"The Night Begins to Shine"
The Night Begins to Shine album cover.jpg
Single by B.E.R.
from the album Teen Titans Go! (Songs from The Night Begins to Shine Special)
ReleasedOctober 30, 2015 (2015-10-30)
Recorded2005[1]
StudioSatellite Music Studios in Mount Kisco, New York and New York City, New York
Genre
Length3:30
LabelTelepictures
Songwriter(s)Frank Enea, Carl Burnett, William J. Regan
B.E.R. singles chronology
"The Night Begins to Shine"
(2015)
"Forever Mine"
(2017)
Music video
"The Night Begins to Shine" on YouTube

"The Night Begins to Shine" is a song by the fictional band B.E.R. popularized by the Teen Titans Go! TV series.[2] The song was originally co-written and produced in 2005 as an "'80s-style song" for a music library.[1] The song was first featured in the Teen Titans Go! episode "Slumber Party" as a throwaway joke. The song became popular with fans of the show.[1][2] The song was subsequently featured in the episode "40%, 40%, 20%",[3] and was prominently featured in two specials, the four-part 2017 special "The Day the Night Stopped Beginning to Shine and Became Dark Even Though It Was the Day"[4] and a five-part sequel released in 2020, "The Night Begins to Shine 2".

The special also featured two other songs by B.E.R., "Forever Mine" and "Rise Up", as well as three covers of the song from Fall Out Boy, CeeLo Green, and Puffy AmiYumi.[5] In 2021, Cartoon Network announced a spin-off series from Teen Titans Go! that will see the show's characters "journey back to the world of Night Begins to Shine ... to protect the only key to the world’s salvation, a magical mixtape".[6]

Soundtrack

The official soundtrack, Teen Titans Go! (Songs from The Night Begins to Shine Special), was released on July 28, 2017 through WaterTower Music and features music from the television special. All tracks are written by Carl Burnett, Frank Enea, and William J. Regan, except "Forever Mine", which was first written by Enea and rerecorded by B.E.R.

Teen Titans Go! (Songs from The Night Begins to Shine Special)
No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."The Night Begins to Shine"CeeLo Green3:39
2."Forever Mine"B.E.R.3:44
3."The Night Begins to Shine (Dragon Remix)"B.E.R.4:10
4."Rise Up"B.E.R.4:13
5."The Night Begins to Shine"Puffy AmiYumi3:50
Total length:20:00

Commercial performance

Upon its official release, "The Night Begins to Shine" peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart and #7 on the Billboard Rock Digital Songs chart.[7] The song also peaked at #66 on the iTunes music charts and #1 on the iTunes rock music charts.[8] The song was covered by Fall Out Boy, CeeLo Green, and Puffy AmiYumi for a four-part Teen Titans Go! storyline.[5] The soundtrack peaked at #8 on the Billboard Kid Albums chart and #17 on the Billboard Soundtracks chart.[9][10]

Weekly charts

Single

Chart (2017) Peak
position
US Hot Rock & Alternative Songs (Billboard)[11] 23

Soundtrack

Chart (2017) Peak
position
US Kid Albums (Billboard)[12] 8
US Soundtrack Albums (Billboard)[13] 17

References

  1. ^ a b c Limbong, Andrew (August 25, 2017). "An Accidental Hit 'Begins To Shine' — And Only Because Of 'Teen Titans Go!'". NPR.org. Retrieved January 13, 2018. In 2005, a group called B.E.R. was commissioned to write a 1980s-style pop song
  2. ^ a b "'Teen Titans Go!' Anthem 'The Night Begins to Shine' Debuts on Rock Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  3. ^ Siegel, Lucas (July 29, 2017). "Soundtrack to Teen Titans Go! "The Night Begins to Shine" event released". Syfy. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  4. ^ Burlingame, Russ (July 29, 2017). "Teen Titans Go!'s Four-Night "The Night Begins To Shine" Event Gets a Soundtrack Featuring Cee-Lo Green". Comic Book. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Listen: CeeLo Green covers hit song from Warner Bros.' 'Teen Titans Go!'". axs.com. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  6. ^ Erao, Math (February 17, 2021). "Teen Titans Go! The Night Begins to Shine Lands Standalone Series". CBR. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  7. ^ "Ber". Billboard. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  8. ^ "iTunesCharts.net: US Songs Saturday, 5th August 2017". www.itunescharts.net. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Billboard Kid Albums, The week of August 23, 2017". Billboard. August 23, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2020.
  10. ^ "Billboard Soundtracks, The week of August 23, 2017". Billboard. August 23, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2020.
  11. ^ "BER Chart History (Hot Rock & Alternative Songs)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Billboard Kid Albums, The week of August 23, 2017". Billboard. August 23, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2020.
  13. ^ "BER Chart History (Soundtrack Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 2, 2020.