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One More Night (Phil Collins song)

"One More Night" is the first single in the United States and second in the United Kingdom from Phil Collins' third album, the Diamond-certified No Jacket Required.[5] "One More Night" was Phil Collins' second U.S. No. 1 single,[6] following "Against All Odds", and was his fourth single to reach the top ten in the UK, peaking at No. 4 on the singles chart. In the U.S., the single entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 50 on the chart dated February 9, 1985. It hit number one seven weeks later and remained on top for two weeks. In the UK, the single was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry.[1] It was also his first No. 1 on the U.S. Adult contemporary chart.

"One More Night"
Phil Collins OneMoreNight.jpg
Single by Phil Collins
from the album No Jacket Required
  • 30 November 1984 (US)
  • 1 April 1985 (UK)[1]
StudioThe Townhouse, London and Old Croft, Surrey
GenreSoft rock[2][3][4]
  • 4:51
  • 4:22 (7" version)
Songwriter(s)Phil Collins
Phil Collins singles chronology
"Easy Lover"
"One More Night"

The soft rock ballad remained for two weeks at the top in the U.S. in early 1985, until it was surpassed by "We Are the World" by USA for Africa on 13 April 1985.[7] It has also been released as the eleventh track on the 1998 compilation album, Hits, as well as the third track on the 2004 compilation album, Love Songs: A Compilation... Old and New.


Collins was playing around with his drum machine (a Roland TR-808) when he started saying the chorus of the song. He later recalled that the writing of the song, which has no hook, was completed "very quickly."[8] Its B-side in the UK was "I Like the Way", while the US received "The Man with the Horn".

The song's music video, directed by Jim Yukich, features Collins playing the piano in a downtown bar. It was filmed at a pub owned by Richard Branson in London (the same club used for the "Sussudio" video, but looking different because the bar is now closed and this clip is shot in sepia tone, while "Sussudio" was full-colored.) Phil's guitarist Daryl Stuermer makes an appearance, as does Phenix Horns member Don Myrick, who plays the sax solo which closes the tune.[9]

Critical receptionEdit

Robert Hilburn of the Los Angeles Times originally disliked the song "One More Night",[10] but later praised it, saying that "Collins' soulful but polite vocal style is also capable of capturing the pain of going through yet one more night without her".[11] Isaac Guzman of the New York Daily News said that the song brought about "snuggle-inspiring tenderness".[12]

However, Keegan Hamilton of the Riverfront Times said that the song was the worst track on the album, saying that "The album's introspective slow jam wallows in self-pity."[13] "It's minimalist, as far as the '80s go, relying mostly on a shaker, a crisp drum machine and echoing keyboards. It ends with a saxophone solo so smooth that I can't believe it's not butter," adds Keegan.[13]

The song has also been an occasional cover song for ex-Veruca Salt frontwoman Nina Gordon during live appearances.[14] An extended version of the song appeared on the 12"ers album.

Track listingEdit

7": Virgin / VS755 (UK)Edit

  1. "One More Night" (edit) – 4:25
  2. "I Like the Way"

7": Atlantic / 7-89588 (U.S.)Edit

  1. "One More Night" (edit) – 4:25
  2. "The Man with the Horn"

12": Virgin / VS755-12 (UK)Edit

  1. "One More Night" (Extended Mix) – 6:24
  2. "I Like the Way"

CD: WEA International / WPCR 2064 (Japan)Edit

  1. "One More Night"
  2. "I Like the Way"


Chart (1985) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[15] 2
Canada (RPM)[16] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[17] 18
Germany (Media Control Charts) 10
Ireland (IRMA)[18] 4
Italy (FIMI)[19] 18
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 8
New Zealand (RIANZ) 5
Polish Singles Chart[20] 14
South Africa (Springbok)[21] 21
Spain (AFYVE)[22] 14
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 4
US Billboard Hot 100[23] 1
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[24] 1
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 4
Zimbabwe Singles (ZIMA)[25] 4


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "BPI > Certified Awards > Search results for Phil Collins (page 3)". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  2. ^ Hyden, Steven (12 June 2012). "Phil Collins - No Jacket Required | Music | We're No. 1". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 26 September 2013. - "the No. 1 hit "One More Night", a tinkling soft-rock ballad"
  3. ^ Collins. "Hits of Phil Collins - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  4. ^ "VH1's 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs". Stereogum. SpinMedia. 31 May 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  5. ^ One More Night (Phil Collins song) at Discogs (list of releases)
  6. ^ Dean, Maury (2003). Rock N' Roll Gold Rush. Algora. p. 60. ISBN 0-87586-207-1.
  7. ^ "Phil Collins Artist Biography by William Ruhlmann - Awards". Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  8. ^ Sheff, David (October 1986). "Interview: Phil Collins". Playboy. Chicago. 33 (10): 57–64, 174–176.
  9. ^ "17 January 2005". Archived from the original on 8 February 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
  10. ^ Hilburn, Robert (28 April 1985). "Popmeter: What've Numbers Got to Do With It?". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 October 2008.
  11. ^ Hilburn, Robert (4 June 1985). "Pop Music Review: One More Time, One More Night". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 October 2008.
  12. ^ "Phil's Garden Farewell Plants Seeds For More". New York Daily News. 19 September 2004. Retrieved 5 March 2009.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ a b "Second Spin: Phil Collins, No Jacket Required". Riverfront Times. 17 February 2009. Archived from the original on 4 July 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2009. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  14. ^ Nina Gordon. "one more night". Archived from the original on 8 February 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2008.
  15. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St. Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 71. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 September 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  17. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
  18. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – One More Night". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  19. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: C". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  20. ^ "Polish Singles Chart |".
  21. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  22. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  23. ^ "Phil Collins Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  24. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–2001. Record Research. p. 61.
  25. ^ * Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: singles chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000

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