Songs About Night, Opinions on The Handsome Family & Lydia Loveless


There are plenty of songs about the promise, mystery and darkness of the night. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite songs about night. They also review new releases from The Handsome Family and Lydia Loveless.

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Songs About Night

After the recent show featuring songs about the morning, it is only fitting to share the best songs about night. Picks range from Ray Charles to DJ Shadow to Phil Collins.


  • DJ Shadow, “Midnight In A Perfect World
  • The Weeknd, “Wicked Games
  • Paul Simon, “Late in the Evening
  • Bahaus, “Dark Entries
  • Françoise Hardy, “La Nuit Est Sur la Ville” (“Night Lies Over the Town”)


  • Ray Charles, “Night Time is the Right Time
  • Patti Smith, “Because the Night
  • The Police, "Bring on the Night"
  • Phil Collins, "In the Air Tonight"
  • Kid Cudi, “Day ‘N’ Nite (nightmare)

Production Staff:

  • Sol: Harry Styles, "Late Night Talking"
  • Andrew: Lucy Dacus, "Night Shift"
  • Alex: R.E.M., "Nightswimming"
  • Max: Tesla Boy, "Spirit of the Night"

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