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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

anyway 1980 vers forevah

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

haha omg

balls, Friday, 18 May 2012 04:23 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

"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 (eight years ago) link

"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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

i cannot stop laughing at that album title

balls, Friday, 18 May 2012 04:42 (eight years ago) link

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

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

benny: portrait of a serial killer

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

lol

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

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 (eight years ago) link

"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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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

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

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 (eight years ago) link

Leave it alone, we said.

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

they still had rotary dial pay phones in 1980?

Lee626, Friday, 18 May 2012 11:54 (eight years ago) link

yup

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

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 (eight years ago) link

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

Carrie Antwoord (jaymc), Friday, 18 May 2012 12:21 (eight years ago) link

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

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

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

I'LL
TAKE
YOU
ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAA

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

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

a local philly-area convenience store chain

say wawa. say it

mookieproof, Sunday, 2 February 2014 04:18 (six years ago) link

eight 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 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

into the night (four tet remix)

mookieproof, Saturday, 20 August 2016 18:41 (four years ago) link

If he was gonna milk a single song for his whole career, he could've at least mixed it up a little, a la Chubby Checker and 'The Twist'. 'Into The Night Again'. 'Macarena Into The Night'. 'Into The Judgment Night (feat. Grand Puba)'. '(Go) Into The Light (Fallen Heroes of 9/11)'.

Two Kisses and Three Wet Mouths (Old Lunch), Saturday, 20 August 2016 23:35 (four years ago) link

Whoomp! (There It Goes, Into The Night)

Silence, followed by unintelligible stammering. (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 21 August 2016 00:24 (four years ago) link

has anyone ever covered this?

mookieproof, Sunday, 21 August 2016 00:32 (four years ago) link

no-one big

this one is pretty bad
https://youtu.be/DqqM4u4ir-8

i kinda like this reggaed-out cover tho
https://youtu.be/oJrqDNBF1Yk

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 21 August 2016 01:19 (four years ago) link

good revive. this is my favorite ilm thread

call all destroyer, Sunday, 21 August 2016 04:00 (four years ago) link

There's an alternate universe where Benny first rerecorded this song in 1984, with a gospel choir thrown on it, and it is that universe's "I Want To Know What Love Is."

Silence, followed by unintelligible stammering. (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 21 August 2016 04:40 (four years ago) link

Jam Dev 2 weeks ago
Not sure I follow the story of the vid. Think he's her dad, but his ex won't give him access unless he pays child support?

Ali Bee
Ali Bee 2 weeks ago
Who cares about the story... Enjoy the music!

Silence, followed by unintelligible stammering. (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 21 August 2016 04:41 (four years ago) link

We were wrong. There is something creepier than than the song "Into the Night." That thing: the original video for Benny Mardones' "Into the Night," featuring a goblin-faced Benny Mardones in a sleeveless striped t-shirt stalking a sixteen year old girl through a window, and then through a spectral statutory rape Tardis, and finally on a magic carpet that smells like Night Train and old cigarette smoke.

http://i.imgur.com/09bN1TK.png

http://i.imgur.com/xBcz9zm.png

pplains, Sunday, 21 August 2016 21:18 (four years ago) link

Who cares about the story... Enjoy the music!

The only way this song can be enjoyed

Vinnie, Sunday, 21 August 2016 22:27 (four years ago) link

i wish Mike Patton/Faith No More would cover this
it's so in their wheelhouse of cheesy covers

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 21 August 2016 23:38 (four years ago) link

aaand I posted the same thing 4 yrs ago, lol

CMON PATTON, wtf

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 21 August 2016 23:45 (four years ago) link

I'll say this: This is a rough song to have stuck in one's head for more than a day.

http://i.imgur.com/NWivCZb.jpg

pplains, Monday, 22 August 2016 20:11 (four years ago) link

a+

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 23 August 2016 01:14 (four years ago) link

Cranking the Mardones rn

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 23 August 2016 02:06 (four years ago) link

is that euphemism
have you broken any state laws y/n

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 23 August 2016 03:20 (four years ago) link

hahaha no but i got home from the bar and saw this and listened to "into the night" get progressively worse with the 89, 2002, and finally acoustic versions

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 23 August 2016 13:50 (four years ago) link

'Into the K-Hole (feat. Death in Vegas)' from the Spawn original motion picture soundtrack.

Two Kisses and Three Wet Mouths (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 23 August 2016 14:09 (four years ago) link

that doesn't make sense but at the same time it makes a lot of sense

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 23 August 2016 14:10 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

Bump.

Just remembered this classic thread after Mr. Mardones came up on shuffle. Those screams in the fade are truly crazed, the sound of a desperate man being dragged away from a high school fence after going to all that trouble of cutting off his ankle monitor.

Furter-Bursting Tater Squirter (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 16:14 (eleven months ago) link

I get so mad now when I hear this song.

pplains, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 18:26 (eleven months ago) link

truly the grossest thing i have ever done is sing this song at a karaoke bar
complete with screams at the end
i am disgusting!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 18:35 (eleven months ago) link

<3

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 19:53 (eleven months ago) link

wkiw

britain's secret sauce (seandalai), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 20:53 (eleven months ago) link

i had forgotten about this song. hearing it now returned me to the back of my mom's silver Honda Civic .

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 23:36 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

truly the grossest thing i have ever done is sing this song at a karaoke bar

o m g

mookieproof, Thursday, 14 November 2019 03:47 (ten months ago) link

Wish he woulda at least updated the ages when he kept remaking the song.

Soon he can just say "she's just sixty years old"

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 November 2019 03:50 (ten months ago) link

No, no, it was a different sixteen year old girl the second time, hence the re-release

Vinnie, Thursday, 14 November 2019 14:17 (ten months ago) link

At least this time around the sixteen year old girl in question is just an anime print on a body pillow. I guess that's progress?

Yul, Tied: A Celebration of Brynner in Bondage (Old Lunch), Thursday, 14 November 2019 14:30 (ten months ago) link

four months pass...

Listening rn after an inexcusably long lapse. Happy to announce that it's lost none of its power to induce bone-deep creep-outs.

I could've sworn there was a lyric about Benny conveying this message by scrawling it in his own blood across the side of this poor girl's family house and being sent to jail when her father found him passed out in the yard the next morning, but perhaps it's just subtextual.

Unparalleled Elegance (Old Lunch), Monday, 30 March 2020 19:13 (five months ago) link

two months pass...

Was just thinking about this guy.

Dad turns 71 this summer and sent me a photo of Johnny Cash from 2001. "This is what 71 looks like!"

Made me think of Rick Rubin calling up Benny Mardones, asking if he wanted the CASH treatment.

RUBIN: Got some ideas perfect for the first single: "Soma" by Smashing Pumpkins, um, song called "Harrowdown Hill" by Thom Yorke – he's the guy from Radiohead....

MARDONES: What about.... "Into the Night"?

pplains, Monday, 29 June 2020 14:34 (three months ago) link

She's just 16 years old
Leave her alone.
You're dead

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Monday, 29 June 2020 14:56 (three months ago) link

RIP to an ILX creepy legend

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 29 June 2020 15:09 (three months ago) link

Wonder if he'll die again in 2029?

pplains, Monday, 29 June 2020 15:19 (three months ago) link

Hahaha

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Monday, 29 June 2020 15:21 (three months ago) link

Though the opening lines ("She's just 16 years old/ 'Leave her alone,' they said") made many listeners uncomfortable coming from the then-33-year-old Mardones, he would later explain the song was inspired by his platonic relationship with a teenage neighbor of his whose father had left her. (The first line was supposedly meant as a rejoinder to his co-writer, who got a little leery when meeting her for the first time.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3_UM8rcGe4

enochroot, Monday, 29 June 2020 17:14 (three months ago) link

Elevated by Mardones' powerhouse vocal performance -- influenced by his love of both Pavarotti and Teddy Pendergrass

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 29 June 2020 17:22 (three months ago) link

"Elevated by Mardones' powerhouse vocal performance -- influenced by his love of both Pavarotti and Teddy Pendergrass"

LOL

skip, Monday, 29 June 2020 17:31 (three months ago) link

"I'm not creepy, I'm writing in character, maaaaan."

At the beginning of that video he looks like Christoper Walken in a wig.

Tōne Locatelli Romano (PBKR), Monday, 29 June 2020 17:36 (three months ago) link

And then when he walks around the corner to peer in her window, it reminds me of a scene from Mindhunter with the houses and circa-1980 cars in the background.

Tōne Locatelli Romano (PBKR), Monday, 29 June 2020 17:37 (three months ago) link

there's a 2002 version too btw

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 03:58 (two months ago) link

she's still 16 in that version

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 03:58 (two months ago) link

if I had written a song that sounded as good as “Into The Night” I’d record a hundred versions of it too

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 06:18 (two months ago) link

Benny Mardones - Into the Night vs. In 2 the Night by Tulip Sweet and Her Trail of Tears
https://youtu.be/610FDGsOxVE

Deflatormouse, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 21:45 (two months ago) link

it's a great vocal performance
it's a pretty great song
super creepy though

this makes zero fucking sense:

Though the opening lines ("She's just 16 years old/ 'Leave her alone,' they said") made many listeners uncomfortable coming from the then-33-year-old Mardones, he would later explain the song was inspired by his platonic relationship with a teenage neighbor of his whose father had left her. (The first line was supposedly meant as a rejoinder to his co-writer, who got a little leery when meeting her for the first time.)

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 22:44 (two months ago) link


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