No More Lonely Nights

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"No More Lonely Nights"
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 U.K. 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 US and #2 in the UK.[2][3] In 1987, it was included in McCartney's double album compilation, All the Best!.

Aftermath[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)

Chart performance[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. ^ "Paul McCartney > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  3. ^ "Official Charts: Paul McCartney". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  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. 

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