Because the Night is one of Patti Smith's most iconic songs. It was co-written by Bruce Springsteen and Patti and featured on her Easter album. When it was released in 1978 it was a number 13 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts, it got to number 16 here in Ireland and had it's highest chart position worldwide when it got to number 5 in the UK singles chart.
If you live in Dublin Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band plays the RDS tonight July 17th and tomorrow the 18th. It is a venue that he has played many times over the years.
Here is a performance of Because the Night by Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith and U2 which was performed at a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary concert.