Tonite (DJ Quik song)

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Single by DJ Quik
from the album Quik Is the Name
ReleasedJune 10, 1991 (1991-06-10)
Genre West Coast hip hop
Label Profile
Songwriter(s) David Blake
DJ Quik singles chronology
"Born and Raised In Compton"
"Quik Is the Name"
Music video
"Tonite" on YouTube

"Tonite" is a song by American rapper and producer DJ Quik, released as the second single from his debut studio album Quik Is the Name . The song contains samples from "Tonight" performed by Kleeer, [1] "Tonight Is the Night" performed by Betty Wright [2] and "Last Night Changed It All (I Really Had a Ball)" performed by Esther Williams. [3] Complex deemed it the 44th best of "The Best L.A. Rap Songs". [4] The synthesizer part was programmed by LA Dream Team's former producer The Real Richie Rich.


You're taking this from the man that wrote the synthesizer part to the song that I did released and fucking in 1991, called "Tonite", that's him!

Blake, David (April 5, 2010). "DJ Quik X EatUmUP Video X The Gooneez". RICHWORLD TV (Interview). Interviewed by The Real Richie Rich. Los Angeles.[ dead link ]

Track listings

U.S. CD single [5]
  1. "Tonite" (Album Version) – 5:23
  2. "Tonite" (Instrumental) – 5:13
  3. "Tonite" (Seasoning Salt Remix) – 5:25
  4. "Tonite" (Seasoning Salt Instrumental) – 5:16
U.S. 12" single [6]
  1. "Tonite" (Album Version) – 5:23
  2. "Tonite" (Radio Edit) – 3:29
  3. "Tonite" (Instrumental) – 5:12
  4. "Tonite" (Seasoning Salt Remix) – 5:25
  5. "Tonite" (Seasoning Salt Instrumental) – 5:16
U.S. Cassette single [7]
  1. "Tonite" – 5:23
  2. "Tonite" (Seasoning Salt Remix) – 5:25
U.S. promo CD single [8]
  1. "Tonite" (Radio Edit) – 3:29
  2. "Tonite" (Full-Length Radio Version) – 5:22
UK 12" single [9]
  1. "Tonite" (Album Version) – 5:23
  2. "Tonite" (Radio Edit) – 3:59
  3. "Tonite" (Seasoning Salt Remix) – 5:25
  4. "Tonite" (Seasoning Salt Instrumental) – 4:49


Chart (1991)Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [10] 49
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales [11] 38
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs [12] 13
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks [11] 3

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