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Frank Sinatra - Night And Day 1943 Version - Cole Porter Songs
Frank Sinatra - Night And Day 1943 Version - Cole Porter Songs
Published: 2012/10/15
Channel: ScrambledEggs1969
Night and Day - Al B. Sure
Night and Day - Al B. Sure
Published: 2012/11/30
Channel: Newmaidumosa
Ray Charles - Night & Day
Ray Charles - Night & Day
Published: 2008/11/16
Channel: Paranoia
Himesh Reshammiya : Every Night & Day Video Song | AAP SE MAUSIIQUII
Himesh Reshammiya : Every Night & Day Video Song | AAP SE MAUSIIQUII
Published: 2017/06/01
Channel: T-Series
Al B. Sure! | Night and Day | Music Video
Al B. Sure! | Night and Day | Music Video
Published: 2009/10/30
Channel: MissNeNe1000
Tony Bennett - Night And Day
Tony Bennett - Night And Day
Published: 2016/07/13
Channel: 1950sMusicEnglish
Kid Cudi - Day
Kid Cudi - Day 'N' Nite
Published: 2009/10/09
Channel: KidCudiVEVO
Johnny Orlando + Mackenzie Ziegler - Day & Night (Official Music Video)
Johnny Orlando + Mackenzie Ziegler - Day & Night (Official Music Video)
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: Johnny Orlando
Night And Day - Cole Porter
Night And Day - Cole Porter
Published: 2010/11/29
Channel: cuauthemocb
Sergio Mendes Night And Day.wmv
Sergio Mendes Night And Day.wmv
Published: 2011/08/28
Channel: Eric Lemmons
Night And Day - Cole Porter / Ella Fitzgerald version (By Rose Rodriguez)
Night And Day - Cole Porter / Ella Fitzgerald version (By Rose Rodriguez)
Published: 2013/01/03
Channel: Rose Rodriguez
The Temptations - Night And Day (1995)
The Temptations - Night And Day (1995)
Published: 2011/05/27
Channel: kmsl1240
Ella Fitzgerald - Night and Day (w/ lyrics)
Ella Fitzgerald - Night and Day (w/ lyrics)
Published: 2009/05/02
Channel: uzomad
Night And Day (Frank Sinatra - 1957 with Lyrics)
Night And Day (Frank Sinatra - 1957 with Lyrics)
Published: 2012/01/28
Channel: Sinatra Fan
Dying Light Song | Day & Night | #12DaysOfNerdOut (WINNER!)
Dying Light Song | Day & Night | #12DaysOfNerdOut (WINNER!)
Published: 2016/12/19
Channel: NerdOut!
Diana Krall - Night And Day (Audio)
Diana Krall - Night And Day (Audio)
Published: 2017/02/17
Channel: DianaKrallVEVO
The Temptations - Night and Day
The Temptations - Night and Day
Published: 2009/07/10
Channel: John Molinar
The Temptations - Night and Day /lyrics/
The Temptations - Night and Day /lyrics/
Published: 2012/09/19
Channel: Meri Hovhannisyan
Frank Sinatra - Night And Day (1957 version)
Frank Sinatra - Night And Day (1957 version)
Published: 2010/10/23
Channel: JJ Leppard -MasTA
Bette Midler - "Night And Day" (Official Music Video)
Bette Midler - "Night And Day" (Official Music Video)
Published: 2014/09/23
Channel: RHINO
Kid Cudi - Day n Night Lyrics ! (Original)
Kid Cudi - Day n Night Lyrics ! (Original)
Published: 2009/02/11
Channel: milkoverynice
Night and Day (From "What Women Want")
Night and Day (From "What Women Want")
Published: 2014/09/29
Channel: Soundtrack of Your Life - Topic
ELLA FITZGERALD -- NIGHT AND DAY- ( Cole Porter ) With Lyrics !
ELLA FITZGERALD -- NIGHT AND DAY- ( Cole Porter ) With Lyrics !
Published: 2012/03/13
Channel: Peter Schneider
The Cosby Show - Night and Day performance
The Cosby Show - Night and Day performance
Published: 2011/08/19
Channel: raizillian
Night and Day (Night Edition Album Sampler)
Night and Day (Night Edition Album Sampler)
Published: 2017/07/13
Channel: The Vamps
Shirley Bassey - Night and Day (1959 Recording) - A Cole Porter Song
Shirley Bassey - Night and Day (1959 Recording) - A Cole Porter Song
Published: 2015/05/02
Channel: Shirley Bassey Music and Vids
Sad Song - The Vamps (Night & Day)
Sad Song - The Vamps (Night & Day)
Published: 2017/07/14
Channel: Nicole Paute
Ella Fitzgerald - Night and day
Ella Fitzgerald - Night and day
Published: 2015/11/15
Channel: Dario LaLuna
Rod Stewart - Night and Day
Rod Stewart - Night and Day
Published: 2010/11/04
Channel: MrGiorgi02
Every Night And Day Making Teaser Video | AAP SE MAUSIIQUII | Himesh Reshammiya & Lulia Vantur
Every Night And Day Making Teaser Video | AAP SE MAUSIIQUII | Himesh Reshammiya & Lulia Vantur
Published: 2016/12/03
Channel: T-Series
Karaoke Night And Day - The Temptations *
Karaoke Night And Day - The Temptations *
Published: 2013/03/06
Channel: karafun
Worthy of It All (Live) - David Brymer
Worthy of It All (Live) - David Brymer
Published: 2014/03/28
Channel: Forerunner Music
Billie Holiday - Night And Day
Billie Holiday - Night And Day
Published: 2013/06/20
Channel: Okmusix
Fred Astaire - Night And Day 1932 - Cole Porter Songs
Fred Astaire - Night And Day 1932 - Cole Porter Songs
Published: 2012/02/29
Channel: warholsoup100
Day N Night Feat. Kid Cudi
Day N Night Feat. Kid Cudi
Published: 2010/08/24
Channel: andyyj
Night and Day Jon Allen
Night and Day Jon Allen
Published: 2014/05/12
Channel: Jon Allen
Tribal Seeds - Night & Day
Tribal Seeds - Night & Day
Published: 2012/08/24
Channel: Tribal Seeds
De-Lovely - John Barrowman & Kevin Kline - Night And Day
De-Lovely - John Barrowman & Kevin Kline - Night And Day
Published: 2009/01/23
Channel: CuteCatMi
Mackenzie Ziegler & Johnny Orlando
Mackenzie Ziegler & Johnny Orlando 'Day and Night' (Full Song)
Published: 2016/11/18
Channel: Dance Tards
Night And Day-by Charlie Parker
Night And Day-by Charlie Parker
Published: 2009/08/07
Channel: foxdie1982
Night & Day
Night & Day
Published: 2008/11/26
Channel: ednamayfan
Night and day- Yapese (outer) song
Night and day- Yapese (outer) song
Published: 2013/08/01
Channel: Leilei Robert
DAY AND NIGHT SONG
DAY AND NIGHT SONG
Published: 2016/07/07
Channel: Alberto Arias
Day and Night Song | Nursery Rhymes | Original Song By LittleBabyBum!
Day and Night Song | Nursery Rhymes | Original Song By LittleBabyBum!
Published: 2016/03/16
Channel: LittleBabyBum ®
Frank Sinatra - Night and Day (1962 VERSION)
Frank Sinatra - Night and Day (1962 VERSION)
Published: 2010/10/23
Channel: JJ Leppard -MasTA
Salman Khan
Salman Khan's Girlfriend Lulia Vantur's Every Night And Day Song Launch With Himesh Reshammiya
Published: 2016/12/04
Channel: Movie Talkies
휘성 WheeSung - Night And Day Official MV
휘성 WheeSung - Night And Day Official MV
Published: 2014/05/12
Channel: GENIE MUSIC
Frank Sinatra--Night And Day.
Frank Sinatra--Night And Day.
Published: 2011/09/10
Channel: nipsipone
What a wonderful day Night time BabyTV (Night Song)(new)
What a wonderful day Night time BabyTV (Night Song)(new)
Published: 2017/02/02
Channel: M. Pearson Vurt
Every Night And Day Song with Lyrics   AAP SE MAUSIIQUII   Himesh Reshammiya & Iulia Vantur
Every Night And Day Song with Lyrics AAP SE MAUSIIQUII Himesh Reshammiya & Iulia Vantur
Published: 2017/06/02
Channel: Kushal Regmi
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"Night and Day"
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Song
Published 1932
Songwriter(s) Cole Porter

"Night and Day" is a popular song by Cole Porter that was written for the 1932 musical Gay Divorce. It is perhaps Porter's most popular contribution to the Great American Songbook and has been recorded by dozens of artists.

Fred Astaire introduced "Night and Day" on stage. His recording of the song with the Leo Reisman orchestra was a No. 1 hit, topping the charts of the day for ten weeks.[1] He performed it again in the 1934 film version of the show, renamed The Gay Divorcee, and it became one of his signature songs.

There are several accounts about the song's origin. One mentions that he was inspired by an Islamic prayer when he visited Morocco.[2] Another account says he was inspired by the Moorish architecture of the Alcazar Hotel in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.[3]

The song was so associated with Porter that when Hollywood filmed his life story in 1946, the movie was entitled Night and Day.

Song structure[edit]

The construction of "Night and Day" is unusual for a hit song of the 1930s. Most popular tunes then featured 32-bar choruses, divided into four 8-bar sections, usually with an AABA musical structure, the B section representing the bridge.

Porter's song, on the other hand, has a chorus of 48 bars, divided into six sections of eight bars—ABABCB—with section C representing the bridge.

Harmonic structure[edit]

"Night and Day" has unusual chord changes (the underlying harmony).

The tune begins with a pedal (repeated) dominant with a major seventh chord built on the flattened sixth of the key, which then resolves to the dominant seventh in the next bar. If performed in the key of B, the first chord is therefore G major seventh, with an F (the major seventh above the harmonic root) in the melody, before resolving to F7 and eventually B maj7.

This section repeats and is followed by a descending harmonic sequence starting with a -75 (half diminished seventh chord or Ø) built on the augmented fourth of the key, and descending by semitones—with changes in the chord quality—to the supertonic minor seventh, which forms the beginning of a more standard II-V-I progression. In B, this sequence begins with an EØ, followed by an E-7, D-7 and D dim, before resolving onto C-7 (the supertonic minor seventh) and cadencing onto B.

The bridge is also unusual, with an immediate, fleeting and often (depending on the version) unprepared key change up a minor third, before an equally transient and unexpected return to the key centre. In B, the bridge begins with a D major seventh, then moves back to B with a B major seventh chord. This repeats, and is followed by a recapitulation of the second section outlined above.

The vocal verse is also unusual in that most of the melody consists entirely of a single note—the same dominant pedal, that begins the body of the song—with rather inconclusive and unusual harmonies underneath.

Notable recordings[edit]

Frank Sinatra recorded the song at least five times, including with Axel Stordahl in his first solo session in 1942 and again with him in 1947, with Nelson Riddle in 1956 for A Swingin' Affair!, with Don Costa in 1961 for Sinatra and Strings, and a disco version with Joe Beck in 1977. When Harry James heard Sinatra sing this song, he signed him.[4] Sinatra's 1942 versionreaching the No. 16 spot in the U.S.[5] Bing Crosby recorded the song on February 11, 1944[6] and it appeared on the Billboard chart briefly in 1946 with a peak position of No. 21.[7]

The song was recorded by Ringo Starr in 1970 for his first solo album Sentimental Journey.[8] Everything but the Girl chose this song for their first single in 1983. It reached No. 92 in August 1982.[9]

In 1990, U2 recorded a cover version for the compilation album Red Hot + Blue, in which U2 used electronic dance beats and hip hop elements for the first time. U2's cover of "Night and Day" reached #2 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and presaged the electronic sound the band would explore on Achtung Baby the following year.

Joe Hisaishi conducted his arrangement of the song with Lady Kim and the New Japan Philharmonic World Dream Orchestra in 2005.[10]

Canadian jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall included the song in her 2017 studio album Turn Up the Quiet.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 37. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  2. ^ Block, Melissa (25 June 2000). "'Night And Day'". NPR.org. Retrieved 25 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Cleveland Heights' Alcazar exudes exotic style and grace in any age". Cleveland Plan Dealer. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  4. ^ Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854.  Tape 1, side A.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 391. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  6. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 110. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  8. ^ Miles, Barry (1998). The Beatles a Diary: An Intimate Day by Day History. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780711963153. 
  9. ^ "ChartArchive - The Chart Archive". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  10. ^ "VGMDB - UPCI-1036 - American in Paris". Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Turn Up the Quiet – Diana Krall". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 

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