In the Still of the Night – The Five Satins


“In the Still of the Night”, also subsequently titled “In the Still of the Nite”, is a song written by Fred Parris and recorded by his Five Satins. While only a moderate hit when first released (peaking at #24 on the national pop charts), it has received considerable airplay over the years and is notable as one of the best known doo-wop songs, covered by artists such as Boyz II Men and Debbie Gibson. It is heard in several films, such as The Buddy Holly Story and “Dirty Dancing”. What did you think of this golden oldie song from the 1950s? Did it bring back pleasant memories? Please tell us in the comment section below and remember to sign up for our free newsletter.