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Benny Mardones - Into the Night (1980)

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  • 80's Score 80's score: 1.13
  • Genre(s): Pop
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"Into the Night" is a 1980 song by American pop singer Benny Mardones from his album Never Run, Never Hide. Music video ...

"Into the Night" is a 1980 song by American pop singer Benny Mardones from his album Never Run, Never Hide.

Music video

Mardones made a music video for the song, but, as it predated MTV by a year, it was not widely broadcast.

The video opens with Mardones walking down a street and approaching a house. The song plays over the video, and the lyrics serve as Mardones's monologue. He is met at the door by a bearded man who tells him, "She's just 16 years old. Leave her alone." Mardones leaves and walks around to the back of the house, peering through a window at a girl sitting sullenly in her room. The video then cuts to Mardones at a pay phone, speaking to the girl on the other end of the line and professing his love. The video then cuts again to Mardones returning to the girl's house, carrying a rolled-up carpet. He crawls through her bedroom window, unrolls the magic carpet, and taking the girl's hand, they take flight into the night sky. The video closes with Mardones serenading the girl as they embrace; the scene finally fades to black as they kiss.

 

For many years the video was difficult to find in its entirety, although clips were featured in infomercials for Time-Life Soft Rock compilations.

 

On July 2, 2016, a full version of the video was uploaded to YouTube.

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