Set the Night to Music

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"Set the Night to Music"
Set the Night to Music - Starship.jpg
Single by Starship
from the album No Protection
B-side "Natural Thing"
Released March 1988
Format 7" single
Genre Adult Contemporary
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s) P. Wolf
Starship singles chronology
"Beat Patrol"
(1987)
"Set the Night to Music"
(1988)
"Wild Again"
(1988)
"Beat Patrol"
(1987)
"Set the Night to Music"
(1991)
"Wild Again"
(1988)
"Set the Night to Music"
Set the Night to Music - Roberta Flack.jpg
Single by Roberta Flack
from the album Set the Night to Music
B-side "Natural Thing"
Released September 1991
Format 7" single
Genre Soul, Adult Contemporary
Label Atlantic Records
Songwriter(s) Diane Warren
Roberta Flack singles chronology
"Shock to My System"
(1989)
"Set the Night to Music"
(1991)
"You Make Me Feel Brand New"
(1992)
"Shock to My System"
(1989)
"Set the Night to Music"
(1991)
"You Make Me Feel Brand New"
(1992)

"Set the Night to Music" is a song written by Diane Warren and recorded by Jefferson Starship on their LP, No Protection (1987). It became a major hit for Roberta Flack in 1991. Starship's original version became a Top 10 hit on the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, reaching number nine in the spring of 1988.[1]

Roberta Flack cover[edit]

Roberta Flack covered "Set the Night to Music" as a duet with Maxi Priest. The song is the title track of Flack's album Set the Night to Music (1991).

Flack's rendition reached number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number nine in Canada.[2] The song was a bigger Adult Contemporary hit, reaching number two in the U.S. and number one in Canada.[3]

Chart history[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1991-92) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Top Singles[4] 9
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary[5] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 6
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[7] 2
US Billboard R&B[8] 45
US Cash Box Top 100 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Rank
Canada RPM Top Singles[9] 67
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary[10] 17
Chart (1992) Rank
US Cash Box [11] 48
US (Joel Whitburn's Pop Annual)[12] 66

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