Still Got Tonight

Album: Matthew Morrison (2011)
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  • Many of you will be familiar with American actor and singer Matthew Morrison for his portrayal of the Spanish teacher Will Schuester in the Fox dramedy Glee. This rock ballad is a track from his self-titled debut album.
  • The song was penned by 2009 American Idol winner Kris Allen with Andrew Frampton and Stephen Allen Kipner. "It's actually a funny story. I got my hands on the song. It was an amazing song, and I didn't find out until a little later on that Kris was a writer on it," Morrison told The Boot, "It was kind of strange, 'cause he didn't know either that I had done it."

    Allen admitted in the same interview: "I had no idea. I got an email from the other writers saying 'Urgent, urgent,' and then I read it, and it said that Matthew Morrison was going to sing the song, and I was pretty stoked about it."
  • Morrison performed the song in the final episode of Glee season two. "[The song]'s about aspiration," show creator Ryan Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter. "It worked because we wanted to do a scene where Matt goes into a Broadway hall and sings something alone. Plus, Matt is such a great team player and he's done so much for different Glee charities."

    Morrison added that Murphy gave him a chance to show off his singing chops in the finale. "It was going to be just a big dance piece with me doing this big dance number," said the Glee star. "But they said, 'We want you to sing it and make it a big moment.'"
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