Commodores ( The ) - Nightshift

First performance: 26/03/2012


Coverinfo

Bruce used the song only once , and once as a snippet
It was also released on his album ' Only The strong survive ' 
 
2022-11-14 Rockefeller Center, GE Building, Studio 6B, New York City
On the first night of his "takeover" of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Bruce appears as lead guest and musical performer. He performs the live premiere of "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)", backed by a version of the band from the Only The Strong Survive music videos. "Nightshift" was also performed for the audience, and was broadcast as the musical performance two nights later, on November 16.
 
 
 
 
  • Snippet 
 
Boston native Peter Wolf makes a guest appearance on "Raise Your Hand". "My City Of Ruins" includes "People Get Ready", plus a couple lines from "Nightshift". The soundcheck includes a special private performance for a young fan who meets Bruce through the Make-a-Wish foundation.
 
 
 
 
Bruce releases Nightshift as second single of his album Only the strong survive. click here 
 
 
The song can be found on his 2022 album Only The Strong Survive.
 
 
The album was anounced with the single Do I love you ( indeed I do ). Do I love you ( indeed I do ) is the leading single from Only The Strong Survive album. It was released on digital platforms on 29 Sep 2022, the same time the album was officially announced. A music video for the song was simultaneously released on Bruce Springsteen's YouTube channel. The video was directed and edited by Thom Zimny. Only The Strong Survive is Bruce Springsteen's twenty-first studio album. It is officially released on 11 Nov 2022 on Columbia Records. It consists of 15 tracks, all of which are covers. This marks the second time that Springsteen releases a cover album following We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions in 2006. The album is "a collection of fifteen soul music greats," as described in the press release. It "celebrates soul music gems from the legendary catalogues of Motown, Gamble and Huff, Stax and many more." Springsteen commented: "I wanted to make an album where I just sang. And what better music to work with than the great American songbook of the Sixties and Seventies? I've taken my inspiration from Levi Stubbs, David Ruffin, Jimmy Ruffin, the Iceman Jerry Butler, Diana Ross, Dobie Gray, and Scott Walker, among many others. I've tried to do justice to them all and to the fabulous writers of this glorious music. My goal is for the modern audience to experience its beauty and joy, just as I have since I first heard it. I hope you love listening to it as much as I loved making it."
The announcement was made by Springsteen himself who addressed fans in a pre-recorded video posted online.
In anticipation to the announcement, Springsteen dropped hints on his social media accounts over the course of the previous three days. On 26 and 27 September, he shared each morning a photo of a road and of a steering wheel respectively, without any caption or comment. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On 28 September, he posted a 26-second promo clip of a vintage car FM radio dial turning to different stations and listening in for a few seconds, each station playing a different song from the upcoming album.
 
 
  
 
 
 
Only The Strong Survive track list:

Only the strong survive (Jerry Butler cover)
Soul days  (Dobie Gray cover)
Nightshift (Commodores cover)
Do I love you (Indeed I do ) (Frank Wilson cover)
The sun ain't gonna shine anymore (Frankie Valli cover)
Turn back the hands of time (Tyrone Davis cover)
When she was my girl (Four Tops cover)
Hey, Western Union Man (Jerry Butler cover)
I wish it would rain (The Temptations cover)
Don't play that song ( you lied ) (Ben E. King cover)
Any other way (Jackie Shane cover)
I forgot to be your lover (William Bell cover)
7 rooms of gloom (Four Tops cover)
What becomes of the brokenhearted (Jimmy Ruffin cover)
Someday we'll be together (Diana Ross & The Supremes cover) 
 
Media:
 

Songinfo

"Nightshift" is a 1985 song by the Commodores and the title track from their eleventh album of the same name. The song was written by lead singer Walter Orange in collaboration with Dennis Lambert and Franne Golde, as a loving tribute to soul/R&B singers Jackie Wilson and Marvin Gaye, both of whom died in 1984. The single was released on January 31, 1985 in the United States. The verse on Marvin Gaye mentions his song "What's Going On", while the verse on Jackie Wilson mentions his songs "Baby Workout" and "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher". The song was originally recorded in 1984, and became the first hit attained by the Commodores after Lionel Richie's departure from the group. It was also their biggest hit after Richie's departure. Although the band was against the label's decision to release it as a single, it won a Grammy Award in 1985 for Best Vocal R&B Performance by a Duo/Group. The song features a lead vocal from drummer Walter Orange, who had sung lead years earlier on "Brick House". Lionel Richie's replacement, J.D. Nicholas, sings the second verse and then Orange and Nicholas share lead vocals on the remaining choruses. A revised version of the song was dedicated to Michael Jackson in 2010.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics


Marvin, he was a friend of mine
And he could sing a song
His heart in every line
Marvin sang of the joy and pain
He opened up our minds
And I still can hear him say
Aw talk to me so you can see
What's going on
Say you will sing your songs
Forevermore (evermore)
Gonna be some sweet sounds
Coming down on the nightshift
I bet you're singing proud
Oh I bet you'll pull a crowd
Gonna be a long night
It's gonna be all right
On the nightshift
Oh you found another home
I know you're not alone
On the nightshift
You found another home
I know you're not alone
On the nightshift
Jackie (Jackie), hey what'you doing now
It seems like yesterday
When we were working out
Jackie (Jackie, oh) you set
The world on fire
You came and gifted us
Your love it lifted us
Higher and higher
Keep it up and
We'll be there
At your side
Oh say you will sing
Your songs forevermore (evermore)
Gonna be some sweet sounds
Coming down on the nightshift
I bet you're singing proud
Oh I bet you'll pull a crowd
Gonna be a long night
It's gonna be all right
On the nightshift
Oh you found another home
I know you're not alone
On the nightshift
Gonna be some sweet sounds
Coming down on the nightshift
I bet you're singing proud
Oh I bet you'll pull a crowd
Gonna be a long night
It's gonna be all right
On the nightshift
Oh you found another home
I know you're not alone
On the nightshift
Gonna miss your sweet voice
That soulful voice
On the nightshift
We all remember you
Ooh the songs are coming through
At the end of a long day
It's gonna be okay
On the nightshift
You found another home
I know you're not alone
On the nightshift