"Rock the Night" is a single released by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. The song was written by vocalist Joey Tempest in 1984 and premiered on the band's Wings of Tomorrow tour the same year.
It was released twice; in 1985 as a single from the soundtrack to the Swedish film On the Loose, and in 1986 as the second international single from the album The Final Countdown. The B-side for both releases was a 1985 re-recording of the band's debut single, "Seven Doors Hotel".
The 1986 release became a Top 10 hit in France, Ireland, Italy and Switzerland, and peaked at #12 on the UK Singles Chart and #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the USA. The music video was directed by Nick Morris and shot at the Hard Rock Cafe in Stockholm. It was the first Europe music video that featured the band's new guitarist Kee Marcello, since the original guitarist John Norum had left the band weeks before the video shoot.
The song was included in the 2007 film Hot Rod and the European version of the Nintendo DS game Guitar Hero: On Tour.
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