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Night by Jackie Wilson

Pop Music

The song “Night” is usually categorized as pop music, although it has classical origins and is sung by an artist of many genres. Jackie Wilson recorded and released the song “Night” in 1960. It went to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the R&B Chart. “Night” is based on an aria from Samson and Delilah, an opera by the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. The aria is “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix,” (translated literally as “My heart opens itself to your voice”), and is sung by Delilah. Johnny Lehmann provided new lyrics (in English) for “Night.” Wilson’s performance of the song shows his versatility and his extensive vocal range.

Jackie Wilson (1934-1984), from Detroit, had more than 50 singles in many genres, including R&B, pop, and soul. His musical pioneering and performing influenced generations of artists.

Here are the lyrics for “Night:

“Night, here comes the night
Another night to dream about you.
Night, each lonely night,
The only time I’m not without you.

Once more, I feel your kisses.
Once more, I know what bliss is.
Comes dawn, my darling, you’re gone
But you come back into my arms each night.

Once more, I feel your kisses.
Once more, I know what bliss is.
Comes dawn, my darling, you’re gone
But you come back into my arms each night.”

If you are interested in reading about and listening to other songs by Jackie Wilson: “Lonely Teardrops, “Baby Workout,” and “Danny Boy.”

For More Golden Oldies Music

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop, rock and roll, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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  1. […] you are interested in other songs by Jackie Wilson: “Night,” “Baby Workout,” and “Danny […]

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