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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
ReleasedApril 4, 1980
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. When Jones left A&M Records, he was contractually barred from having contact with the brothers.[3]

Contents

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Stomp!"
6:20
2."Light Up the Night"
  • Temperton
  • L. Johnson
  • G. Johnson
3:45
3."You Make Me Wanna Wiggle"
  • Temperton
  • L. Johnson
  • G. Johnson
  • V. Johnson
3:38
4."Treasure"Temperton4:11
5."This Had to Be"
5:08
6."All About the Heaven"Temperton3:59
7."Smilin' on Ya"
3:42
8."Closer to the One That You Love"
  • Temperton
  • L. Johnson
  • G. Johnson
3:11
9."Celebrations"
  • Temperton
  • L. Johnson
  • G. Johnson
4:26

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

Chart (1980) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[4] 5
Billboard Top Soul Albums[4] 1

SinglesEdit

Year Single Chart positions[5]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1980 "Light Up the Night" 16
"Stomp!" 7 1 1
"Treasure" 73 36

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. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/2002/02/15/oh-brothers/087d24c2-9515-483b-8cfd-2bf1b7be7f6b/
  4. ^ a b "The Brothers Johnson US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved August 27, 2011.
  5. ^ "The Brothers Johnson US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-27.

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