Man, what a great song. This is a top contender for my favorite Patti Smith song of all-time, mainly because she co-wrote it. “Because the Night” may be her best known song, and while it’s very good … it’s a bit overplayed. I love the sinister groove “Dancing Barefoot” has and is one of the best “night songs” ever recorded. What’s a night song? It’s the kind of song that sounds just about right when you’re hearing it at 1:30 am. Pleasant dreams. From the 1979 album “Wave.” Produced by Todd Rundgren.