100 GREAT SONGS FROM THE BRITISH INVASION: ‘HERE COMES THE NIGHT’- THEM

Song of the Week #66 - "Here Comes the Night" | Classic Pop Icons

100 Great Songs From The British Invasion 1963-66- ‘Here Comes The Night’- Them. The first sighting of the great Van ‘The Man’ Morrison in the US- came with this single by Them- which featured Van as the front man. The single reached #24 in the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 in the UK and in Ireland. The band was formed in Belfast, Northern Ireland in the spring of 1964. They would release two albums by the time Van left to a solo career. ‘Here Comes The Night’ was written by Bert Berns- Them’s producer. It was first released as a single by Lulu- but it flopped- #50 in the UK and it failed to chart in the US. Jimmy Page played guitar and Andy White was on the drums- Beatlemaniacs will know the name of Andy White- he played drums on The Beatles recording of ‘Love Me Do’- sitting in for Ringo [which probably pisses Ringo off to this day.] ‘Here Comes The Night’ remains the highest charting song in the UK and in Ireland for Van Morrison -he’s never had a #1 in either country. Van’s biggest hit in the US- #9 ‘Domino’ 1970.

Single: ‘Here Comes The Night’- Them/ Written by Bert Berns/ Recorded October 1964/ Time: 2:44/ Produced by Bert Berns/ Released on March 5, 1965/ Peaked at #24 in US Billboard Hot 100, #2 in UK Singles Chart.

5 responses to “100 GREAT SONGS FROM THE BRITISH INVASION: ‘HERE COMES THE NIGHT’- THEM

  1. The original THEM album that had the sticker on the cover of Here Comes The Night is an indelible and serious top 10 favorite of all time. Every track was solid and somehow represented all of the British Invasion bands energy and thrilling sound. Love this album dearly and it still registers as a viable contender to anything released by anyone, ever – really. A stone groove. Amd Van’s the Man.

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