Music The Best Songs About Midnight  

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There are few subjects in the cannon of music more inspiring than the shenanigans which occur afters hours. This is precisely why so many musicians in so many genres have written so many great songs about midnight. We asked you to vote for the best songs about midnight, and you responded. Check out the poll below to see the top midnight songs, and vote for your favorites to directly influence the order of the songs.

The best songs about midnight also happen to be some of the best in the entire music cannon. "Midnight Rider" by The Allman Brothers and both versions of "After Midnight" by Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale knock it out of the park. Judas Preist slays it on "Livin' After Midnight," while Patsy Cline croons with a heavy heart in her country twang on "Walkin' After Midnight."

Which are you favorite midnight songs? Thumbs up the ones you think should get the top spot, and share your favorites in the comment section below.
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Judas Priest

2
22 12
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Eric Clapton

3
23 13
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Wilson Pickett

4
28 18
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

5
18 9
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Billy Idol - " In the midnight hour, she cried more, more, more."

6
19 10
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The Rolling Stones

7
10 3
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J.J. Cale

8
11 4
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jimi Hendrix, The Jimi Hendrix Experience & Sweet Inspirations

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14 7
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Gladys Knight & the Pips

10
15 8
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The Allman Brothers Band

11
11 5
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12
8 3
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The Doobie Brothers

13
7 3
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Maria Muldaur

14
4 0
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Jimi Hendrix

15
6 3
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Jimi Hendrix

16
6 3
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The Clash

17
6 3
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Cheap Trick

18
4 1
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zander5939 added Roxy Music - Roxy Music

19
4 1
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Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf

20
11 9
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Iron Maiden

21
10 8
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Elvis Presley

22
8 6
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The Mamas & the Papas

23
6 4
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24
6 4
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Van Morrison

25
6 4
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26
5 3
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27
4 2
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Joe Bonamassa

28
7 6
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Electric Light Orchestra

29
6 5
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B.B. King

30
6 5
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31
5 4
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Leonard Cohen

32
4 3
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The Wailers

33
3 2
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Jethro Tull

34
1 0
'Round Midnight - Bobby McFerr... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs About Midnight

35
5 5
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Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

36
4 4
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37
4 4
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Robin Trower

38
4 4
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B.B. King

39
3 3
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Iggy Pop

40
3 3
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zander5939 added Old and In The Way

41
3 3
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Faith No More

42
2 2
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43
2 2
Blues at Midnight is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs About Midnight
Ross Neilsen - Ross Nielsen   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQQ3dhGUiJA

44
5 6
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45
4 5
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Steve Miller Band

46
4 5
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Joe Walsh

47
3 4
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48
3 4
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49
3 4
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Solomon Burke

50
3 4
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Duran Duran