80s Song of the Day: Lonely Ol’ Night by John Cougar Mellencamp

It’s a lonely ol’ night
Can I put my arms around you?
It’s a lonely ol night
Custom made for two lonely people like me and you

lonely ol night

Lonely Ol’ Night by John Cougar Mellencamp was released on August 24, 1985, with The Kind of Fella I Am as the B side. It was the lead single from the album Scarecrow.

The song reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was a No. 1 hit for five weeks on the Top Rock Tracks chart.

Watch the music video for the song.

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