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"All Night Long (All Night)"
All Night Long All Night.jpg7" cover
Single by Lionel Richie
from the album Can't Slow Down
B-side"Wandering Stranger"
ReleasedAugust 31, 1983 [1]
Format7", 12"
Length4:20
6:19
LabelMotown
Writer(s)Lionel Richie
Producer(s)Lionel Richie
James Anthony Carmichael
Lionel Richie singles chronology

"All Night Long (All Night)" is a hit single by American singer-songwriter Lionel Richie from 1983. Taken from his second solo album, Can't Slow Down, it combined Richie's soulful Commodores style with Caribbean influences. This new, more dance music, pop-inspired approach proved popular, as the single reached number one on three Billboard charts (pop, R&B and adult contemporary).[2] Richard Marx contributed backing vocals as an unknown until his 1986 debut album appeared.

In the UK, the song was kept off of the top spot by Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl", peaking at number two on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks.

The song lyrics were written primarily in English, but Richie has admitted in at least one press interview that "African" lyrics in the song, such as "Tom bo li de say de moi ya," and "Jambo jumbo," were in fact made-up gibberish of his own invention.[3] Richie has described these portions of the song as a "wonderful joke," written when he discovered that he lacked the time to hire a translator to contribute the foreign language lyrics he wished to include in the song.[4]

The song has achieved massive popularity in the Arab World, where Richie is as well known, if not more than in his native U.S. The Independent has referred to Richie as "a phenomenon" over the past decade or so in nations such as Iran or Iraq, with "Hello" also achieving much success.[5]

Contents

  • 1 Music video
  • 2 Notable performances
  • 3 In popular culture
  • 4 Remix version
  • 5 Samplings
  • 6 Charts
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Music video

An accompanying music video was produced by former Monkee and TV video pioneer Michael Nesmith and directed by Bob Rafelson.[6][7]

Notable performances

Richie performed the song at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.

In popular culture

  • U.S. military personnel told Richie that "All Night Long (All Night)" was playing in the nighttime streets of Baghdad during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.[8]
  • The song can be heard twice in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's eighth season episode "Charlie Kelly Rules the World".
  • The song was used in the 1998 movie The Wedding Singer during Julia Sullivan's (Drew Barrymore) engagement party.
  • The song can be heard in The Simpsons' twenty-third season episode "Moe Goes from Rags to Riches".
  • The online comedy duo, Rhett and Link, performed a karaoke version of "All Night Long (All Night)" continuously for 11 hours overnight in August 2012.
  • The song was used in 1984 Turkish film, Ortadirek Şaban.[9]
  • It was used in an episode of Everybody Hates Chris.
  • The song was used in The Cleveland Show episode, "Da Doggone Daddy-Daughter Dinner Dance".
  • The song was used in the South Park episode, "Taming Strange," when the school's computer interface program fails.
  • In Luc Besson's sci-fi action film The Fifth Element (1997), Chris Tucker's character Ruby Rhod, a flamboyant, Prince-esque 23rd-century broadcaster, uses the first lines of the chorus in a scene.
  • On 2 April 2015, the rapper Common used the song in his second performance on the Spike TV show Lip Sync Battle.[10] Common also had a song called "All Night Long" from his 1997 album One Day It'll All Make Sense.
  • The song was used in the 2014 film While We're Young and featured on its soundtrack.
  • WWE wrestler Rich Swann used the song as his entrance in the independent circuit.
  • A live performance of the song was used in season 1, episode 1 of Miami Vice titled "Pilot/Brother's Keeper" in 1984.

Remix version

"All Night Long (All Night)"
All Night Long Lionel Ritchie and Guy Sebastian.jpg
Single by Lionel Richie featuring Guy Sebastian
Released18 March 2011 [11]
Formatdigital download
Recorded2011
GenrePop
Length4:11
Writer(s)Lionel Richie
Producer(s)RedOne
Lionel Richie featuring Guy Sebastian singles chronology

Richie recorded a remix of the song with Australian singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian in 2011. All proceeds will go towards the Queensland Floods and New Zealand Earthquake Appeal.[12] The re-recorded version was produced by RedOne[12] and was released to iTunes Stores in Australia and New Zealand on 18 and 16 March respectively.[13][14]

It debuted on the New Zealand Singles Chart at number twelve on 21 March 2011[15] and on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart at number twenty-six on 28 March 2011.[16]

Samplings

Parts of the song were used in "I Like It", a 2010 song composed by Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, and RedOne with samplings from Lionel Richie as 1983 classic is interpolated after the first and third choruses.[17][18] The release was a massive hit for Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull. The song was also included in Iglesias' album Euphoria.

In July 2016, it was sampled by the Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz in his song "Kidogo" that uses the "party, karambo, fiesta, forever" bit changing it to "[she got me] dancing, party, fiesta, forever". The single features additional vocals by the Nigerian duo P-Square.[19]

Charts

Original 1983 version

2011 version (featuring Guy Sebastian)

See also

  • List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 1983 (U.S.)
  • List of number-one R&B singles of 1983 (U.S.)
  • List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1983 (U.S.)

References

  1. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Database
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 492. 
  3. ^ Fleming, Kirsten (21 September 2013). "Five surprising facts about Richie's classic 'All Night Long'". New York Post. 
  4. ^ Id.
  5. ^ Sherwin, Adam (27 May 2013). "Lionel Richie hits big time again… as an Iraq 'n' roll star". The Independent. London. 
  6. ^ "Classic Motown: Lionel Richie". Retrieved 24 February 2008. 
  7. ^ "The Golden Age Of Music Video". Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  8. ^ John Berman (19 May 2006). "Baghdad's Lionel Richie Obsession". Nightline. ABC News. 
  9. ^ "Topsuz Alanda Faul: Orta Direk Şaban'daki Erkan ve her spordan anlayan insan"
  10. ^ "John Legend's U Can't Touch This vs Common's All Night Long | Lip Sync Battle"
  11. ^ "iTunesCharts.net: 'All Night Long (2011 Mix) [feat. Guy Sebastian]' by Lionel Richie (Australian Songs iTunes Chart)"
  12. ^ a b Adams, Cameron (26 February 2011) Lionel Richie and Guy Sebastian have teamed up to record a charity single for earthquake relief. Daily Telegraph, (Sydney). Retrieved 27 February 2011
  13. ^ "All Night Long (2011 Mix) feat. Guy Sebastian - Single". iTunes Store Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  14. ^ "All Night Long (2011 Mix) feat. Guy Sebastian - Single". iTunes Store New Zealand. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  15. ^ a b "Charts.org.nz – Lionel Richie feat. Guy Sebastian – All Night Long 2011". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  16. ^ a b "Australian-charts.com – Lionel Richie feat. Guy Sebastian – All Night Long 2011". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  17. ^ Enrique Iglesias announces new single
  18. ^ Enrique Iglesias lanza su nueva canción 'I Like it' con Pitbull
  19. ^ Official video - Diamond Platnumz ft. P-Square - "Kidogo"
  20. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – Top 100 Singles 1984". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  21. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Lionel Richie – All Night Long (All Night)" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
  22. ^ "Musicline.de – Lionel Richie Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
  23. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Lionel Richie – All Night Long (All Night)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
  24. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Lionel Richie – All Night Long (All Night)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
  25. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Lionel Richie – All Night Long (All Night)". VG-lista. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
  26. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Lionel Richie – All Night Long (All Night)". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
  27. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Lionel Richie – All Night Long (All Night)". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
  28. ^ "Chart Stats - Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)". UK Singles Chart. Chart Stats. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  29. ^ "Lionel Richie – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Lionel Richie. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
  30. ^ "Lionel Richie – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Lionel Richie. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
  31. ^ "Lionel Richie – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Lionel Richie. Retrieved 28 March 2011.

External links

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
   

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