No More Lonely Nights

"No More Lonely Nights" is a song written and performed by Paul McCartney,[1] first released on 24 September 1984 on the soundtrack Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984).

"No More Lonely Nights"
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Single by Paul McCartney
from the album Give My Regards to Broad Street
B-side
    • "No More Lonely Nights"
    • (Playout Version, original pressing)
    • "No More Lonely Nights"
    • (Special Dance Mix, later pressing)
Released24 September 1984 (1984-09-24)
Format7" single
Recorded1984
StudioAbbey Road
Length4:42 (Ballad version)
4:35 (Playout version)
Label
Songwriter(s)Paul McCartney[1]
Producer(s)George Martin
Paul McCartney singles chronology
"Pipes of Peace"
(1983)
"No More Lonely Nights"
(1984)
"We All Stand Together"
(1984)
Audio sample
"No More Lonely Nights"

Release and chartsEdit

Two versions of the single on both 7" and 12", and a 12" picture disc, were issued in both the UK and US. The first 7" version featured "No More Lonely Nights" backed with the playout version. The second featured the Arthur Baker Dance Mix as the B-side.

The power ballad[2] reached number 6 in the US and number 2 in the UK.[3][4] It was included on McCartney's double album compilation, All the Best! (1987).

ReceptionEdit

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic said the song was "an absolutely lovely mid-tempo tune graced by a terrific David Gilmour guitar solo."[5] In a radio interview prior to 1990's Knebworth concerts, Gilmour told Jim Ladd that "No More Lonely Nights" was the last thing McCartney recorded for the film, and that he told McCartney to give his session fee to a charity of his choice.

Track listingsEdit

7" single – UK, 1984

  1. "No More Lonely Nights"
  2. "No More Lonely Nights" (playout version)

7" single

  1. "No More Lonely Nights"
  2. "No More Lonely Nights" (special dance mix)

12" single – UK, 1984

  1. "No More Lonely Nights" (extended version)
  2. "Silly Love Songs" (remake)
  3. "No More Lonely Nights" (ballad)

12" single

  1. "No More Lonely Nights" (special dance mix by Arthur Baker)
  2. "No More Lonely Nights" (special dance edit)

Charts and certificationsEdit

Official versionsEdit

No More Lonely Nights (Ballad) [produced by George Martin]

  • 5:13 – CD Album Version (includes dialogue from the movie)
  • 4:42 – LP/Vinyl Album Version (includes dialogue from the movie)
  • 4:47 – Wingspan: Hits and History version (7" version with longer fadeout)
  • 4:36 – 7" Version (clean introduction)
  • 0:13 – Ballad Reprise

No More Lonely Nights (Playout Version) [produced by Arthur Baker]

  • 5:03 – CD Album Version
  • 4:26 – LP/Vinyl Album Version
  • 3:58 – 7" Version
  • No More Lonely Nights (Extended Version) – 8:10
  • No More Lonely Nights (Special Dance Edit) – 4:22
  • No More Lonely Nights (Special Dance Mix) (aka Extended Playout Version) – 6:55

PersonnelEdit

Cover versionsEdit

NotesEdit

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  2. ^ Kielty, Martin. "Paul McCartney 'Hopefully' Has Another New Album On the Way". Ultimate Classic Rock.
  3. ^ a b "Paul McCartney Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  5. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review of Give My Regards to Broad Street". allmusic. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
  6. ^ Kent, David (1984). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Paul McCartney – No More Lonely Nights" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Paul McCartney – No More Lonely Nights" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Radio 2 Top 30". Top 30 (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 28 March 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 9566." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  11. ^ "CHART NUMBER 1456 – Saturday, November 24, 1984". Archived from the original on 7 November 2006. Retrieved 3 October 2016.. CHUM.
  12. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Paul McCartney – No More Lonely Nights". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  13. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – No More Lonely Nights". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Hit Parade Italia". HitParadeItalia (in Italian). Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  15. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 42, 1984" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Paul McCartney – No More Lonely Nights" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  17. ^ "Charts.nz – Paul McCartney – No More Lonely Nights". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  18. ^ "Lista Przebojów Programu 3". LP3. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  19. ^ "South African Rock Lists Website SA Charts 1965 – 1989 Acts M". The South African Rock Encyclopedia. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  20. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Paul McCartney – No More Lonely Nights". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  21. ^ "Paul McCartney Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  22. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending DECEMBER 1, 1984". Cash Box magazine. Archived from the original on 30 September 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  23. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 9674." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  24. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – Top 100 End of Year AMR Charts - 1980s". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  25. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 9638." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  26. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - I singoli più venduti del 1984". FIMI (in Italian). Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  27. ^ 1984 in British music#Best-selling singles
  28. ^ "The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1984". Cash Box magazine. Archived from the original on 30 September 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  29. ^ "1985 The Year in Music & Video: Top Pop Singles". Billboard. Vol. 97 no. 52. 28 December 1985. p. T-21.
  30. ^ "Billboard Volume 97 No. 52, DECEMBER 28. 1985" (PDF). Billboard. New York, NY, USA. 28 December 1985. p. TA-21, TA-28. Retrieved 3 October 2016.[permanent dead link]
  31. ^ "British single certifications – PaulMc Cartney – No More Lonely Nights". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 3 October 2016. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type No More Lonely Nights in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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