Such a Night
|"Such a Night"|
The Drifters, featuring Clyde McPhatter, recorded the song in November 1953, and Atlantic Records released it in January 1954 as the intended B-side of the McPhatter-penned "Lucille", which was recorded by an early version of the group. Despite being banned by some radio stations as too "racy", it reached number 2 on the American R&B chart in 1954.
The song also became a hit single for Johnnie Ray, whose cover version reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in 1954. Ray's version entered the US Cash Box chart on 27 March 1954, peaking at No. 18 two weeks later on 10 April.
- Dinah Washington recorded the song twice. The first version was recorded for Mercury Records (catalog No. 70336) on March 1, 1954. The second was a single releases in 1962.
- The Four Lovers released their version of the song in 1956. The Four Lovers later became known as The Four Seasons.
- Cliff Richard covered the song in his album The Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll Songbook (2013).
- Michael Bublé released his rendition as the third single from his album Love (2018).
- Aaron Neville released on his Soulful Christmas album (1993).
- "The Drifters - Inductees - The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation". Vocalgroup.org. Archived from the original on 2013-10-31. Retrieved 2014-04-03.
- Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 13. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.
- "The Online Discographical Project+". 78discography.com. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
- "45cat.com". 45cat.com. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
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