On a Good Night (song)
|"On a Good Night"|
|Single by Wade Hayes|
|from the album On a Good Night|
|B-side||"Steady as She Goes"|
|Released||May 7, 1996|
|Format||CD single, 7" vinyl|
|Label||Columbia Nashville 78312|
|Songwriter(s)||Larry Boone, Don Cook, Paul Nelson|
|Wade Hayes singles chronology|
"On a Good Night" is a song written by Larry Boone, Don Cook and Paul Nelson, and recorded by American country music artist Wade Hayes. It was released in May 1996 as the lead-off single and title from Hayes' album On a Good Night. The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and number 4 on the Canadian RPM country singles chart. It is his second highest-peaking single.
The song is an uptempo ode to what really makes a good night. The narrator discusses many different things that occur during a good night, including meeting a woman.
Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Hayes sounds more self-assured and confident than on previous singles. She goes on to say that the combination of Cook's and Hayes' vocals make for an extremely appealing single.
The music video, like most of Wade Hayes' videos, was directed by Steven Goldmann. It takes place at a party in a barn. Wade is inside playing on stage. The video focuses on a clumsy woman that he notices in the audience who keeps falling down and even interrupts the song when she trips and disconnects the power cord.
"On a Good Night" debuted at number sixty-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of May 11, 1996.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||2|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||2|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||22|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||20|
- Billboard, May 11, 1996
- "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3052." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 5, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
- "Wade Hayes – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Wade Hayes.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
- "Best of 1996: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
- Official Music video for "On a Good Night" on Metacafe