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“Nights in White Satin” is a 1967 single by The Moody Blues, written and composed by Justin Hayward and first featured on the album Days of Future Passed. When first released in 1967, the song reached #19 on the UK Singles Chart. It was the first significant chart entry by the band since “Go Now” and the recent lineup change.

It charted at #2 in November, 1972, on the Billboard
Hot 100 and #1 on Cash Box in the United States, earning a Gold certification for sales of a million copies. It also reached #1 in Canada. In the wake of its US success, the song re-charted in the UK in late 1972 and climbed to #9. The song was re-released yet again in 1979, and charted for a third time in the UK at #14.

Chart positions




1967 UK Singles Chart[5]


1968 US Bubbling Under the Hot 100


1972 US Billboard Hot 100


1972 UK Singles Chart


1972 Canada RPM number-one single


1972 US Cash Box Top 100 singles


1979 UK Singles Chart


2010 UK Singles Chart


2013 German Singles Charts


2013 Dutch Radio2 Top 2000


One Reply to “Retro of the day: Moody Blues”

  1. Needs “Late Lament” added to the end…..

    Breathe deep the gathering gloom,
    Watch lights fade from every room.
    Bedsitter people look back and lament,
    Another day’s useless energy spent.
    Impassioned lovers wrestle as one,
    Lonely man cries for love and has none.
    New mother picks up and suckles her son,
    Senior citizens wish they were young.
    Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
    Removes the colours from our sight.
    Red is grey and yellow white,
    But we decide which is right.
    And which is an illusion???

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