Tonight (Jonas Brothers song)

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"Tonight"
Tonight Jonas Brothers.jpg
Single by Jonas Brothers
from the album A Little Bit Longer
ReleasedJanuary 4, 2009
Recorded2007–08
Genre
Length3:29
Label Hollywood
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) John Fields [1]
Jonas Brothers singles chronology
"Lovebug"
(2008)
"Tonight"
(2009)
"Paranoid"
(2009)
Music video
"Tonight" on YouTube

"Tonight" is a song by the American pop band Jonas Brothers from their third studio album, A Little Bit Longer . It was released as the third and final single from the album on January 9, 2009. Fueled by digital downloads, the song debuted and peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart on August 7, 2008, the group's second top ten single and third highest-charting single to date. The song also reached the top twenty in Canada.

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The song's official single release was confirmed at the 36th Annual American Music Awards. They also performed the song later that night during the show. They have confirmed that filming for the music video is complete and it will be sent to mainstream radio in early January. The song was released on January 4, 2009 and the music video was released on January 19, 2009.

Background and composition

According to the band's iTunes podcast, Jonas Brothers Countdown to A Little Bit Longer, Nick Jonas stated that:

"This song is about being in a relationship with somebody and getting into arguments that will not work out that night. It's also one of my favorite songs on the album." [2]

USA Today's Ken Barnes called the song "pandemically infectious". [3] Glenn Gamboa of Newsday likened the song to the music of Fall Out Boy, calling it "sleek, adrenalized good-time pop". [4]

Music video

The music video for "Tonight," was directed by Bruce Hendricks, director of Walt Disney Studios' Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience . It contains scenes from the 3D movie, including concert and backstage footage along with interaction with fans.

Remix

Personnel

Chart performance

"Tonight" was released on July 29, 2008 on the iTunes Store and soon reached number one on the iTunes Top Songs chart. It was the third song from A Little Bit Longer that reached number one on that chart.

With over 131,000 downloads in its initial week of release, "Tonight" was the highest debuting song on the Billboard Hot 100 in the issue dated August 16, 2008, coming in at number eight, without an official single release. The Jonas Brothers became the first act to have two songs debut in the top ten on the chart in the same calendar year since Madonna achieved the feat in 1998. The following week, "Tonight" fell to number 74. [5] It premiered during the Kids Inaugural: We Are The Future on Disney Channel on January 19, 2009.

The song re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 89 on February 26, 2009 on the back of promotion for the upcoming Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience. Then it gained 18 spots to number 71.

Charts

Chart (2008–09)Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) [6] 13
Mexico Ingles Airplay ( Billboard ) [7] 17
US Billboard Hot 100 [8] 8
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 22

Nick Jonas & the Administration version

"Tonight"
Song by Nick Jonas & the Administration
from the album Who I Am
Released2010
Recorded2009; Blackbird Studio's, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre
Length4:19
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Nick Jonas
  • Joe Jonas
  • Kevin Jonas
  • Greg Garbowsky
Producer(s) John Fields

Nick covered the song for his side-project Nick Jonas & the Administration. The new version of the song appeared on their debut album Who I Am. [9] On May 11, 2010, it the song was used on the live album: Nick Jonas & the Administration Live at the Wiltern January 28th, 2010 . [10]

Versions

Music video

There was no official music video of the Administration version of the song. However, on the Limited Edition DVD, there was a video of Nick Jonas & the Administration performing "Tonight". The video was shot in black and white.

Live performances

They performed the new version of the song live for the first time during the Who I Am Tour.

They performed on January 30, 2010 an acoustic version of the song during Radio Disney Total Access. [12]

Personnel

Release history

RegionDateFormatLabel
GermanyJanuary 29, 2010 Digital download Hollywood
United StatesFebruary 2, 2010

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