Tonight (Best You Ever Had)

Album: Think Like a Man OST (2012)
Charted: 79

Songfacts®:

  • The first single by soul crooner John Legend's fourth album finds the Ohio native flirting with a woman who has caught his eye. Southern rapper Ludacris later jumps in with a verse of his own. The song was released on iTunes on January 25, 2012.
  • This was produced by Philly "Phatboi" Entertainment, who comprise Clayton "Gravy" Reilly, Allen "Bizkit" Arthur and Keith "Butta" Justice, The prior two serve in Legend's band as his trumpeter and saxophonist respectively.
  • The song also appears on the movie soundtrack for Think Like a Man.
  • Legend explained to MTV News: "The energy of the song is like, kind of quiet confidence. It's kind of what my personality is like anyway and ... this song is kind of exuding that confidence where you're like, 'I do what I gotta do. I don't like to talk about it a lot but I'mma talk about it today.'"
  • The song's music video opens with Legend sitting alone on a bed, before he's joined by his girlfriend. "Tonight, I'll be the best you ever had," he promises her. "The whole idea of the song is seduction and swagger and confidence," the singer/songwriter explained to MTV News. "We just wanted to put together a video that portrayed that vibe."

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