Another Night – Real McCoy | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: Pop (#3), 1994

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

Real McCoy sprung up in the midst of Euro-Dance fever where singles, rather than albums, ruled the day and groups consisted of anonymous singers maneuvered by Svengali-like record producers. Real McCoy’s originator was Olaf “O-Jay” Jeglitza, a well-connected figure in Berlin’s emerging dance music scene. O-Jay crafted It’s On You, the first Real McCoy single, which quickly reached #1 in a dozen countries. For Another Night, O-Jay was joined by Vanessa Mason and Patricia Petersen. Unlike It’s On You, Another Night got off to a rocky start, stalling at #60 on the U.K. chart in 1993, before hitting #2 in a remixed version a year later. When Another Night was released in the U.S., it’s ascent was much quicker, moving into the Top 10 in seven weeks. Remarkably, the platinum seller stayed at #3 for 11 weeks while two successive Boyz II Men singles kept Real McCoy and others out of the #1 position.

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Produced by:

  • Juergen Wind (J.Wind)
  • Frank “Quickmix” Hassas

Lyrics Written by:

  • Juergen Wind (J. Wind)
  • Frank “Quickmix” Hassas
  • Olaf Jeglitza