In The Midnight Hour

Album: In The Midnight Hour (1965)
Charted: 12 21
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  • I'm gonna wait 'till the midnight hour
    That's when my love come tumbling down
    I'm gonna wait 'till the midnight hour
    When there' no one else around
    I'm gonna take you, girl, and hold you
    And do all things I told you, in the midnight hour

    Yes I am, oh yes I am
    One thing I just wanna say, right here

    I'm gonna wait till the stars come out
    And see that twinkle in your eyes
    I'm gonna wait 'till the midnight hour
    That's when my love begins to shine

    You're the only girl I know
    Can really love me so, in the midnight hour

    Oh yeah, in the midnight hour
    Yeah, all right, play it for me one time, now

    I'm gonna wait 'till the midnight hour
    That's when my love come tumbling down
    I'm gonna wait, way in the midnight hour
    That's when my love begin to shine, just you and I
    Oh, baby, just you and I
    Nobody around, baby, just you and I
    Oh, right, you know what?
    I'm gonna hold you in my arms, just you and I
    Oh yeah, in the midnight hour
    Oh, baby, in the midnight hourWriter/s: WILSON PICKETT, STEVE CROPPER
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Spirit Music Group, BMG Rights Management, Songtrust Ave
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Comments: 12

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 2, 1979, Samantha Sang performed "In The Midnight Hour" on the Philadelphia-based syndicated television program 'The Mike Douglas Show'...
    Two months later on July 22nd it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #90; the following week it moved up to #88, and that was also it's final week on the Top 100,,,
    She had two other Top 100 record; "Emotion" {#3 in 1978, with backing vocals by Barry Gibb} and "You Keep Me Dancing" {#56 in 1978}...
    Three other versions of "In The Midnight Hour" have made the Top 100; the original by Wilson Pickett {#21 in 1965}, The Mirettes {#45 in 1968}, and Cross Country {#30 in 1973}...
    Ms. Sang, born Cheryl Lau Sang, will celebrate her 66th birthday in three months on August 5th {2017}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 28th 1973, Cross Country performed "In the Midnight Hour" on the premiere show of the ABC-TV program 'Don Kirshner's Rock Concert'...
    At the time the song was at #31 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; nine days later on October 7th it would peaked at #30...
    Three members of the group, Jay Siegel, Mitch Margo, and Phil Margo, were former members of the doo-wop group, The Tokens*...
    * The Tokens' "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" reached #1 {for 3 weeks} on the Top 100 in 1961.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 12th 1973, Cross Country's covered version of "In the Midnight Hour" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #100; and on October 7th, 1973 it peaked at #30 {for 1 week} and spent 12 weeks on the Top 100... Cross Country's version was their only Top 100 record.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 22nd 1973, Wilson Pickett performed "In The Midnight Hour" on the NBC-TV program 'The Midnight Special'...
    Eight years earlier on July 4th, 1965 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #83; and on August 29th, 1965 it peaked at #21 (for 1 week) and spent 12 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on August 1st, 1965 it reached #1 (for 1 week) on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Three covered versions have made the Top 100; The Mirettes (#45 in 1968), Cross Country (#30 in 1973), and Samantha Sang (#88 in 1979)...
    Between 1962 and 1987 Mr. Pickett had forty-nine records on the R&B Singles chart; seventeen made the Top 10 with five reaching #1, his other four #1s were "634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)" (1966), "Land of a 1,000 Dances" (1966), "Funky Broadway" (1967), and "Don't Knock My Love - Part 1" (1971)...
    R.I.P. Mr. Pickett (1941 - 2006).
  • Terry from Memphis, TnThe drummer for the "Midnight Hour" record by Wilson Pickett was AL JACKSON, JR. The record was produced by the Stax Records Crew, led by Steve Cropper.
  • Willie from Scottsdale, AzThe song was also in "The Blues Brothers" with Steve "The Colonel" Cropper playing lead guitar in the band.
  • Willie from Scottsdale, AzAlso one of many soul/R&B songs in "The Blues Brothers."
  • Nathan from From The Country Of, CanadaThe band played around with the beat and ended up reversing the beat pattern they originally had from loud to soft to soft then loudawesome effect
  • Julian from Anaheim, CaRest In Peace Wilson!
  • Maggie from Chapel Hill, NcThis base is really fun to play.
  • Doug from Lake Mary, FlThe Rascals did a great cover of this song in around 1966. If you like the Hammond organ more than you do a horn section, you might want to check this out....
  • Christine from Chicago, IlDrummer great Buddy Miles played on this track
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