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Number 79

Patti Smith Group - Because The Night (Arista ARIST 181 - 1978)

Written by Bruce Springsteen during sessions for his DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN album, Because the Night was picked up by Patti Smith who was recording her most popular album EASTER right next door, the two artists sharing the same producer, Jimmy Lovine. Maintaining the basic chorus and then adding her own verses, the song became one of Patti's best loved songs and is now very much associated with her, with Springsteen adding her name to the writing credit. Because the Night remains a significant record of the New Wave and Punk period.