If you’ve been following my blog, you know that many of the songs I write about remind me of something from a movie or television show. Today it’s Felicity – a WB drama that ran from 1998 to 2002. In one episode, two of the characters (Noel & Javier) go to a casino for a Lionel Richie show. Javier was a big fan. The show was sold out though and they tried to gamble their money in order to by tickets from a scalper. That plan didn’t work either. As they were getting ready to leave, they stopped by the restroom and within a few seconds, guess who walks in? LIONEL! Or as Javier says it, “Lynelll!” Javier had been going through some relationship troubles and wanted to get some advice from him, along with an autograph. You could tell Lionel was a little freaked haha.
Anyways, here’s the second song of the week with the word “night” in its title. All Night Long was released as a single in October of 1983 from the album, Can’t Slow Down. It went to #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, Adult Contemporary, and R&B. It made #2 in the UK.
And for kicks, I just HAVE to mention this. The video for the song was directed by Bob Rafelson and produced by Michael Nesmith. Rafelson was the producer on The Monkees and Michael was a one of Monkees! I thought that was awesome since I love those guys so much. What a great coincidence!
Richie created a remix with Guy Sebastian in 2011 and it was released on iTunes. You can listen to it HERE.