I'd Really Love to See You Tonight

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"I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"
I'd Really Love to See You Tonight.jpg
Big Tree Records 1976 single cover
Single by England Dan & John Ford Coley
from the album Nights Are Forever
B-side "It's Not The Same"
Released May 1976
Format 7"
Genre Soft rock
Length 2:42
Label Big Tree (US) Atlantic (UK)
Writer(s) Parker McGee
Producer(s) Kyle Lehning
England Dan & John Ford Coley singles chronology
"I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"
"Nights Are Forever Without You"

"I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" is a song written by Parker McGee and was a hit by England Dan & John Ford Coley from their 1976 album Nights Are Forever. It eventually peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (stuck for two weeks behind Wild Cherry's Play That Funky Music) and #1 on the Easy Listening chart.[1] Billboard ranked it as the No. 21 song for 1976.[2] It reached no. 26 in the official UK chart

Dan Seals, the "England Dan" half of the duo, re-recorded the song in 1995 in an acoustic country music style.

Other cover versions[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

  • The band performed the song on the 1977 NBC teen drama series James at 15 in the episode "The Blowout" during the school dance scene.
  • In the 1996 action thriller film The Long Kiss Goodnight starring Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson, Jackson's character hears the song on the car radio while driving and starts to sing the chorus as "I'm not talking 'bout the linens...", instead of "I'm not talking 'bout moving in", and Davis's character then promptly corrects his mondegreen.
  • In the 2013 comedy film Anchorman 2, the song is briefly featured in a scene where Ron Burgundy (played by Will Ferrell) revisits his divorced wife Veronica Corningstone (played by Christina Applegate) and his son Walter just as he is approaching the door of their apartment in New York City with a gift for Walter.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 86. 
  2. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1976
Preceded by
"If You Know What I Mean" by Neil Diamond
Billboard Easy Listening number-one single
August 21, 1976
Succeeded by
"Shower the People" by James Taylor