I Need You Tonight

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For the INXS song, see Need You Tonight.
For the ZZ Top song, see Eliminator (album).
"I Need You Tonight"
Single by Professor Green featuring Ed Drewett
from the album Alive Till I'm Dead
B-side "Hard Night Out"
Released 9 April 2010
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:45
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Manderson, Fontaine, El Bergamy, A.Farriss, M.Hutchence
Producer(s) The ThundaCatz
Professor Green singles chronology
"Before I Die"
"I Need You Tonight"
"Just Be Good to Green"
Ed Drewett singles chronology
"I Need You Tonight"
"Champagne Lemonade"

"I Need You Tonight" is a song by English rapper and singer Professor Green, featuring vocals from Ed Drewett. which was produced by The ThundaCatz. The track samples "Need You Tonight", originally written and performed by Australian rock band INXS. It was released as the lead single from his debut album Alive Till I'm Dead on 9 April 2010 as a digital download[1] and was released physically as a CD single the following day.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "I Need You Tonight"   3:45
2. "I Need You Tonight" (Doman & Gooding Remix) 4:20
3. "I Need You Tonight" (Gramophonedzie Remix) 6:50
4. "I Need You Tonight" (Instrumental) 3:44
5. "Hard Night Out"   3:16
6. "I Need You Tonight" (Video) 3:34
CD single[3]
No. Title Length
1. "I Need You Tonight"   3:45
2. "I Need You Tonight" (Doman & Gooding Remix) 4:20

Credits & personnel[edit]

  • Writer - Manderson, Fontaine, El Bergamy, A.Farriss, M.Hutchence
  • Producer - The ThundaCatz
  • Mixer - Steve Fitzmaurice

Music video[edit]

The music video for "I Need You Tonight" was shot at a pub in Hackney, London. It features Professor Green being taken as an idiot by a girl (played by model Carly Baker) who he desperately tries to get the attention of. However he ends up becoming extremely drunk and starts causing chaos in the pub. Drewett also appears in the video along with a cameo appearance from Chase Fontaine.

Chart performance[edit]

Having been predicted to debut on the UK Singles Chart at number 1,[4] the single debuted at number 3 on 18 April 2010 behind Scouting for Girls and Usher with "This Ain't a Love Song" and "OMG", respectively. The following week the single fell 3 places to number 6, where it remained for two consecutive weeks. On 9 May 2010, the single fell a further 3 places to number 9, the single spent 4 weeks within the Top 10.

On 15 April 2010, "I Need You Tonight" debuted on the Irish Singles Chart at a #24, marking Professor Green's only single to make an impact on the chart. The following week the single rose to #21 and on its third week in the chart, the single rose to its current peak of #15.

Chart (2010) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 15
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 3
Country Provider Certifications
UK BPI Silver 200k+

Live performances[edit]

Professor Green has performed this song live feat Ed Drewett, with appearances seen at Live from Studio Five, GMTV, T4 on the Beach and on Professor Green's Tour. Following Drewett's departure from live events, Professor Green has been singing "I Need You Tonight" live on tour and on TV without him. An acoustic version of this song was performed by Green and his backing singers for The Sun (UK) newspaper.


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