Chart Position: 6

  • Written by Melissa Manchester and Carole Bayer Sager
  • Keyboards: Melissa Manchester, James Newton Howard
  • Guitar: David Wolfert
  • Backing vocals: Vini Poncia
  • Produced by Vini Poncia
  • Recorded in New York City NY
  • Melissa Manchester is from New York City NY
  • Former Beatle George Harrison had planned to release a song also titled ‘Midnight Blue’ on the 1975 LP ‘Extra Texture’ but he changed the song’s title to ‘Tired of Midnight Blue’ to avoid being confused with this song
  • This song was written in 1972 and was originally offered to Dusty Springfield, who declined to record it
  • Later recorded by Johnny Mathis (1975), Shirley Bassy (1976), Euson (1976), Christy Lane (1978), Arthur Prysock (1978), Viola Wills (1980) and Vanessa Williams (2005)

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