Cheap Trick – Tonight It’s You

From their 1985 album, Standing on The Edge. The song reached #44 on Billboards Hot 100 chart on October 12, 1985, and #8 on Billboards Hot Rock Tracks.

From Wikipedia.

Tonight It’s You” is a song by American rock band Cheap Trick, released in 1985 as the lead single from their eighth studio album Standing on the Edge. It was written by Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Jon Brant and Mark Radice, and produced by Jack Douglas.

Upon release, Billboard described the song as “power pop produced to Who-ish proportions”. In a review of the album, Rolling Stone commented: “”Tonight It’s You” is gorgeous Top Forty mischief, reminiscent of the Raspberries’ 1973 neo-operatic nugget, “Overnight Sensation“. Zigzagging through the Sixties British Invasion like a runaway train, Cheap Trick plows into Rubber Soul folk-pop, jingle-jangle Merseybeat and orchestral guitar metal recalling the Move’s classic 1970 album, Shazam. Cascading acoustic guitars decorate axeman Rick Nielsen’s wall of monster fuzz while singer Robin Zander wails in front of sheetmetal harmonies. The cumulative effect is like three or four hit songs vacuum-packed into one.

Tonight It’s You

Time’s not sleeping and time won’t lose
You can’t win ’cause time can’t lose
So stop (so stop) what you’re doin’
Start on something new
Don’t (no don’t) don’t be hypnotized
Don’t start thinkin’ with your eyes
Why you mean that much to me
(You don’t know) What it feels like lovin’ you
(We all know) A change is good for you
(That’s all right) Gotta do what you gotta do
Anyway
All I want is a place in your heart to fall into
All I need is someone to love
And tonight it’s you, tonight it’s you
Time’s not sleeping and time won’t lose
You can’t win ’cause time can’t lose
So stop (so stop) what you’re doin’
Start on something new
Don’t (no don’t) don’t be hypnotized
Don’t start thinkin’ with your eyes
Why you mean that much to me
(You don’t know) What it feels like lovin’ you
(We all know) A change is good for you
(That’s all right) Gotta do what you gotta do
Anyway
All I want is a place in your heart to fall into
All I need is someone to love
And tonight it’s you, tonight it’s you
Come to my world
Come away with me
Smile with your eyes
So I can see
Why you mean that much to me
(You don’t know) What it feels like lovin’ you
(We all know) A change is good for you
(That’s all right) Gotta do what you gotta do
Anyway
All I want is a place in your heart to fall into
All I need is someone to love
And tonight it’s you, tonight it’s you
Tonight it’s you
All I want is a place in your heart to fall into
All I need is someone to love
And tonight it’s you, tonight it’s you
Tonight it’s you, tonight’s it’s you
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Jon Brant / Mark Radice / Rick Nielsen / Robin W Zander

One thought on “Cheap Trick – Tonight It’s You

  1. I liked this one…didn’t like The Flame a few years later. I thought they were going to do a “Heart” thing and get all outside writers forever but they didn’t.

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