Bryan Guy Adams, OC OBC (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist, producer, actor and photographer. For his contributions to music, Adams has garnered many awards and nominations, including 20 Juno Awards among 56 nominations, 15 Grammy Award nominations including a win for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television in 1992. He has also won MTV, ASCAP, and American Music awards. In addition, he has won two Ivor Novello Awards for song composition and has been nominated for several Golden Globe Awards and three times for Academy Awards for his songwriting for films.
“Heat of the Night” was written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. The song became the most successful song from Adams’ album Into the Fire in 1987. It was released as the first single from Into the Fire and reached number 6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks.
The song is very popular among Bryan Adams’ fans and it won Canadian Music Publisher’s Association Rock Song Of The Year Award. According to Billboard magazine it was one of the most-listened to (84th) songs of the year.
The track was produced by Bob Clearmountain who also provided the 12″ remix although the big drum sound reminds me of some of those great Steve Lillywhite 12″ singles for Big Country and Simple Minds in the early 80’s.
Heat Of The Night (Extended Remix) 6:24
Heat Of The Night (Album Version) 5:07
Another Day 3:41