"All Night Long"
Single by Faith Evans featuring Puff Daddy
from the album Keep the Faith
ReleasedMarch 2, 1999
Length3:54
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Evans
  • Lawrence
  • Combs
Faith Evans singles chronology
"Heartbreak Hotel"
(1998)
"All Night Long"
(1999)
"Never Gonna Let You Go"
(1999)
Puff Daddy singles chronology
"P.E. 2000"
(1999)
"All Night Long"
(1999)
"Satisfy You"
(1999)

"All Night Long " is a song by American R&B singer Faith Evans featuring guest vocals by Puff Daddy. It was written by Evans, Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, Schon Crawford, Clarence Emery, Todd Russaw, and Todd Gaither for her second album Keep the Faith (1998), while production was helmed by Lawrence, Combs, and Evans. The song contains a sample from "I Hear Music in the Streets" (1980) by American post-disco group Unlimited Touch. Due to the inclusion of the sample, Bertram Reed and Galen Underwood are also credited as songwriters.

The song was released by Bad Boy Records as the album's second single in March 1999. It reached number 9 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, becoming the second top ten single from Keep the Faith. An accompanying music video was directed by Paul Hunter.

Critical reception

Chuck Taylor from Billboard found that the "trips along with beautifully layered harmonies and a sensual, commanding vocal, all about finding the vibe and taking time to make it all feel right. It's wholly inviting, really, and an effortless add for contemporary radio."[1] Allmusic editor Jose F. Promis felt that "All Night Long" was as "equally intoxicating" as previous single "Love Like This."[2]

Music video

The music video for "All Night Long" was directed by Paul Hunter. It depicts Evans at a secret club event that is held inside a former airport terminal. Guest vocalist Puff Daddy appears alongside Evans in the videos. Tariq Nasheed makes a cameo appearance as a bodyguard.[3]

Track listings

Maxi single[4]
No.TitleLength
1."All Night Long"3:54
2."Life Will Pass You By"4:49
3."All Night Long" (Instrumental)3:54

Credits and personnel

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Keep the Faith.[5]

Charts

References

  1. ^ Taylor, Chuck (16 January 1999). "Singles". Billboard. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  2. ^ Promis, Jose F.. All Night Long at AllMusic. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  3. ^ Evans, Faith (29 August 2008). Keep the Faith: A Memoir. Google Books. ISBN 9780446537421. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  4. ^ "All Night Long (Maxi-Single)". Amazon (DE). Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  5. ^ Keep the Faith (Media notes). Faith Evans. Bad Boy Records. 1998.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  6. ^ "Faith Evans Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  7. ^ "Faith Evans Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  8. ^ "Faith Evans Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  9. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Archived from the original on 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2010-08-28.