BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #409: TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT [GONNA BE ALRIGHT]- ROD STEWART

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Billboard #1 Hits: #409:”Tonight’s The Night [ Gonna Be Alright}- Rod Stewart.November 13, 1976. #1 for 8 weeks in Billboard Hot 100

  • Single: “Tonight’s The Night [Gonna Be Alright}- Rod Stewart
  • Record Company- Warner Bros
  • Genre: Rock
  • Written by Rod Stewart
  • Time: 3:56
  • B-side:”Fool For You”
  • Album-A Night On The Town
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #1 8 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #5 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Canada.

Rod Stewart’s second #1 in the US was a big on- “Tonight’s The Night” spent 8 consecutive weeks at #1- from mid-November 1976 into the first week of 1977- the longest run at #1 since The Beatles “Hey Jude” spent 9 weeks at #1 in 1968. The spoken french lines in the song were by actress Britt Ekland- Stewart’s girlfriend of the moment. Some radio stations edited out Ekland’s whispering because they were ‘too suggestive.”

4 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #409: TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT [GONNA BE ALRIGHT]- ROD STEWART

  1. While I generally feel Rod Stewart was at his best during the early years of his career and I used to like “Tonight’s the Night” more than I do now, I still think it’s not a bad tune. The one thing he always has going for him is that cool smoky voice.

    • This was around the time when he ‘rode the shark”- one of his greatest songs I believe was on this album- The Killing Of Georgie”

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