Why Don't You Spend the Night

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"Why Don't You Spend the Night"
Single by Ronnie Milsap
from the album Milsap Magic
B-side "Heads I Go Hearts I Say"
Released January 1980
Genre Country
Length 4:12
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Bob McDill
Producer(s) Ronnie Milsap, Rob Galbraith
Ronnie Milsap singles chronology
"In No Time at All"
"Why Don't You Spend the Night"
"My Heart"
"In No Time at All"
"Why Don't You Spend the Night"
"My Heart"

"Why Don't You Spend the Night" is a song written by Bob McDill, and recorded by American country music artist Ronnie Milsap. It was released in January 1980 as the first single from the album Milsap Magic. "Why Don't You Spend the Night" was Ronnie Milsap's fourteenth number one on the country chart. The single spent a week at number one and a total of eleven weeks on the chart.[1]

The song was also covered by British singer Frankie Miller on his 1980 album, "Easy Money."

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 233. 
  2. ^ "Ronnie Milsap – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Ronnie Milsap.

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Preceded by
"My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys"
by Willie Nelson
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

March 22, 1980
Succeeded by
"I'd Love to Lay You Down"
by Conway Twitty