Last Night (Diddy song)

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This article is about the 2006 song by Diddy. For the 2011 song by Ian Carey , see Last Night (Ian Carey song).
"Last Night"
Single by Diddy featuring Keyshia Cole
from the album Press Play and Just like You
Released December 19, 2006
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre R&B, hip hop, pop
Length 6:26 (album version)
4:18 (radio edit)
Label Bad Boy, Atlantic
Writer(s) Sean Combs, Keyshia Cole, Jack Knight, Mario Winans,
Shannon "Slam" Lawrence
Producer(s) Mario Winans (co-produced by Diddy)
Diddy singles chronology
"We Fly High (Remix)"
(2006)
"Last Night"
(2006)
"Through the Pain (She Told Me)"
(2007)
Keyshia Cole chronology
"(When You Gonna) Give It up to Me"
(2006)
"Last Night"
(2006)
"Dreamin'"
(2007)

"Last Night" is the third single off Diddy's album, Press Play. It features R&B singer Keyshia Cole. The radio edit version is on Keyshia Cole's second album Just like You.

Part of the recording session was shown on Keyshia Cole's reality show, Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is, on BET in July 2006. The making of the video was shown on BET's "Access Granted" on January 31, 2007.

Background[edit]

The song has an 80's styled beat. The song samples the drumbeat of Prince's "Erotic City", but slightly modified to increase the bass. During BET's Access Granted, Diddy brought up the fact that Keyshia re-recorded her parts multiple times, and the two had many artistic differences on the song. The recording of the song was featured on Keyshia Cole's reality show The Way It Is. On the album version of the song, Diddy is heard talking on the phone using a lot of explicit words at the end. The radio version of the song fades out before the phone dials, while the clean album version of the song still has this part only with the explicit words censored out.

Music video[edit]

On January 31, Diddy premiered the official music video for "Last Night" on BET's Access Granted. Cole's second verse was cut from the video. The video (directed by Marc Webb) starts out with Diddy sitting at his home alone. As he finishes the chorus, he tries to call his ex-girlfriend, however, she refuses to answer. We then see his ex-girlfriend in her own home, as Keyshia Cole begins to climb a set of stairs back at Diddy's place. We then see Cole leaning against a brick wall in the house, as Diddy stands beside his pool, thinking about his past relationship with the ex-girlfriend. Apparently, the two of them had a baby together. We then see Diddy driving down the highway in his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, along with more shots Keyshia singing and walking up the stairs. We then see shots of Diddy spying on his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend (who is playing with their baby) as the chorus happens. His ex-girlfriend is played by Dena Cali. Next, we see Diddy in an empty club with his band and they rehearse together. This happens until the end of Cole's final verse, and then we see Diddy and his ex-girlfriend meeting up and they talk. As this occurs, we see quick shots of Diddy destroying his living room, and standing in front of a large photo of a woman. As the song ends, we see the ex-girlfriend gives Diddy a good-bye kiss on the cheek. Just before the camera fades to black, we see Diddy sitting alone in his house again.

Chart performance[edit]

After the disappointment of "Tell Me" in the US, "Last Night" was expected to be a huge hit.[citation needed] It in fact was hitting #10 on the Hot 100 becoming his second top 10 hit off "Press Play". The track however was a moderate hit worldwide. "Last Night" managed to go top 20 in ten different countries. In the UK "Last Night" only reached #14, becoming his first single from Press Play not to hit the top 10. This also hit #1 in France, after "Tell Me" never being released.

Live performance[edit]

On June 26, 2007, Diddy performed "Last Night" at the 2007 BET Awards which featured Keyshia Cole and Lil' Kim

Formats and tracklistings[edit]

US 12" Promotional Single

Side A
  1. "Last Night" [Radio Edit]
  2. "Last Night" [Mix Show Amended Version]
Side B
  1. "Last Night" [Explicit Version]
  2. "Last Night" [Instrumental]

UK Single

  1. "Last Night" [Radio Edit]
  2. "Tell Me" [DFA Remix - Radio Edit]

Remixes[edit]

The official remix has 2 versions and has R&B singer Keyshia Cole on both of them, the 1st remix, the Dirty South Remix, features The Game, Big Boi, Yung Joc, & Rich Boy, and the 2nd remix, the NYC Remix, features Lil' Kim & Busta Rhymes. There is also a DJ Noodles remix that features Keyshia Cole, T.I., & Pharrell Williams. A sequel of the song called "Last Night Pt. 2" can be found on the deluxe edition of Diddy's latest album, Last Train to Paris, with his group Dirty Money.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[1] 54
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[2] 23
Denmark (Tracklisten)[3] 15
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[4] 31
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[5] 4
France (SNEP)[6] 1
Germany (Media Control Charts)[7] 25
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[8] 24
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[9] 19
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 37
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[12] 29
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 33
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 14
US Billboard Hot 100[15] 10
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[16] 7
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[17] 7

End of Year Charts[edit]

Year Chart Rank
2007 German Singles Chart[18] #90

References[edit]

  1. ^ "P. Diddy feat. Keyshia Cole – Last Night – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  2. ^ "Diddy Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Diddy.
  3. ^ "Danishcharts.com – P. Diddy feat. Keyshia Cole – Last Night". Tracklisten.
  4. ^ "Diddy Album & Song Chart History" European Hot 100 for Diddy.
  5. ^ "P. Diddy feat. Keyshia Cole: Last Night" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – P. Diddy feat. Keyshia Cole – Last Night" (in French). Les classement single.
  7. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  8. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ – Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  9. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ – Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  10. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – P. Diddy feat. Keyshia Cole – Last Night" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  12. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200730 into search.
  13. ^ "P. Diddy feat. Keyshia Cole – Last Night – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "P Diddy" UK Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Diddy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Diddy.
  16. ^ "Diddy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Diddy.
  17. ^ "Diddy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Diddy.
  18. ^ http://www.mtv.de/charts/Single_Jahrescharts_2007

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