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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: