The Rhythm of the Night

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"The Rhythm of the Night"
Corona - Rhythm of the Night single.png
Single by Corona
from the album The Rhythm of the Night
B-side "Remix"
Released
  • 5 November 1993
  • 5 August 1994 (remixes)
Format
Recorded 1993
Genre Eurodance[1][2]
Length 4:22
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Francesco Bontempi
  • Annerley Gordon
  • Giorgio Spagna
  • Peter Glenister
  • Mike Gaffey
Producer(s) Lee Marrow
Corona singles chronology
"The Rhythm of the Night"
(1993)
"Baby Baby"
(1995)
"The Rhythm of the Night"
(1993)
"Baby Baby"
(1995)
Alternative cover
CD maxi – Remixes – France
CD maxi – Remixes – France

"The Rhythm of the Night" is a song by the Italian band Corona. It was released in November 1993 as the lead single from their debut album of the same name. Particularly devoted to the dancefloors, it had a great success, reaching the highest positions in various Singles Charts around the world. It reached number-one in Italy and stayed there for 8 consecutive weeks.[3] It also reached number 5 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales.[4] The vocals for this song were performed by Jenny B, although she is not credited in the single and does not appear in the music video.[5]

Track listings[edit]

Original version[edit]

CD single

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (radio edit) (4:24)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (club mix) (5:31)

7" single

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Rapino Brothers radio version)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Original Italian club mix)

12" maxi – Italy, Spain, Germany

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (club mix) (5:31)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (radio edit) (4:20)
  3. "The Rhythm of the Night" (RBX E.U.R.O. mix) (5:05)
  4. "The Rhythm of the Night" (extended 2# groove mix) (5:30)
  5. "The Rhythm of the Night" (a capella) (5:25)

12" maxi – UK

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Luvdup Burning Bush vocal mix) (7:59)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Luvdup Tequila On A Spoon mix) (5:57)
  3. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Rapino Brothers Let's Get Fizzical piano mix) (5:06)
  4. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Lee Marrow remix) (6:24)
12" maxi – US
  1. "Rhythm of the Night" (R.B.X. Euro mix) (5:05)
  2. "Rhythm of the Night" (Rapino Brothers "Let's Get Fizzical" piano mix) (5:06)
  3. "Rhythm of the Night" (Lee Marrow remix) (6:24)
  4. "Rhythm of the Night" (Luvdup "Burning Bush" vocal mix) (7:59)
  5. "Rhythm of the Night" (new extended remix) (7:34)

CD maxi – Germany

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (radio edit) (4:20)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (club mix) (5:31)
  3. "The Rhythm of the Night" (RBX Euro mix) (5:05)
  4. "The Rhythm of the Night" (ext.2 groove mix) (5:30)
  5. "The Rhythm of the Night" (a cappella) (5:31)

CD maxi – US

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Rapino Brothers "Let's Get Fizzical" piano mix) (5:06)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Luvdup "Burning Bush" vocal mix) (7:59)
  3. "The Rhythm of the Night" (R.B.X. Euro mix) (5:05)
  4. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Lee Marrow remix) (6:24)
  5. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Space remix) (6:29)

CD maxi – UK

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Rapino Brothers radio version) (3:33)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Luvdup 'Burning Bush' vocal mix) (7:59)
  3. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Rapino Brothers 'Lets Get Fizzical' piano mix) (5:06)
  4. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Lee Marrow remix) (6:24)
  5. "The Rhythm of the Night" (extended Italian remix) (5:59)
  6. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Luvdup 'Tequila On A Spoon' dub) (5:57)
  7. "The Rhythm of the Night" (R.B.X. Euro mix) (4:50)

CD maxi – Italy, Canada

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (radio edit) (4:20)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (club mix) (5:31)
  3. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Space remix) (6:29)
  4. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Lee Marrow remix) (6:30)
  5. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Mephisto remix) (4:41)
  6. "The Rhythm of the Night" (new extended remix) (7:34)
  7. "The Rhythm of the Night" (R.B. X. Euro mix) (5:05)

CD maxi – France

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (radio edit) (4:24)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (club mix) (5:31)
  3. "The Rhythm of the Night" (RBX E.U.R.O. mix) (5:08)
  4. "The Rhythm of the Night" (extended 2° groove mix) (5:34)

CD maxi – Australia

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (radio edit) (4:24)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Space remix) (6:30)
  3. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Lee Marrow remix) (6:32)
  4. "The Rhythm of the Night" (new extended remix) (7:30)

Remixes version[edit]

12" maxi 1 – Italy

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Space remix) (6:29)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Space remix) (6:29)
  3. "The Rhythm of the Night" (new extended remix) (7:34)
  4. "The Rhythm of the Night" (club groove extended remix) (6:56)

12" maxi 2 – Italy, Spain

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Lee Marrow remix) (6:30)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Lee Marrow airplay edit) (4:22)
  3. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Mephisto remix) (4:41)
  4. "The Rhythm of the Night" (R.B.X. mix) (5:05)

12" maxi – UK Remixes – Italy

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (extended mix / Rapino Bros) (5:09)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (7" single mix) (3:33)
  3. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Burning Bush vocal mix) (8:02)
  4. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Dub Mix Tequila With A Spoon) (5:58)
  5. "The Rhythm of the Night" (original version) (5:31)

12" maxi – Spain

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Space rmx featuring Ice MC) (6:29)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Space rmx) (6:29)
  3. "The Rhythm of the Night" (new extended remix) (7:34)
  4. "The Rhythm of the Night" (club groove rmx) (6:50)

12" maxi – Germany

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Space rmx) (6:29)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Red Light remix) (7:34)
  3. "The Rhythm of the Night" (club groove extended mix) (5:56)
  4. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Lee Marrow rmx) (6:30)

12" maxi 1 – Canada

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (club mix) (5:30)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (R.B.X. Euro mix) (5:05)
  3. "Take Control" – by DJ Bobo (club dance mix) (5:56)
  4. "Move Your Feet" – by DJ Bobo (dance mix) (3:45)

12" maxi 2 – Canada

  1. "Think About the Way" – by Ice MC (extended mix) (7:08)
  2. "Think About the Way" – by Ice MC (radio mix) (4:16)
  3. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Lee Marrow remix) (6:30)
  4. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Mark Roberts Rampage! remix) (7:09)

CD maxi – Germany

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (space rmx feat. Ice MC) (6:29)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Red Light rmx) (7:34)
  3. "The Rhythm of the Night" (club groove extended rmx) (5:56)
  4. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Lee Marrow rmx) (6:30)
  5. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Mephisto rmx) (4:41)
  6. "The Rhythm of the Night" (R.B.X. Euro mix) (5:05)
  7. "The Rhythm of the Night" (original single mix) (4:20)

CD maxi – Original Italian mixes – UK

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (original radio version – UK edit) (4:08)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (R.B.X. Euro mix) (5:05)
  3. "The Rhythm of the Night" (new extended remix) (7:34)
  4. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Space remix) (6:29)

CD maxi – France

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Lee Marrow airplay edit) (4:22)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Lee Marrow remix) (6:30)
  3. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Mephisto remix) (4:41)
  4. "The Rhythm of the Night" (RBX E.U.R.O. mix) (5:05)

CD maxi – UK Remixes – Germany

  1. "The Rhythm of the Night" (7" single version) (3:33)
  2. "The Rhythm of the Night" (extended mix / Rapino Bros) (5:09)
  3. "The Rhythm of the Night" (Burning Bush vocal mix) (8:02)
  4. "The Rhythm of the Night" (dub mix Tequila With A Spoon) (5:58)
  5. "The Rhythm of the Night" (original version) (5:31)

Charts and sales[edit]

Preceded by
"All for Love" by Bryan Adams & Sting & Rod Stewart
Italian number-one single
5 February 1994 – 26 March 1994 (8 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Serenata Rap" by Jovanotti
Preceded by
"Gli spari sopra (Celebrate)" by Vasco Rossi
1993
Italian best-selling single of the year
1994
Succeeded by
"Boombastic" by Shaggy
1995

Cascada version[edit]

"The Rhythm of the Night"
The Rhythm of the Night (Remixes) - EP.jpg
Single by Cascada
from the album The Best of Cascada
Released 22 June 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Length 3:20
Label Zooland Records
Songwriter(s)
  • Francesco Bontempi
  • Annerley Gordon
  • Giorgio Spagna
  • Peter Glenister
  • Mike Gaffey
Producer(s)
Cascada singles chronology
"Summer of Love"
(2012)
"The Rhythm of the Night"
(2012)
"Glorious"
(2013)
"Summer of Love"
(2012)
"The Rhythm of the Night"
(2012)
"Glorious"
(2013)

On 24 May 2012, Natalie Horler announced via Facebook that a new single of dance group Cascada was coming up. On 2 June, Horler performed the song in a bar opening, and then the speculation that the song would be the new single begun. On 9 June, the single was set in Amazon for pre-order. On 22 June, the single was released along with the music video. The song was included on their compilation album, The Best of Cascada (2013).

Track list[edit]

Digital download[39]

  1. "The Rhythm Of The Night" (radio edit) – 3:22
  2. "The Rhythm Of The Night" (Crew Cardinal radio edit) – 3:35
  3. "The Rhythm Of The Night" (Ryan T. & Rick M. radio edit) – 3:58
  4. "The Rhythm Of The Night" (extended mix) – 4:44
  5. "The Rhythm Of The Night" (Crew Cardinal remix) – 5:50
  6. "The Rhythm Of The Night" (Ryan T. & Rick M. remix) – 5:43

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by Iulian Moga, the Romanian film director noted for making music videos. It was released on 22 June, first to those who had 'liked' Cascada's official page on Facebook, then on general release. The video features rapper Nicci, singing his part of the song, and Horler in a yellow jacket, rocking a rich old woman's mansion. The party in the house also comes with police officers, that turn out to be strippers.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[40] 9
Germany (Official German Charts)[41] 26
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[42] 22

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Canada 22 June 2012 Digital download Zooland
Germany 22 June 2012[39]
United States 22 June 2012

Other cover versions[edit]

In 2008, the song was covered by Hermes House Band, and reached number 16 in France and number 55 in Germany.[43] This version of the song was performed in October 2010 by UK X Factor finalists on the live show. In 2013, British band Bastille recorded "Of the Night", a medley of "The Rhythm of the Night" and "Rhythm Is a Dancer" by Snap!.[1]

Hattie Webb from the Webb Sisters covered the song; her version was featured on the McDonald's advert campaign "We Are Awake"[44] and her EP "Mouth of the Sea" released on 11 November 2016.[45]

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