All Night (Beyoncé song)

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"All Night"
Single by Beyoncé
from the album Lemonade
Released December 6, 2016 (2016-12-06)
Recorded
Genre
Length 5:22
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Beyoncé singles chronology
"Freedom"
(2016)
"All Night"
(2016)
"Shining"
(2017)
"Freedom"
(2016)
"All Night"
(2016)
"Shining"
(2017)
Music video
"All Night" on YouTube

"All Night" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her sixth studio album, Lemonade (2016). It was co-written and co-produced by Diplo and Beyoncé, while being co-written by Henry Allen (King Henry), who was also responsible for co-production, Timothy Thomas, Theron Thomas, Ilsey Juber, Akil King, Aman Tekleab, Jaramye Daniels, André Benjamin, Patrick Brown and Antwan Patton.

A reggae-tinged track,[2] "All Night" features "sprinklings" of horns and strings in its instrumentation, while sampling the brass line from Outkast's song "SpottieOttieDopaliscious". The song was sent to rhythmic contemporary radio as the album's fifth single on December 6, 2016.[3] Lyrically, the song talks about forgiveness and rebuilding trust after infidelity, with the protagonist trying to rekindle the passion with her lover, the song's music video is part of a one-hour film with the same title as its parent album, originally aired on HBO.

Critical response[edit]

Entertainment Weekly listed "All Night" at number 15 on their list of best songs of the year,[4] with the editor Leah Greenblat commenting "It makes sense that a sweet, tender lullaby of a love song would garner less attention in the immediate wake of Mrs. Carter’s firebomb Lemonade revelations, but it would be a shame to miss this low-key stunner, one of the all-time finest odes to a subject pop music hardly ever deigns sexy enough to address: long-term monogamy." Consequence of Sound included the song at number 38 on their year-end ranking[5] and USA Today, at number 3.[6] The song would later be voted in Village Voice's Pazz & Jop the 46th best single of 2016.[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

After the release of Lemonade, "All Night" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 38. The song also debuted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart at number 23.[8] In overseas charts, although not being an official single, the song entered the top 10 in Sweden's digital charts.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was released to YouTube on November 30, 2016,[9] the video features footage from Beyoncé's home movies, including her and Jay Z's wedding day and spending family time with their daughter, Blue Ivy.[10]

Live performances[edit]

"All Night" is part of the set list of The Formation World Tour with the first performance taking place in Miami at the Marlins Park on April 27, 2016.[11]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016–17) Peak
position
Australia Urban Singles (ARIA)[12] 15
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[13] 4
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[14] 73
France (SNEP)[15] 71
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[16] 30
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17] 57
Sweden Heatseeker Songs (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 8
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[19] 60
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[20] 23
US Billboard Hot 100[21] 38
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[22] 23

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Italy December 2, 2016 Contemporary hit radio Sony [23]
United States December 6, 2016 Rhythmic contemporary Columbia [3]
United Kingdom December 16, 2016 Contemporary hit radio RCA [24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LEMONADE". 
  2. ^ "Beyonce's 'Lemonade': Track-By-Track Album Review". Idolator. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". All Access. Archived from the original on November 21, 2016. Retrieved November 21, 2016. 
  4. ^ "EW's 100 best songs of 2016". Entertainment Weekly. December 9, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Top 50 Songs of 2016". Consequence of Sound. December 5, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ "The 10 best songs of 2016". USA Today. December 7, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  7. ^ "PAZZ+JOP 2016". Village Voice. January 25, 2017. Retrieved January 28, 2017. 
  8. ^ "All 12 of Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Tracks Debut on Hot 100". Billboard.biz. Retrieved April 30, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Beyoncé - "All Night"". YouTube. November 30, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  10. ^ Romaine, Jenna (November 30, 2016). "Beyonce Drops Stunning Standalone Video for 'All Night'". Billboard. Retrieved August 6, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Beyoncé Kicks Off 'Formation' Tour in Miami, Jay Z Shows Support But Doesn't Perform". ET. Retrieved April 30, 2016. 
  12. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 40 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Beyoncé – All Night" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  14. ^ "Beyonce Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)" Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  15. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés". SNEP. Retrieved April 29, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 15, 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2015.  Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  19. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  20. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  21. ^ "Beyoncé Chart History (Hot 100)" Billboard.
  22. ^ "Beyonce Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)" Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  23. ^ "Beyoncé - All Night (Radio Date: 02-12-2016)" (in Italian). Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  24. ^ "New Songs, Latest Music, Future Releases". Capital FM. Archived from the original on December 13, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016. 

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