Rockin' into the Night (song)

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"Rockin' into the Night"
Single by 38 Special
from the album Rockin' into the Night
Released1980 (1980)
Format7-inch single
  • Gary Smith
  • Frank Sullivan
  • Jim Peterik
Producer(s)Rodney Mills
38 Special singles chronology
"Rockin' into the Night"
"Hold On Loosely"

Rockin' into the Night is a 1980 song by American band 38 Special. Written by Gary Smith, Frank Sullivan and Jim Peterik of Survivor, it was the title song on 38 Special's third album, Rockin' into the Night.[1] The band's first single, it reached #43 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] Don Barnes sang lead vocals on the song.


The song was written by Survivor members Gary Smith, Frankie Sullivan and Jim Peterik for their band to perform on their first album, Survivor. Producer Ron Nevison felt the song wasn't right for the record, however, so it was nixed. The song's rough mix was given to 38 Special's manager Mark Spector. The band recorded the tune and loved it, and it eventually became 38 Special's first hit.[3]