Friday Night

Album: Own The Night (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This rollicking tune about looking for a good time at the start of the weekend was penned by Rose Falcon, Eric Paslay and Rob Crosby. Nashville singer-songwriter Rose Falcon has had songs placed on a number of soundtracks, including Dawson's Creek and Raising Helen. Her tunes have also been used in various ad campaigns such as Verizon Wireless, JC Penney and Estée Lauder. Texas singer-songwriter Eric Paslay also claims credit on Jake Owen's hit single "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" as well as "Even If It Breaks Your Heart," the opening track on Eli Young Band's Life At Best album. Country artist Rob Crosby has charted a number of times on the country chart going back to his 1990 single "Love Will Bring Her Around." He also co-wrote Martina McBride's 2003 single "Concrete Angel."
  • Paslay had been singing the song live and someone suggested that he should record it. Released as the third single under his recording contract with EMI Records Nashville, Paslay's version was a breakthrough hit for the singer, reaching the Top 10 of the Country chart.
  • Paslay said it was an easy and quick song to write, mainly because of all the feel-good lyrics. "You just think about all the things you don't want to be. You don't want to be a Monday morning just going back to something you don't love and nothing is on the radio," he explained. "So, it was an easy song to write because you just put all your favorite things about a Friday night, getting off, getting paid, drinking lemonade, all kinds of fun stuff and being with your baby. So, it was just a fun song to write."

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