“Give Me the Night” is a track from American jazz & R&B musician George Benson, and his 1980’s album of the same name. Released under Warner Bros. “Give Me the Night” was written by English songwriter, producer and Heatwave member Rod Temperton, and produced by American record producer, multi-instrumentalist and musician Quincy Jones.
“Give Me the Night” is a disco track about loving nightlife, dancing and having romantic experiences. It is perhaps Benson’s most well-known and well-loved track.
The music video for “Give Me the Night” was released in 1980, but was uploaded to YouTube in March 2020, by music channel RHINO. The video consists of Benson performing the track on a stage, with shots of him dancing, eating dinner with dates and some roller-skaters. Since it was only uploaded recently, the video has only 592 thousand views. However, unofficial audio videos on YouTube of the track have over 108 million views.
Release Date: June 1980
Songwriter: Rod Temperton
Producer: Quincy Jones
Label: Warner Bros.
Music Video Release Date: 1980
Chart Rankings: In its year of release, “Give Me the Night” charted at #10 in Australia, #11 in Belgium, #22 in Canada, #3 in France, #15 in Ireland, #8 in Italy and the Netherlands, #4 in New Zealand, #8 in Norway, #5 in South Africa, #7 in Switzerland and the UK; #4, #2, #1, #26 and #6 on various US charts.
The lyrics to “Give Me the Night” can be viewed here: LINK