Save Tonight

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"Save Tonight"
EagleEyeCherry - SaveTonight - SingleCover.jpg
Standard artwork
Single by Eagle-Eye Cherry
from the album Desireless
Released7 October 1997 (1997-10-07)
Format12", cassette, CD
Recorded1997
Length3:55
Label
Songwriter(s)Eagle-Eye Cherry
Producer(s)Adam Kviman
Eagle-Eye Cherry singles chronology
"Save Tonight"
(1997)
"When Mermaids Cry"
(1998)

"Save Tonight" is a song by Swedish rock musician Eagle-Eye Cherry and the lead single from his debut album, Desireless. It is the album's opening track and gained substantial radio success, reaching number three in Ireland, number five in the United States, number six in the United Kingdom, and number two in Cherry's native Sweden. It was voted song of the year by New Zealand radio station The Edge in 1997. "Save Tonight" is considered the signature song of Eagle-Eye Cherry. It was awarded a Rockbjörnen award in the "Swedish song of the year 1997" category.[2]

Music video[edit]

The monochrome video for the song, filmed at Skånegatan 92-94 in Stockholm's Södermalm district, features Cherry playing different characters and seeing the story from different perspectives. The first is a man readying for a date by buying roses and a bottle of wine at a deli. He then tells the butcher "goodbye" and the camera reveals that the butcher is in fact Cherry himself. A robber wearing tights on his head as a means of disguise (bought in the very first scene of the music video, which is watched by Cherry via shop window) then comes and takes the money out of the cash register. As he leaves, he is hit by a pickup truck, and as bystanders help him up he is revealed to actually be Cherry, as well as the driver in the truck. Another Cherry is seen playing a guitar and another is a bum on the street. The "first" Cherry appears once again at the end of the video, walking to the home of his date. The video gives the illusion of being presented as one continuous take.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Save Tonight".

Cassette

  1. "Save Tonight" – 3:55
  2. "Conversation" – 4:55

CD single

  1. "Save Tonight" – 3:55
  2. "Save Tonight" (Bacon & Quarmby remix) – 3:36
  3. "Conversation" – 4:55

CD Enhanced maxi single

  1. "Save Tonight" (radio edit) – 3:59
  2. "Save Tonight" (Bacon & Quarmby remix) – 3:36
  3. "Conversation" – 4:53
  4. "Save Tonight" (video) – 3:09

Charts and certifications[edit]

E.M.D. version[edit]

"Save Tonight"
EMD - Save Tonight.jpg
Single by E.M.D.
from the album Rewind
ReleasedMay 28, 2010
FormatCD, Digital Download
Recorded2010
GenrePop
Length3:35
LabelBMG
Songwriter(s)Eagle-Eye Cherry
E.M.D. singles chronology
"Välkommen hem"
(2009)
"Save Tonight"
(2010)
"What Is Love"
(2010)

In 2010 Swedish boy band E.M.D. released a cover version of "Save Tonight" as the first single from their second studio album Rewind. Released first through digital stores on May 28, the single received a physical release on June 16.

Track listing[edit]

CD/digital single

  1. "Save Tonight" – 3:35

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[44] 3

References[edit]

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  41. ^ "Italian single certifications – Eagle-Eye Cherry – Save Tonight" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 10 March 2019. Select "2019" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Save Tonight" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  42. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  43. ^ "British single certifications – Eagle-Eye Cherry – Save Tonight". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 10 March 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Save Tonight in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  44. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – E.M.D. – Save Tonight". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 10 March 2019.

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