This Night Won't Last Forever

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"This Night Won't Last Forever"
Single by Sawyer Brown
from the album Six Days on the Road
B-side"Six Days on the Road"[1]
ReleasedJune 16, 1997
Songwriter(s)Bill LaBounty, Roy Freeland
Producer(s)Mark Miller, Mac McAnally
Sawyer Brown singles chronology
"Six Days on the Road"
"This Night Won't Last Forever"
"Another Side"
"This Night Won't Last Forever"
This Night Won't Last Forever - Michael Johnson.jpg
Single by Michael Johnson
from the album Dialogue
B-side"I Just Can't Say No to You"
ReleasedJuly 1979
GenreSoft rock
Songwriter(s)Bill LaBounty, Roy Freeland
Producer(s)Brent Maher, Steve Gibson
Michael Johnson singles chronology
"Almost Like Being in Love"
"This Night Won't Last Forever"
"You Can Call Me Blue"

"This Night Won't Last Forever" is a song written by Bill LaBounty and Roy Freeland, and originally recorded by LaBounty, whose version of the song was a minor Adult Contemporary and pop hit, reaching number 65 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Michael Johnson cover[edit]

One year later, Michael Johnson covered "This Night Won't Last Forever" and took it to number 19 in the U.S. Johnson's version was also a Top 10 Adult Contemporary hit in the United States (#5) and Canada (#9).

Sawyer Brown cover[edit]

In 1997, Sawyer Brown covered the song. It was released in June 1997 as the second single from the album Six Days on the Road. Sawyer Brown's version went to number 6 on the U.S. Hot Country Songs charts.

Critical reception[edit]

Larry Flick of Billboard reviewed Sawyer Brown's version and wrote, "It's a song that most people will remember and find themselves singing along with. The familiarity and strong performance should make for a potent combination at country radio."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Bill LaBounty[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[3] 46
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 65
Canadian RPM Top Singles[5] 81

Michael Johnson[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[6] 5
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 19
US Cash Box Top 100[8] 18
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary[9] 9
Canadian RPM Top Singles[10] 66

Moe Bandy[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 49

Sawyer Brown[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[12] 11
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[13] 9
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[14] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[15] 74
US Country Songs (Billboard)[16] 69


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 369–370. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ Price, Deborah Evans, and Larry Flick. "Singles: Country." Billboard 109.25 (1997): 73. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 6 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Billboard charted singles (page 32)" (PDF). Mike Curb official website. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Bill LaBounty Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ RPM
  6. ^ "Michael Johnson: Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
  7. ^ "Michael Johnson Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, November 24, 1979
  9. ^ RPM
  10. ^ RPM
  11. ^ "Moe Bandy Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3352." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 13, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  13. ^ "Sawyer Brown Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Sawyer Brown Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1997". RPM. December 15, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  16. ^ "Best of 1997: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.

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