by Benny Mardones
If you were listening to the radio at all during the mid- to late- Summer of 1980, then you must remember hearing - many times - the overwrought vocals of the top 40 hit 'Into the Night' by New York City singer-songwriter Benny Mardones. The song was a single from Mardones' 1980 album Never Run, Never Hide.
I never saw it (MTV didn't exist at the time) but there was a video to the song.........!
You owe it to yourself to view it.......it features a flying carpet..?! on which Benny and his young love make out......!!!!
The video is low-budget and cheesy by today's standards, but that's part of its immeasurable charm......was there ever any more articulate and memorable a song to communicate the deep angst and emotional turmoil of Teen Love ?!