I Need You Tonight (Junior M.A.F.I.A. song)

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"I Need You Tonight"
I Need You Tonight.jpg
Single by Junior M.A.F.I.A. featuring Aaliyah
from the album Conspiracy
B-side"Murder Onze"
ReleasedAugust 9, 1995
FormatCD single, 12" single
LabelUndeas, Big Beat
Songwriter(s)Christopher Wallace, Kimberly Jones, Faith Evans
Producer(s)Clark Kent
Junior M.A.F.I.A. singles chronology
"Player's Anthem"
"I Need You Tonight"
"Get Money"

"I Need You Tonight" is the second single released from Junior M.A.F.I.A.'s debut album, Conspiracy. The album version featured Faith Evans singing the chorus, while the single version featured Aaliyah singing instead. The track was produced by DJ Clark Kent, who sampled the Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam song "I Wonder If I Take You Home" and the Patrice Rushen song "Remind Me". Though "I Need You Tonight" did not find the success of the album's other two singles, it did become a minor hit on three different Billboard charts.

The music video featured the members and Aaliyah holding a pool party at Kim's house while she flies to Colombia to negotiate a deal with a drug lord. The late actor Thomas Mikal Ford of the sitcom Martin also makes a cameo appearance.

Single track listing[edit]


  1. "I Need You Tonight" (extended radio mix) - 4:27
  2. "I Need You Tonight" (extended dirty version) - 4:27
  3. "I Need You Tonight" (instrumental) - 4:27


  1. "Murder Onze" (radio version) - 4:21
  2. "Murder Onze" (original version) - 4:21
  3. "Murder Onze" (instrumental) - 4:21


Chart (1995) Peak
Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100[1]


US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[2] 43
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[3] 12
Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 5
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 66


  1. ^ "Lil' Kim Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  2. ^ "junior mafia Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "junior mafia Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.