Up All Night

Album: The Circus (2008)
Charted: 14


  • This song was written by Take That together with their touring band's keyboardist, Jamie Norton and Ben Mark who also co-penned "Beautiful Morning" on Beautiful World. Norton and Mark have also both had writing credits on albums recorded by singer-songwriter Judie Tzuke.
  • Gary Barlow doesn't appear in the second half of the music video because his wife went into labor whilst filming.

Comments: 2

  • Steve from UkThis song is not just one, but two Paul Simon compositions, spliced together. Cecilia for the verses and then 50 ways to leave your lover for the chorus.
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesAccording to Mark Owen, this song was deliberately intended to sound like The Beatles, although comparisons have also been made to Paul Simon's 1975 hit "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover". "Up All Night" was not released as a single in the US, only in the UK and Ireland. It peaked at UK #14 in March 2009 as the follow-up to the chart-topping "Greatest Day", becoming their sixth UK Top 20 hit since they reformed in 2006 and their 20th consecutive UK Top 20 single overall since their breakthrough hit "It Only Takes A Minute" (a cover of the 1975 Tavares hit) peaked at #7 in June 1992.
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