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"Heat of the Night"
Single by Bryan Adams
from the album Into the Fire
Released 1987
Recorded September 1986
Genre Rock, Ballad
Length 5:07
Label A&M
Writer(s) Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance
Producer Bryan Adams, Bob Clearmountain
Bryan Adams singles chronology
"Christmas Time"
"Heat of the Night"
"Hearts on Fire"

"Heat of the Night" is a rock song written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance and performed by Bryan Adams. The song became the only successful song from Adams' album Into the Fire in 1987. It was released as the first single from Into the Fire and reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.

Song is also featured on Adams' 1988 live concert album Live! Live! Live! and his greatest hits albums So Far So Good and Anthology.

The song is very popular among Bryan Adams' fans and it won Canadian Music Publisher's Association Rock Song Of The Year Award. According to Billboard magazine song was one of the most-listened (84th) songs of the year.



Song was partly inspired by the film noir classic The Third Man, starring the actor-director Orson Welles. The darkness of the lyric was further influenced by a trip Bryan and Jim Vallance took to Berlin in March 1986, before the wall came down. [1]

Music video

Music video directed by Wayne Isham and shot in black and white. It's one of the rare songs/videos where Bryan himself plays rhythm guitar instead of Keith Scott who he usually leaves the solo work.

A shot from recording sessions is used as the cover of Adams' Into the Fire-album.

Chart positions





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