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Armies of the Night is a song by Sparks which was heard in the original Fright Night as Charley and Amy arrive at the club.

ReleasesEdit

The song appeared on the soundtrack album and it was included as the b-side of Evelyn "Champagne" King's single Give It Up. This mix is slightly different from the version that's briefly featured in the film.

Sparks re-recorded the song for their 1986 album Music That You Can Dance To. Running roughly four seconds longer than the cut on the soundtrack, a few lyrics are omitted and the orchestrations greatly deviate. On some releases of the album, the aptly-titled song "Change" replaces Armies of the Night. This version of the song was subsequently included on the French compilation The Hell Collection.

In 2016, the film mix of the song surfaced on Night Fever's vinyl re-releases of the soundtrack album, completely unheralded. Running 48 seconds longer than the 1985 cut, this version includes a previously-unreleased 16-second intro, some slight instrumental deviations, a brief musical interlude (which is similar to the 1986 re-recording), and additional utterances of the refrain as the song fades out.

VideoEdit

1985 Soundtrack VersionEdit

Armies of the Night04:30

Armies of the Night

1986 Re-RecordingEdit

Sparks - Armies of the Night (Hell Collection Version)04:38

Sparks - Armies of the Night (Hell Collection Version)

LyricsEdit

Fright Night Chris Sarandon Roddy McDowall

Written and Produced by Ron Mael and Russell Mael
Performed by Sparks

The armies of the night are comin', they're comin'
Life will be a scream for you and for me

It's a sleepy sort of night
The last thing that I want is sleep
It's a peaceful sort of night
The last thing that I want is peace
I'll throw caution to the wind and it comes flying back at me
It's the calm before the storm and something's gonna clobber me

Put your ear down to the ground
Can't you hear those stompin' feet
And the swishin' of those gowns
They're laughing and the four-four beat
It takes a special kind of thrill to stand out in this day and age
Everybody looks so good and everyone is good in bed

The armies of the night are comin', they're comin'
Life will be a dream for you and for me
The armies of the night are comin', they're comin'
Life will be a scream for you and for me

I've got a Sam and Dave Revue playing in my heart tonight
I've got a pebble in my shoe and even that feels good tonight
All those Big Mac wrappers dancin' down the street dance better than I do
But you can't fight city hall, no matter what you say or do

The armies of the night are comin', they're comin'
Life will be a dream for you and for me
The armies of the night are comin', they're comin'
Life will be a scream for you and for me

It's a sleepy sort of night
It's a peaceful sort of night
(It's a peaceful sort of night)

The armies of the night are comin', they're comin'
Life will be a dream for you and for me
The armies of the night are comin', they're comin'
Life will be a scream for you and for me
The armies of the night are comin', they're comin'
Life will be a dream for you and for me
The armies of the night are comin', they're comin'
Life will be a scream for you and for me

It's your patriotic duty to look as cool and neat as you can
It's your patriotic duty to dance with me

The armies of the night are comin', they're comin'
Life will be a dream for you and for me
The armies of the night are comin', they're comin'
Life will be a scream for you and for me
The armies of the night are comin', they're comin'
Life will be a dream for you and for me
The armies of the night are comin', they're comin'
Life will be a scream for you and for me

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