|"One More Night"|
|Single by Phil Collins|
|from the album No Jacket Required|
|"I Like the Way", "The Man with the Horn" (US)|
30 November 1984 (US)|
1 April 1985 (UK)
|Studio||The Townhouse, London and Old Croft, Surrey|
4:22 (7" version)
|Phil Collins, Hugh Padgham|
|Phil Collins singles chronology|
"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. "One More Night" was Phil Collins' second U.S. No. 1 single, 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. It was also his first No. 1 on the U.S. Adult contemporary chart.
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. 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 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." 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 (probably 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.
Robert Hilburn of the Los Angeles Times originally disliked the song "One More Night", 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". Isaac Guzman of the New York Daily News said that the song brought about "snuggle-inspiring tenderness".
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." "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.
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||2|
|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)||18|
|Germany (Media Control Charts)||10|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||8|
|New Zealand (RIANZ)||5|
|Polish Singles Chart||14|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||4|
|US Billboard Hot 100||1|
|US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||1|
|US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks||4|
|Zimbabwe Singles (ZIMA)||4|