The Hottest Night of the Year

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The Hottest Night of the Year
Studio album by Anne Murray
Released 1982 (1982)
Genre Country
Length 31:38
Label Capitol
Producer Jim Ed Norman
Anne Murray chronology
Christmas Wishes
(1981)Christmas Wishes1981
The Hottest Night of the Year
A Little Good News
(1983)A Little Good News1983

The Hottest Night of the Year is a studio album by Canadian country music artist Anne Murray. It was released by Capitol Records in 1982. The album reached #29 on Billboard's Country albums chart and peaked at #90 on the Billboard Pop albums chart.[1] Its US sales were estimated at approximately 200,000 copies.

The album's first single, a cover of the 1961 Bruce Channel hit "Hey! Baby" was a U.S. country top-ten single, reaching number 7; the following up single, "Somebody's Always Saying Goodbye", also peaked at number 7 on the country singles chart. Both singles topped the Canadian Country singles charts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Hottest Night of the Year" (Kerry Chater, Lane Brody, Tom Campbell) – 2:56
  2. "Fallin' in Love (Fallin' Apart)" (Harry Shannon, Mitch Johnson) – 3:39
  3. "Somebody's Always Saying Goodbye" (Bob McDill) – 3:24
  4. "Easy Does It" (Chater, Campbell) – 3:40
  5. "Hey! Baby" (Bruce Channel, Margaret Cobb) – 2:32
  6. "Ain't No Way to Rise Above (Fallin' in Love)" (Chater, Patti Dahlstrom, Rory Michael Bourke) – 3:21
  7. "Heart on the Line" (Don Stalker, Steve Berg, Steve Dorff) – 2:36
  8. "They Don't Call It Magic for Nothing" (Charlie Black, Molly Ann Leikin) – 2:42
  9. "That'll Keep Me Dreamin'" (Black, Leikin) – 2:43
  10. "Song for the Mira" (Allister MacGillivray) – 4:05

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
Canadian RPM Top Albums 70
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 29
U.S. Billboard 200 90


  1. ^ "Hottest Night of the Year Charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 March 2011.