Sugarland is the country music duo of Kristian Bush
and Jennifer Nettles. Singling out this track as one of her favorites on the album, Nettles told us: "I love the song 'Tonight' on the record. That is definitely the power ballad of the record. That song was inspired. We wanted to write a song – do you remember the movie Say Anything
? And you remember Lloyd Dobbler and he's holding up the boombox outside of Ione Skye's bedroom and it's playing 'In Your Eyes
'? And we thought, we want a song that Lloyd Dobbler would play in front of her window now
. What would that song be? Or if John Hughes were alive to make a movie now, what song would be on that soundtrack?
And so we ended up working on 'Tonight' and writing 'Tonight.' It was just so fun, even as a singer to perform that song, because it's in a different part of my range, it allows people to hear a different part of my voice, and it definitely for me was fun to pull on some of my influences, like Chrissie Hynde
or even Robert Smith from the Cure, with that sort of '80s sound. I loved it, and I love that song for it. I think it's really great." (Check out our full interview with Jennifer Nettles