilmour guitar solo."[4] In a radio interview prior to 1990's Knebworth concerts, Gilmour told Jim Ladd that "No More Lonely Nights" was the last thing McCartney recorded for the film, and that he told McCartney to give his session fee to a charity of his choice.

Track listings[edit]

7" single – UK, 1984
  1. "No More Lonely Nights"
  2. "No More Lonely Nights" (playout version)
7" single
  1. "No More Lonely Nights"
  2. "No More Lonely Nights" (special dance mix)
12" single – UK, 1984
  1. "No More Lonely Nights" (extended version)
  2. "Silly Love Songs" (remake)
  3. "No More Lonely Nights" (ballad)
12" single
  1. "No More Lonely Nights" (special dance mix by Arthur Baker)
  2. "No More Lonely Nights" (special dance edit)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Official versions[edit]

No More Lonely Nights (Ballad) [produced by George Martin]
  • 5:13 – CD Album Version (includes dialogue from the movie)
  • 4:42 – LP/Vinyl Album Version (includes dialogue from the movie)
  • 4:47 – Wingspan: Hits and History version (7" version with longer fadeout)
  • 4:36 – 7" Version (clean introduction)
  • 0:13 - Ballad Reprise
No More Lonely Nights (Playout Version) [produced by Arthur Baker]
  • 5:03 – CD Album Version
  • 4:26 – LP/Vinyl Album Version
  • 3:58 – 7" Version
  • No More Lonely Nights (Extended Version) – 8:10
  • No More Lonely Nights (Special Dance Edit) – 4:22
  • No More Lonely Nights (Special Dance Mix) (aka Extended Playout Version) – 6:55

Personnel[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "No More Lonely Nights – Ascap Work Work ID: 440155431". Ascap. Archived from the original on March 6, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Paul McCartney – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Paul McCartney. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Archive Chart: 1984-10-27" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review of Give My Regards to Broad Street". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  5. ^ Kent, David (1984). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Paul McCartney – No More Lonely Nights" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Paul McCartney – No More Lonely Nights" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Radio 2 Top 30". Top 30 (in Dutch). Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 9566." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  10. ^ CHART NUMBER 1456 – Saturday, November 24, 1984 at the Wayback Machine (archived 7 November 2006). CHUM.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Paul McCartney – No More Lonely Nights". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  12. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – No More Lonely Nights". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Hit Parade Italia". HitParadeItalia (in Italian). Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Paul McCartney – No More Lonely Nights" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  15. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 42, 1984" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  16. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Paul McCartney – No More Lonely Nights". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  17. ^ "Lista Przebojów Programu 3". LP3. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  18. ^ "South African Rock Lists Website SA Charts 1965 – 1989 Acts M". The South African Rock Encyclopedia. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Paul McCartney – No More Lonely Nights". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  20. ^ "Paul McCartney – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Paul McCartney. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  21. ^ CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending DECEMBER 1, 1984 at the Wayback Machine (archived 11 September 2012). Cash Box magazine.
  22. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 9674." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  23. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – Top 100 End of Year AMR Charts - 1980s". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  24. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 9638." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  25. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - I singoli più venduti del 1984". FIMI (in Italian). Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  26. ^ 1984 in British music#Best-selling singles
  27. ^ The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1984 at the Wayback Machine (archived September 11, 2012). Cash Box magazine.
  28. ^ a b "Billboard Volume 97 No. 52, DECEMBER 28. 1985" (PDF). Billboard. New York, NY, USA. 28 December 1985. p. TA-21, TA-28. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  29. ^ "British single certifications – PaulMc Cartney – No More Lonely Nights". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 3 October 2016.  Enter No More Lonely Nights in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search

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