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Light Up the Night (The Brothers Johnson album)

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Light Up the Night is the fourth album by the Los Angeles, California-based duo Brothers Johnson, released in 1980. The album topped the U.S. R&B albums chart and reached number five on the pop albums chart. The single, "Stomp!", became a dance hit, reaching number one on both the R&B singles and disco charts and top ten on the pop singles chart.

Light Up the Night
Light Up The Night 1980.jpeg
Studio album by
Released1980
Recorded1978-1980 at Allen Zentz Recording, Hollywood, California
A&M Recording Studios, Hollywood, California
Kendun Recorders, Burbank, California
GenreSoul, funk, disco
LabelA&M Records
ProducerQuincy Jones
Brothers Johnson chronology
Blam!
(1978)
Light Up the Night
(1980)
Winners
(1981)
Singles from Light Up the Night
  1. "Stomp!"
    Released: February 6, 1980
  2. "Light Up the Night"
    Released: 1980
  3. "Treasure"
    Released: 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Smash Hits5/10[2]

Light Up the Night was the final Brothers Johnson album to be produced by Quincy Jones.

Contents

Track listingEdit

  1. "Stomp!" (Rod Temperton, Louis Johnson, George Johnson, Valerie Johnson) 6:20
  2. "Light Up the Night" (Rod Temperton, Louis Johnson, George Johnson) 3:45
  3. "You Make Me Wanna Wiggle" (Rod Temperton, Louis Johnson, George Johnson, Valerie Johnson) 3:38
  4. "Treasure" (Rod Temperton) 4:11
  5. "This Had to Be" (Michael Jackson, Louis Johnson, George Johnson) 5:08
  6. "All About the Heaven" - (Rod Temperton) 3:59
  7. "Smilin' on Ya" (George Johnson, Greg Phillinganes, Louis Johnson, Jerry Hey) 3:42
  8. "Closer to the One That You Love" (Rod Temperton, Louis Johnson, George Johnson) 3:11
  9. "Celebrations" (Rod Temperton, Louis Johnson, George Johnson) 4:26

"You Make Me Wanna Wiggle" was sampled by French electronic band Justice for their song "Newjack" from their debut studio album, "†".

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

Chart (1980) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[3] 5
Billboard Top Soul Albums[3] 1

SinglesEdit

Year Single Chart positions[4]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1980 "Light Up the Night" 16
"Stomp!" 7 1 1
"Treasure" 73 36

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Brothers Johnson: Light Up the Night > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Brothers Johnson, Light Up the Night". Smash Hits (March 20 – April 2): 31.
  3. ^ a b "The Brothers Johnson US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  4. ^ "The Brothers Johnson US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-27.