Tonight Is the Night (song)

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"Tonight Is the Night"
Tonight-is-the-night-by-outasight.jpg
Single by Outasight
from the album Nights Like These
B-side "Stays the Same"
ReleasedSeptember 23, 2011
Recorded2011
Genre Dance-pop, new wave, alternative hip hop, pop rap
Length3:11
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Outasight, William Ernest Lobban Bean
Producer(s) Cook Classics
Outasight singles chronology
"Tonight Is the Night"
(2011)
"Now or Never"
(2012)
Music video
"Tonight Is the Night" on YouTube

"Tonight Is the Night" is the official debut single of American singer-songwriter Outasight, released on Warner Bros. Records. It was produced by Cook Classics and is featured on his debut album, Nights Like These. The US national television debut of the song was on November 3, 2011, on the FOX network, during the week two results show on the American The X Factor in its inaugural season. Outasight also performed it at the 2012 NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa, Canada. It peaked at number 38 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. [1] The song also reached number 18 in Australia and number 57 in Canada. A music video was released, directed by Dori Oskowitz.

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The song was used throughout ads for the premiere of Australian reality show The Shire . The song was also used in commercials for the 84th Academy Awards on ABC, and was the theme song for WWE's Raw 1000 on July 23, 2012. Honda uses this song in TV advertisements for their Summer Clearance Event. It is also featured in Pizza Hut commercials.

Use in advertisement

The track is also being featured in Pepsi's "Who's Next" campaign. [2] The ad shows an anonymous young artist sipping from a Pepsi can while he is getting prepared for his show. While "Tonight Is the Night" is being played, renowned "icon" artists appear, namely (in order of appearance) Michael Jackson, Alfonso Ribeiro, Ray Charles, Britney Spears, Kanye West, and Mariah Carey. The final shot goes back to the new aspiring artist while "who's next?" slogan is splashed on the screen. The ad ends with the catch phrase: "Where there's Pepsi, there's music".

Track listing

CD
No.TitleLength
1."Tonight Is the Night"3:10
2."Stays the Same"3:50
Total length:7:00

Charts and certifications

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