“Rhythm of the Night“ is a single by DeBarge, written by Diane Warren, released on February 23, 1985. It was a single from their fourth studio album, Rhythm of the Night on the Motown label. The song is said to have jump-started the career of songwriter Diane Warren, and was the biggest hit recorded by the Motown family singing group.
By 1985, DeBarge had become pop/R&B sensations with mostly ballads making the repertoire of their hit catalog though they were as impressive as live performers with their mixture of their trademark soft ballads and a collection of dance material. Motown Records sought to produce DeBarge with a dance single to give them a bigger crossover success that mirrored that of label-mate Lionel Richie, who like DeBarge, had created his initial fan base on soft songs before the release of “All Night Long”, which included a catchy dance beat influenced by calypso. A similar influence would come in the production of “Rhythm of the Night” which featured more of El DeBarge’s deep tenor with flashes of his trademark falsetto. Richard Perry, the hit producer behind hit recordings for The Pointer Sisters and other artists, was appointed to produce the single with Diane Warren as its writer.
Rhythm Of The Night is an album by DeBarge, released in 1985. DeBarge was an American musical group whose repertoire included R&B, soul, funk, and pop music. Active throughout the late 1970s and 1980s, the group comprised members of the DeBarge family. The group originally consisted of Mark, Randy, and El. Bunny, James, and Bobby […]
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