Music video by Cyndi Lauper performing I Drove All Night.
(C) 1989 Sony BMG Music Entertainment
"I Drove All Night" is a song written and composed by American songwriters Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly and made famous by American singer Cyndi Lauper. The song was originally intended for Roy Orbison, who recorded it in 1987, the year before his death, but his rendition was not released until 1992, after Lauper's version of it had become a top 10 hit on both sides of the Atlantic in 1989. The song has been covered by Pinmonkey (2002), and Celine Dion (2003) among others.
"I Drove All Night" was recorded by Cyndi Lauper for her third solo album, A Night To Remember. Lauper said she wanted to do it because she liked the idea "of a woman driving, of a woman in control." The song was a top 10 pop hit in the United States--and was her last U.S. top 40 single to date, peaking at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and also a hit in other countries. It received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. The only official remix of Lauper's version of the song is the Jungle Mix, a version that incorporates supposed jungle noises.
The music video for "I Drove All Night," directed by Scott Kalvert and Cyndi Lauper, features shots of an antique car, Lauper's characteristically manic dancing, and movie film projected onto Lauper's naked body.