benny mardones - "into the night" 1980 version vs. 1989 version

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Who the fuck is Bobby Mardones

― this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Thursday, May 17, 2012

he's a motherfucker that charted w/ the same record ten years apart show some respect

― balls, Thursday, May 17, 2012 11:35 PM

Poll Results

OptionVotes
1980 13
1989 0


jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Friday, 18 May 2012 03:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

1980

1989

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Friday, 18 May 2012 03:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. Love the middle-aged eyeroll after "leave her alone, they said". DUDE, YOU'RE OLDER THAN HER DAD.

Bob Bop Perano (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 18 May 2012 03:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

yknow how ccr and the band came along at the end of the sixties and it was as if the beatles had never happened? basically same thing w/ benny and the 80s. it was as if the bourgeois tagg had never happened.

balls, Friday, 18 May 2012 03:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyway 1980 vers forevah

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 18 May 2012 04:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 18 May 2012 04:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha omg

balls, Friday, 18 May 2012 04:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

good lord was the followup titled 'it puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again'?

balls, Friday, 18 May 2012 04:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

the girl from the 1980 version would be 48 now

i hope they're very happy together

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Friday, 18 May 2012 04:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

"No, you can't date my daughter...wait, aren't you the guy we had to sign a thing for before you could move into the neighborhood?"

Bob Bop Perano (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 18 May 2012 04:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

"And aren't you the same guy who came around 10 years ago asking about my older daughter?"

Bob Bop Perano (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 18 May 2012 04:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

i really liked this song in 1989...i think somehow i thought the singer was singing it from a previous p.o.v. when he, too, had been sixteen years old?

horseshoe, Friday, 18 May 2012 04:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

i cannot stop laughing at that album title

balls, Friday, 18 May 2012 04:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, the days when a Benny Mardones could become a star.

Bob Bop Perano (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 18 May 2012 04:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

benny: portrait of a serial killer

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Friday, 18 May 2012 04:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

Bob Bop Perano (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 18 May 2012 04:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

needless to say I now own that $1 copy of never run never hide

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 18 May 2012 04:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

"And aren't you the same guy who came around 10 years ago asking about my older daughter?"

― Bob Bop Perano (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, May 18, 2012 12:34 AM Bookmark

Doctor Casino, Friday, 18 May 2012 05:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

seriously, the opening few seconds of this really rival "HEY! YOU! GET INTO MY CAR!" for unintentional super-creepiness on record.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 18 May 2012 05:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol @ benny rolling his eyes at dude who won't let him near his 16 yo daughter

― don't judge a book by its jpg (Edward III), Thursday, May 5, 2011 1:28 PM (1 year ago)

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 18 May 2012 05:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

working in a record store during 1980, i recall benny mardones was one of those "hit" albums that NOBODY ever bought. and we were the square store in town, the go-to for gino vanelli and late-period chicago albums.

voting 1980 - thanks for the memories, ben

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Friday, 18 May 2012 10:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

One of the grossest records ever recorded. In the last minute-long bellow he promises to take her into his mouth.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 18 May 2012 11:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg what the hell is this video

lol as if you werent already totally creeped out, yep of course it's a vest

r|t|c, Friday, 18 May 2012 11:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 18 May 2012 11:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

ew ew the climbing through the window and rolling out the carpet!!

r|t|c, Friday, 18 May 2012 11:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbh I never noticed there were two versions of this song, although I'd heard them both. The 1980 version has much cleaner production and is better.

Lee626, Friday, 18 May 2012 11:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Leave it alone, we said.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 18 May 2012 11:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

they still had rotary dial pay phones in 1980?

Lee626, Friday, 18 May 2012 11:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

yup

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 18 May 2012 12:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

must have taken a really long time to send a text message back then....

wow 1980 really was still the dark ages. Cell phones hadn't been invented yet, and you could have a hit record about child abduction....

Lee626, Friday, 18 May 2012 12:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here's my number and a dime, call me anytime.

Carrie Antwoord (jaymc), Friday, 18 May 2012 12:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

There are so many moments in that video that should be animated gifs.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Friday, 18 May 2012 12:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

some days it's a tough call whether this or "born to be alive" is my favorite video.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Friday, 18 May 2012 12:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just met you, and this is crazy, but you're just 16 years old, so call me maybe.

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Friday, 18 May 2012 13:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

if i could fly
i'd pick you up
and take you into the night
viiiiiiideooooo gaaaaaaaaames

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Friday, 18 May 2012 13:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I LOVE singing this song at karaoke. One of my finest moments was on the day that R. Kelly was acquitted, and he got this gem dedicated to him by yours truly. I really wailed during the part at the end too.

game of crones (La Lechera), Friday, 18 May 2012 15:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

One of my favorite parts is the falsetto "it's trooo-hooo" and also the nonsense wailing at the end obvs.

game of crones (La Lechera), Friday, 18 May 2012 15:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've been singing the shit out of this since last night. It really is a lot of fun. Will karaoke it at earliest convenience and report back.

Bob Bop Perano (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 18 May 2012 15:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

wtf that first video? is that his amish bandmate who answers the door? and then his eyeroll ahahaha

i like how his look eerily anticipated ariel pink's unisex schtick

dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 16:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'LL
TAKE
YOU
ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAA

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 18 May 2012 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

WHOO-OOOAH
WHOO-OOOAH
WHOOOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
if i could fly
i'd
1) pick you up
2) take you into the night
3) show you love

this song is so absurd that i just never ever get sick of it

game of crones (La Lechera), Friday, 18 May 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't really understand why the ability to fly is a necessary prerequisite for him doing any of those things.

Bob Bop Perano (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 18 May 2012 16:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbh the him being into a sixteen-year-old thing doesn't disturb me as much as his insistence that "i'll show you a love that you've never seen..."

similar serial killer intensity operative in "endless love", esp. if you are familiar with the film, which is actually super-disturbing

dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 16:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't really understand why the ability to fly is a necessary prerequisite for him doing any of those things.

he's just a pelican for her love

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 18 May 2012 16:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

He has to pick her up from high school before he takes her into the night and shows her love. Due to school regulations prohibiting mulleted old men from loitering around campus, this requires airlift.

game of crones (La Lechera), Friday, 18 May 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't really understand why the ability to fly is a necessary prerequisite for him doing any of those things.

It's easier to abduct teenagers that way?

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Friday, 18 May 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

i heard "endless love" while food-shopping the other day and i don't know if i've ever felt that uncomfortable before while browsing heads of lettuce

dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

If I could fly
I'd pick you up
I'd take you back to my lair
And bathe in your blood

Bob Bop Perano (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 18 May 2012 16:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 25 May 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

people have clearly spoken on this one

me so fat (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Friday, 25 May 2012 00:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thank you for this thread.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Friday, 25 May 2012 00:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 25 May 2012 00:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

ilxor world karaoke song has been chosen

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 25 May 2012 01:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have some practice in that dept

game of crones (La Lechera), Friday, 25 May 2012 01:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

dying @ win butler as benny mardones' illegit love child btw

me so fat (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Friday, 25 May 2012 01:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

They say it fades if you let it.
Leave her alone? Forget it.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 25 May 2012 01:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Win Butler (born April 14, 1980)
Benny Mardones originally released "Into the Night" in June 1980.

hmmm.

me so fat (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Friday, 25 May 2012 01:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maybe "She's So French" was him misunderstanding where Montreal was located.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 25 May 2012 01:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd be willing to host "ILX Covers Benny Mardones"

Lee971 (Lee626), Friday, 25 May 2012 06:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did Win Butler have a teen mom?

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Friday, 25 May 2012 13:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Into the Night" remixed at the end of the world:

http://soundcloud.com/stpaulattheendoftheworld/when-it-is-time-please-god

St. Paul His Own Self, Thursday, 31 May 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

I heard this at mini golf last night!

drawings by teen cultists (Crabbits), Sunday, 5 August 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha ha that seems like the best possible place to hear this song

Elrond Hubbard (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 5 August 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

second only to honeymoon night with your child bride

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 5 August 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Those are often the same thing

Elrond Hubbard (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 5 August 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I never want to see anyone kiss ever again in the world after seeing him kiss that girl in the OG video.

JessFlip, Sunday, 5 August 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

why, you don't think that girl looked like she was like totally into him?

Lee626, Sunday, 5 August 2012 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow @ this thread, serious candidate for the 2012 ILM gold medal. Listening to "She's so French" on repeat, it just keeps revealing new and horrible delights.

recordbreaking transfer to Lucknow FC (seandalai), Sunday, 5 August 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm waiting for the dubstep version.

― Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Friday, May 18, 2012 7:09 PM (2 months ago)

your wish is ....

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZfAjWroKp0

Lee626, Monday, 6 August 2012 00:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lee626, Monday, 6 August 2012 00:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Usher's take- Amarillo Chop Shop's remix:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgxB331V2E4

Lee626, Monday, 6 August 2012 00:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lee626, Monday, 6 August 2012 00:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

that was a remix of a remix btw, and much improved on this:

Lee626, Monday, 6 August 2012 00:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

wau i seriously only just noticed that this song is about statutory rape

uh, great sound tho

mookieproof, Monday, 6 August 2012 00:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

ur-text for the 21st century

http://soundcloud.com/whatupsupertrog/why-worship-death

vincent black shadow giallo (Edward III), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

not sure how someone entered this descrip into wikipedia w/ a straight face or w/o commentary

Music video

Mardones made a music video for the song, but, as it pre-dated MTV by a year, it was not widely broadcast.

The video opens with Mardones walking down a street and approaching a house. The song plays over the video, and the lyrics serve as Mardones' monologue. He is met at the door by a bearded man who tells him, "She's just 16 years old. Leave her alone." Mardones leaves and walks around to the back of the house, peering through a window at a girl sitting sullenly in her room. The video then cuts to Mardones at a pay phone, speaking to the girl on the other end of the line and professing his love. The video then cuts again to Mardones returning to the girl's house, carrying a rolled-up carpet. He crawls through her bedroom window, unravels the magic carpet, and taking the girl's hand, they take flight into the night sky. The video closes with Mardones serenading the girl as they embrace, the scene finally fading to black as they kiss.

vincent black shadow giallo (Edward III), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mardones made a music video for the song, but, as it pre-dated MTV by a year, it was not widely broadcast.

so MTV didn't play the video when it recharted in 1989? C'mon guys, this is way better than "Thriller"!

Lee626, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe it wasn't widely broadcast because the MTV execs were busy giving themselves eye baths after watching it

vincent black shadow giallo (Edward III), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 22:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

bedridden for days with mysterious vomiting illnesses

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=U3_UM8rcGe4

emilys., Thursday, 13 September 2012 00:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahahaha he totally throws tepper under the bus

call all destroyer, Thursday, 13 September 2012 01:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://youtu.be/U3_UM8rcGe4

emilys., Saturday, 15 September 2012 01:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

yknow how ccr and the band came along at the end of the sixties and it was as if the beatles had never happened? basically same thing w/ benny and the 80s. it was as if the bourgeois tagg had never happened.

this is a fucking beautiful post and people need to show love imo

we don't wanna miss a THING!!! (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 15 September 2012 02:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

like wtf there's now a FIFTH version

i'm speechless

Lee626, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

this was on at the laundromat yesterday (1980 version) and zero and the signified and i were karaokeing around the place like doofuses.

With extreme tenderness - flexible - always guided by the words (get bent), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

He must have seen the thread.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

deeply hoping this comes to fruition

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

i rocked the shit outta this at karaoke a couple weeks ago

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 21:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

alltime karaoke song, no doubt

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 22:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mardones needs to be told that the lyrics only get creepier every time he records a new version. 73-year-old Benny needs to walk away from cheerleader practice and get back to his mopping before the principal calls his parole officer.

Gary Mayonnaise (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 22:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

"The song's just thirty-one years old..."

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 23:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 23:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

a timeless holiday classic

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 19:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

just heard at the coffee shop

i lolled

mookieproof, Sunday, 27 January 2013 17:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

ha! i heard this on the radio the other day and it was toward the end and i was disappointed.

this customer is a jerk (La Lechera), Sunday, 27 January 2013 17:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

for a while a local philly-area convenience store chain was playing this every other time i went in and now they never play it u_u

let's go do some crimes (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Sunday, 27 January 2013 17:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

a local philly-area convenience store chain

say wawa. say it

mookieproof, Sunday, 2 February 2014 04:18 (10 months ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

Can't believe it took me so long to realize he's singing this from prison.

Slug Transplants (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 29 October 2014 13:46 (1 month ago) Permalink


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