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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
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Studio album by
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
Light Up the Night
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
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Smash Hits5/10[2]

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


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, "†".



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


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

External linksEdit


  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". Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  4. ^ "The Brothers Johnson US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-08-27.