|Paul's thirty-fourth single.
Credited to "Paul McCartney"
Band included, Herbie Flowers, Stuart Elliot, Ann Dudley, David Gilmour, Eric Stewart and Linda.
This song was lifted from the forthcoming soundtrack to "Give My Regards To Broad Street".
Released at the height of the 80's "marketing overkill" period, there are a plethora of versions of this release to look out for ! ...
plus 1 version down to record company incompetence !! ... read on ...
1) The original 7" version - No More Lonely Nights (Ballad) b/w No More Lonely Nights (Playout Version).
... halfway thru the pressing run some labels on the 7" were pressed up with a spelling mistake ! ... hence ...
2) same 7" version, BUT spelt No More Lonley Nights on both sides (pictured above).
3) The first 12" - No More Lonely Nights (Extended version) 8:10 b/w Silly Love Songs AND N.M.L.N. (Ballad)
4) Same 12" recordings on a picture disc.
... then Paul heard and liked an Arthur Baker remix, at which point he had the original 7" and 12" deleted and
replaced with new combinations including the Arthur Baker remixes ...
5) 7" - No More Lonely Nights (Ballad) b/w No More Lonely Nights (Arthur Baker's Dance mix).
6) 12" - No More Lonely Nights (Extended Dance Mix) b/w Silly Love Songs AND N.M.L.N. (Ballad)
... and finally,
7) 12" - No More Lonely Nights (Mole Mix).
... a single-sided 12" "Mole Mix" was pressed up for D.J.'s which was limited to 300 copies, individually numbered.
Therefore this is quite collectable too !
The original video was shot on April 10th in Bermondsey (South East London) at the Old Justice Pub.
A second video was shot in October at the Hippodrome in London to promote the Dance Version, this clip features Jeffrey Daniels (of Shalamar).
The single and 12" versions were released in picture sleeves with photographs by David Dagley.
The original 7" can be seen at the top, with the only change for the 12", being the picture on the rear of Paul on a bench,
replaced by a group picture performing live (also as above).
The picture disc 12", had the same as the cover of the 7" as it's A-side picture, but the B-side picture was a different group picture,
as can be seen above. This picture was taken by Terry O'Neil.
30th September 1984 - No More Lonely Nights (Ballad) enters the UK charts at a lowly 28
7th October 1984 - Second week and the single leaps up twenty-two places into the top ten at number 6
14th October 1984 - Third week and the single climbs just two places up to number 4
21st October 1984 - Fourth week and Paul's latest climbs another two places to peak at number 2 (Wham are holding the top spot)
28th October 1984 - Fifth week and the single drops down one place to number 3
4th November 1984 - Sixth week and the single drops another one place to number 4
11th November 1984 - Seventh week and a drop of nine places down to number 13
18th November 1984 - Eighth week and another drop of nine places down to number 22 (as The Frog Chorus enters at no.50)
25th November 1984 - Ninth week and a drop of seven more places down to number 29
2nd December 1984 - Tenth week and a litle rebound, up one place to number 28
9th December 1984 - Eleventh week and Lonely Nights drops down ten places to number 38
16th December 1984 - Twelfth week and Lonely Nights drops down five places to number 43 (Frog Chorus peaks at 3)
23rd December 1984 - Thirteenth week and Lonely Nights drops another six places to number 49
30th December 1984 - Fourteenth week and Lonely Nights stays still at number 49
6th January 1985 - Fifteenth week and Lonely Nights drops ten places down to number 59
Chart progression: 28 - 6 - 4 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 13 - 22 - 29 - 28 - 38 - 43 - 49 - 49 - 59 .... out