Spend the Night (The Donnas album)

Spend the Night is the fifth studio album and major label debut by the American hard rock band The Donnas, released in 2002 on Atlantic Records. It was the band's first charting record on the Billboard 200, peaking at number 62, and features their most successful single, "Take It Off", which peaked at 19 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.

Spend the Night
The Donnas - Spend the Night.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 22, 2002
GenreHard rock
ProducerJason Carmer, Robert Shimp (record producers)
David Anthony, Gloria Gabriel (DVD producers)
The Donnas chronology
The Donnas Turn 21
Spend the Night
Gold Medal
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press4.5/5 stars[3]
Blender4/5 stars[4]
Entertainment WeeklyB[5]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[6]
Q4/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[9]
Uncut3/5 stars[10]
The Village VoiceA−[11]

In November 2016 Cherry Red Records re-released the album to feature six bonus tracks, which consist of B-sides and songs from previous albums.

As of 2005 it has sold 450,000 units in United States according to Nielsen SoundScan.[12]

Track listingEdit

All songs by Brett Anderson, Torry Castellano, Maya Ford and Allison Robertson.

1."It's on the Rocks"2:54
2."Take It Off"2:40
3."Who Invited You"3:30
4."All Messed Up"3:11
5."Dirty Denim"3:26
6."You Wanna Get Me High"2:55
7."I Don't Care (So There)"2:47
8."Pass It Around"3:27
9."Too Bad About Your Girl"2:50
10."Not the One"2:46
11."Please Don't Tease"2:51
12."Take Me to the Backseat"2:22
13."5 O'Clock in the Morning"4:13
International bonus track
14."Big Rig" 
Japanese bonus track
2016 Re-release
1."It's on the Rocks" 
2."Take It Off" 
3."Who Invited You" 
4."All Messed Up" 
5."Dirty Denim" 
6."You Wanna Get Me High" 
7."I Don't Care (So There)" 
8."Pass It Around" 
9."Too Bad About Your Girl" 
10."Not the One" 
11."Big Rig" 
12."Please Don't Tease" 
13."Take Me to the Backseat" 
14."5 O'Clock in the Morning" 
15."Hyperactive [previously released on Get Skintight]" 
16."Rock'n'Roll Machine [from Take It Off Single]" 
17."Mama's Boy [from Who Invited You Single]" 
18."Play My Game [previously release on Turn 21]]" 
19."Backstage [from Who Invited You Single]" 


The Donnas

Additional personnel


  • Producer: Jason Carmer, Robert Shimp (Record)
  • Producer: David Anthony, Gloria Gabriel (DVD)
  • Engineers: Sean Beresford, Jason Carmer, Dime Assistant, Clint Roth, Robert Shimp
  • Assistant engineers: Jesse Nichols, Michael Rosen
  • Mixing: Chris Lord-Alge
  • Mastering: Emily Lazar
  • Assistant mastering engineer: Sarah Register
  • Audio supervisor: Scott Smith
  • A&R: Nick Casinelli, Mary Gormley
  • Drum technician: Paul Revelli
  • Art direction: Christina Dittmar
  • Cover art concept: The Donnas
  • Artwork: Stephen Stickler
  • Photography: Stephen Stickler
  • Cover photo: Stephen Stickler
  • Direction: Popglory Art
  • Camera operators: The Donnas, Tim Baker, Jackie Kelso
  • Animation: Chris Becker
  • Interviewer: Andy Dick
  • Interviewee: The Donnas
  • Model: Davy Newkirk



Year Chart Position
2002 Billboard 200 62


Year Single Chart Position
2003 "Take It Off" Modern Rock Tracks 17
2003 "Take It Off" Mainstream Rock Tracks 31
2003 "Take It Off" Dutch Singles Chart [2] 100
2003 "Who Invited You" Hot Singles Sales [3] 65

In popular cultureEdit


  1. ^ "Reviews for Spend The Night by The Donnas". Metacritic. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  2. ^ Johnson, Zac. "Spend the Night – The Donnas". AllMusic. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  3. ^ "The Donnas: Spend the Night". Alternative Press (174): 84. January 2003.
  4. ^ Long, April (November 2002). "The Donnas: Spend the Night". Blender (11): 130. Archived from the original on June 17, 2004. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  5. ^ Browne, David (February 10, 2003). "Spend the Night". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on January 22, 2018. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  6. ^ Nichols, Natalie (October 20, 2002). "The Donnas 'Spend the Night', Atlantic". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  7. ^ Reiter, Kyle (January 26, 2003). "The Donnas: Spend the Night". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  8. ^ "The Donnas: Spend the Night". Q (202): 102. May 2003.
  9. ^ Berger, Arion (November 14, 2002). "The Donnas: Spend The Night". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved February 18, 2007.
  10. ^ "The Donnas – Spend The Night". Uncut (72): 94. May 2003. Archived from the original on January 22, 2018. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  11. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 31, 2002). "Consumer Guide: Don't Call It a Comeback". The Village Voice. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  12. ^ "Billboard". 2005-03-19.
  13. ^ [1]

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