Tender Is the Night (song)

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"Tender Is the Night"
Tender Is The Night.jpg
Single by Jackson Browne
from the album Lawyers in Love
B-side"On the Day"
ReleasedSeptember 1983
GenreSoft rock[1]
Songwriter(s)Jackson Browne
Danny Kortchmar
Russ Kunkel
Producer(s)Jackson Browne
Greg Ladanyi
Jackson Browne singles chronology
"Lawyers in Love"
"Tender Is the Night"
"For a Rocker"

"Tender Is the Night" is a song by Jackson Browne released in 1983 as the second single from his album Lawyers in Love. The song peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100, spending 17 weeks on that chart after debuting at number 79, number 18 on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and number 24 on the US Adult Contemporary.[2][3] It was also released as a single in Germany and the United Kingdom.[4]

The music video for the song included actress Daryl Hannah.


In his 1983 review of the Lawyers in Love album, Christopher Connelly calls the song "an outstanding bit of songcraft with a gutbucket bottom nicely set off by Craig Doerge's jaunty keyboard touches. Browne takes in the world of lovers with an appealing wistfulness."[5]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 25
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Tracks 18
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 24


  1. ^ "200 Greatest Soft Rock Songs". entertainment.expertscolumn.com.
  2. ^ Billboard.com Jackson Browne Chart History. Accessed July 11, 2012.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel. Billboard Hot 100 Charts - The Eighties. Wisconsin: Record Research, 1991.
  4. ^ Paris, Russ. The Jackson Browne Fan Page, COMPLETE DISCOGRAPHY. Archived 2012-02-25 at the Wayback Machine Accessed July 11, 2012.
  5. ^ Connelly, Christopher. Rolling Stone, Review of Lawyers in Love. September 29, 1983.