Friday Night (Eric Paslay song)

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"Friday Night"
Song by Lady Antebellum
from the album Own the Night
Genre Country
Length 2:57
Label Capitol Nashville
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum
"Friday Night"
FridayNight.jpg
Single by Eric Paslay
from the album Eric Paslay
Released April 22, 2013 (2013-04-22)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Country
Length 2:47
Label EMI Nashville
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Marshall Altman
Eric Paslay singles chronology
"If the Fish Don't Bite"
(2012)
"Friday Night"
(2013)
"Song About a Girl"
(2014)
"If the Fish Don't Bite"
(2012)
"Friday Night"
(2013)
"Song About a Girl"
(2014)

"Friday Night" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Eric Paslay. It was released on April 22, 2013 as Paslay's third single for EMI Nashville. It is included on his self-titled debut album, which was released on February 4, 2014.[1] Paslay wrote the song with Rose Falcon and Rob Crosby.[2]

It was originally recorded by Lady Antebellum on their 2011 album Own the Night.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song three and a half stars out of five, writing that "it’s wide-open, catchy and easy to fall in love with, even if it’s not exactly crammed full of tangible memories."[4] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock also gave the song three and a half stars out of five, calling it "a melodic, arena-ready sing-a-long type of song" and saying that "Paslay's take on the song is much, much more grounded in Country Music's roots [than Lady Antebellum's recording] with banjos and fiddles audibly in the mix."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Mason Dixon and premiered in August 2013.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

"Friday Night" debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of May 11, 2013.[6] It also debuted at number 49 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of July 27, 2013. It has sold 504,000 copies in the US as of April 2014.[7]

Chart (2013–14) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 53
Canada Country (Billboard)[9] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 47
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[11] 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[12] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[13] 65
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[14] 77
Chart (2014) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[15] 48
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[16] 54

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[17] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 22, 2013). "Eric Paslay "Eric Paslay" Tracklist and Cover Art". Roughstock. Archived from the original on November 25, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Foster, Ben (August 6, 2013). "Rising Star Eric Paslay Releases "Friday Night" Video". Roughstock. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (April 18, 2013). "Single Review: Eric Paslay - Friday Night". Roughstock. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ Dukes, Billy (May 6, 2013). "Eric Paslay, 'Friday Night' – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Eric Paslay : Friday Night". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ Morris, Edward (May 4, 2013). "Albums Chart Reflects George Jones' Death". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ Matt Bjorke (April 2, 2014). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - April 2, 2014: Florida Georgia Line #1, Jerrod Niemann & Dierks Bentley Gold, Luke Bryan Leads 6 Near-Gold Singles & Stars". Roughstock. Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. 
  8. ^ "Eric Paslay Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Eric Paslay Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Eric Paslay Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Eric Paslay Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Eric Paslay Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Billboard Country Update for December 16, 2013" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 16, 2013. p. 21. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Best of 2014: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  17. ^ "American single certifications – Eric Paslay – Friday Night". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 10, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH