Here Comes The Night
by Them

Album: Here Comes The Night (1965)
Charted: 2 24
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Songfacts®:

  • This song was written by Bert Berns and was released as a single in 1965 with "All For Myself" as the B-side. It was the biggest hit for Them, who were from Belfast, Ireland but still considered part of the "British Invasion."
  • Van Morrison was Them's lead singer. He left the band in 1966 to pursue a solo career, and Them changed their name to The Belfast Gypsies and released one album before reverting back to their original name. They released four more albums before splitting.
  • Bert Berns (a.k.a. Bert Russell) was a talented songwriter and producer whose life was tragically cut short in 1967 at the age of 38 by a fatal heart attack. Among his writing credits are "Twist And Shout" (Isley Brothers, The Beatles), "Hang On Sloopy" (The McCoys), "Piece Of My Heart" (Erma Franklin, Janis Joplin), and "Tell Him" (the Exciters). His production credits include Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" and "Under The Boardwalk" by The Drifters.

Comments: 8

  • Bluedaddy47 from Ontario CanadaActually the song " Here Comes The Night " was written by Canadian Hank Noble and recorded by Billy Guitar and Nighthawks on Decca Records in 1957-58. Same title different song.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 17th 1964, Them, with Van Morrison, appeared in concert for the first time, the event took place at the Maritime Hotel in Belfast, Ireland...
    One year and one month later in May 1965 the Irish quintet’s first two records released in the U.S. would enter Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; on May 16th "Gloria" entered the chart at #93 for a one week stay, then a year later on April 17, 1966 it re-entered the Top 100 for six more weeks, and on its last week on the chart it peaked at #71...
    "Here Comes the Night" entered the Top 100 on May 22nd, 1965 at #74; seven weeks later on July 11th, 1965 it would peak at #24 {for 2 weeks} and spent 10 weeks on the Top 100.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyThree other records titled "Here Comes The Night" have charted, each a completely different version. Nick Gilder version peaked at No. 44 in 1978, The Beach Boys reached No. 44 in 1979, and Ben E. King topped out at No. 81 in 1961!!!
  • Jonathan from Newark, NyI was 15 yrs old and learning how to play guitar form buddy Richie ( he took lessons) Them is one the groups that inspired my playing Immensely. Jonathan- Rochester Ny
  • Ted from Phoenix, AzOne of the many pleasures of this song is the change in rhythm between the verses (fast) and the chorus (midtempo).
  • Paul from Rothesay, New Brunswick , CanadaWest Canadian rockers Streetheart covered this song.
  • Rich from Elkins, WvThis song always reminds me of early Rolling Stones...Good tune and vocals ...especally if you like Van Morrison...His Greatest Hits album/CD
    is worth the buy...
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScGood song. I guess Them wasn't a popular group over hear in the States. I think I can count the number of times I've heard this on the radio. That's three or four maximum. Radio stations don't play "Gloria" either that much. Them was a good band though.
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