Tonight I'm Getting Over You

Album: Kiss (2012)
Charted: 90

Songfacts®:

  • This break-up anthem finds Carly outlining her plans to dance away the heartbreak. "No more crying," she sings, "to get me through. I'll keep dancing till the morning with somebody new." The song was released as the fourth international single from her second studio album, Kiss.
  • Jepsen penned the song with Clarence Coffee Jr., Shiloh and Katerina Loules.

    Clarence Coffee Jr. is a member of the American The Monsters and The Strangerz production and songwriting team, whose credits include "Turn Around (5,4,3,2,1)" by Flo Rida and "Swagger Jagger" by Cher Lloyd.
    Shiloh, is a Canadian pop singer and songwriter who was listed as Billboard Canada's #1 Emerging Talent Artist on December 19, 2008. Her self-penned debut single "Operator (A Girl Like Me)" was a #30 hit in her native county in 2008.

    Katerina Loules, also known as Tryna, is a German singer and songwriter. After taking part in singing reality show Popstars at the age of 16, she hooked up with German songwriter/producer Lukas Hilbert to record two duets, "Kommt meine Liebe nicht bei dir an" and "Der Rang," both of which reached the Top 40 in her native country.
  • The song was produced by the Swedish hitmaking duo of Max Martin and Shellback. The duo specializes in working with female pop performers and is the mastermind behind hits by the likes of Britney Spears, Pink, Taylor Swift and Avril Lavigne.
  • This was inspired by a real-life broken relationship. Jepsen told People magazine: "I hope you haven't experienced it, but I certainly have had that relationship that is on-again, off-again and good and bad. With this particular song, it was sort of that decision that even though [the relationship] is hot and cold, sometimes you've got to move on."
  • Nicki Minaj recorded a verse for a remixed version of the song. Jepsen's manager Scooter Braun told MTV News: "When Carly Rae and Nicki get together, they make songs about getting over guys. Whenever girls do songs about getting over men, they seem to do really well."

    Minaj previously worked with another of Scooter Braun's singers', Justin Bieber, on "Beauty And A Beat."
  • The song describes the need to move on from a relationship gone bad, which Carly told New York radio station 92.3 NOW is something all of us can relate to. "Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure all of us can admit to that moment where there's been somebody who, you know, it didn't just totally work out or they didn't like you the way you wanted them to like you," she said. "That's kinda what the song is about... coming to terms with that and then moving on and, you know, doing the classic.... 'find somebody new.'"

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