"This Is My Night"
Single by Chaka Khan
from the album I Feel for You
B-side"Caught in the Act"
Released1985 (1985)
Length3:56 (7" version)
6:11 (12" version)
4:38 (Album version)
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Arif Mardin
Chaka Khan singles chronology
"I Feel for You"
(1984)
"This Is My Night"
(1985)
"Through the Fire"
(1985)

"This Is My Night" is a song by Chaka Khan from the album I Feel for You. The song went to number one for one week on the Billboard dance chart in 1985.[1] The single also peaked at #60 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #11 on the R&B chart.[2]

"This Is My Night" was written by Mic Murphy and David Frank and produced by Arif Mardin.

A variation of the song was used by HBO as its theme music for Next On bumpers and promos from May to November 1985 (as the centerpiece of the Make the Magic Shine campaign). The song was used as a lipsynch song in the twelfth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, in a battle between drag queens Widow Von'Du and Jan Sport, while Chaka Khan served as a guest judge.

Track listing

7" Single

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."This Is My Night"David Frank, Mic Murphy3:56
2."Caught In The Act"Alec Milstein, Joe Mardin3:47
Total length:7:43

12" Single

No.TitleLength
1."This Is My Night (Extended Version)"6:11
2."Caught In The Act"3:47
Total length:9:58

Chart positions

Chart (1985) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop) 12
Canada (Canadian Singles Chart) 90
Germany (GfK Entertainment) 47
Ireland (Irish Singles Chart) 7
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 20
New Zealand (Official New Zealand Music Charts) 34
United Kingdom (UK Singles Chart) 14
US Billboard Hot 100 60
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
US Billboard Hot Black Singles 11

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 144.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 321.