Only Tonight
by JLS

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  • This is a track from British boy band JLS' self-titled debut album. In 2010 a re-mixed version featuring rapper Chipmunk was released as the b-side to the boys' 2010 single, "The Club Is Alive."
  • JLS wrote this tune with the Danish production/songwriting team DEEKAY who have written and produced for artists like Diddy, Allison Iraheta, Fat Joe, Orianthi, Mis-Teeq, Ashley Tisdale. On the track-by-track commentary that comes with the album on iTunes, the boys said they wrote the song within a couple of hours in west London.
  • Marvin Humes told The Daily Record about the song: "The synths at the beginning take me back to Eighties Old Skool. It's about having your last night with someone before they leave you."
  • Marvin explained the band's name to PopEater: "JLS stands for Jack the Lad Swing, and originally we had invented this name as a genre of music that we developed by taking an American style of music (New Jack Swing) with British swagger (Jack the Lad) and merged the two. We were originally called UFO but had to change our name, so we though it made sense to change our name to what was originally our style of music! JLS!"
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