Night Ranger

Midnight Madness

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Night Ranger's second album Midnight Madness may not have been as consistent as their debut, but it did spawn the band's biggest hit, "Sister Christian." While it served as their commercial breakthrough, the infamous power ballad also relegated the group to "one-hit wonder" status while fueling their reputation as being "too soft" for a metal band. But as can be seen by the album's frenetic opener "(You can Still) Rock in America," Night Ranger actually rocked as hard as any of their pop-metal contemporaries, and Midnight Madness offers a number of memorable melodic rockers like "Rumours in the Air," "When You Close Your Eyes," and "Why Does Love Have to Change" as well.

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