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"Tonight, Tonight, Tonight"
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Single by Genesis
from the album Invisible Touch
Released23 March 1987
Studio The Farm, Surrey
Length8:50 (Album Version)
4:32 (7" Version)
11:46 (12" Mix)
4:28 (New edit – 1999)
6:18 (Music Video Version)
Label Atlantic (US)
Virgin (UK) – GENS 4
Genesis singles chronology
"Land of Confusion"
"Tonight, Tonight, Tonight"
"Throwing It All Away"

"Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" is the second track on the 1986 album Invisible Touch by Genesis, released on 23 March 1987 as the fourth single from the album. It peaked at No. 3 in the US and No. 18 in the UK. The working title was "Monkey, Zulu".


The single included an edited version (at 4:32) and the first part of "Domino" ("In the Glow of the Night") as the B-side. A new edit of the single version was released on the 1999 compilation Turn It On Again: The Hits (as well as its "sequel" The Tour Edition ) and later on The Platinum Collection. This revised edit features a different cross fade and different edit points as compared to the original 1987 edit version. Some singles that included the full version of the song included the second part of "Domino" ("The Last Domino") as the B-side. Other releases contained the song "Paperlate" and a 12" remix of "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight". The full live version from the Live at Wembley Stadium video was included as a B-side on the "Tell Me Why" CD single.

The song was performed during concerts in support of Invisible Touch. A shorter version (which segued into "Invisible Touch") was played on the We Can't Dance and Turn It On Again tours, albeit transposed down a key to account for the deepening of Phil Collins' voice.

Music video

The music video for the song was shot in the Bradbury Building in Los Angeles.

Track listing

7": Virgin / GENS 4 United Kingdom

  1. "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" (Edit) – 4:32
  2. "In The Glow of the Night" (Part One)

12": Virgin / GENSG 4–12 United Kingdom

  1. "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" (Edit) – 4:32
  2. "In The Glow of the Night" (Part One)
  3. "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" (12" Potoker Remix)

12": Virgin / GENS 4–12 United Kingdom

  1. "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" (Edit) – 4:32
  2. "In The Glow of the Night" (Part One)
  3. "Paperlate"
  4. "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" (12" Potoker Remix)

CD: Virgin / CDEP1 United Kingdom

  1. "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" (Edit) – 4:32
  2. "In The Glow Of The Night" (Domino 'Part One')
  3. "Paperlate"
  4. "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" (12" Potoker Remix)

Note: A rare withdrawn UK CD-single contained "Invisible Touch" (Extended Remix)" instead of "Paperlate"



Weekly charts

Chart (1987)Peak
Australia (Australian Music Report) [1] 93
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) [2] 40
Canada Top Singles ( RPM ) [3] 19
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) [4] 15
Ireland (IRMA) [5] 9
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) [6] 42
UK Singles (OCC) [7] 18
US Billboard Hot 100 [8] 3
US Adult Contemporary ( Billboard ) [9] 8
US Mainstream Rock ( Billboard ) [10] 9
West Germany (Official German Charts) [11] 23

Year-end charts

Chart (1987)Position
US Billboard Hot 100 [12] 68

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