This Night Won't Last Forever

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"This Night Won't Last Forever"
Single by Sawyer Brown
from the album Six Days on the Road
B-side "Six Days on the Road"[1]
Released June 16, 1997
Genre Country
Length 3:56
Label Curb
Writer(s) Bill LaBounty, Roy Freeland
Producer(s) Mark Miller, Mac McAnally
Sawyer Brown singles chronology
"Six Days on the Road"
"This Night Won't Last Forever
"Another Side"

"This Night Won't Last Forever" is a song written by Bill LaBounty and originally recorded by him. LaBounty's version of the song was a minor Adult Contemporary and pop hit, reaching number 65 on the Billboard Hot 100. One year later, Michael Johnson covered the song and took it to number 19 on the same chart.

In 1997, Sawyer Brown covered the song. It was released in June 1997 as the second single from the album Six Days on the Road. Sawyer Brown's version went to number 6 on the U.S. Hot Country Songs charts.


Larry Flick of Billboard reviewed Sawyer Brown's version and wrote, "It's a song that most people will remember and find themselves singing along with. The familiarity and strong performance should make for a potent combination at country radio."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Bill LaBounty[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[3] 46
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 65
Canadian RPM Top Singles[4] 81

Michael Johnson[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[5] 5
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 19
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary[6] 9
Canadian RPM Top Singles[7] 66

Moe Bandy[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 49

Sawyer Brown[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[9] 11
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[10] 9
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[12] 74
US Country Songs (Billboard)[13] 69


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 369–370. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Price, Deborah Evans, and Larry Flick. "Singles: Country." Billboard 109.25 (1997): 73. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 6 June 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Billboard charted singles (page 32)". Mike Curb official website. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  4. ^ RPM
  5. ^ a b "Michael Johnson: Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  6. ^ RPM
  7. ^ RPM
  8. ^ "Moe Bandy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Moe Bandy.
  9. ^ "RPM Country Tracks. RPM. October 13, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  10. ^ "Sawyer Brown Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Sawyer Brown.
  11. ^ "Sawyer Brown Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Sawyer Brown.
  12. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1997". RPM. December 15, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Best of 1997: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 

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