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There seems to be a few music connoisseurs on here, so I'm posting another question....

If anyone has ever seen The Midnight Hour - a cheesy, completely-awesome made-for-TV B-movie by Jack Bender from the '80s starring Shari-Belafonte Harper, LeVar Burton, Lee Montgomery, Peter DeLuise, Dedee Pfeiffer, etc. - there is a song in that film that I cannot (for the life of me) figure out. I'm fairly certain it is not part of the score by Brad Fiedel, either, so I'm just guessing that it's out there somewhere; I just have no idea where to even begin looking or what to look for.

For the film I'm talking about, go here.

There was no official soundtrack released for the film, and even the unofficial bootleg copies do not contain this song. The only song credited in the film's end credits is the "Get Dead!" song by Shari-Belafonte Harper (of which I already have), but it doesn't list any other songs that are clearly present in the film ("Bad Moon Rising" by CCR, "Clap For The Wolfman" by The Guess Who, etc.).

Anyway..............in the scene where Melissa (Shari-Belafonte Harper) and Mary (Dedee Pfeiffer) are upstairs at the Halloween party and touching up their costumes or combing their hair or whatever, there is a song playing in the background. It has a very discernable melody, but I can't make out the words at all. IT'S DRIVING ME CRAZY! I have pretty much worn out that chapter on the DVD copy of the film I have.....frustrating!

I know the film is rare and many of you have probably never even heard of it, but for those who have and know what I'm talking about....please tell me you know the name of that song!

Thanks so much.....
 

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Yup...that's the scene.

I can't comprehend the lyrics, either.

I didn't know you were allowed to post films on YouTube.....you can get away with anything these days... :)
 

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Halloweiner...

I have downloaded that and none of those tracks are it. Sigh.....
 

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I have this question posted at around a dozen other websites so hopefully I'll figure it out. Thanks for checking....
 

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Hmm not sure if I'm hearing it right, but this is what I make of the lyrics :

"We Always seem to be alone
Never had anyone
We always (da da da da da )
(da-da-da-da-da-da)
(da).....( da da da da ) start
Your Love (da da da) right
Dont.....Leave me in the dark,baby
Our love can ( da) the night"

Well we at least know that this song has to be 1985 or earlier.Maybe the synthpop list of artist on the link below holds the key.Since so many of the songs in the movie were actual previously released tunes( minus "Get Dead") it has to be out there somewhere.Since the song itself doesn't sound like it was written by the same person who wrote "GD" .

As a side note, I recall seeing this movie back when it first aired(though I missed the beginning) but I distinctly remember hearing the Smiths song" How Soon is Now" in this movie- I was obsessed with finding the song from then on-It was how I discovered the Smiths at a young age.Though sadly took a few more years before I actually found the song ,as the Smiths were not a band played on my local radio station( which favored classic 70's rock and hadnt quite given into the joys of New Wave/BritPop )

(releases) Synthpop / electropop golden years 1983-1985 (chronological) - Rate Your Music
 

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Your lyrics are pretty close to the ones that I'm coming up with. I have Google-ed a lot of the lyrics, piece-by-piece, and am still coming up empty-handed.

I fear that this song was written specifically for the film, though. Information I've gathered from a source very close to the director, Jack Bender, said he had the composer compose three "80s-style dance numbers" specifically for the film.

I hope this isn't one of them....I just wanna scream.

"How Soon is Now?" by The Smiths. Great song....they covered that song for the title sequence of the "Charmed" television series.

Thanks for the input.
 

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OK, took another pass at this ( this time with headphones)
I think this is more closer to the mark in terms of lyrics:

We always seem to be at odds
Never get along

We're Lovers why can't we be good friends?
Are we both too strong?

Two sides to every story
You can't always be right

Don't leave me in the dark, Baby
Our Love ( da da ) night

Still couldn't make out the last line. Also,sounds like the singer stretches out the word "get", or maybe he says "getting"

Later in the scene it seems like the song starts to repeat the same verse:

We Always seem to be at odds
Never get along
We're Lovers why can't we be good friends?
Are we both too strong?

and then the singer starts vocalizing to the beat : ah ah uh ah ah uh

Could not find a match with a googled lyric search. I'm guessing this was a song written for the flick. Though who wrote it is probably lost to the ages,as so far I've seen at least three names attached to the music for the movie.
 

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HazelRah, I question your stamina, and truly appreciate it. Part of me has given up. I'm sick of going cross-eyed searching for lyrics that quite possibly don't even exist. The other part of me still loops the song in my head, hoping that something else will pop out.

I've ripped the audio from the scene into Audition and have cut the character's vocals, cut the background music and have amplified the singer's voice. Still, it's very difficult to make out anything comprehensible. The DVD of the film wasn't mastered to disc very well.

Perhaps someday. :)
 

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The Midnight Hour (makeup scene) song

OK, took another pass at this ( this time with headphones)
I think this is more closer to the mark in terms of lyrics:

We always seem to be at odds
Never get along

We're Lovers why can't we be good friends?
Are we both too strong?

Two sides to every story
You can't always be right

Don't leave me in the dark, Baby
Our Love ( da da ) night

Still couldn't make out the last line. Also,sounds like the singer stretches out the word "get", or maybe he says "getting"

Later in the scene it seems like the song starts to repeat the same verse:

We Always seem to be at odds
Never get along
We're Lovers why can't we be good friends?
Are we both too strong?

and then the singer starts vocalizing to the beat : ah ah uh ah ah uh

Could not find a match with a googled lyric search. I'm guessing this was a song written for the flick. Though who wrote it is probably lost to the ages,as so far I've seen at least three names attached to the music for the movie.


I've also wanted to know this song for years... I haven't found the exact name or band, but there is a video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC8I9in0AaE&list=FLsWN0sDv1xg-V2mNzfNTi9g&index=2&feature=plpp_video
 

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It's Brad Fiedel. He wrote the song specifically for the film, along with the score.

If you're curious, the lyrics are:

We always seem to be at odds
Never get along
We're lovers why can't we be good friends?
Are we both too strong?
There's two sides to every story
You can't always be right
Don't keep me in the dark, baby
Our love needs a little light

Thanks for sharing in my annoyance that this song was (and probably never will be) commercially available. Absolutely love this movie and the song itself.
 

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"Fright Night" does have an excellent soundtrack, I agree, but at least that one was released. :)

If you're looking for a fan-ripped soundtrack from "The Midnight Hour," you can find one HERE. The song in question is included, but the quality is abysmal.
 

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So glad to see this mystery has finally been solved.
 
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