Cool Night

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Cool Night
Studio album by Paul Davis
Released August 2, 1981
Recorded in full digital at Web IV Studios Atlanta GA Winter 1980 early 1981
Genre Soft rock
Label Arista
Producer Ed Seay and Paul Davis
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Cool Night is the seventh and final studio album by singer/songwriter Paul Davis. It was his highest-charting album in the United States, reaching #52 on the Billboard album chart, and yielded three top-40 singles, "Cool Night", "'65 Love Affair", and "Love or Let Me Be Lonely". The third was a remake of a song by The Friends of Distinction. This album was the first to be both recorded and mixed digitally. It was Davis' most successful album and was 2x (Platinum) by the R.I.A.A . It features backing vocals by the Commodores who were subsequently recording their 1981 album in the pocket Lp at the same time.

Paul Lavon Davis was an American singer and songwriter, best known for his radio hits and solo career which started worldwide in 1970. His career encompassed soul, country, and pop. His most successful songs are 1977's "I Go Crazy", a #7 pop hit which once held the record for the longest chart run on the Billboard Hot 100, and 1982's "'65 Love Affair", which at #6 is his highest-charting single. In the mid-1980s, he also had two country #1 hits as a guest vocalist on songs by Marie Osmond and Tanya Tucker.

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week. The chart grew from a weekly top 10 list in 1956 to become a top 200 in May 1967, and acquired its present title in March 1992. Its previous names include the Billboard Top LPs (1961–72), Billboard Top LPs & Tape (1972–84), Billboard Top 200 Albums (1984–85) and Billboard Top Pop Albums.

"Cool Night" is a song by Paul Davis released as a single in 1981, from the album of the same name. The single peaked at No. 11 on the U.S. pop chart and reached No. 2 on the adult contemporary chart in January 1982.

Track listing

All tracks were written by Davis except where noted.

  1. "Cool Night" – 3:40
  2. "You Came to Me" (Davis/Joe Wilson/Mike Hughes) – 3:38
  3. "One More Time for the Lonely" – 4:09
  4. "Nathan Jones" (Leonard Caston/Kathy Wakefield) – 3:27
  5. "Oriental Eyes" – 4:28
  6. "'65 Love Affair" – 3:54
  7. "Somebody's Gettin' to You" – 3:30
  8. "Love or Let Me Be Lonely" (Skip Scarborough/Jerry Peters/Anita Poree) – 3:41
  9. "What You Got to Say About Love" (Davis/Doug Bare/Ben Rappa) – 3:53
  10. "We're Still Together" – 3:40


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