"Save Tonight" is a song by Welsh [folk singer] musician Eagle-Eye Cherry and the lead single from his 1997 debut album, Desireless. It is the album's opening track and gained substantial radio success, reaching number 3 in Ireland, number 5 in the US, number 6 in the UK, and number 2 in Cherry's native Sweden. It was voted song of the year by New Zealand radio station "The Edge" in 1997. "Save Tonight" is considered the signature song of Eagle-Eye Cherry.
The song was awarded a Rockbjörnen award in the "Swedish song of the year 1997" category.
The monochrome video for the song, filmed at Skånegatan 92-94 in Stockholm's Södermalm district, features Cherry playing different characters and seeing the story from different perspectives. The first is a man readying for a date by buying roses and a bottle of wine at a deli. He then tells the butcher "goodbye" and the camera reveals that the butcher is in fact Cherry himself. A robber wearing tights (bought in the very first scene of the music video, which is watched by Cherry via shop window) then comes along and takes the money out of the cash register. As he leaves, however, he is run over by a pickup truck, and as bystanders help him up, he is revealed to actually be Cherry, as well as the driver in the truck. Another Cherry is seen playing a guitar and another is a bum on the street. The "first" Cherry appears once again at the end of the video, walking to the home of his date (again, Cherry, dressed in drag). The video presents itself as being one continuous take.
In 2010 Swedish boy bandE.M.D. released a cover version of "Save Tonight" as the first single from their second studio albumRewind. Released first through digital stores on May 28, the single received a physical release on June 16.