THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
601-Kid Cudi vs Crookers-Day ‘N’ Nite.
2009-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 1.14. This is one of a handful of songs in this countdown that have been chosen because of it’s remix.
Kid Cudi was born Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi on January 30th, 1984, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States., he is a Rapper, singer, songwriter,record producer,poet, record executive, and actor. He has released seven solo studio Albums to date between 2009-2020, and two collaborative Albums, one with Dot da Genius, the producer of this song, as WZRD, in 2012, and one with Kanye West, as Kids See Ghosts,’ in 2018.
‘Day ‘N’ Nite’ was the breakthrough hit for Kid Cudi, appearing on his debut Album ‘Man on the Moon,’ released in 2009. The song had originally been recorded in 2007, and first made available on Kid Cudi’s debut ‘mixtape,’ ‘A Kid Named Cudi,’ from 2008. On hearing the mixtape, Kanye West signed Cudi to his ‘Good Music’ record label (see also best songs 1049-849-636-477 and 267)
In the summer of 2008 Francesco ‘Phra’ Barbaglia, and Andrea ‘Bot’ Fratangelo who were two Italian music producers known as the ‘Crookers,’remixed ‘Day ‘N’ Nite’ which was a Hip-Hop track, and turned it in to an ‘Electro House’ track, which achieved great success in Europe. Initially Kid Cudi had reservations about the remix, saying,’Ah it’s Techno, so it’s going to be cheesy, but it came out really ill.’Kid Cudi had been living with his uncle, Kalil Madi, until he kicked him out. His uncle passed away in 2006, and Cudi wrote the song inspired by his feelings of regret at not patching up their differences before his death,’I never apologised for it, and that kills me,’Cudi said.
‘Day ‘n’ night, I toss and turn, I keep stressin’ my mind. I look for peace, but see I don’t attain.’