Tonight Again

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"Tonight Again"
Tonight Again - Guy Sebastian.jpg
Single by Guy Sebastian
from the album Madness
Released7 April 2015
Recorded2015
Genre Funk
Length
  • 3:23 (original version)
  • 2:55 (ESC version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Louis Schoorl
Guy Sebastian singles chronology
"Spirit of the Anzacs"
(2015)
"Tonight Again"
(2015)
"Black & Blue"
(2015)
Eurovision Song Contest 2015 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Guy Sebastian, David Ryan Harris, Louis Schoorl
Finals performance
Final result
5th
Final points
196
Entry chronology
"Sound of Silence" (2016) ►

"Tonight Again" is a song by Australian recording artist Guy Sebastian. The song represented Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. It premiered on 16 March 2015, before the Eurovision entry deadline and it was released as a single on digital platforms on 7 April. [1] The song was co-written and recorded by Sebastian specifically for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in only a week. "Tonight Again" appears as the final track on the European edition of Sebastian's eighth studio album, Madness .

Contents

A Swedish version of the song titled "Du och jag igen" was performed by Gina Dirawi and Sarah Dawn Finer on 27 February 2016 during an interval act as part of the Swedish process for selecting its Eurovision Song Contest entry, Melodifestivalen.

Background and composition

At a press conference held at the Sydney Opera House on 5 March 2015, it was announced that the Australian public broadcaster, Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), had internally selected Guy Sebastian to represent Australia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. [2] [3] [4] On 16 March, Sebastian's song for the Eurovision Song Contest was officially revealed online by SBS through the release of a music video for "Tonight Again". [5]

The song was written within a week by Sebastian specifically for the Eurovision Song Contest. He collaborated with fellow songwriters David Ryan Harris and Louis Schoorl who he had previously worked with on other projects. On the choice of the song, Sebastian said, "When it came time to decide on a song, I thought since I had a couple of days off in Australia I would try and write something new. But if I was to record a new song I wanted it to be homegrown and organic with my band in my studio. Truly, we jumped in the studio and let it happen because I wanted to write something fun! We all have moments you don't want to end and you wish you could live those moments every day so I wanted to write a song about that feeling. I am sure that is how I am going to feel when I am in Vienna performing." [6]

Track listing

Digital download [1]
No.TitleLength
1."Tonight Again"3:23
German CD single [7]
No.TitleLength
1."Tonight Again"3:23
2."Mama Ain't Proud" (featuring 2 Chainz)3:46

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2015)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) [8] 12
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) [9] 16
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) [10] 28
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) [11] 34
Germany (Official German Charts) [12] 44
Iceland (RÚV) [13] 24
Netherlands (Single Top 100) [14] 71
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) [15] 22
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) [16] 47
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) [17] 178

Year-end chart

Chart (2015)Position
Australian Artist Singles (ARIA) [18] 39

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA) [19] Gold35,000Double-dagger-14-plain.png
Sweden (GLF) [20] Gold20,000Double-dagger-14-plain.png

Double-dagger-14-plain.pngsales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history

RegionDateFormatLabel
Australia7 April 2015 [21] Digital download
Germany22 May 2015 [7] CD single

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