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On a Good Night (song)

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B-side  "Steady as She Goes"
Format  CD single, 7" vinyl
Genre  Country
Released  May 7, 1996
Recorded  1996
Length  3:09

"On a Good Night" is a song written by Larry Boone, Don Cook and Paul Nelson, and recorded by American country music artist Wade Hayes. It was released in May 1996 as the lead-off single and title from Hayes' album On a Good Night. The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and number 4 on the Canadian RPM country singles chart. It is his second highest-peaking single.



The song is an uptempo ode to what really makes a good night. The narrator discusses many different things that occur during a good night, including meeting a woman.

Critical reception

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Hayes sounds more self-assured and confident than on previous singles. She goes on to say that the combination of Cook's and Hayes' vocals make for an extremely appealing single.

Music video

The music video, like most of Wade Hayes' videos, was directed by Steven Goldmann. It takes place at a party in a barn. Wade is inside playing on stage. The video focuses on a clumsy woman that he notices in the audience who keeps falling down and even interrupts the song when she trips and disconnects the power cord.

Chart performance

"On a Good Night" debuted at number sixty-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of May 11, 1996.


On a Good Night (song) Wikipedia

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