Those Kinda Nights
by Eminem (featuring Ed Sheeran)

Album: Music to Be Murdered By (2020)
Charted: 12 31
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Here, Eminem takes us back to his hellraising early days when he used to hang out with his rap crew, D-12. He tells us about some girls he hooked up with while high on drugs at nightclubs. Em conveys a certain ambivalence towards these ladies, saying "opposites attract, I'm someone, you're a no one."
  • Ed Sheeran croons the chorus in which he invites a girl to spend the night smoking, drinking and dancing with him. The song is their third collaboration, following Eminem's 2017 Revival track "River" and "Remember The Name" on the Brit's 2019 No 6 Collaborations Project.
  • This trop house, club-based production comes courtesy of Eminem Chicago native DA Doman and regular Sheeran collaborator Fred Gibson. The beat is one of three credits on Music to Be Murdered By that DA Doman has; the other two being "Godzilla" and "No Regrets."
  • Doman created the beats for "Godzilla" and "Those Kind of Nights" in late 2018 or early 2019. He told Rolling Stone that he doesn't remember the specific sessions when he made their instrumentations. "I make one [beat], move on to the next one," he said.

    Doman sent them off and only discovered he would be on Music to Be Murdered By when Eminem's team asked for paperwork.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Ramones

RamonesFact or Fiction

A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.

Dean Friedman - "Ariel"

Dean Friedman - "Ariel"They're Playing My Song

Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.

Richie Wise (Kiss producer, Dust)

Richie Wise (Kiss producer, Dust)Songwriter Interviews

Richie talks about producing the first two Kiss albums, recording "Brother Louie," and the newfound appreciation of his rock band, Dust.

Edwin McCain

Edwin McCainSongwriter Interviews

"I'll Be" was what Edwin called his "Hail Mary" song. He says it proves "intention of the songwriter is 180 degrees from potential interpretation by an audience."

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Heaven And Hell

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Heaven And HellSongwriter Interviews

Guitarist Tony Iommi on the "Iron Man" riff, the definitive Black Sabbath song, and how Ozzy and Dio compared as songwriters.

Hawksley Workman

Hawksley WorkmanSongwriter Interviews

One of Canada's most popular and eclectic performers, Hawksley tells stories about his oldest songs, his plentiful side projects, and the ways that he keeps his songwriting fresh.