Ellen Foley - Nightline

A Nightline (single version) 3:52 David Faragher / Glen Ballard / Brie Howard
B Beat of a Broken Heart 4:51 Ellen Foley / Fred Goodman

Produced by Vinny Poncia for Mad Vincent Productions

Taken from the CLEVELAND/EPIC Lp "Another Breath" EPC 25258

"Nightline" was demoed by Michael Jackson as ‘Nite Line’ for his 1982 Thriller album, but didn’t make the cut. It was recorded three times in 1983: by the Pointer Sisters for their album Break Out (although it was replaced on later versions), Randy Crawford who used it as title track and released it as a single, and by Ellen.

Label Epic / Cleveland Int. Cat.No. A-3469 Format 7″ Year 1983 Country NL
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Ellen Foley - Nightline (remixes)

A1 Nightline (dance mix) LONG VERSION 6:18 David Faragher / Glen Ballard / Brie Howard
A2 Nightline (dance mix) SHORT VERSION 3:28 David Faragher / Glen Ballard / Brie Howard
B Nightline (dance mix) DUB 4:35 David Faragher / Glen Ballard / Brie Howard

Produced by Vinny Poncia
Re-Mixed by Sergio Munzibai and John Morales

Special version from the EPIC/CIR LP "Another Breath" BFE 38459

DEMONSTRATION. NOT FOR SALE.

Label Epic / Cleveland Int. Cat.No. 49-03864 Format 12″ Year 1983 Country USA Notes promo

Nightline

(calling on the nightline – waking me up)
(calling on the nightline – can’t get enough)
(calling on the nightline – saying strange things)
(calling on the nightline – I can hear it ring)

He’s calling on the nightline – waking me up
He’s calling on the nightline – can’t get enough

Every night around midnight
I get the call
I reach for my night light
So I can write it all down

Calling on the nightline – waking me up
Calling on the nightline – can’t get enough
Calling on the nightline – saying strange things
Calling on the nightline – I can hear it ring

Make it person to person
And heart to heart
I know for certain:
I got the fire, you got the spark

He’s calling on the nightline – waking me up
He’s calling on the nightline – can’t get enough, get enough....

Hello. Oh it’s you. What?!!
You’ve got to be kidding…
Well… let me sleep on it.???

Every night around midnight
Your call comes through
You’re turning on my night light
Like talking in a dream to you

Calling me on the nightline – you can wake me up
He’s calling on the nightline – can’t get enough, get enough
He’s calling on the nightline – whispering in my ear
Calling on the nightline – telling me what I want to hear

He’s calling on the nightline – saying strange things, saying strange things
He’s calling on the nightline – I can hear it ring, ting-a-ling
Just call me on the nightline – I’m waiting by the phone
Call me on the nightline …
[fade]

Beat of a Broken Heart

Oh, they met one night in a flurry of passion
At the C wild young men provided the beat
She looked at him, and he followed in fashion
They forget where they were, they were lost in the heat

He circled around, it was like he knew her
He took her hand, she was walking the air
With the look in his eye he shot right through her
She should have felt the danger, right then and there

‘Cause when the matter was through
He would take that young heart and tear it in two

You can’t dance to the beat
Take a chance with the beat
You can’t dance to the beat, oh, of a broken heart

You can’t dance to the beat
Make romance to the beat
You can’t dance to the beat – of a broken heart

They started to dance, deep in the shadows
Hiding away from the light of the moon
Flying to the song of a thousand pianos
The people and the fire fed the flames of her doom

He took her so high, then took her higher
With a kiss so long as if frozen in time
No longer a child, she knew what desire
Had made her a woman with her heart on the line

‘Cause when she opened her eyes
Her lover was gone and his love was a lie

You can’t dance to the beat
Take a chance with the beat
You can’t dance to the beat, oh, of a broken heart

You can’t dance to the beat
Make romance to the beat
You can’t dance to the beat – of a broken heart....

Don’t dance
Don’t do it
Don’t you dance
Don’t do it

Don’t dance
Don’t do it
Don’t you dance
Oh no, alright

‘Cause when she opened her eyes
The laughter was gone and his love was a lie

She knew, yeah, she knew

You can’t dance to the beat
Take a chance with the beat
You can’t dance to the beat, no, no, of a broken heart

No, you can’t dance to the beat
Make romance to the beat
You can’t dance to the beat – of a broken heart
Of a broken heart (dance to the beat)
Of a broken heart
Of a broken heart
Of a broken heart (dance to the beat)
You can’t dance to the beat, oh, of a broken heart
Of a broken heart (dance to the beat)
Of a broken heart
Of a broken heart
You can’t dance to the beat
You can’t dance to the beat, no, no, of a broken heart
Of a broken heart (dance to the beat)
Of a broken heart....