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Pink Lady – Kiss In The Dark (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 20th, 2014


Side A


“Kiss in the Dark” was the 14th single released in Japan, and the first single released in America, by Japanese duo Pink Lady. The song was recorded for their debut American album, Kiss in the Dark. Pink Lady debuted the song in May 1979 on a Leif Garrett TV special. The song’s peak position in Japan on the Oricon chart was #19, and on the American Billboard charts was #37. This was also the first release of the duo in Japan which wasn’t in the top 10. In addition to the all-English version of the song which was a hit in the U.S., Pink Lady also recorded a bilingual version, with the chorus in English and the verses in Japanese.

Pink Lady became the first Japanese recording act to chart in America since Kyu Sakamoto (“Sukiyaki”) 16 years earlier. “Kiss in the Dark” reached #37 on Billboard magazine’s top 40.

In Japan the single sold 350,000 copies.

Kiss In The Dark (Disco Mix) 5:19
Written-By – Michael Lloyd

Walk Away Renee 3:04
Written-By – Bob Calilli, Mike Brown*, Tony Sansone

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1979 Kiss In The Dark U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #37


Label: Elektra ‎– AS-11413
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco

Arranged By – John D’Andrea
Producer – Michael Lloyd

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Side B

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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12 Responses to “Pink Lady – Kiss In The Dark (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Hey Paul,

    I vaguely remember this one. I think they were hoping Pink Lady would hit the USA with a big bang. I’m looking forward to downloading it and see if it rings a bell. I love how you reach deep into the disco catalog and pull out so many interesting things, not just the hits everybody knows, but the disco records that are more obscure and different than the run-of-the-mill ones that always find their way on budget CD compilations. You are a true archivist and musicologist Paul. Tip my hat to you as always!

    Have a great day and weekend my friend!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff I am glad that you can appreciate the lost records not just the same old hits. Have a great weekend 🙂


  2. Joseph Says:

    wow … I think the TV show they gave them, Pink Lady and Jeff, is one of the more scarring memories of my childhood. I was a snobby kid and didn’t enjoy good bad television until later.


  3. Stefano Says:

    Pink Lady?? New to me, that’s for sure. Didn’t make it to Europe I guess.
    Let’s see what this sounds like.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you like it Stefano. I alwys think it’s good to open our minds to new things 🙂


  4. VanceMan Says:

    This is definitely a fun song and it’s a shame they didn’t do more of their Japanese songs in English; they’re actually quite fun pop. (And for those who haven’t seen any of “Pink Lady and Jeff,” there are clips on YouTube. Well worth watching for some VERY bad TV.) Thanks, Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome VanceMan 🙂


  5. Ryan Says:

    I LOVE this song!! Thanks so much!!!


  6. Kenneth Says:

    One of those songs I heard back in 1979 not knowing who the artist was. Only a few years ago I finally found out through some music blog and heard it again. I love it, such a good song and not played to death so it still sounds fresh.


  7. partytimeboy Says:

    Ido remember this one, classic 70’s instrumentation. Great selection for Disco Friday!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us your treasure.


  8. Conner Says:

    I remembering seeing these guys on TV and was completely entranced by them. This is awesome. Thanks!


  9. music_fan Says:

    Does DJ Paul have a suitable football (soccer) theme song to upload if the USA get through to the last 16 of the Brazilian World Cup? They have a realistic chance. Played two games so far – one draw, one win. Four points so far.


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