We Are Tonight (song)

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"We Are Tonight"
Single by Billy Currington
from the album We Are Tonight
Released November 18, 2013 (2013-11-18)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:52
Label Mercury Nashville
Writer(s) Marc Beeson
Sam Hunt
Josh Osborne
Producer(s) Dann Huff
Billy Currington singles chronology
"Hey Girl"
(2013)
"We Are Tonight"
(2013)
"Don't It"
(2014)

"We Are Tonight" is a song written by Marc Beeson, Sam Hunt and Josh Osborne[1] and recorded by American country music artist Billy Currington. It was released in November 2013 as the second single from his fifth studio album, We Are Tonight.

Critical reception[edit]

The song received a favorable review from Taste of Country, which said that Currington's "emphatic, soulful style allows the title track from his new album to become a refreshing, anthemic party song that will still sound good sober." It also stated that "sharp, descriptive lyrics add color to each verse before a powerful chorus becomes the song’s signature moment."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Kristin Barlowe and premiered in September 2013. It was filmed at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds in Alexandria, Tennessee.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"We Are Tonight" debuted at number 53 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of December 7, 2013. It also debuted at number 49 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of January 18, 2014. The song has sold 455,000 copies in the U.S. as of August 2014.[4]

The song debuted at number 97 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of July 5, 2014.

Chart (2013–2014) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 87
Canada Country (Billboard)[6] 17
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 60
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[8] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 12

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[10] 4
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 37
Preceded by
"Yeah"
by Joe Nichols
Billboard Country Airplay
number-one single

August 16, 2014
Succeeded by
"I Don't Dance"
by Lee Brice

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bjorke, Matt (July 1, 2013). "Billy Currington - "We Are Tonight" Tracklist and Cover Art". Roughstock. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Billy Currington, ‘We Are Tonight’ [Listen]". Taste of Country. November 8, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ Wyland, Sarah (September 18, 2013). "Billy Currington Celebrates New Album with TV Appearances". Great American Country. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ Matt Bjorke (August 20, 2014). "The Top 30 Digital Singles – August 20, 2014". Roughstock.  Sale figure given here
  5. ^ "Billy Currington Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Billy Currington.
  6. ^ "Billy Currington Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Billy Currington.
  7. ^ "Billy Currington Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Billy Currington.
  8. ^ "Billy Currington Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Billy Currington.
  9. ^ "Billy Currington Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Billy Currington.
  10. ^ "Best of 2014: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014.