One More Night

Album: No Jacket Required (1985)
Charted: 4 1
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  • In this soft rock ballad, a lonely Phil Collins pleads with his lover to give him just one more night to prove his devotion (we're not sure how, but it sounds like he has a plan). It was his second #1 single in the US, the first being "Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)."
  • Being a drummer at heart, it's not surprising that Collins started this song on a drum machine. He explained to Playboy that he was playing around with the machine when inspiration hit: "I had a tempo in mind. I was thinking of one of the Jacksons' songs actually when I strung a chorus on it. The line 'one more night' just fit what I was playing. The rest of the song was written very quickly."
  • Collins isn't trying to be a downer and says the lyrics "are more optimistic in a warm way rather than depressing in a negative way."
  • This was also included on the compilation albums Hits (1998) and Love Songs: A Compilation... Old and New (2004).
  • The music video, directed by Jim Yukich, finds Collins playing piano at a bar in London (owned by Virgin Records founder Richard Branson).
  • This was featured in the 1986 Martin Scorsese drama The Color of Money, starring Tom Cruise and Paul Newman.
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