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1 Because The Night 8   Jun 1978  
  Patti Smith Group  
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2 Because The Night LIVE 4     Jan 1987  
  Bruce Springsteen  
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3 Because The Night   Dec 1992  
  Co.Ro Featuring Tarlisa  

4 Because The Night LIVE 18 2   Jan 1994  
  10,000 Maniacs  

5 Because The Night   Nov 2002  
  Jan Wayne  
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6 Because The Night   Aug 2008  
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Because The Night was a rock song written by Bruce Springsteen, and first made popular in 1978 when Patti Smith Group hit number 8 with her live version of the song. In 1987, Bruce Springsteen reached number 4 rock with his live version. Finally, the most popular version, also by a rock group and also live, was by 10,000 Maniacs, which reached number 2 on the pop chart and number 18 rock too.
Later versions of the song were done by dance artists.

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