George Benson

Song of the Day — “Give Me The Night” (1980) by George Benson.

 

 

Growing up, I was in love with George Benson nd his songs. I had a couple of George Benson 45″ records and albums.

I heard this song the other day and it has been stuck in my head. So, I wanted to share it with all of you.

GEORGE BENSON,

Click on picture to go to George Benson’s website.

And here are the lyrics (just in case you want to sing along to the video.)

Give Me The Night” by George Benson

Whenever dark has fallen
You know the spirit of the party
Starts to come alive.
Until the day is dawning
You can throw out all your blues
And hit the city lights.
‘Cause there’s music in the air
And lots of loving everywhere
So gimme the night. Gimme the night.

You need the evening action,
A place to dine, a glass of wine,
A little late romance.
It’s a chain reaction.
You’ll see the people of the world
Coming out to dance.
‘Cause there’s music in the air
And lots of loving everywhere
So gimme the night. Gimme the night.

So come on out tonight
And we’ll lead the others
On a ride through paradise.
And if you feel all right
Then we can be lovers ’cause I see that
Starlight look in your eyes.
Don’t you know we can fly?
Just gimme the night. Gimme the night.

And if we stay together,
We’ll feel the rhythm of the evening
Taking us up high.
Never mind the weather.
We’ll be dancing in the street
Until the morning light.
‘Cause there’s music in the air
And lots of loving everywhere.
So gimme the night. Gimme the night

Writer/s: TEMPERTON, RODNEY LYNN
Universal Music Publishing Group
Lyrics Licensed and Provided By LyricFind

From Songfacts™:  You can leave comments about the song at the bottom of the page.
  • This was written by Rod Temperton, who wrote some of Michael Jackson’s hits, including “Thriller” and “Rock With You.”
  • Patti Austin contributed vocals on this. She also sang on “Baby, Come To Me,” a duet with James Ingram that Temperton wrote.
  • This won Benson a 1980 Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male.
  • Quincy Jones produced this. He put an echo on Benson’s guitar riffs.
  • This is Benson’s biggest hit. He started playing guitar at age 8, and was the house guitarist for Creed Taylor’s CTI label before he signed with Warner Brothers and released his first solo album in 1976. That album was Breezin’, and it became the biggest-selling Jazz album in history. (thanks, Edward Pearce – Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
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