One-Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1980 – Benny Mardones

“Into the Night” by Benny Mardones

This song may have made Benny Mardones a one-hit wonder, but it has the distinction of being a hit twice – both times in the ’80s – 1980 and 1989.

Benny Mardones originally released “Into the Night” in June 1980. The song peaked at #11 on September 6, 1980. In 1989, a Where Are They Now? Arizona radio segment aired, with the most popular question being, “Whatever happened to the guy who sang ‘Into the Night’?” Scott Shannon, then program director for Pirate Radio in Los Angeles, added “Into the Night” to its playlist. Radio stations across the country followed suit and “Into the Night” was once again a hit.

Benny Mardones is still around. He has a blog and website. He still plays music but, here is his huge hit:

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2 thoughts on “One-Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1980 – Benny Mardones”

  1. This is on the same “Soundwaves” LP that has “Funkytown” on it.

    I always figured he was a one-hit wonder because he lost his voice after the end of this song…

    1. I wonder if the next song was on that “Soundwaves” LP. Even if Benny Mardones did blow out his voice at the end of that song, he could probably still come back these days with auto-tune and all!

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