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Bastille ofthenight
Bastille
Writer(s) Benito Benitez, John "Virgo" Garrett III, Thea Austin, Giorgio Spagna, Francesco Bontempi, Annerley Gordon, Peter Glenister, Mike Gaffey
Producer(s) Dan Smith
Length 3:33
From All This Bad Blood
All This Bad Blood track listing
The Draw
Rhythm Is a Dancer
Snap!
Writer(s) Benito Benitez, John "Virgo" Garrett III, Thea Austin
Producer(s) Benito Benitez
John "Virgo" Garrett III
Length 5:32
From The Madman's Return
220px-Corona - Rhythm of the Night single
Corona
Writer(s) Francesco Bontempi, Annerley Gordon, Giorgio Spagna, Peter Glenister, Mike Gaffey
Producer(s) Lee Marrow
Length 3:33
From The Rhythm of the Night

"Of the Night" is a single by Bastille, released on the 11th October 2013 as a digital download, and then it was released on 10" picture disc vinyl on the 18th November. It was re-released on vinyl for Record Store Day 2014.

Background Edit

"Of the Night" is a mash up of two 1990s dance hit songs, the 1993 hit "The Rhythm of the Night" by Italian Eurodance act Corona and the 1992 hit "Rhythm Is a Dancer" by German Eurodance group Snap!. The song was first featured on Bastille's mixtape Other People's Heartache, which was released in 2012 as a free download.

That's a strange one. It's kind of a tongue-in-cheek thing that we did that kind of got out of hand. It started off because Dan got really ill when we first got signed, and so to ease his way back into vocal recording we decided to do some mixtapes using old songs that we listened to growing up. These were interesting songs you wouldn't expect us to cover and try to reinvent in a more current kind of way, and then it became one of our biggest songs. Then we started doing it live just because it was a cool song and was fun to play, and audiences started to really kind of dig it. And it all started off like a little experiment.

—Will Farquarson, talking about "Of the Night"[1]

"Of the Night" was later used in a promotional trailer for the eighth series of ITV's Dancing on Ice. It received its first radio play on Huw Stephens' BBC Radio 1 show on 9 October 2013, and was released digitally on 11 October 2013. On 15 November 2013, Of the Night EP was released, featuring three remixes of the song and a live recording of "Oblivion".

Music videoEdit

An official music video promoting the song was released onto YouTube on 9 October 2013. It was directed by Dave Ma (who has previously worked with Foals, Ghostpoet and Delphic), and stars American actor James Russo (Once Upon a Time in America, Django Unchained) as the main protagonist, a police detective who visits several crime scenes. The video also shows corpses singing. Mike Wass of Idolator called the video "quite possibly the most depressing video of the year."

Track listingEdit

Digital downloadEdit

  1. "Of the Night" – 3:34

Digital EPEdit

  1. "Of the Night" – 3:34
  2. "Oblivion" (Live from Capitol Studios) – 3:08
  3. "Of the Night" (MNEK Remix) – 4:38
  4. "Of the Night" (Icarus Remix) – 5:20
  5. "Of the Night" (Kove Remix) – 6:15
  6. "Of the Night" (music video) – 3:51

CD maxi singleEdit

  1. "Of the Night" – 3:34
  2. "Of the Night" (MNEK Remix) – 4:38

10" vinyl (limited to 1,000 copies)Edit

Side AEdit

  1. "Of the Night" – 3:34
  2. "Of the Night" (MNEK Remix) – 4:38

Side BEdit

  1. "Oblivion" (Live from Capitol Studios) – 3:08
  2. "Of the Night" (Icarus Remix) – 5:20

Music videoEdit

An official music video promoting the song was released onto YouTube on 9 October 2013. It was directed by Dave Ma (who has previously worked with Foals, Ghostpoet and Delphic), and stars American actor James Russo (Once Upon a Time in America, Django Unchained) as the main protagonist, a police detective who visits several crime scenes. The video also shows corpses singing. Mike Wass of Idolator called the video "quite possibly the most depressing video of the year."

Music Video Information
Bastille - Of The Night03:51

Bastille - Of The Night

full

Premiere October 9, 2013
Filmed
Director Dave Ma
Producer Deniese Davis
Production co Pulse Films
Exec. producer Laura Tunstall
Editor
Choreographer
Length 3:50
Source

Charts Edit

Chart (2013−14) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 6
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 17
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 39
Belgium(Ultratip Wallonia) 2
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 96
Denmark (Tracklisten) 22
Germany (Media Control Charts) 10
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 3
Ireland (IRMA) 2
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 88
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 28
Scotland (Official Charts Company) 2
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 33
Spain (PROMUSICAE) 23
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 39
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 28
UK (Official Charts Company) 2
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard) 35

Certifications Edit

Region Certification Sales
Australia (ARIA) Platinum 70, 000
UK (BPI) Gold 400, 000

Release history Edit

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom[2] 11 October 2013 Digital download Virgin Records
Italy[3][4] 25 October 2013 Contemporary hit radio Universal Music
8 November 2013
United Kingdom[5][6] 15 November 2013 Digital download Virgin Records
18 November 2013 10" vinyl
Germany[7] 4 February 2014 CD
United States 19 April 2014 10" vinyl

Lyrics Edit

Rhythm is a dancer,
It's a soul's companion,
People feel it everywhere,
Lift your hands and voices,
Free your mind and join us,
You can feel it in the air,
Oh oh, it's a passion,
Oh oh, you can feel it yeah,
Oh oh, it's a passion,
Oh oh, oh, oh, oh,

(THIS IS THE RHYTHM)

You can put some joy up on my face,
Oh sunshine in an empty place,
Take me too, turn to and babe I'll make you stay,
(OH YEAH)
Oh I can ease you of your pain,
Feel you give me love again,
Round and round we go,
Each time I hear you say,

This is the rhythm of the night, the night, oh yeah,
The rhythm of the night,
This is the rhythm of my life, my life, oh yeah,
The rhythm of my life,
This is the rhythm of the night, the night, oh yeah,
The rhythm of the night,
This is the rhythm of my life, my life, oh yeah,
The rhythm of my life,

Wont you teach me how to love and learn,
There'll be nothing left for me to yearn,
Think of me and burn and let me hold your hand,
Oh yeah-ah-eh,
I don't want to face the world in tears,
Please think again, I'm on my knees,
Sing that song to me,
No reason to repent,

This is the rhythm of the night, the night, oh yeah,
The rhythm of the night,
This is the rhythm of my life, my life, oh yeah,
The rhythm of my life,
This is the rhythm of the night, the night, oh yeah,
The rhythm of the night,
This is the rhythm of my life, my life, oh yeah,
The rhythm of my life,

This is the rhythm of the night, the night, oh yeah,
The rhythm of the night,
This is the rhythm of my life, my life, oh yeah,
The rhythm of my life,

This is the rhythm of the night, the night, oh yeah.

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