Heat Of The Night

Album: Into The Fire (1987)
Charted: 50 6


  • The lead single from Bryan Adams' Into the Fire album, this song has the distinction of being the first commercially released cassette single in the US.
  • Adams wrote this song with his regular collaborator Jim Vallance. It was partly inspired by the Orson Welles movie The Third Man, as well as a trip the two songwriters took to Berlin in March 1986, before the Berlin Wall came down.
  • This won the Canadian Music Publisher's Association Rock Song Of The Year Award.


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