One More Night (Phil Collins song)

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"One More Night"
Phil Collins OneMoreNight.jpg
Single by Phil Collins
from the album No Jacket Required
B-side "I Like the Way", "The Man with the Horn" (US)
Released 30 November 1984[citation needed] (US)
1 April 1985 (UK)[1]
Format 7", 12"
Recorded The Townhouse, London and Old Croft, Surrey 1984
Genre Soft rock[2][3][4]
Length 4:51
4:22 (7" version)
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Phil Collins
Producer(s) Phil Collins, Hugh Padgham
Phil Collins singles chronology
"Easy Lover"
"One More Night"

"One More Night" is the first single in the United States and second in the United Kingdom from Phil Collins' third album, the Diamond-certified No Jacket Required.[5] "One More Night" was Phil Collins' second U.S. No. 1 single,[6] following "Against All Odds", and was his fourth single to reach the top ten in the UK, peaking at No. 4 on the singles chart. The single was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry.[1] It was also his first No. 1 on the U.S. Adult contemporary chart.

The soft rock ballad remained for two weeks at the top in the U.S. in early 1985, until it was surpassed by "We Are the World" on 13 April 1985.[7] It has also been released as the eleventh track on the 1998 compilation album, Hits, as well as the third track on the 2004 compilation album, Love Songs: A Compilation... Old and New.


Collins was playing around with his drum machine when he started saying the chorus of the song. He later recalled that the writing of the song, which has no hook, was completed "very quickly."[8] Its B-side in the UK was "I Like the Way", while the US received "The Man with the Horn".

The song's music video, directed by Jim Yukich, features Collins playing the piano in a downtown bar. It was filmed at a pub owned by Richard Branson in London (much like the video for "Sussudio").[9]

The song was featured in the background during a scene in the 1986 film The Color of Money.[citation needed]

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Hilburn of the Los Angeles Times originally disliked the song "One More Night",[10] but later praised it, saying that "Collins' soulful but polite vocal style is also capable of capturing the pain of going through yet one more night without her".[11] Isaac Guzman of the New York Daily News said that the song brought about "snuggle-inspiring tenderness".[12]

However, Keegan Hamilton of the Riverfront Times said that the song was the worst track on the album, saying that "The album's introspective slow jam wallows in self-pity."[13] "It's minimalist, as far as the '80s go, relying mostly on a shaker, a crisp drum machine and echoing keyboards. It ends with a saxophone solo so smooth that I can't believe it's not butter," adds Keegan.[13]

Singer Patrick Johnson describes "One More Night" as the best track on No Jacket Required..

The song has also been an occasional cover song for ex-Veruca Salt frontwoman Nina Gordon during live appearances.[14] An extended version of the song appeared on the 12"ers album.

Track listing[edit]

7": Virgin / VS755 (UK)[edit]

  1. "One More Night" (edit) – 4:25
  2. "I Like the Way"

7": Atlantic / 7-89588 (U.S.)[edit]

  1. "One More Night" (edit) – 4:25
  2. "The Man with the Horn"

12": Virgin / VS755-12 (UK)[edit]

  1. "One More Night" (Extended Mix) – 6:24
  2. "I Like the Way"

CD: WEA International / WPCR 2064 (Japan)[edit]

  1. "One More Night"
  2. "I Like the Way"


Chart (1985) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[15] 2
Canada (RPM)[16] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[17] 13
Germany (Media Control Charts) 10
Italy (FIMI)[18] 18
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 8
New Zealand (RIANZ) 5
Polish Singles Chart[19] 14
Spain (AFYVE)[20] 14
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 4
US Billboard Hot 100[21] 1
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[22] 1
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 4
Zimbabwe Singles (ZIMA)[23] 4
Preceded by
"Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
30 March – 6 April 1985
Succeeded by
"We Are the World" by USA for Africa
Preceded by
"Too Late for Goodbyes" by Julian Lennon
Billboard Adult Contemporary
number-one single

30 March – 13 April 1985
Succeeded by
"We Are the World" by USA for Africa


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "BPI > Certified Awards > Search results for Phil Collins (page 3)". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Hyden, Steven (2012-06-12). "Phil Collins - No Jacket Required | Music | We're No. 1". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2013-09-26.  - "the No. 1 hit "One More Night", a tinkling soft-rock ballad"
  3. ^ Collins. "Hits of Phil Collins - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
  4. ^ "VH1's 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs". Stereogum. SpinMedia. 31 May 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  5. ^ One More Night (Phil Collins song) at Discogs (list of releases)
  6. ^ Dean, Maury (2003). Rock N' Roll Gold Rush. Algora. p. 60. ISBN 0-87586-207-1. 
  7. ^ "Phil Collins Artist Biography by William Ruhlmann - Awards". Retrieved 2014-03-11.  line feed character in |title= at position 14 (help)
  8. ^ Sheff, David (October 1986). "Interview: Phil Collins". Playboy. Chicago. 33 (10): 57–64, 174–176. 
  9. ^ "17 January 2005". Archived from the original on 8 February 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2009. 
  10. ^ Hilburn, Robert (28 April 1985). "Popmeter: What've Numbers Got to Do With It?". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 October 2008. 
  11. ^ Hilburn, Robert (4 June 1985). "Pop Music Review: One More Time, One More Night". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 October 2008. 
  12. ^ "Phil's Garden Farewell Plants Seeds For More". New York Daily News. 19 September 2004. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  13. ^ a b "Second Spin: Phil Collins, No Jacket Required". Riverfront Times. 17 February 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  14. ^ Nina Gordon. "one more night". Retrieved 21 September 2008. 
  15. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St. Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 71. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  16. ^
  17. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  18. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: C". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  19. ^ "Polish Singles Chart |". 
  20. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  21. ^ "Phil Collins – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Phil Collins.
  22. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–2001. Record Research. p. 61. 
  23. ^ * Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: singles chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000

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